POEM| Damn You Insecurities

I see my reflection in the mirror 
and tears trickle down my face 

Am I pretty
I’m not so sure

Am I confident
I’m not so sure

Am I good enough
I’m not so sure

I stare at my reflection in the mirror 
and I feel uncomfortable in my skin

Am I brown enough
I’m not so sure

Am I curvy enough
I’m not so sure

Am I tall enough
I’m not so sure

Am I smart enough
I’m not so sure

I take another look in the mirror 
and I see myself for the first time

Damn you self-doubt
yes I’m enough

Damn you timidity
yes I’m enough

Damn you insecurities
yes I’m enough

Mariam Shittu


This poem was inspired by a true story. One day, someone came to me bearing her heart out. I told her she was enough and made her see why as well. Several weeks later, I asked her permission if I could write about it. Have you ever felt this way? Never forget that you are enough.

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Hi, my name is Mariam Shittu and I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I write about my travels, living in Lagos, lifestyle, health and fitness, things that inspire me and poetry. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with the world and nurturing the human mind. Thanks for stopping by!

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