One Less Enabler

It’s over. I won’t enable you anymore.

There. I said it.
You don’t understand it, but I said it.
And what’s more, I meant it.

Now you can feel as you will, because you will.
And I am not uncaring –
I’m sorry you don’t understand.
I’m sorry you feel the way you do.
But that doesn’t change the fact that
It’s over, and I won’t enable you anymore.

See? I still remain, living, breathing, thinking,
Even though,
Or because?
I finally stood up
To proclaim:

It’s over! I won’t enable you anymore!
Now there’s one les enabler in the world.


Today’s prompt was to write a poem containing a line you’re afraid to write. Well, there it is! And if this is you, take heart! You are not the first, and you won’t be the last to say this! May you, too, have the courage to say it when the time comes, and to still remain kind, but firm! You don’t need to be someone’s doormat to respond positively and spiritually! Sometimes the most spiritual thing you can say is, “no.”

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