Shelley L Baxter

Rookie - 70 Points (September 6th / Calgary, Canada.)

Who Are You Enabling? - Poem by Shelley L Baxter

If you dislike us so much
why do you want to be
around us anyway?

Nothing we can do for you
no words we can say
can change your mind anyway.

You live in your own reality,
you long to be forgiven...
we have forgiven you numerous times.

Your drug, alcohol and pysch issues
cannot be solved by you alone or resolved by us...
heard the woe is me story too many times.

You must go get help because
we realize we cannot help you,
nor do we choose to enable you anymore.

Your Love/hate attitude towards us hurts.
Your abuse will not be tolerated.
We choose to not let you Hurt us anymore.

Comments about Who Are You Enabling? by Shelley L Baxter

  • (7/12/2007 3:47:00 AM)

    Nice use of repeating those end-words. This really does have that tough-love feeling about it, and the opening lines are great; they could be the opening for so many different themes. S x (Report) Reply

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  • (6/12/2007 10:30:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this poem. My favourite part was the third paragraph. (Report) Reply

  • (6/12/2007 7:21:00 PM)

    Well now, there is no mistaking this piece, nor the voice of reasoning....
    after I take a deep breath I will say...
    the thought to this is well placed in the words you have chosen
    and I do hope that it would only be that as a poem..(not a personal thing)
    yet it stricks a cord on many levels....
    And many ideas....
    nicly done
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  • Melvina Germain (6/11/2007 11:08:00 PM)

    Excellent poem Shelley, that is the best approach, tough love approach. Sometimes that exactly what is needed to make these people realize what they are doing not only to themselves but to their family and friends. No more enabling that's the way it should be. Fantastic Shelley--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 10, 2011

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