You called under the guise of concern for me

I think even you fall for your own subterfuge

And believe it’s true

But I saw through it

Because we have been here before

Only last time it wasn’t the time to call you out

And this people pleaser hates conflict

But as I learn and grow and strive to thrive

It means the very uncomfortable task

Of speaking the truth

the real challenge is to speak it in love while frustrated and depleted

So I kindly pointed out the patterned behavior

After firmly but calmly making boundaries known

And when I was inclined to ask for the bottom line

To pull back the curtain and discuss your real aim

Immediately you wanted the subject changed

This confirmed my deductive suspicion

And while I forgive your ulterior motives and brokenness that leads you there

For we are all broken souls with wounds to heal and failures to overcome

What I cannot do is sit

in the mud and mire with you

when I was resuced from my own pit

So I wish you well

And pray you find a solid ground on which to stand

For now I will love you from afar because no one can withstand sinking sand.

Author: sillypoeticnurse

A silly poet, writer, Nurse Practitioner, wife, and mom always looking for a way to share hope.

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