Enough

Sparrow looking at skyscrapers

Enough

Enough.

The world’s full up
of ‘cup half empty’ thinking,
rhetoric, and cynicism that shrugs
at the thought of leaving a
positive impact on someone else’s life,
that lies to itself, that a smile
can’t make things right,
that living is only a dog-eat-dog
breath away from failing to
take another step and, each day,
that we have to scrape at faces
just to get by

Enough, I said!

Enough already!

The world’s just fine being
as hard as it is just existing by
itself without the help of a million
pieces of pretentious, preposterous
credos that preach at us to step
on someone else just to get another
inch further by

Enough already!

Enough, I said!

Life’s too serious to be serious
all the time and what help are your
burdens when heaped, through frowns
and snips, on someone else’s side
but just another weight to bring them
down further to falling off this thin
tight rope walking line

Enough!

I said enough already!

We all have to coincide, some with
hands dealt worse and some with golden
fate on their side, but never the less
we can, just through pure good faith,
provide a smile, a hello, a helping hand
that might just arrive when someone else felt
the impossible against them, when they
thought, they considered, jumping ship
and plotted about of getting off this ride,

Enough already.

Just enough.

Can’t we just take one moment to
open our eyes, gain some damn
prospective and see that there’s so little
of precious time to be taking out our own
frustrations on someone else who has their
own complications without needing ours to
derive just another moment of misery that
causes only a row of dominos to fall,
spewing forth a negative line that goes onward
and onward, growing strong all the time
till it breaches the surfaces, reaches and
grows, gaining momentom and adding, wounding
as it shows just how terrible life is and
how nasty we can be-

Enough of it!

Enough already.

Just stop. Stop it right here, right now.
Life can be harsh enough and, that added stress?
It can stop right here, right now. Can stop through
you, through me, so for the sake of just making it
another day through the burdons of life
just…enough already.

Enough.

Alright?

___________________________________________

This is sort of a plea. One that just asks people to stop adding to the the trouble that already faces so many of us. To stop snarling at customer service reps or snapping at children, spouses. To stop being a pain in the ass just because it makes you feel a little better inside. To just gain a bit of perspective, realize how small one single life is and how everyone else is dealing with their own sort of strife.

Enough just came out in a tired tone that has been working its way inside my head for a while.  Here, on this site and in my life, I have made it a personal goal to just try and do everything possible to just keep my own burdens from piling on someone else. I don’t care if  I’ve had the worst day ever, I still put on a smile at the store, comment on how nice someone’s hair is or a shirt they are wearing, anything really cause I know I have no idea what they are going through. It is the whole ‘never pass up an opportunity to do something nice’ idea. Not to toot my own horn, of course but I just really enough making people smile, thinking that I might have just given then something to make life a lil’ better.  Anywho, hope you enjoyed enough and its rather babbling flow!

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34 responses

  1. Brilliant post! Describes exactly how I’m feeling right now! I agree you definitely don’t know what other people are going through and it’s not fair to take out your own problems on others, if only more people knew this 😉

    1. Exactly! Ty for the compliment and the comment 😀

  2. Wonderful poem!
    Great minds think alike! Here is my poem with the same title 😉
    http://dianereedwiter.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/enough/

  3. Enjoyed the sentiment of the poem.

    1. Awesome! I’m really glad you enjoyed this one 🙂

  4. Beautiful. Wisdom for the masses.

  5. Yes, you should send your poem to your political representatives, newscasters, policemen, and teachers – oh, yes, all of the CEOs – and maybe they’d get the message. In the meantime, it’s left up to us to keep on sharing the smiles, compliments, intentions, and visions of beauty, grace, kindness, and compassion. Thanks for your fiery poem.

    1. And thank you for your awesome comment!

  6. Reblogged this on khozo89 and commented:
    True and inspiring!

  7. So True! I have been trying to achieve that balance as well. It’s hard but it’s not impossible, no one deserves to be anyone else’s punching bag.

  8. Love it…it is indeed…enough!

  9. very good and so true

    1. Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  10. Great poem! Good message!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m really glad you enjoyed it 😀

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  12. Hey The Procastitorian, I’ve nominated you for the liebster blog award, here are more details should you choose to accept,
    http://amidereve.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/libester-blog-award/
    Congratulations 🙂

    1. Thank you soooo much! Honestly! I will so have to do a post about that as soon as I can get to it. You are far too awesome and kind 😀

  13. Such true words ……”ENOUGH!” …..great poem …some people should read this when they first wake up each day.

  14. Ambitious Poet | Reply

    Hey, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award 🙂 You can read about it here: http://ambitiouspoet.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/sunshine-blogger-award/

    1. ! OMG moment happening here 😀 Thank you so much! Honestly, that is super awesome!!!! I am way honored!

  15. incredible and incredible sharp calling us to step up to the plate. Love it! Thank you for sharing your ‘sight’…

    1. Thank you! I’m really glad you enjoyed it!

  16. Hehehe! I guess the world is hard enough, ain’t it!
    Absolutely nope! Dwelling on the dark paths with a frown on your face and living in due awe of the darkness around doesn’t necessarily make you a shining light or lead a liberated life.

    Or, I guess not!

  17. I had a job that was like this. I left. Very liberating!
    Thank you for the visit today, and for the like. 🙂

    1. Of course and ty for readin’!

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