No means No

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Set It To Rights.”

Under pressure as only a parent can be
I said Yes after I had already said No
I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t pray, I couldn’t sleep
Until I went back and said my No means No
And when I say No, that’s what No means
I’m sorry I said Yes when I meant No
But please know that from now on
No means No

11 thoughts on “No means No

  1. Great poem. It really points to the dilemmas parents face. Until I became a parent I really thought it would be easy to make a decision and stick with it with no doubts. Myi mother never seemed to have a problem with doing that. It is too late to ask her if it was easy for her.

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