If Love was Enough

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If love was enough,

I’d overlook your

unwavering putdowns of others

whose faces you smile into,

million small cuts,

relentless putdowns of me,

non-dissuadable gaslighting,

insistence for appeasement,

unsatiable abyss of need and want

for any and everything.


If love was enough,

I’d allow only your



kindness to animals,

knowledge of nature,

gardening skills,

cooking abilities,

punctuated moments

when I believe you care.


If love was enough,

It would answer

Are you demon or dual personality?

Calculating or sick?

Sadistic or surviving?

Preying upon kindness or doing the best you can?

Broken or just made wrong?

Or manifesting what I need you to be

To appease and complement my own fatal flaws?

There are no magic 8-balls.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Dawn D says:

    This hit way too close to home.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sorry to hear it. Wouldnt it just be easier to have a magic 8-ball and give it a shake as necessary?

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      1. Dawn D says:

        I’m not quite sure how magic 8 balls work. I’ve only seen a few in movies.
        Oh well! I wouldn’t be who I am if I hadn’t been through as much crap. :/

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        1. msjadeli says:

          here’s an overview of what one is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_8-Ball my experience with going through all of the crap is that, intellectually, i know what i need to know because it; yet at the same time acting and feeling based on that knowledge often does not mesh. frustrating!

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