Burn Your Bridges

Jumi Eniola
1 min readMar 2, 2021


It’s okay to burn your bridges if you have to.
Photo by PC: Benjamin Rascoe-Unsplash

“Don’t burn your bridges.” What a quote.

Not all bridges must stay. No, not all.

Some come into our lives. But for a while.

When you cling on thereafter. You hurt your soul.

They hurt your soul. You hurt their soul.

Burn such bridges. I tell you, my friend.

Don’t fortify a bridge, that is done with you.

Don’t force doors open. That has done its work.

When they close a door. Leave it closed.

When a bridge gives way. Build another.

When God closes a door. He opens another.

About The Writer

Jumoke Eniola-Odepe is the author of Memoirs of Great Ife and Tell Your Black Girl Daily. A lawyer by day and a writer by night, she received her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Ife and her Master of Laws at the University of Ottawa. She is a lover of summer walks, family cookouts, and everything indoors during winter. She and her husband live in Southern Ontario with their two extraordinary boys. You can visit her online at www.activepens.com.