Burning Bridges: To do something which makes it impossible or at least very difficult to return to an earlier state. Often used in situations where you have to make a choice which cannot be undone.
We’ve all been down this road before.
We spoke too soon, no doubt.
for when the brain is not engaged,
the words just pop right out.
Sometimes our faint and feeble minds
Can’t think that far ahead.
we don’t look before we leap
and don’t remember what we said.
Those hapless thoughts we’re thinking?
they’re clogging up our mind.
We can’t escape, no place to hide
No haven can we find.
But, here’s a concept to consider:
The reckless words we often tattle,
Can lead us up a crooked creek
without a single paddle.
So, keep your mouth all tightly closed
Resist the urge to scream
And never, ever burn your bridge,
Before you cross the stream.