Poetry – I’m Sorry

I’m Sorry

I’m sorry.

I’m sorry for the things I didn’t do

And the things I did.

For the things I did not give, the things I gave

And the things I kept.

I’m sorry for the angry words, the silence

And even the apologies,

Or lack of apologies.

I’m sorry for agreeing, disagreeing,

As well as being stubborn, compliant and obtuse.

I’m sorry for what I have destroyed, built and hoarded.

I’m sorry for the way I’ve lived – the selfishness, selflessness and reluctance to change.

I’m sorry for what I could not do, as well as what I’ve achieved.

I’m sorry for my beliefs, deeds and obsessions.

I’m sorry for my mistakes and the things I got right.

It was all wrong

And I am truly sorry.

I will try to do better –

But you know –

I may just do it all again.

Opher 21.6.2017

I’m Sorry

Well I am sorry. There are many things that you think back on and realise that you could have done better, people you let down, embarrassments, injustices. Life is littered with them.

Even when you are doing things right the effects may be detrimental to someone.

Relationships are difficult. Being a man is difficult. Living is full of uncertainties. Even the certainties turn out to be wrong.

But – overall – I wouldn’t change it much!! I’m sorry.

I'd like to hear from you...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.