An Apology

To whom it may concern.

Sorry seems a sorry little word.

Not big nor grand enough

To convey what should be heard.


I have failed you.

Even though I dreamed that I was kind

Deep inside

A cruel and callous heart I find.


Who created this monster?!

The noone, noone can bear to see?

No pointing finger needed now.

I know the guilty one is me.


No excuses now.

Of nothing to noone, of bruises and shame.

Out of control.

The sinner. My name.


I wish I could turn back time.

And believe in myself again.

I rusted up the wheels with tears

Trapped at the hour of pain.


Cruelty was not my intention.

In fact I believed it was love.

Here I go again with excuses.

Falling, I pray to above.


Forgive me.Those I have broken.

Forgive me. The life that I lie.

Forgive me. For not disappearing.

Forgive me! I ask that you try.




  • Lorna

    I think we've all felt this sometimes........... and wish we could fix something we did. It's a great apology..........

    • sylviasearcher

      Thanks Lorna. It's hard when it is so far away from who you wanted to be.

      • Lorna

        There's always tomorrow.............. move on............

      • Daveyboyz

        What a great poem, and once we realise what pathetic and flawed creatures we are we can start to address this. Every evil screams "I am good"

        • sylviasearcher

          But I found all my good screamed I am evil

          • Daveyboyz

            That I don't know so much about...but since I am offering up cliches maybe "no good deed goes unpunished" is appropriate. Hope you are feeling OK now.

          • 2 more comments

          • onepauly

            I think daveyboyz has it
            with, once we relies what pathetic and flawed creatures we are.

          • sylviasearcher

            I guess I never wanted to realise I was pathetic and flawed.... Maybe I can cope with flawed...

          • Just-A-Dude

            I understand what you mean by the sentiments in my poem after reading yours. Great stuff and very honest. We all have the dark side, flawed.

            • sylviasearcher

              Well I lived in denial of my dark side for a long time... Used just think that I had bad luck... Now I know I made bad decisions

            • Maxine Smith

              Completely relatable, to so many, for so many different reasons. A poem that speaks to everyone.
              Learning from mistakes, using them to become better is key. An apology is the perfect first step.

              • sylviasearcher

                Thanks I hope that I am learning!

              • Goldfinch60

                Asking for forgiveness is the first step to going into a better life. You have seen the light, go towards it.

                • sylviasearcher

                  Like a lotus I am eternally growing in the dark towards the light!

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