I’M SORRY – Napowrimo day 3

For whatever it was that sent you into a sulk,
I apologise.
I wish I knew what it was,
so that I could make amends.

Was it the nut in the cake
that broke your tooth?
If it was, I’m sorry.

Was it your best chisel
I blunted on metal,
trying to open a tin?
My sin.

Was it the hole in your sock
that I didn’t repair?
I thought they weren’t worth the effort,
but if they were a favourite pair,
then I’m sorry.

Was it the dent in the door of the car?
I explained about the car park
and the stupid man who opened his door
at the wrong moment.  But perhaps
you didn’t believe me.
I apologise.

Okay,
if you’re going to keep this up all day
and never tell me what I’ve done,
I’m not sorry at all.
I’m away to Mum’s until you’ve calmed down
and said you’re sorry.

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/poetry-prompts/2012-april-pad-challenge-day-3  an apology poem – or an anti-apology!  Also posted at http://wewritepoems.wordpress.com/

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10 Responses to I’M SORRY – Napowrimo day 3

  1. I love the ending to this, Viv. I used to do that sort of thing with the first husband. Marriage can be so difficult at times.

    Pamela

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  2. During my first marriage, things always played out this way. I would “I’m sorry” myself into a tizzy over perceived slights and petty mistakes, then hop in the car and head 2 hours upstate to Mom’s. She’d brew some fresh coffee (sober by then, thank God) and we’d bitch about our husbands while Dad went out to play golf and avoid us both!! GREAT observational poem, Viv! Peace, Amy

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  3. Haha, cool examples! The lady is furious, it seems :-D

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  4. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    It just fries me when people expect me to guess what I’m supposed to be sorry about!

    Six Takes on ‘Harbor’

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  5. Misky says:

    I loved this one when I read it the first time, and still love it.

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  6. Love your examples, Viv!! Made me chuckle, great poem!

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  7. Janet says:

    Oh gosh Viv, I love it! Esp.the last bit!

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  8. irene says:

    That’s the twist I was waiting for!

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  9. Tilly Bud says:

    How is it that anybody stays married at all?

    Loved this. Good laugh :)

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