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No Apologies

October 19, 2011
By Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
12 articles 2 photos 122 comments

Will not wait
Refuse to sit here
And linger
In this despicable place
For an apology
I know
There will be none
To come
My way, not anytime soon
The words
That you procured
From the depths of your heart
That lashed at me
Freshly sharpened
Stunning pain
You whipped me, for a while
With those words
A minute or two
And walked
Thought that later
All would be forgiven
Your icy shoulders would pass by me
Day upon day
Still you would not
Assumed I knew
You were kidding
But those assumptions
Are not holy
Not like you think
Not like the church you call home
Where all is forgiven
Your face, you know
Is an open book
Broad nose
Wide, clear eyes
Flawlessly dark skin
A puckered mouth, like a little pink bow
Smushed up underneath your nose
When I saw it
I would not have known
How gapingly wide it could open
And when it closed
Your wide, open face
Into something I severely hope
To never witness again
Something that told me exactly what you thought
You felt
You knew
You didn’t know
So now
I realize your pain
Your need for forgiveness
But I am not God
I cannot forgive you
You cannot undo what you have done
So say something
Anything at all
So that I
Can be your friend

The author's comments:
This poem may seem to overlap topic-wise with my other poems, but I beg to differ; this deals with someone having said something really mean to their best friend, but is too proud and/or embarrassed to apologize. So, here I am again, ever faithful, to demand renewed respect and open-mindedness, if not an apology.

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niner PLATINUM said...
on Dec. 1 2011 at 3:46 pm
niner PLATINUM, Hartville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Isn't it funny how you broke my heart, but I still love you with all the pieces?"
"It's easy to stand in a crowd, but it takes courage to stand alone"
"What would you attempt if you knew you could never fail?"

i have read several of your poems and this i think is my favorite so far. i really like the ending to it. :) i just started an account so mine are all still pending, but can you check out some of mine as soon as they get approved? :) thanks

on Nov. 10 2011 at 8:55 am
AmayaSakaruta, Borger, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
From out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, i thank whatever gods may be, for my unconquerable soul. -William Earnest Henley
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. -the Bible

this is really sincere, i mess up a lot and feel this way, i have to really really miss someone to unbend my pride enough to apologize. super job. by the way couuld u pleez check out some of my work like "problem child" becuz this reminds me of that.

on Oct. 25 2011 at 4:40 pm
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Favorite Quote:
"What you've said can't be undone" The Fray

I feel the sincerity of this poem, and know that you have a gift!! I don't appericiate people think that 'sorry' can make everything better. You aren't alone in this1