About That

Posted March 17, 2014 & filed under Notebook.

About that…I’m really sorry

I never meant to hurt your feelings

My mouth got ahead of me

I didn’t think, I didn’t imagine

any of the consequences

Now the words are out there

in the universe and I can’t take

them back, can’t throw them in

a black hole, can’t bury them

under ice, can’t burn them in fire

I messed up but I want you to know

I’m sorry for adding to the trash

and debris and ugliness that’s

out there. I took a wrong turn.

About that…I’m really sorry.

By Tory, 11th grade

Apologize

Posted July 10, 2008 & filed under Notebook.

When dreams flee, the heart breaks.
When your poem sends the gentlest
waters into a rage, the petals go adrift.
When love is only black tears, the pain proceeds.
When it’s too late to apologize, that’s when
you’re left standing alone in the spotlight.

Taha, 9th Grade

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