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Why nowadays can we not say
How sorry that we are
Without the use of legal speak
That doesn’t go so far
As even to acknowledge
Or accept the fault we’ve made
To find it in our hearts to feel
The trauma we’ve conveyed

Why can’t we simply stand and say
“I’m sorry” and just that
Without the added addendum
And silly tit for tat
Of “I’m sorry for the feelings
That you’ve had; that you have felt”
For in essence that does not accept
The pain that was then dealt

And so these non-apologies
Might save a little face
But they certainly aren’t imparted
With regret or any grace
Instead they say “I’ll watch my back
And not accept I’m wrong”
But simply say the words you want
To stop you going on!

And so the ‘sorry’ loses power
It doesn’t mean a thing
But states quite categorically
That contrition is missing
And humbleness is faulty
The truth will hide away
And lessons just have not been learned
With no remorse per se!




Sometimes I am so saddened
By those people who in life
Will stand their guns and stick their ground
Through trouble and through strife

And even when they’re flawed
And know they’re in the wrong
They’ll sit it out and refuse to say
They’re sorry all along

And when they’re up against the fence
They’ll say the issue’s closed
Rather than apologize
In fear they’ll be opposed

But whilst admitting fault is never easy
Sometimes it is the only way
When a mistake has been embodied
Or a promise broken in a day

So don’t cower in the corner
When you slip-up remorsefully
But instead be contrite and be honest
And admit that you’re sorry!