APOLOGY

Harsh words I spoke to you today;

I did not count to ten.
I saw the shock deep in your eyes
As I lashed out again.

When angry, hurt, confused and torn,
Our feelings often speak
In haste derogatory language
Inflicting pain and grief.

A bleeding soul with piercing ache
Somehow cries out in rage
To try and heal the awful wounds
That gossip's tongues have made.

For with our minds each little word
We often clutch and grasp,
While computer brain works overtime
With questions that we ask.

Sometimes the answers seem so right
That we forget to deal
With individual complexities
And how the heart may feel.

I watched you as you left for work,
No smile upon your face,
And suddenly my heart was sad
And filled with emptiness.

I'm sorry for the things I said
Which caused you grief and pain.
In spite of verbal defamations,
My love remains the same.

I will not wait till you come home,
I'll call you at your work
To offer my sincere regrets
For acting like a jerk.

Copyright 1994 Ruth Gillis

 

First published in the Spring 1995
issue of Omnific

 

 

This page is best viewed in Internet Explorer browser with a large screen monitor.
Other browser users will not be able to hear the music
or see the special effects on some of the pages.

For info on page design/graphics, and for Email,
go to my Index page.

All poetry written by Ruth Gillis is copyrighted and may not be used in any way
without written permission from the author herself,
whether it is found on this site or any other.
If you would like to use my poetry for any purpose,
please email me for permission.
NOTE: SHARING A LINK TO MY PAGES IS MUCH APPRECIATED.