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Elena Plotkin


The Look On Your Face Says It All


The look on your face says it all.
You believe it was I who had dropped the ball.
You think I had failed some important test,
and so you blame me for whatever comes next.

Perhaps if I had an opportunity to study or review,
I would've known better what not to say or do.
Perhaps if I had white out or an eraser in my hand,
I could've changed my answers strand by strand.

Perhaps if I knew who the proctor was of my test.
I would've tried harder to do my very best.
Or maybe if I knew I had only one shot and no more.
I would've been more focused on getting the right score.

Yep, the look on your face says it all.
You believe it was I who dropped the ball.
You think I had failed some important test,
but can you forgive yourself for whatever comes next?

(c) 2014 copyright Elena Plotkin

Submitted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Topic of this poem: Forgiveness


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