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Sorry - Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There is much in life that makes me sorry as I journey
down life’s way.
And I seem to see more pathos in poor human
Lives each day.
I’m sorry for the strong brave men, who shield
the weak from harm,
But who, in their own troubled hours find no
Protecting arm.

I’m sorry for the victors who have reached
success, to stand
As targets for the arrows shot by envious failure’s
hand.
I’m sorry for the generous hearts who freely
shared their wine,
But drink alone the gall of tears in fortune’s
drear decline.

I’m sorry for the souls who build their own fame’s
funeral pyre,
Derided by the scornful throng like ice deriding
fire.
I’m sorry for the conquering ones tho know not
sin’s defeat,
But daily tread down fierce desire ‘neath scorched
and bleeding feet.

I’m sorry for the anguished hearts that break with
passions strain,
But I’m sorrier for the poor starved souls that
Never knew love’s pain.
Who hunger on through barren years not tasting
joys they crave,
For sadder far is such a lot than weeping o’er a
grave.

I’m sorry for the souls that come unwelcomed
into birth,
I’m sorry for the unloved old who cumber up the
earth.
I’m sorry for the suffering poor in life’s great
maelstrom hurled,
In truth I’m sorry for them all who make this
aching world.

But underneath whate’er seems sad and is not
understood,
I know there lies hid from our sight a mighty
germ of good.
And this belief stands firm by me, my sermon,
motto, text –
The sorriest things in this life will seem grandest
in the next.


Comments about Sorry by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  • Freshman - 809 Points Mysterious Person (5/13/2016 2:17:00 PM)

    Such a splendid poem which holds so much meaning! Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 66 Points Jeanne Jansen Van Vuuren (3/3/2016 1:39:00 AM)

    Very beautiful! Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 31 Points Kaliammal Rameshkannan (2/22/2016 2:30:00 AM)

    A heart felt sorry. His mother has to be proud of him. always all the mothers' love for him follows (Report) Reply

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Poems About Sorry

  1. 1. Sorry , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  2. 2. His Apologies , Rudyard Kipling
  3. 3. Sin's Round , George Herbert
  4. 4. A Youth Mowing , David Herbert Lawrence
  5. 5. This Is Just To Say , William Carlos Williams
  6. 6. For The Foxes , Charles Bukowski
  7. 7. John Gorham , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  8. 8. Oh, Oh, You Will Be Sorry , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  9. 9. Sorry , Ronald Stuart Thomas
  10. 10. The Earthly Paradise: Apology , William Morris
  11. 11. A Minor Poet , Amy Levy
  12. 12. 'Sorry' , Ntozake Shange
  13. 13. Sorry , Roddy Lumsden
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