tanvi damle

A Thou$and Apolog! E$

I was too busy doing what i wanted to,
I had no time to notice you.
In a hurry, i use to rush by,
always failing to notice a small tear trickling down your eye.
It was 12am and i still hadn't come home,
you kept trying my cell just to get a busy tone.
When i came back, 'leave me alone' was all i said,
and slammed my bedroom door and went straight to bed
I never bothered to apologise after any of our fight,
& slept soundly while you cried all night.
When i used to come back from college, you always asked me how was my day,
just to see me give a shrug and walk away.
I never noticed the smile you used to fake,
and i never saw any of your tears, your heartbreaks.
I know what i did was alot more than just a mistake,
but to make it right I'll do whatever it takes.
I wish that i could find a less cliche word for sorry,
all i want right now is for you to forgive me.
I know i never did the things you wanted me to,
but I'll spend the rest of my life making it up to you.

-Dedicated to 'my parents'

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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  • Amy (5/15/2010 6:23:00 AM)

    so honest, a situation we've all been through
    im sure your parents will love your emotion =) 10

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  • Noel Horlanda (4/24/2010 2:41:00 AM)

    A very good realization after all...forgive and forget, that's all it takes. Fantastic!

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  • Sarvesh Kulkarni (3/11/2010 2:43:00 AM)

    yeah, i understand...
    wonderfully put.
    its honest.
    felt really good reading this.
    it is very difficult to admit mistakes.
    it was courageous.
    'I wish that i could find a less cliche word for sorry'
    yea, have felt that.
    thank you for a wonderful poem.

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  • Sarvesh Kulkarni (3/11/2010 2:42:00 AM)

    yeah, i understand...
    wonderfully put.
    its honest.
    felt really good reading this.
    it is very difficult to admit mistakes.
    it was courageous.
    'I wish that i could find a less cliche word for sorry'
    yea, have felt that.
    thank you for a wonderful poem.

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  • Indira Babbellapati (3/3/2010 6:33:00 AM)

    this very typical adoloscent behaviour pattern...and we learn a great deal from it if only we internalise the process and that's what you just did. i love to read poetry written by youngsters...keep writing dear young poet...my son is also born the same year, same month!

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  • Tom Golding (2/2/2010 11:52:00 AM)

    Emotionaly charged, perhaps the final verse could be softened a little. But otherwise well done.

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (2/1/2010 9:19:00 AM)

    emotionally charged piece.very nice.i love the flow and wording.

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  • David Oluwatobi Akinola (2/1/2010 3:47:00 AM)

    I could feel the remorse in your words, and I believe you reading it out to your parents, maybe on your knees, will make your mom (esp.) , the first to forgive and give you a hug.

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (1/31/2010 2:49:00 AM)

    Nice narration on analysis and apologies10

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  • Ivor Hogg (1/28/2010 11:34:00 AM)

    I like the theme Tanvi but why do you not just use normal words.
    You sound like a normal teenager to me.
    You write in modern freeform poetic prose have you ever tried to write using metre and rhyme.
    I am sure your parents will be glad to know how you feel

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  • g black black (1/25/2010 8:34:00 PM)

    whoo tanvi this is like the wonderful things that i read all day whooo it made my day whoooooooo again i like love it whoo
    congrat

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  • Razwan Kabir (1/24/2010 8:28:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem.It speaks the words of my mind.

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  • Rm. Shanmugam ChettiarRm. Shanmugam Chettiar (1/23/2010 7:50:00 PM)

    suggestion: you always asked me how was my day, = you always asked me how my day was,
    the contents are the emotion from the experience of every man. neatly penned 10

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  • Mukta Gore (1/23/2010 1:03:00 PM)

    I know how this realisation makes you feel;
    You think under the pressure you will reel.

    But little one, you made it up to them without knowing how to;
    The cliched word sorry has immense power to things undo.

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  • Afzal Shauq (1/23/2010 12:34:00 PM)

    sweet and very meaningful and written professionally..loved it as i like your poems which being written in a good and heart touching way..well done..10/10

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  • Prince Obed de la CruzPrince Obed de la Cruz (1/23/2010 10:23:00 AM)

    i wish i was the one to first appreciated and commented here... it's so good!

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  • 7he N0153 4nd 7he Fur9 (1/22/2010 9:06:00 AM)

    The ones we take for granted are the ones we always miss the most when the leave us, it's good that some of us realise how much they mean before it's too late... a very cleverly worded poem... and rings of truth! ! !

    I rate this poem 10

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  • Whispering Rose (1/22/2010 8:15:00 AM)

    wonderful wonderful poem... i cried reading it really touching i've done some things of that sort myself to my parents i never noticed how much they were hurt but as you said i'll spend the rest of my life making it up for them...thanx for sharing

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  • Dr.subhendu KarDr.subhendu Kar (1/22/2010 1:48:00 AM)

    all i want right now is for you to forgive me.
    I know i never did the things you wanted me to, ..........simply wonderful exposition purity by heart , yet eloquence flows by the penitence wrought by ingenuity deserving 10+++, thanks for sharing

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  • Leah AyliffeLeah Ayliffe (1/21/2010 7:28:00 PM)

    Wonderfully touching poem, been there myself..
    Still forget to say sorry sometimes after a fight
    but they're your parents and love you
    and will forgive you
    and would probably still do anything for you
    and it would most likely mean the world to them to see that you do care and do appreciate them :)

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