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His Apologies

Rating: 2.7

Master, this is Thy Servant. He is rising eight weeks old.
He is mainly Head and Tummy. His legs are uncontrolled.
But Thou hast forgiven his ugliness, and settled him on Thy knee . . .
Art Thou content with Thy Servant? He is
very
comfy with Thee.

Master, behold a Sinner? He hath committed a wrong.
He hath defiled Thy Premises through being kept in too long.
Wherefore his nose has been rubbed in the dirt, and his self-respect has been bruiséd.

Master, pardon Thy Sinner, and see he is properly looséd.
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Sandy Lambertson 14 April 2010

Very Touching! In my opinion, one of his best!

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Claire Tisdale 26 January 2019

Beautiful and fitting for my day

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John Dobson 12 September 2017

Change of voice in the last stanza is a stroke of genius, no other word for it. Only a poet would have thought of it. Kipling thought of himself as versifier, not a poet. But now and then in his verses, something really great, some deathless poetry, shines through. See The Chlldren or The Way through the Woods for other examples of his poems.

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Adolphus Moses 26 August 2016

great poem... go through my poem.... the journey of life.

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Dedan Onyango 16 July 2015

MASTER, the supreme being. A good intercesory plea to our master for thy sins that man commits in his life encounters. This ballad presents a unique form of rhyme that propels the subject matter.

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Dedan Onyango 16 July 2015

how often do we say sorry? As a human nature sometimes it is hard to say this five letter word. Despite this, we should always find it in our lives to say ' I'm sorry' wholeheartedly.

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