GREENWOLFE 1962

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Sorry - Poem by GREENWOLFE 1962

Some are 'sorry' creatures.
They use that word so well;
I bet you've heard it often,
On this they dare not dwell.

For if they took a moment,
To count the 'sorry' toll;
They'd be so disconcerted,
And frightened for their soul.

They choose to just ignore it.
As they do all those things;
They did to force its usage,
And from which, 'sorry' springs.

They much prefer a falsehood,
Born dead of cold disdain.
That 'sorry' will absolve them,
From having to explain.

But God will not hold friendly,
The souls who take this course.
Repeated crimes of passion
Make meaningless its force.

It's time you heed this calling.
I'll say it one more time.
Repeated use of 'sorry'
Is lovings hidden crime.

It's not enough to say it,
And then just walk away.
God requires that love be healed,
Before it's held at bay.

'Sorry is as sorry does',
I bet you've heard before.
Pray you never see these words,
They're found on Hell's front door.


Comments about Sorry by GREENWOLFE 1962

  • Rama Rao (7/25/2010 11:14:00 PM)

    I believe 'sorry' can be a healing word if we are willing to learn from our past mistakes. But only lip service, makes its usage meaningless. A nice poem highlighting how this word should be used sparingly (by avoiding the road leading towards it!) (Report)Reply

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  • Mehta Hasmukh AmathalalMehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/9/2010 9:45:00 PM)

    'Sorry is as sorry does',
    I bet you've heard before.
    Pray you never see these words,
    They're found on Hell's front door...nice composed poem sir. i entirely agree.....10

    my token reply for it...
    .
    I plead for it and say sorry
    It is causing me worry
    I couldn't say hello in hurry
    Doe that look so funny?

    It is loosing its charm
    To say 'sorry' is doing more harm
    The relation get strained and doesn't remain warm
    You can't embrace your friend in arm
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  • Cristy Upshaw (6/9/2009 2:29:00 PM)

    I always say dnt do the things to have to say you're 'sorry.' Very wise write. I hear your voice in this one as well. (Report)Reply

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  • Meggie GultianoMeggie Gultiano (3/27/2009 11:35:00 PM)

    Saying 'sorry' in the truest sense is a humble act.Sad to say, some abused this word and go on and on, without thinking what will happen to the person being abused of this word.It is like saying I Love you, ..without the meaning of it, and is another abused word.I would like to end this comment by posting here again your lines that really pulls my heart string, and is very very well defined:
    .......................................................................
    It's not enough to say it,
    And then just walk away.
    God requires that love be healed,
    Before it's held at bay.

    Thank you, once again my dear Wolfey for this great sharing and the wisdom you have imparted to me today.It helps a lot to this hurting world.God loves you..me, too.Shalom

    Hugs,
    Meg
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  • Vidi WritesVidi Writes (1/11/2009 8:20:00 AM)

    Sorry...
    A huge version here.
    Intention behind the Sorry
    How many of us are aware to query.

    Good Subject. Enjoyed and learnt too.
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  • Chitra - (10/23/2008 11:52:00 AM)

    wise lines
    Good advice
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  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (10/21/2008 10:24:00 AM)

    A very beautiful poem it is.
    Love it.
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  • Kim Wagener (8/26/2008 6:58:00 PM)

    this is pure and honest. i really enjoyed reading it and will be sure to keep on exploring your work. (Report)Reply

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  • Leonard Lee (8/11/2008 2:18:00 PM)

    wow.. a simple yet powerful poem! superb! (Report)Reply

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  • Sierra Monique (7/30/2008 11:20:00 PM)

    great writing.
    very instresting.
    You're a phenomenal writing.
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  • Ben Paynter (6/26/2008 7:12:00 PM)

    this was my first taste, it was everything a first taste should be, lilting and brutally honest, a combination that can not be taken lightly

    ben
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  • Amie-Lee ...... (6/2/2008 9:08:00 PM)

    This is an absolutly wonderful poem, reminds us all of how much the word 'sorry' has faded in today's society. I'm going to give this a ten, and I want this to be an encouragement for you to write more poems :) :) :) :) (Report)Reply

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  • Xx*Heartbeat Terrorist*xX (6/2/2008 4:22:00 PM)

    I loved it. It flowed nicely and your wording was excellent.
    I loved the meaning behind it, that the meaning of sorry has
    faded so much. It really was an excellent piece, i enjoyed it very much.
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  • Barbara Terry (6/2/2008 12:15:00 AM)

    This seems very forced to me. Poetry is the song of the soul, and should sing with emotion and feeling. This piece lacks both, and is reminiscient of old poetry form...fill in the blanks. Poetry is only written like this from die hard enthusiasts. I can only give this an 8 because it does have a message, but that is all. Barbara (Report)Reply

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  • Mizz. Beautiiful (6/1/2008 10:32:00 PM)

    sorry is never from the heart, but alwayz a cover up for the mind....but it was nice (Report)Reply

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  • Vidyadhar DurgekarVidyadhar Durgekar (5/31/2008 10:28:00 AM)

    Sorry is what soory does..........
    Nice theme with good rhyme my 10
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  • Mark NwagwuMark Nwagwu (5/29/2008 5:21:00 AM)

    Passions - repeated crimes of passion, make meaningless its force. How so true. You know my late mother always said to me, when i was a child, in Igbo 'Ke i mere fe oku'. Literally it means, when the wrong you have done cools down, you commit another. That is to say, I go from one wrong to another, always making mistakes, always saying I'm sorry. My wife is weary of my thousand I'm sorrys. I really struggle not to make the same mistake twice, I just make new ones.
    Passions are fantastic, but deadly, as you say when repeated in crimes, the force of the real stuff is snuffed out. That's me, sometimes, years ago.
    But I've learnt. Thanks, I'm your sorry man. A new man, yes.I'm sorry.
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  • Katherine Sessor (5/3/2008 8:15:00 PM)

    Very nice poem and so true. it reminds me of the 'boy who cried wolf' because the creatures keep on saying sorry untill they aren't being belived no more and then they pay the price. I really like it and I too love the way you ended it. (Report)Reply

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  • Aaron Combs (4/27/2008 4:20:00 PM)

    I like the ending of it, no penance leads straight to Hell's doors (Report)Reply

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  • Tsira Goge (4/19/2008 4:45:00 AM)

    ' Some are 'sorry' creatures.
    They use that word so well...'
    I very much like your minor monologue,
    really good poems Greenwolfe...
    Tsira
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 7, 2008


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