Monday, April 15, 2013

Apology



In the market place today
Apologies are on sale
Some fixed prices
Others variable
Proudly displayed in glass cases
That crack, and un-crack
With the tears of men
And women
Boys girls and animals
That bled in salt
Sometimes, someday

Apologies bought and gifted
Wounds covered with band-aids

But the scar remains!



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56 comments:

  1. So true! Well expressed.

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  2. Nice poetry! The scar is forever! But better a scar that an open wound!

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  3. Loved it! This piece is brilliant!

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  4. Very nice, G.S.
    It is sooooo true, the scars do remain.
    Some still hurt, others we have learned.
    ..

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  5. Some apologies are never enough ~ Good one GS ~

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  6. Yes, well said: no matter how hard an apology, it's powers are limited.

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  7. I heard somewhere... I can forgive, but I can't trust you again because of the scar you gave me. This poem reminded me of that.

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  8. the trouble is that people do often use them as if they're expendable.

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  9. yes.the hypocrisy and the insensitivity of the times make things worse.

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  10. Beautiful....(y)
    keep writing...:)

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  11. Scars, laser treatments cannot erase.

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  12. I love this a lot. If we would just think before we act or speak, perhaps we wouldn't need the apologies or wound to leave scars.

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  13. so true...apologies...easy to ask and hard to give...but still we give it so that can be wounded n scared again ..

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  14. So true - you can cover them, but the scars remain.

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  15. beautiful and painful... they so often float on the same breeze.

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    1. That's what makes it a mystery !!!

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  16. The first four lines are such a cool metaphor! Perhaps cheaper by the dozen? :)

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  17. So true, apologies often mean little and aren't enough to erase the pain,,,I can relate to this one,

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  18. Oh yes, the scars remain. Every memory is as fresh as day one.

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  19. This is one of your best so far, Amrit. The concept is so different yet so familiar. Wise words. Keep it up! :)

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    1. Thanks for our constant encouragement Vaishali :-)

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  20. bought and sold... what is really bought and sold...

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    1. That's how apologies are today !!!

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  21. Ah, does supply exceed demand? Are they cheap or dear? Very well done.

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    1. Well I guess that's the current trend :-)

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  22. Apologies are very valuable because when genuine they come from the heart and mean every word they say. They can be a balm to heal wounds. Beware of imitations that speak words and looks that reveal insincerity hidden in trite phrases and downward glances.

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    1. Right ... beware of imitations :-)

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  23. Yes, the scars remain.
    I love it, well expressed!

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  24. This is really wonderful! You have a gift =)

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  25. I love the imagination in this :) And I know the pain the scars can leave behind.

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  26. wonderful poetry. i love the depth in this

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