Friday, August 23, 2013

Three Little Words

"I am sorry" is just
water mist
hovering
between two people -
one waits for amends,
the other, forgiveness.

The apology means
nothing
without both.

14 comments:

  1. Love that idea of the 'hovering'. It's true-two created the atmosphere of apology & acceptance. Nice setting of the scene, Bridget!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Apologies are a delicate balancing act. =)

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  2. I love the turn at the end, Bridget. Your poem makes me think of an apology as a sort of bridge we can walk across.

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    1. What an amazing insight, Laura! I love the idea of an apology as a bridge. =)

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  3. I really like the image of the water mist hovering in the air.
    Will the apology be made? Will it be accepted?

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    1. Thank you, Liz! The eternal risk/reward of an apology is what makes relationships so rewarding...and risky. =)

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  4. Yes -- both are needed. The three little words, "I forgive you" are often as liberating as "I am sorry," at least to me.

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    1. Thanks, Keri! I agree, and liberating on either end is good for relationships. =)

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  5. This is so visible, I can see the two people in a suspended silence. It is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Betsy! Apologies are a fragile process...but so worth it. =)

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  6. I love the 'water mist hovering...' you've captured the apology very well. I just heard Tracy Chapman's song this week - I love this song -

    Sorry, is all that you can't say
    Years gone by and still
    Words don't come easily
    like sorry, like sorry

    forgive me, is all that you can't say...

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    But you can say, Baby,
    Baby, can I hold you tonight
    Maybe if I told you the right words
    at the right time
    you'd be mine.

    Touching just like your poem!

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    1. Thank you, BJ! I love Tracy Chapman and to have her AMAZING song lyrics talked about in the same comment as my poem is very kind of you. =)

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  7. Wow, Bridget. Your poem is so simple, yet contains the power of truth. Love both the imagery and the message. Thanks so much for sharing it with the world.

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    1. Thank you SO much, Michelle, for reading my words. Sometimes the simplest of poems carry the most weight. =)

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