I am sorry
Not for not listening to you
But for succumbing to your plea
When deep within perhaps I sensed
Where this road would lead

I am sorry
I got caught up in the emotion
And called it devotion
Caught in between
Truth and a dream

I am sorry
You are here in deep folly
All is not my fault
But I am sorry
for my part
Of your fractured heart Thursday is open link night. Any poem, no prompt. This one I wrote a while back, but never shared.


About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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13 Responses to Remorse

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    You make some good points here, Mary. Sometimes our place in someone else’s decisions is not as complicit as they might imply.


  2. rothpoetry says:

    Great poem! An interesting confession of sorts!


  3. kim881 says:

    Confessional poems are hard to write but such catharsis!


  4. To take all the blame is all too common… we each have our own darkness to deal with


  5. rivrvlogr says:

    A route that many relationships take.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. sanaarizvi says:

    This is painstakingly honest in its beauty .. you portray beautifully the complexity of love and relationships. ❤️


  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice last three lines.


  8. Mary,
    It takes two to make a relationship work. Like bending reeds – but strong together.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. annepeterson says:

    I really liked this. It was transparent and honest. I’m sure it will resonate with many.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Lona Gynt says:

    This poem reflects zactly (that’s right- ZACTLY) how I feel at some point each and every day In my life now. You have struck some chords of universality. Sorry can be mia culpa, it can also be plain empathetic sorrow for the mutual vicissitudes. Beautiful and tender


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