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April 3 Poem-a-Day Prompt

For today’s prompt, there are actually two options, because it’s Tuesday, which means a “Two for Tuesday” prompt. They are:

Your choice. You can be sorry–or not. Or write about someone who is sorry–or not.

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4 Responses to April 3 Poem-a-Day Prompt

  1. Candace says:

    I might be sorry at the end for
    Some of the things I’ve done
    A few of the things I’ve said

    But not for the meals I’ve savored
    Nor laughing hard with friends
    Or napping in the sun like a cat

    I will regret not saying
    I love you I love you I love you
    To everyone I love


  2. Jerry says:


    I’m sorry.
    Oh, man, am I sorry.
    I’m so sorry that I find it difficult
    to be any sorrier.
    I’m sorry that I’m sorry.
    I’m sorry that being sorry
    is so sorry.
    As a matter of fact,
    I’m about as sorry a person as there is.

    Hey! Wait a minute!
    That didn’t come out quite right!

  3. Amy says:


    She apologizes for the wrinkle in his pants
    for the cold soup
    for placing little Tommy’s glass too close
    to the side of his plate
    causing milk to spill ‘cross the pure, white
    linoleum (that she’s supposed to mop twice daily).

    She’s sorry for being scattered
    for wanting five minutes to herself
    for waving to the mailman
    (she shouldn’t have been flirting).
    for sneaking out of bed at night to send
    emails behind his back.

    Mostly she’s sorry for stepping
    in front of his fist
    that first time and
    for not knowing better
    than to come back

    for more.

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