A Reflection On Apologies

Why do you run before
my apologies have a chance
to bloom?

Is my sorry
not the color of a rose?

Does it not smell of
regret, sorrow, remorse?

Would a different word,
a softer word,
thaw the forgiveness in your eyes?

Je t’aime
Te amo
Ich liebe dich
Я люблю тебя
میں تم سے پیار کرتا ہوں

24 comments on “A Reflection On Apologies

  1. uzzawal1911 says:

    Well written Benjamin 🙌
    You have captured the sentiments well! 👌

  2. wardah says:

    Absolutely amazing! I really felt this one. It sucks when people don’t listen to the apology, and you captured those emotions really well. Love the different languages at the end, too! 👏

  3. Lia says:

    Deeply disarming. 🙂🌹 Some of us (including me sometimes haha) talk so much we don’t allow space for apologies… and over time we might learn that people have different ways of apologizing, that are silent… We each have a different love language; for love to last, one has to learn to bridge the gaps. :))

    • bejamin4 says:

      Yes, true. We come back to bridges. Depends how much fear someone has in crossing these. A silent love language; it’s the one we hope to share with someone, a glance or a stare, but it too can have problems when it comes to apologies. I like your thoughts on this!

      • Lia says:

        And I like yours! Yes, silence has its downsides, that’s for sure. Better to reach, at least with the aim to connect. :))

  4. Cassa Bassa says:

    ‘Does it not smell of
    regret, sorrow, remorse?’ i love this description of smell

  5. V.J. Knutson says:

    Sorry are always volatile – well written.

  6. This hit me right in the feels. Very well written. I love how you added the different languages in the end!

  7. Many of us are guilty of not giving the other a fair chance of apology. Each verse depicts an earnest plead asking that question. Loved the thought and genuine feel this piece conveyed 👌

  8. jodi says:

    Love the thought of a rose-colored sorry

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