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When Sorry's Not Enough

January 30, 2015
By Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."


I broke your heart.
I made you cry…
Don’t you know that kills me?
In making my mistake, I hurt me
And I hurt you.
They say through your Mercy,
Your heavenly Grace,
Your sweet forgiveness,
I can be forgiven.
My nice white dress
Soaked in scarlet,
Bleeding crimson,
Can be clean again.
But how is that fair?
You died on the cross for me,
You let them drive crude cut nails
Into your gentle, loving hands.
With a crown of thorns upon your holy head,
They mocked you.
You cried in anguish,
“Take this cup from me…”
And bled from every pore.
I was up there watching.
Standing silently, doing nothing.
I watched you suffer for me.
I watched you pay for my failures,
My mistakes,
My weaknesses.
Why did you do that?
Because now, when it’s my turn to live,
My turn to suffer,
You don’t stand idly and watch me cry.
You hold my hand,
You dry my tears,
You give me strength.
Why?
Why have you done this for me?
You bled for me,
You cried for me,
You hurt for me.
Yet for my mistakes,
For the pain I’ve caused you,
All I can say is sorry?
“Sorry” can’t be enough…
Can it?
How can I walk away unscathed
While you bear my scars?



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on Mar. 24 2015 at 8:59 am
Shambreka SILVER, Sandresville, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Love conquers all"... "People are quicker to judge you, before they love you".

WOW! this is very strong...as you read you feel a lot of emotion..you pull your readers in! As i read i felt a sense of guily, and a sense of forgiveness.. Your writing explains whst a lot of people feel. I love it

on Feb. 12 2015 at 9:10 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

You're welcome. I'm glad I read it. :)

on Feb. 12 2015 at 1:11 am
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Thank you so much for your comment Emily :) And I know exactly what you mean...saying sorry never seems to be enough, yet it's all you can really do, so you keep saying it. I feel that way all the time :/ Thank you again for your kind words! I always love reading your comments :) Also, thanks for taking the time to read my poem!

on Feb. 11 2015 at 10:11 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is absolutely, beautiful. It's phenomenal. I can connect to this so much and I'm sure other people can connect to this too. So many times, I've said sorry and I think that can't be enough, yet I keep saying sorry. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but this is absolutely, beautiful. I love it. You really do have such talent and greatness and light in you. You are a talented and wonderful and beautiful person and writer. Thank you so much for sharing this, @Nightingale74!


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