Poetry By Chuck



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When you place your foot in your mouth.
How do you then ask for forgiveness.
(Boy! You really did it this time!!!)

Why should someone then forgive.
I have no answer to these questions.

Nor can I foresee them ahead.
Its like a grey area.  

One that is formless until they forgive.
How do we then predict the future..

We don't .. its in their hands.

So much is at stake in our potentials.
So much to be lost for friends.

How do we say ... our need for forgiveness.
We can only say ....

I'm sorry...my friend.

Author notes

Written July 27th, 2004


  • Things are said a lot of times that are said when people are angry at their love or even family. It is a shame at times that you hurt the people that love you the most. In many different ways, you could leave them, you could them by voice, or you could hurt them by not even talking at all. Anyway. Women are confusing. Man are confusing too!

  • Touchof1der Moderators member
    July 30, 2004
    Boy howdy! I sure do understand this one all to well. Especially when dealing with the fairer sex. I don't know what it is, but I think it's an automatic reflex or response that occues more often than not when I am in the presence of women. There's nothing more impressive than a shoes stickin' out of your mouth forcing you to mumble feeble attempts at an apology.
  • Morgana
    July 27, 2004
    Ah, I hate foot in mouth syndrome. Happened to me before, after which an awkward silence ensued...lol. This was a nice piece, I loved the ending. Watch out for your "its" and "it's".

    Other than that, amazing work.


  • Touchof1der Moderators member
    July 26, 2004
    Luckily the foot is not so perfect a fit that you can't get it back out again. People forgive because they want to...because they feel compelled to for the sake of friendship, or perhaps even something more. It's good to see you posting a poem.  

  • moonwick
    July 26, 2004
    Wow! Good write! This is so true! We often say things that we shouldn't have said, and you're right: even though it's hard, we have to apologize. "I'm sorry." Those words, few though they may be, mean so much. This phrase is not unlike "I love you" or "Thank you"....words that seem to say so little, but they often say the most. Sometimes people are afraid to apologize because of pride, but forgiveness is what relationships are based upon...without it, no one would have friends because no one is perfect. When we say we're sorry, it is like asking our friends to accept us despite our human mistakes. I think your poetry really says a lot, and I'm glad you wrote it! Good luck in all you do!
  • Michael Dennis Rivers
    July 26, 2004
    So true and we sometimes forget how important diplomacy is.
    Nice poem here.
  • boxofcrums
    July 26, 2004
    That was a really good poem. You pointed out a few things that normally people wouldn't take the time to figure out. It really shows us that we are mortal and that our tongue is the most powerful thing in us or/and on us. The tongue can be good and bad. Good job!