I must pay for my corruption some how.


There is No Excuse....But Sorry

There are no boundaries for discomfort

I must pay for my transgressions

No reversing past hurt or sadness


I'm no different than the man that has free will

Able to decide when to act out in kindness or rage

A decision that will always remain forever


My corruption will always remain

I can picture the look on parents faces

Their kids to forever be changed


One action affects the whole future

I can't redo what has already passed

But forever remember the tradgedy


I don't ask for forgiveness or sorrow

For all the people I indirectly affected

Will never know of what that contains


Apologies themselves hold no moral value

Words mean as much as you want them to

Words don't change the tide of regret


No word can express how I suffer

No action can express how I grieve

No one can rectify my endless pain


There is no law to condone hatred

There is no rule to allow animosity

There is no excuse...but sorry

Poetry by Coolaaron88 The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2006-12-09 at 05:01

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Wow.. you can write! Thank you so much.

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Powerful poem you have there. True, there is no excuse for big mistakes, and wouldn't it be great if those words could make everything right..? Excellent work - bookmarked, and I look forward to reading more of your work.

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So powerful, this is amazing. I love it. So much meaning, so many words so little regreets. I LOVE IT GREAT WRITE. *Bookmark*


Amanda K
Such a powerful and strong poem. I respect that Sorry but i doubt it will erase corruption made by humans in the world. I wish this sorry turns into deeds by world's leaders. thx for sharing it.


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Admiting to guilt, and asking for forgiveness is the first step to healing..this poem is a beautiful piece of raw emotion-thank you for sharing yourself with us.

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This is a extremly good text aaron! makes me sit down and think of what i could have done differently in the past. a strong and true text!

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This is a great over all text. :)

I really liked the part
"Apologies themselves hold no moral value
Words mean as much as you want them to
Words don't change the tide of regret"

Becasue it's so true.

Keep it up!

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Chris Fernie
Dear Aaron,

I hope that writng this moving piece has been therapeutic for you. You are a gifted writer who will go far... so restart your positive journey now!

Cheers, young friend, Chris

tony legba
Hm. I don't read this as a personal plea, more the voice of Everyman. Don't think you are this bad!
The expression is firm and confident.
Reading line 4 as central..."no different than the man", I take the poem to be fundamentally about whether young people are responsible for actions, or outside the law or moral guilt.
Your point-of-view on this is very clear.
There is something of a contradiction, however, as you know, for if "no word" can wash away the sin, how can "sorry" ? It too is a word on a printed page. Your "sorry" does not carry the positive readings that others have given it...it is rather a word without meaning--the point of your poem. This is a poem about emptiness that is full of emotion.
Apart from line 8-9: parents' faces , Their kids to be changed forever? or Their kids forever to be changed?...powerful writing indeed. Bravo.

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This is really good. you can tell by reading it you are truely and deeply sorry for whatever you may have done. Really good .. I liked reading it.

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If I was them and I read this, I would forgive you pretty damn quick.

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
a true heartfelt sorry is the open door to healing. This is a moving text that reveals the importance of admitting wrong doings and its effects in aiding in healing.


In Deep Thought
by Coolaaron88