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Damage Control: An Apology Poem

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Damage Control: An Apology Poem

If the Result is Insult:
Rethink that course of thought!
For what can lead to the Heart's revolt
Is not the path I sought...
Wayward walking; trouble stalking
(When one lets loose their tongue!)
I can accept the poets' balking-
At least, when I cease to run,
And stop to take ownership
Of all the mistakes I've made
Vacation for my guilty trip-
As I apologize today

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~JustThatArchaicPoet aka Chan :)

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 5:52:00 PM
    Positive message. Love it. Congrats, Archaic Poet!

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 1/1/2014 11:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Juliet :)
  1. Date: 12/30/2013 5:22:00 PM
    This poem was written straight from your heart and it is wonderful, BP! Congratulations on your well deserved win!

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 12/31/2013 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, SP! <3 <3 :)
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 11:31:00 PM
    Awesome expression and congrats on the well deserved win :)

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 12/31/2013 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, K <3 <3 :)
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 10:35:00 AM
    Yes, it is very hard to stop long enough to respond & not to react. What a lovely apology! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 12/31/2013 10:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Much appreciated as always, Debbie :)
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 4:11:00 AM
    Enjoyed your poem and congratulations on the fine win,JTAP

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 12/31/2013 10:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Doc; I do appreciate it :)
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 8:44:00 PM
    You see! This is the kind of poem that makes a good hearted reader smile... xox..Linda

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 12/31/2013 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Linda. I'm glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the 1st place win. I was hoping it would make you smile. Happy New Year to you! Here's to a new year of peace and creative prosperity :)
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 8:43:00 PM
    CHAN, what I don't like is when someone tries telling you that you are not doing the right thing. I think your heart speaks louder than others trying to keep others down. That does not benefit anyone. , CONGRATULATIONS, thank you for supporting my SMILE contest. :) Wishing you a Warm And Heartfelt New Year. Take care.... LINDA

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 12/31/2013 10:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Much appreciated, Linda; thank you :)
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 8:41:00 PM
    Well, Chan I kind of smiled right away when reading your poem. It is nice, to set yourself free from all the negative feelings. That way you can breath easily. And know you did your part....xox..Linda

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    Date: 12/31/2013 10:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We all need peace and harmony. This is a sanctuary and we need to keep it that way. I was wrong so I came clean and I am starting over, and I hope everyone else who is having troubles or issues can set them aside and look forward instead of back. We all need a dose of humility, I think; myself included :)
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 11:18:00 AM
    A true man - a true person - will admit their wrongs. You are a cool poet, Chan. Always, Laura

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 12/20/2013 12:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Laura. The sentiment is totally reciprocated :)
  1. Date: 11/22/2013 10:33:00 PM
    I likes!!! and I see this one got Scott interested in your blog. I can proudly say that I saw the blogs you are referring to, and I enjoyed them! AS long as we respect each other's opinions, I think blogs are awesome ways to get to know each other.

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 11/23/2013 5:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Andrea; much agreed! :)
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 11:49:00 PM
    Nice rhyme, as one expects. But mostly you've got me interested in your blog.

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 11/20/2013 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you on both accounts, Scott; much appreciated :)
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 6:19:00 PM
    We have the freedom of speech, until it offends someone else! Yet, we all need to speak our minds, whether other people like it or not. Sometimes things just need to be said and heard! But, I think that an apology to those we hurt is wise, too! Really good work, BP!

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    Date: 11/15/2013 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks as always, SP <3 :)
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Nifty little rhyme, which I enjoyed very much. Of course, if we know in advance that our use of negative tongue will cause insult and do it anyway, who will honor our stupidity?

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    Date: 11/12/2013 4:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    By far and large I am A Fool, Mark. This isn't a very strong piece, but it's an attempt at an apology, nonetheless. Thanks for reading :)
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 10:51:00 PM
    I've no idea how you offended anybody but why am I not surprised, straightforward being (lol)? No mind. It takes a big person to apologize, more so to do it publicly. Hats off to you for showing courage on that score. A hamper of hugs herewith laced with a goodly amount of tact for your next rant. Use it well, my talented friend. Licia :-)

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 11/10/2013 5:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol I'm a shoot first and ask questions later kind of guy, D. Thanks for the compliments and am happy you dropped in :)
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 12:44:00 PM
    I enjoy your poetic rants and BLOGS. You are the epitome of " never a dull moment" :)

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    Date: 11/9/2013 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol Thanks, K! <3 <3 <3 :)
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 10:35:00 PM
    Have I missed something here...lol. I'm just stopping by from my busy daily schedule and catching up on some of your poems and to say hi. I hope you are well.

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 11/9/2013 5:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey, Mustapha. Yeah, I kind of went overboard with a blog and offended a few people so I thought I would write an apology poem. I've been writing a lot of blogs lately (check them out sometime!). Nice to hear from you, my friend! :)
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 7:09:00 PM
    Chan The Man This is a nice apology write. Very sweet of you to worry about offending others. Thats why we get along so well. We are both sweet.. HHHMM I'm just a little more sweeter. LOL Thanks for the nice comment on my Good Deeds Poem Hugs and Love Sweet Pea

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    Date: 11/9/2013 5:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I dare say you are much sweeter than I, Sweet Pea! Thanks for reading <3
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 9:07:00 AM
    Apology and forgiveness are the two great virtues. Of course I know nothing about your blogs writing, AJ. But I feel you have pure heart

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    Date: 11/8/2013 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for saying that, Doc; I appreciate it :)
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 3:51:00 PM
    I would have to concur with Jerry; of course for all I know you may possibly need to be taken out and flogged...but I still agree with his overall point ;-)

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    Date: 11/6/2013 6:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol Thanks for dropping by, F.J.; I appreciate the comments :)
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 3:44:00 PM
    I surely don't know what you said, but in this modern world we live in, I find that people are much to easily offended.

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 11/6/2013 6:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's most certainly true, Jerry. But I was blatantly offensive so this is my attempt to atone for the mean things I said. Thanks for visiting and reading :)