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Backhanded Apology

Sorry if I upset you, I really didn’t mean it Actually, I meant it Until I saw it upset you, Now I’m sorry you are Upset by my words But I got them said, Which I intended to do.
Written September 12, 2022 POEM OF THE DAY Poetry Soup September 14, 2022

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Date: 9/16/2022 2:00:00 PM
Congratulations on POEM of the Day! Well deserved!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/19/2022 8:51:00 AM
Thanks, Caren. It was a real surprise!
Date: 9/16/2022 12:39:00 AM
I finally found the time to read a few POTD, Milt, and yours was the one that stayed with me, well done. A testament to the power of words...
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/19/2022 8:51:00 AM
Thanks, Timothy. I truly appreciate it.
Date: 9/15/2022 3:19:00 PM
Belated congratulations, Milt. Not sure how I missed your POTD, I probably expected someone else to get it. Oops!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/24/2022 5:45:00 PM
(chuckling)
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Terry Flood
Date: 9/19/2022 9:11:00 AM
Gotcha! That was my backhanded apology. ;-)
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/19/2022 8:51:00 AM
That's okay, Terry. I certainly didn't expect it.
Date: 9/14/2022 11:00:00 PM
Just now saw this Milton, sorry for coming here late to wish you... Hearty congratulations on your potd honor... Nowadays not getting enough time even to wish people for their potds... Your words so cleverly put together to apologize... excellent yet subtle... in light verse... I loved it and enjoyed reading it... Thank you for sharing this... God bless... ~ Ani
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/19/2022 8:52:00 AM
Thanks, Anitha. I appreciate your thoughtful comment.
Date: 9/14/2022 4:48:00 PM
Milt, I think we've all been the recipients of backhanded apologies. Well stated in a lighthearted way, and congrats on your POTD ~ John
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/19/2022 8:52:00 AM
Thank you, John. So true!
Date: 9/14/2022 3:35:00 PM
A couple of intetesting twists here Milt. Yours are away my first read AND a POTD to boot. Congratulations! Best - Ken
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/19/2022 8:53:00 AM
Thank you, Ken. I'm so happy to hear from you. Been a long time and I wondered what you were up to.
Date: 9/14/2022 1:43:00 PM
Congratulations Milton on POTD! I don't care what everyone says about you, I still think you are a good guy! My intention is strictly humorous. Robert
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/19/2022 8:53:00 AM
Thank you, Robert. It's good to know that you are a loyal friend. Which you are!
Date: 9/14/2022 1:12:00 PM
Milt, honest words and congratulations on receiving the POEM OF THE DAY honor, blessings ~
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 1:18:00 PM
Thanks so much, Constance. I was truly surprised and really don't think the piece merited it, but....
Date: 9/14/2022 11:43:00 AM
I like your 'hesitation move,' Milt. Were you an All-American basketball player in your day?!... Congrats on POTD! Cheers, Gershon
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 11:59:00 AM
Nope. I was a band person.
Date: 9/14/2022 11:43:00 AM
Love it Milt!! Congratulations on potd! I guess sometimes the truth hurts. Lol
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 11:58:00 AM
Thanks, Mark. I appreciate your read and comment.
Date: 9/14/2022 10:53:00 AM
Well, it's the thought that counts...isn't it? Great piece, L M, and a good choice for POTD.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 11:59:00 AM
Thank you, Jim. I suppose it is when it comes right down to it.
Date: 9/14/2022 10:29:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD Milt! A mini masterpiece that's perfectly clear. Makes for great daily impression!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 11:59:00 AM
Thanks, Anaya. It came as a shock to me!
Date: 9/14/2022 10:01:00 AM
POTD with wit, depth, veracity...Well done, Mr. Milton. :-)
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 10:05:00 AM
Thanks, Arlo. I appreciate it.
Date: 9/14/2022 9:32:00 AM
This sounds funny and serious at th same time. You have made an apology and also set your heart free of all resentment. Congratulations, Milton on your POTD.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 9:54:00 AM
Thanks so much, Valsa.
Date: 9/14/2022 8:06:00 AM
congratulations! I enjoyed this very true poem :)
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 8:07:00 AM
Thank you, Angela. I certainly didn't expect that it would be a P.O.T.D.!
Date: 9/14/2022 7:34:00 AM
Words sometimes need to be said to feel better inside. Hope you are doing well
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 8:06:00 AM
You are absolutely right, Eve. I am, thank you.
Date: 9/14/2022 6:50:00 AM
BIG congrats on POTD, Milton. I liked the interplay of words. Enjoy your day.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 8:08:00 AM
Thank you, Vijay. I am shocked that this little poem is P.O.T.D.
Date: 9/14/2022 6:46:00 AM
Super sentiment Milt. Sorry you're upset, but not sorry I said what I said. You da man! Congratulations on your POTD honor! Linda
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 8:13:00 AM
Thanks so much, Linda. Totally unexpected.
Date: 9/14/2022 6:38:00 AM
Back to say congratulations on your POTD, Milt. Enjoy your special day my friend. Bill
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 8:13:00 AM
Thank you, Bill. You just never know, do you?
Date: 9/14/2022 5:55:00 AM
Congratulations on this fine work being on POTD. Sara
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 8:13:00 AM
Thank you, Sara. You are too kind.
Date: 9/14/2022 5:48:00 AM
...NOW IF HIS WOULD ONLY FIT ON A T-SHIRT......
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 8:14:00 AM
Thank you, John. Yes, I suppose it would be fun on a T-shirt.
Date: 9/14/2022 4:45:00 AM
Congratulations Milt on your POTD honors!! Keep on riding high and enjoy!!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 8:14:00 AM
Thank you so much, Mike. I hope you are having a super week. I'm off on a short trip, but will be back on Monday.
Date: 9/14/2022 4:18:00 AM
lol, see recent poem, and congrats, friend!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 8:15:00 AM
Thanks, Jeff. I read the poem, also your Soup Mail. You and I are on the same page!
Date: 9/14/2022 4:13:00 AM
wow that only shows how powerful words can be, as writers we are good at that, writing at the cutting edge, you made me stop and think, about how my words affect others. Incredibly insightful dear Milton, congrats on your POTD !
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 8:16:00 AM
Thank you so much, Vie. I always cherish your thoughts and your comments.
Date: 9/14/2022 3:49:00 AM
Milt, well said, congratulations on POTD!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2022 8:16:00 AM
Thanks, Tania. Hope you are having a great week.
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