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Four Excuses Never Forgotten

Not Today
Sorry I can't.
If I had more notice.
Maybe next time.

Only one noticed his face fall,
but she stuck by her decision anyway
not thinking it would make any difference.

Four excuses
Never forgotten, although it has been twenty-one years now.
Because there was 
No next time.

If one had stayed, it might have made
a difference. But none did.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 2/9/2019 3:41:00 AM
I have a huge lump in my throat - an ex colleague's son committed suicide I am sure she and her hubby look back and think 'if only':-( hugs Jan xx
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/9/2019 6:44:00 AM
Suicide is what I was thinking; I believe it is in every family. Sometimes murder-suicide actually. But you are definitely on the same wave length I was when I wrote this.
Date: 2/9/2019 1:01:00 AM
Pow! Now that's a powerful poem!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/9/2019 1:29:00 AM
It always kills me - not literally of course - how people at a funeral will recall the last time they saw them, the last thing they said, sometimes haunting themselves with this for years for no reason at all.
Date: 2/9/2019 12:50:00 AM
Hi Caren, excuses must be true, so we can excuse ourselves for a genuine reason, this come across well, but after excusing ourselves deliberately for the same old, same old, this spoils a relationship! Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/9/2019 1:29:00 AM
Thank you Jennifer. I drop friends along the way who do not understand "when I want to see you, it was five minutes ago."
Date: 2/8/2019 8:24:00 PM
Sounds like This poem is me. It takes me years to remember things. Now I get old age memory loss it's even worth. Nice write Caren. I enjoyed the read, my friend....Peter
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/8/2019 9:38:00 PM
I was thinking of the times we feel sad later for those were the last words we ever said to our friend, letting them down.
Date: 2/8/2019 7:05:00 PM
21 years ring in the ears...maybe next time.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/8/2019 9:37:00 PM
I hope there will be a next time.
Date: 2/8/2019 4:16:00 PM
Well penned, Caren. There is not always a second chance.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/8/2019 9:37:00 PM
There certainly is not. I like to remind people.