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By Louis Gander
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Sorry

A tot, I was and always free.

My toys were there and calling me.

 

I had no time to hear your stories.

 

And as a youngster, had some things -

toys and games, a slide and swings.

 

I had no time to hear your stories.

 

So busy, I, with teenage years

as music soothed my hungry ears.

 

I had no time to hear your stories.

 

Our wedding was a fancy one.

So proud we were of our first son.

 

I had no time to hear your stories.

 

I labored very hard at work,

but problems?  They would always lurk.

 

I had no time to hear your stories.

 

Then older, I had had some pains.

My stock was down.  I had few gains.

 

I had no time to hear your stories.

---

Oh calendar, Reverse the years,

reverse regrets, my sins and fears.

 

I now have time for many stories.

 

Once unaware, through breeze confess,

dead leaves that toss against me, press.

 

I now have time for many stories.

 

Through my excuses, alibis -

I knew in private of your cries.

 

I now have time for many stories.

 

Back here at home, at humble grave,

In tears, your stories now I crave.

 

I now have time for all your stories.

 

But time flies by and by, it slips -

so word repeated from my lips?

 

"Sorry."  "Sorry."  "Sorry."

 

©2015 louis gander


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Submitted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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