Poetry

Poem: Apology Accepted

I’m sorry, Mom
Sorry, Dad
Sorry, poor Mrs. Dehovney,
my frustrated next door neighbor,
I’d like to apologize
to all the adults
and members of society
who were in positions of authority
that I had given such an awful time
when I was a bratty kid

I blame it all on being
an earthling,
young and naive,
flawed and self-centered,
a face full of pimples
not quite ready to be popped

My underdeveloped teenage brain
made poor choices
and was influenced
by the stupid ideas
of other misguided kids
who believed
that grown-ups should be
mocked and disrespected
because of their corny rules
and chastising faces

Now that I’m a parent,
I’d like to forgive my children
in advance.

Freelance writer, poet, yogi and photographer from Santa Barbara, California. I write and take pictures about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching years in California. The things that move me may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry, pictures and stories resonate with you.

12 comments on “Poem: Apology Accepted

  1. Authentic post…
    We often made some mistake everyone but we should also apologize for our every childlike behaviour

  2. Good post.
    When we grow up we started following those rules which our elders follows and which once we disagree.

  3. Well done and it gave me a bit of a giggle as well 🌷

  4. The perfect apology written. ✌🏾🙌 we give parents & adults tough times, when we were younger

  5. 😃😃😃. It’s true to say that you’re speaking here for a lot of us. Maybe you should set it to music and it can become a middle aged anthem 🤣🤣🤣

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