Maybe I’d have enough money to fix what we’re all so sorry about.
However, money isn’t enough to pay out pain. Everything seen can’t been unseen.
And everything felt can’t be forgotten.
My name is sorry because no one knows how else to address me. As if “sorry” is some get of out jail free card. Or a pick up four card you drop to save yourself from a tough situation.
Sorry is not some noun that can fill up an empty space.
And it damn sure ain’t no verb since that’s all anyone if able to do – be sorry.
I know not knowing what to say can be awkward, but have you ever thought that just maybe,
Just maybe just listening and saying nothing at all can provide more comfort than sorry.
My name is sorry because now I feel like I’m your charity case.
The only thing this world feels sorry for is children, dogs, and the dead.
But what about us who are still living but slowly dying on the inside.
But it doesn’t matter because you needed that sorry to check off “do a good deed” from your to-do list today. I’m glad I could help.
My name is sorry because you have yet to learn how to differentiate sympathy from empathy.
Please tell me again what you have to be sorry for?
Because you heard a sad story today?
Yeah, it sucks! Want to know what sucks more? Living that story.
Not to burst your bubble but I have enough of my own sympathy and I really don’t need yours.
Your empathy though, that I’ll take.
Because where your new chapter began, maybe I can find an ending to mine.
My name is sorry because if I hear I am sorry one more time I think I’m going to scream.
Truth is your not sorry because you have nothing to be sorry about.
You didn’t accidentally bump into me or intentionally be vindictive to get back at me and suddenly you have remorse.
But now that you’re “sorry” I must play the therapist to you for feeling about feeling bad for me.
I guess in that instance, yeah you should be sorry.
It’s funny because it you look up the definition of sorry it says to feel distress, especially through sympathy with someone else’s misfortune. And right under that definition is another definition that means in a poor or pitiful state or condition.
My name is sorry because while your busy telling me your sorry
All I can think about is “Yeah, well me too”
- Brittany Golding