Dear Sister

I’m sorry that our path divided
and led in different ways;
sad that you’ve forgotten
the joy of childhood days;
disappointed that my words
could never melt
the ice around your heart –
they might have spelt
a message you misunderstood.
I’m sorry that a shared past
is no promise of a future
bond of sisterhood.

Kim M. Russell, 2nd April 2018

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The Sisters’, Ralph Peacock, 1900

My response to the Poetry School NaPoWrimo Prompt for Day 2: ‘An Apology for a Poem’.

On day 2, Ali wants us to write ‘An Apology for a Poem’, one which either says sorry for something your speaker has done, or includes an apology in some other way. He says that he’ll even allow ‘Apologetics’, the discipline of defending (usually religious) doctrines through systematic argumentation and discourse.

He tells us that there are plenty of good examples, most famously perhaps Robert Burns’ ‘To a Mouse’, but he has chosen ‘Dear Bryan Wynter’ by W.S. Graham.

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