Sorry Ain’t Enough


Say you’re sorry, like it’s a big deal.

Life of regrets, now we’re going downhill.

Wishing you could change what you can

But you ain’t got the guts of a real man.

So you say you’re sorry it ended this way

Sorry for all the things you did and did say.

I said I understand, and it’s all forgiven

But as the days go by, I can’t stop wondering.

What type of sorry is this?

When you could change it if you wish,

Back to the way it was before

Instead of bolting down the door.

Since when were the opinions of others

More important than one who bothers.

Who wants nothing but the best for you

And instead has to stand outside and spue?

There’s never a one-way track,

Always a way out the back.

Spurn it if you must, it still exists.

Don’t need your petty excuses.

Sorry, I hurt you – it ain’t nothing

Till you put feet to words and fix your actions.

Sorry ain’t really sorry if it don’t fix

This wretched skewed-up mix.

I don’t need empty sorry’s

Shrugging shoulders like a pointless envoy.

This diplomacy has got me sick inside.

Say what you mean or get out of my sight.

I’m not interested in words

That are said for the ears of lil’ birds.

I’d rather hear nothing and see action.

Some real steel – some real retraction.

All the gold and jewels couldn’t sweeten it up.

Sorry ain’t enough.

Story behind the poem:

Saying sorry is not enough. There needs to be actions that attempt to repair what was damaged. Otherwise sorry is just an empty word that isn’t enough.


photo by Adriano Gonçalves


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