Thursday, April 7, 2011

"The Apology" a poem

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The Apology

2 large doses of bitterness
1 quart of embarrassment
1 cup of light excuses
1 tablespoon of regret to garnish (optional)

Cut the bitterness in half, remove the extreme venom, and mash the sarcasm.  Put the sarcasm on hold and let it go with determination into a more tolerant state of mind.

Gather the awkwardness with the excuses into your heart.  When the feelings are in control, not paralyzing, combine it with the tolerant state of mind.

Season to perfection with compassion and persistence.  Offer it immediately, sprinkled with regret, if possible.  The apology may be e-mailed (optional).

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens, 4-7-11


Todays daily Kell's poetry writing prompt is:  Find a favorite recipe.  Now write a poem or in the style of that recipe about a family secret, yours or someone else's.  I tweaked it a bit and turned it into something most of us have a hard time doing.

9 comments:

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

A delightful recipe, Margaret!

justine said...

absolutely brilliant! I love it!

texwisgirl said...

amen to that.

Marinela Reka said...

A beautiful recipe, Margaret! Love it :)
Short Poems

Tess Kincaid said...

Very clever! Loved this.

Log Cabin Studio said...

Lovely poem..
Caroline

Kala said...

What a great post - you are very creative!

Margaret said...

Eric, Justine, Texwisgirl, Marinela, Tess, Log Cabin Studio & Kala - I initially "balked" at this "recipe" prompt and didn't want to do it and, well, I am pleased with it. What do I know?

trisha said...

brilliant recipe.