Thursday, September 29, 2011

To Hear the Words

Sorry seems to be the hardest word. -Elton John/Bernie Taupin


But some say it often. Perhaps too often.

Words like I’m sorry come easily for many.

Others will wait too long before their mouth will form the words. Some never will.

Some wait a lifetime to hear those two, very small words.

They shroud themselves in bitterness while they wait with their own jaws wired shut.

They wait, before they, themselves will speak or forgive.

Others will grow weary of hearing it with such regularity.

Because an apology unsupported by action is almost always just another adjective combined with a preposition.

Those who speak it often and without authenticity make those words even smaller still.

I want to be one who never waits for words.

Never waits to hear them.

Never waits to speak them.

Never withholds forgiveness or grows bitter because of their absence.

Never uses them as solely an adjective supported by a preposition.

Which end of these words are you on today?

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