To Err is Human, to Forgive Divine - Musketeer 100th Challenge.

a poem by Denis Barter, Canada - poetry writer, author, poet

.All too often the unfortunate human way,
is to speak without consideration, and say
words that strike the listener to the quick!
Thinking we’re being clever and slick,
we give no consideration, nor think to pause
before we brashly speak! The hurt we cause,
with our words - attended by a foolish grin,
is in retrospect, often seen an uncaring sin.

We stutter apologies - inadequate and trite
seeking forgiveness. Though not a given right,
some will forgive our crassly, grievous gaffe,
upon seeing our abashment, and smile or laugh
to put us at ease and murmur an appropriate reply.
We being contrite, and embarrassed, would die
to take back the words we had brashly spoken,
but recall is impossible, and rapport being broken,
it is better far, before a wrong word is ever said,
to let its significance, resonate within our head!
Ergo! There would be no need for advice like mine,
although “To err is human, Forgiveness is Divine.”

Rhymer. June 10th, 2019.

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