Public apologies seem to be in
If you’re sorry, we’ll forgive you
No matter the sin
Now everyone seems to be eager to do it,
To apologize then admit that they blew it.
“I’m deeply sorry” our president said
“But I didn’t lie, I only misled”
Guiliani with regret and deep remorse
Publicly announced he would get a divorce
The Park Service in response to public ire
Apologized for starting the Los Alamos fire
The Argentine president said he did rue
The harboring of Nazis after World War Two
Pope John appearing in a mood of contrition
Apologized for the Inquisition
If the sons have to pay their fathers’ dues
Should the Egyptians apologize
For enslaving the Jews?
So you’ve erred. You are human!
Don’t wallow in the doubt of it.
Apologize, say you’re sorry,
And just snap out of it!
If there’s something I said
And you feel I’ve offended
I apologize, I’m sorry.
No offense was intended
Geraldine Forer Spagnoli