If only you had not uttered that one sentence,
She would not be crying, hurting where it matters the most
Heart struck you bite your lip hoping
Your gripping teeth could tear
That senseless mouth of yours,
And retreat silently to your room.
No words can repair her heart now.
Time, more time, and love, and caring deeds only
Can turn back the clock, and help her move past
How much you just pained her.
“My bright candle I apologize for snuffing out your light.
What I said I surely meant, but I did not foresee the hurt
And for that I wish I had turned my tongue
A thousand times before I moved to speak.”