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Conjunctive Sorrow

by Brian Francis

Sometimes, I wonder what you are trying to say,
when somehow, your sorrow seems more of a ploy.
Someone should teach you; about true regret,
because, it hasn't a coordinating conjunction.
 
If you mean that you are sorry
Then "but" has no place
Neither does "although", "even so", or "yet".
And tone is important to meaning too
As well as is facial expression
 
Not to be picky or drag out the scene
I don't want to fight anyway
I'd rather not hear insincere words
Meant to avoid real perception
 
So next time, before offering
A verbal illusion
Meant to appease your inner self-pride
Just throw up your finger
And say what you mean
We'll both sleep much better I'll bet.

08/31/2008

Posted on 08/31/2008
Copyright © 2019 Brian Francis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alison McKenzie on 08/31/08 at 08:06 PM

I love the honest punch of this.

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