Here’s a collection of useful I’m sorry poems that you may use as a unique way of apologizing to someone who deserve a sincere apology.
We all make mistakes and sometimes hurt the people in our lives that we care about. One of the best ways to fix things, is by simply apologizing from our hearts. Of course, poems help us express and understand how we feel.
In celebration of that, reading famous short poems can tug at your heart strings.
Best I’m Sorry Poems
I just feel so much guilt,
That my words and actions built.
I know, what I did was wrong,
Tried to avoid it, and be strong.
Following me has been the truth,
It was hurting like a tooth.
A second more, I could not deny,
Not apologizing was a lie.
I’m so sorry, from deep inside,
Clearly guilty, my hands are tied.
It was obviously, all my fault,
I have opened my inner vault.
To be one with each other
What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen
each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow,
to share with each other in all gladness,
to be one with each other in the
silent unspoken memories?
~ George Eliot
The following poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a well-known standard that has helped to mend many relationship fences. It’s been around for ages because it’s so perfect for so many ‘apology’ related reasons…
How Do I Love Thee?
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,–I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!–and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
True friendship is a gift
Oh so precious and so rare
Sometimes we take it for granted
Sometimes we do despair
Our fault is being human
Mistakes are everywhere
Please let me not lose the gift
That is so precious and so rare.
I am sorry to hurt your feelings my love
I should have kept my promises as I have told you
But I don’t know the reason why I did wrong to you
I felt sad when I show your tears rolling on your cheeks
I know you are very upset over me
and don’t want to talk to me either
If you feel that I had hurt you by unpleasant words
then please forgive me and accept my sorry
Do not stop talking to me my love
If you do so, my heart will burst into thousand pieces
You know how much I am in love with you
and without you my loneliness will take me to hell
Always, there is a special place in my heart for you
where my love for you is so passionate and true
No one can melt my heart like you do
nor clutch my soul to give me new life-like you
My love, please talk to me again
and I promise your love in my life
will be pleasant until my end.
Please give me a chance to explain,
What I did was completely vain.
It was clearly way beyond rude,
Completely stupid, I must conclude.
I used words, I did not mean,
I need to stop – acting fifteen.
My actions and words, simply not right
I’m sorry for my anger and spite.
Please give me a chance to explain,
There must be something wrong with my brain.
My emotions, I must learn to control,
And never hurt you, this is my goal.
There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found
While journeying east and west –
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Sorry is a small word I know,
I may not have many feelings to show,
But, forgive me now and end this woe,
You also know,
That I cannot stay without you my love,
I think about you all the time,
So, please forgive me for what I did,
Please let me call you mine,
Sorry my love!
I have many times said sorry
I have sent you a lovely apology
But you haven’t responded even once
Now I can’t bear your silence
Please reply from wherever you are
Light up my life-like a shining star
Until then I will pray with all my might
For everything between us to become alright
I’m sorry of being so emotional
I’m sorry of being so possessive
I’m sorry that I cry for you
I’m sorry because I can’t live without you
I’m sorry for the tears you shed
I’m sorry for the damage I made
I’m sorry I’ve made you sick
Sorry I hurt you so deep
I’m sorry for giving you sleepless nights
I’m sorry for each and every fight
I’m sorry for your pain & agony
I’m sorry for the missing harmony
I’m sorry for my selfish love
I’m sorry for not caring enough
I’m sorry for my restlessness
I’m sorry for the losing grace
I’m sorry my friend I made you mad
I’m sorry darling you are so sad
Sorry for not giving you any happiness
Sorry because it’s my disgrace
I’m sorry for thinking of you so very much
I’m sorry I always miss your touch
I’m sorry of being so mad about you
I’m sorry for my every blue
I’m sorry of being so immature
I’m sorry now that can’t be cured
I’m sorry of being myself
I’m sorry that I’ve failed
I’m sorry and sorry again
I’m sorry of being insane
But believe me that I love you
Should I say sorry for that too?
I look in the mirror, feel so much shame.
It was my fault, I deserve all the blame.
Just don’t know what I was thinking,
With all this shame, I feel like I’m sinking.
All the consequences, I completely deserve,
Can’t imagine, where I found the nerve,
I just feel like the biggest fool,
What I did, was simply not cool.
Your forgiveness, I earnestly plead,
Without it, my heart won’t be freed.
Please forgive me, I miss you so much,
Beautiful voice and your tender touch.
Relationships are fragile I know,
You have to care and show,
That I love you so,
But, can’t you forgive me for one mistake,
This moment, can’t you change your take?
Coz without you I am incomplete,
You are in my every heartbeat,
So, please forgive me!
I want to apologize to you
In every way possible
I want to make it up to you
On the double
I want to see you happy
As soon as I can
Giving you hugs and kisses
Is the first step of my plan
I am sorry
Sometimes in my heart
Or when I hear your name
I think of the day I lost you
There still is so much pain
You were my love
And also my best friend
With you I choose to be with
My life I wanted to spend
I’m so sorry I hurt you
It sincerely breaks my heart
Please forgive me my love
And give me a new start
I want you to know that
I’ll love you forever
I still have hope that someday
We’ll get back together
I forgive you my life,
Begotten in a drab town,
The intention was good;
Passing the street now,
I see still the remains of sunlight.
It was not the bone buckled;
You gave me enough food
To renew myself.
It was the mind’s weight
Kept me bent, as I grew tall.
It was not your fault.
What should have gone on,
Arrow aimed from a tried bow
At a tried target, has turned back,
With questions you had not asked.
~ R. S. Thomas
I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
~ William Carlos Williams
I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.
~ D.H. Lawrence