Excuses (tanka)

Where were excuses

When the final moment came

To sit and listen

To the telling of the tale

Of the all I could have done


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elle64 3 years ago from Scandinavia

Yes that is not a good road to go down. Thanks for stopping by ,so often. Greeting from Fyn, Denmark.


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Interesting! Thank you!


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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

The emptiness resonates - evocative words - so meaningful.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Aw, yes, we cannot wait too long.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Shoulda, woulda, coulda!


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janshares 3 years ago from Washington, DC

This one hit me right in the heart, tearing up as I type. Thank you for this one, powerful.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

Sometimes all we have are excuses. I suppose it is better than nothing in response to events be they good or bad. In no response we have emptiness and lose the will to exist. Provocative thoughts my friend. whonu


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Interesting and awesome !


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Excuses, excuses! We well know what we should have done, but just didn't get a Rountoit.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

a very good Tanka Mhatter :)


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Awesome...Too late!


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

Good job Sir Martin! In all our searching, the only thing we ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.

Have a nice day!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Good morning, Martin

Regret creeps in when excuses don't work, it seems. Hindsight is a great teacher, always looking back wondering and trying to second guess.

Amazing which what I have come to expect and you do not disappoint.

Angels are winging their way to you, my Friend... ps


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

What we could do, we should do and should do are all different things.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Sometimes it is better later than never.

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