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Excuses (tanka)

Updated on June 3, 2013

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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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sometimes it is better later than never.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      Patricia Scott 4 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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      Tijani Achamlal 4 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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Awesome...Too late!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      a very good Tanka Mhatter :)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 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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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Interesting and awesome !

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      whonunuwho 4 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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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 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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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Shoulda, woulda, coulda!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, yes, we cannot wait too long.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      The emptiness resonates - evocative words - so meaningful.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Interesting! Thank you!

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      elle64 4 years ago from Scandinavia

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