A Slip Of The Tongue

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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A Slip of the Tongue


Maybe it was no more than

a slip of the tongue,

or an itch of the fingers

that brought those words to life;

and maybe those words

were never really meant.

Once spoken,

once read,

there’s no taking them back

for they’ve already taken up residence

inside my mind.

It’s possible that you never meant

to be unkind.

Too late to turn back now,

they can’t be retracted,

and from my mind

they will never be extracted.

Remember, it was you that fired

the first shot

and began this war of words;

don’t blame me if my aim

is truer than your own.

Submitted: November 06, 2020

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Mike S.

You go girl! Excellent, Hull

Fri, November 6th, 2020 8:10pm


Thanks, Mike!

Sat, November 7th, 2020 12:53pm


Oh so sadly true. Words cannot be taken back so we must be sure to share only the good ones. Then again....on the opposite side ... actions do speak louder than words. I dunno .... when in doubt ... don't shout it out! Another great poem Hull (may I call you Hull? I noticed others do). I'm one of your biggest fans!

Sat, November 7th, 2020 2:43am


Of course you can. And thanks so much for reading.

Sat, November 7th, 2020 12:52pm

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