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.

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