To unintentionally hurt someone, or the people that you care for, is always a regrettable experience. And sometimes, no apology will ever be enough compared to the pain that was caused. But saying sorry is the first step to forgiveness and express your sincerity with these 28 I’m sorry poems.
I’m Sorry Poems
1. I’m Sorry
I’m sorry I hurt you
I’m sorry for making you feel blue
I’m sorry that I was even there
I’m sorry that I called you my bear
I’m sorry that I lied
I’m sorry that you cried
I’m sorry that I we met
I’m sorry all you did was bet
I’m sorry that I loved you
I’m sorry our relationship grew
I’m sorry I fell apart
I’m sorry your still in my heart
I’m sorry that I’m still here
I’m sorry I still whisper in your ear!
I’m so sorry!
– Rachel Cravens
2. I’m sorry if I let you down
After a time when my life was a mess
If not for my friends my family would be one less
Not much seemed stable it was hard to find solid ground
So I would like to thank all my friends for always being around
My friends all know I’ve been through a lot
But I only survived it By of the support that I got
It must have been hard Always seeing me frown
For that I am sorry If I let you down
In all friendships There has to at least be two
But I was so lost in my grief That I forgot about you
We all go through our own and we differently grieve
But our love gets us through it this I truly believe
My I love you’s are special and this i know you will get
Because if I say it to you I know you will feel it.
My love for my friends Is always and forever
And that is what Keeps true friends together
– John Berryhill
3. Sometimes Sorry Is Not Good Enough
Maybe I hurt you and
Caused you to cry
I know the pain went deep
And this I won’t deny
I know I am to blame for
All your sleepless nights
The things that I said
I know it wasn’t right
I never meant you any sorrow
And I never meant
To make you cry
I am the cause of your pain
I accept all the blame
I called you cheap words
And a lot of other stuff
Sometimes saying I’m sorry
Just isn’t good enough
Somehow I felt what you
Felt deep inside
So much hurt and pain
Like a reflection in your eyes
Every breath you took
Filled with deceit and sorrow
Maybe your forgiveness
Will come on tomorrow
I can’t expect you to push
This all away
Maybe another time,
Another hour in the day
If I could take the words back
That caused you to cry
I would do it in a heart beat
And you know it’s not a lie
Nothing I can say right now
Will keep your heart still
I’m sorry, I apologize for
The way I made you feel
Even a broken heart is
One that’s hard to mend
This will follow me
Until the very end
In your eyes I am the enemy
And you have to do what you must
But sometimes saying I’m sorry
Just isn’t good enough
– Lillie Williams
4. I’m Sorry
I’m sorry for everything you’ve been through
It must’ve been very hard on you
I’m sorry for all that’s been said and done
I was the moon, you were the sun
I’m sorry for not making everything right
But the situation I was in, was very tight
I’m sorry for not lending you a hand
If only I could be a better friend
I’m sorry if it seemed like I didn’t care
Lucky for you, your special- someone was there
I’m sorry for breaking your heart
For forgiveness, where do I start?
– Duke Nguyen
5. I’m Sorry, Friend
I’m sorry friend
I don’t know what to do
I try so hard
to be a better person to you
I screw up a lot
and I ignore you too
I don’t know why
but I still love you
You’re my best friend
I know we can make it through
let’s make this friendship last
and make it better and true
I know you’re getting sick of me
I’m getting sick of myself too
I don’t know how many times
I can say sorry to you
But really, I am
I’m such a fool
I let such a wonderful
friendship break in two
I’m gonna push aside the past now
I’m gonna be nicer to you
I want to make this last
and show what better I can do
You’re my best friend still
and you’re my favourite too
Cait, remember the good times
and I know we’ll make it through
– Shannah Leigh
6. These Drops of Sweet Sorry
If you listen…..
Just a little closer
And if you would stay…..
Just a moment longer
You might be able to hear
These drops of regret
Fall into the bucket
And you might be able to see
These drops of sweet “sorry”
Filling up the bottle
I told myself this is
No fault of my own
And blamed it on your fear
Of being alone
But if I bring you…..
Just a little closer
And if I could hold you…..
Just a moment longer
I might be able to take back
Those drops of regret
And empty that bucket
And I might be able to soak up
Those drops of sweet “sorry”
And break open that bottle
We made this fairy tale
Into a very short story
You deserved a much better ending
And for this…..
I’m very very sorry..
– Cory Jones
7. I am sorry
Sorry for irritating all,
Sorry for disappointing all.
I did not think of doing all this,
I did not mean to do all this
I tried my best,
I did my best.
But I failed,
But I was unsuccessful.
What I did in the end was the only way,
What I did in the end was the only solution.
I had no other choice,
I had no other alternative.
My mind was full of thoughts,
My mind was confused.
I hope all will forgive me,
I hope all will forget what I have done.
Can my actions really be forgiven?
Can my actions really be forgotten?
I am remorseful,
I am sorry.
– Wanji Bunji
8. Sorry that I hurt you so much in life
Sorry that I hurt you much
Sorry, that I caused the pain
There is a feeling so mutual this side
Look I am also crying in vain
Life is small and you should know
That moments are lived only once in life
Please forgive me for all that I do
Forgive me with a clear heart inside
I promise this will not ever happen again
I promise that it will not cause the same
Sorry that I hurt you much
I am asking forgiveness again!
9. Please Forgive Me
I’ve said hurtful things to you,
Even though I love you,
I know I make you sad,
Now I feel very bad.
There are times,
I ask myself the questions of ‘why’,
Why I make you cry?
Why we have so many fights?
I know you, darling,
No amount of pleading,
Is going to change your mind again,
But I’m sorry for causing you pain.
Please, forgive me for what I’ve done,
It’s too hard for me without you,
Because you know how much I love you,
I’m really sorry, my love.
I hope you would listen to me,
Please, give me another chance,
You are my world and my life,
So please forgive me, my love.
– Alon Calinao Dy
10. I’m Sorry
I’m sorry, really sorry to see you cry,
Please let me dab your eyes to dry.
I made a bad mistake, I know that now
I want to apologize, if you would allow.
My darling, forgive me, I beg of you
I am a weak human, but I can be better
All I care about in this life is you
Please let me show you I still care, my dear.
I will never hurt you again, that is sure
My love for you is strong and pure
I know you care for me too
So, forgive this errant soul …
And make me, once again, whole.
– Gabor Timis
11. Forgive My Mistakes
I know I’ve made mistakes
So why should I even try
For when you look at me
All you see is that I lie
I’m sorry for the things I said
For giving you false truth in your head
I know that I’ve caused pain
that I drive you insane
Though you may not see what’s inside of me
You should know it’s deader than the Dead Sea
You may think that I don’t care
For all I give is just a stare
But what you don’t know
Is that the love I have for you is what glows
So I promise to try hard and to be true to you
So that our happiness will not be through
All I ask is one thing to see
Can you find it in your heart to forgive me?
For there is one thing I know is true
I do Love You
– Anna Liz Williams
The phrase “I’m Sorry” you may agree
Has turned into a social amenity
We say “I’m Sorry” more than Brenda Lee
Which was a hit song for her back in 1960.
You may not want to acknowledge the damage you’ve done
The pain that you’ve brought to spouse, daughter or son.
But if you’ve done wrong you must see the light
To take a pro-active step to returning things right
There will remain feelings that you can’t erase
Lost time and memories that you can’t replace
Because of your actions now nothings the same
Take a look in your mirror and know that there’s blame.
Maybe those words are one’s you won’t do.
They may not exist in your new age point of view.
Or, don’t want to hear the anger, it might make you blue
It’s easier to leave your loved ones hurt and askew.
Just saying I’m sorry is not all it takes
No magical words to make gone the mistakes
Begin the road back with those words from your heart
They do not mark the end but maybe a start.
Your family’s your bond like no other glue.
A great family we had, can we renew?
Deep in your heart you know what to do.
If I can say “I’m sorry” then I think you can too.
– Edward Iacona
13. I’m Sorry
Words I say don’t always come out right,
and they always seem to start a fight.
I know what I say can hurt you,
and believe me, I don’t mean to.
The last thing I want to see is you sad
because I can’t control myself when I get mad.
I know all you want from me is my best,
but right now I need time to rest.
Everything is happening so fast.
How long will it all last?
Everything is falling apart.
It’s ripping my heart.
I have so much anger built up; I have to get it out,
and all I want to do is scream and shout.
I take it out on you,
even though I don’t mean to.
I’m sorry for causing you more stress.
I know even you need time to rest.
– Casey Lee Watson
14. You and me
I’m not the one who expresses their feelings
Nor do I realize anything whether it’s good or bad.
But one thing for sure, this restless feeling I have
It’s so making me sad.
There always used to be ups and downs between us
Laughs and fights but we always used to pull through it.
Time has passed though nothing has changed
Except this feeling,
This will always remain.
For any reason if time ever comes to an end
I want you to know that I’m truly sorry for those times
I ever took you for granted,
When I never appreciated you as much as I should,
When I kept hurting you when I promised I wouldn’t.
I’m so sorry for causing you pain
No matter what, deep down you’ll always reside in my heart
And always be my friend.
– Ruby Ubbi
15. Forgive Me
I’ve never been so broken
that it hurts intensely when I breathe
I sit and cry an ocean
not knowing what to think.
I feel as though I’ve let you down
and your love for me will fade
and I can’t help but feel horrible
for mistakes that I have made.
Just know how truly bad I feel
for making you feel so vile
I wish I could take it all away
but it takes a little while
Saying the words I’m sorry
just don’t seem like enough
but we’ll get past this together
like we do when times are tough.
I feel like you deserve better
I hate what I put you through
but if you give me the chance
I promise I’ll make it up to you.
16. One Last Chance
I’m sorry you can’t trust me
And won’t ever let me in.
I’m sorry you don’t believe in me
And that I could not win.
I’m sorry for not being perfect
And for not being able to break your fears.
I’m sorry for messing up
And causing all your tears.
I’m sorry I can’t fix it
And make you want to stay.
I’m sorry I wasn’t good enough
And now I have to pay.
I’m sorry I ever doubted it
And made you second guess.
I’m sorry I was so stupid.
You haven’t seen my best.
– Jacob Greenberg
17. I’m Sorry
I’m saying sorry first.
I’m saying sorry last.
I’m saying sorry for the future,
but mainly for the past.
I’m sorry that I wasn’t there for you,
and I’m sorry for not listening
when you needed it the most.
You were right, and you had the right to be mad.
I’m sorry that you felt the need to apologize,
and I’m sorry that you were hurt.
I’m sorry that I can only see the good
and always try to avoid the bad.
I’m saying sorry for all my mistakes.
I’m saying sorry for being blinded,
blinded by the perfect thought of you and me,
when really we don’t have a chance.
I’m the stupid one.
I let you down, and I feel it deep within me.
We both made some errors and said something wrong,
but that’s how life is.
not even me and you,
so I’m sorry for that took
and I’m sorry for everything but …
Please forgive me.
We can change things back to normal.
I’m sorry if this is not what you want,
But it’s the only thing I can think of.
18. I Am So Sorry
When I came to you, you did not listen
You shrugged your head and kept dismissing
All my worries, fears and doubts
To you were unknown whereabouts
I tried so hard to tell you this
To get you to reminisce
Of all the times life was so good
Of times I thought you understood
But you weren’t there, your spirit gone
Your body was already withdrawn
And no matter how hard I tried to share
Your heart was empty you didn’t care
So here I am, the sky so starry
Looking up at you, I am so sorry.
– Kathleen J. Shields
19. My Last Apology
I am sorry that I hurt you; you were my best friend.
I still can’t believe that our friendship faced a tragic end.
I owe you an apology, and I guess this is the right time
I am a criminal; hurting you was my crime.
I never wanted to let you down, never wanted to see you frown.
It’s been a month I’ve been having this feeling and I am so down.
It wasn’t my intentions to make you sad.
It’s that all the things I did for you went bad.
Now you hate me; that was very hard to accept.
I am feeling burdened, like I have a debt.
Let’s be honest, one month went like a whole year.
I wish I could put life in reverse gear.
Punish me, forgive me, that is what I need.
I just want to undo my wrong deed.
I can’t sing; I can’t dance.
All I need is another chance.
I just want you to know that I still care,
And I want to make everything clear and fair.
Please forgive me; that is all what I can say.
I don’t want to live like this; it’s becoming harder day by day.
20. Three Ways Sorry
For all the things I didn’t do
Mistakes I made
Not living true
For all the things I let you miss
Time not spent
For all the times I didn’t try
For all the things I cannot fix
I’m three ways sorry now
– Pat Palmer
21. Things were wrong
Things were wrong I know,
I don’t have meanings to show,
But, life plays another game,
Where there is just blame,
I am sorry from my heart,
Can’t really stay apart,
So please forgive me!
22. I Am Sorry
I am sorry that I hurt you so,
By hurting you hurt myself more.
Your feelings mean the world to me,
I care for you more than I show, more than you see.
I am really sorry.
23. What I want you to know
What I wanted to tell you and what I could not do
That was something that made me so sad
That day my mood was very bad
I yelled and I know it’s my fault
Things just went all out of the vault
Forgive me as one mistake you can
I genuinely want to tell you sorry without any pretend
Forgive me is all I want to tell you
For you only give me a hint or clue
How will I ever be able to live without you
So sorry for yelling at you,
And I hope that you forgive me through!
24. Sorry is an honest word know that
Sorry is an honest word my friend
When I say sorry, I also mean it your way
When I say sorry, I also mean why I say
Its your turn to accept my heartfelt apology
It’s your turn to let go of things
The issue was small just think once
There was nothing that caused a stir
Lets just talk again to clear things out
There is nothing left to see or hear
I am telling you sorry from my side
Now accept my apology from your side
I am so sorry..I promise this won’t happen again!
25. I wish that I could bring back
I wish I could just bring back that lost smile
I wish I could cheer you up every while
I wish I could just hug you tight
And tell you that I am sorry
No one is ever happy after a fight
It causes so many emotions in mind
I wish I could just tell you
That I don’t mean to hurt you
I am sorry as I apologize from my heart
I am sorry for everything that happened
This won’t surely happen again
This wont surely happen with you
I am also feeling so blue
A life lived without you, I am so sorry!
26. I really did not meant to
I really did not meant to hurt you
I did not meant to insult you that day
If you felt bad, I am sorry for it
If you felt bad, then I am sorry
End this and then move on
End this plight so that I be so strong
Lets make a new beginning my dear
Lets end all this in a cheer
Life will be much easier that way
Forgive me through and make my day
I ask for an apology from you
I am so sorry for everything!
27. Sorry is the word I have for you
Sorry is a word that is meant to heal
So please forgive me with that deal
I did not meant what I did
I didn’t meant what I told you that day
It just came out of nowhere
So sorry that I caused so much hurt
Sorry that I made you cry
Give me a chance to reason my self
Give me another chance to try
I promise this won’t happen again
I ask for forgiveness from you
I am sorry for whatever happened
Please forgive me through!
There is much in life that makes me sorry as I journey down life’s way.
And I seem to see more pathos in poor human Lives each day.
I’m sorry for the strong brave men, who shield the weak from harm,
But who, in their own troubled hours find no Protecting arm.
I’m sorry for the victors who have reached success, to stand
As targets for the arrows shot by envious failure’s hand.
I’m sorry for the generous hearts who freely shared their wine,
But drink alone the gall of tears in fortune’s drear decline.
I’m sorry for the souls who build their own fame’s funeral pyre,
Derided by the scornful throng like ice deriding fire.
I’m sorry for the conquering ones tho know not sin’s defeat,
But daily tread down fierce desire ‘neath scorched and bleeding feet.
I’m sorry for the anguished hearts that break with passions strain,
But I’m sorrier for the poor starved souls that Never knew love’s pain.
Who hunger on through barren years not tasting joys they crave,
For sadder far is such a lot than weeping o’er a grave.
I’m sorry for the souls that come unwelcomed into birth,
I’m sorry for the unloved old who cumber up the earth.
I’m sorry for the suffering poor in life’s great maelstrom hurled,
In truth I’m sorry for them all who make this aching world.
But underneath whate’er seems sad and is not understood,
I know there lies hid from our sight a mighty germ of good.
And this belief stands firm by me, my sermon, motto, text –
The sorriest things in this life will seem grandest in the next.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox