Sunday, 18 August 2013

I am sorry

Ndo, I am sorry
Dear God, I am sorry
I hope I am not making this prayer too late
I am sorry
This is pain
This is pain, I can’t deal with
I am sorry
Ndo, nwannem
I am sorry
I saw you fall before you did
I am sorry
I did not warn you
I am sorry
I did not help you
I am sorry
I did not mourn you
I am sorry
Ndo, I am sorry
I am sorry, I am sorry
There is nothing I can say
Even now to a stranger
I am sorry
I refused to help you
I am sorry
I did not pray for you
Ndo, I am sorry
When the flames took you away, I was asleep
I am sorry, I am sorry
I don’t have an excuse
I am sorry
I did not run after you,
I am sorry, I am sorry
I am sorry my brother
I am sorry my neighbour
I am sorry my hall rep
I know it’s certainly not early enough

But my heart won’t quit saying I am sorry.