Friends I'm Sorry Poems

Friends I'm Sorry Poems

Forgiveness Poems

Preserving a friendship requires many skills. One of the most important of these is the ability to say I'm sorry. We all make mistakes. Hurting each other from time to time is inevitable, especially in a close friendship. Some people are incapable of apologizing, because they are unable to admit that they may have made a mistake. There is no way for a friendship to last without apologies. Saying I'm Sorry in a sincere and compassionate way will preserve your friendship and deepen the bond that you share.

22 Apology Poems

  1. 1. Hug O' War

    Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) wove lessons into his poems for children. In Hug O' War, he shares the importance of showing kindness to others instead of trying to overpower them.

    I will not play at tug o' war.
    I'd rather play at hug o' war,
    Where everyone hugs
    Instead of tugs,
    Where everyone giggles
    And rolls on the rug,
    Where everyone kisses,
    And everyone grins,
    And everyone cuddles,
    And everyone wins

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  3. 2. My Last Apology

    • By Manraj
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011

    This poem is dedicated to my best friend. I am still waiting for her reply. I hope she forgives me.

    Apology Poem

    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.

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  5. 3. Forgive Me?

    • By Lilly
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015

    My best friend and I got in a big fight over something stupid. I overreacted. I was just in my room really upset when I wrote this. I sent it to her, and I hope she'll forgive me.

    Apology After A Fight Poem

    No matter how much we fight,
    I'll always be by your side.
    We've been through too much
    To let what we have slide.
    For years you've put up with me;
    You're my best friend,
    I can always count on you; now it's my turn to lend.
    This is all my fault,
    Don't let this turn our friendship gray.
    I love you, and that's all I have to say.

    Apology After A Fight Poem, Forgive Me?

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  6. 4. Friendship Lost

    • By Emily Long
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2010

    This is about a friendship you caused to end and want to make better. This is for a friend I hurt and I'm sorry! Never give up on a friend you can't go a day without thinking about. Be the bigger person and apologize. Don't give up on them.

    My life was changed, turned, and twisted
    when I knew our friendship no longer existed.
    I know I was wrong; I know I messed up,
    and that's why I'm sitting here typing this up.
    I'm sorry for all the things I let go to my head.
    I'm sorry for all the things that I said.
    I'll make it better; I'll make it oh so right,
    as long as you promise us never to fight.

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  7. 5. I Can't Undo

    • By Nick
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2009

    Dedicated to the person who helped me change my life

    I'm sorry for what I said
    the way I acted
    all you were trying to do was help
    but I would not accept it
    I didn't want to live
    but there was something you said
    something that opened my eyes
    after this year I will probably
    never see you again
    but please accept my apology

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  8. 6. All I Want Is Our Friendship Back

    • By Nicole Krebs
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008

    This poem was written when me and my really close friend got in a fight, it was a really upsetting fight and I wrote this poem and gave it to him and it fixed everything..!

    Where did I go wrong
    with being your friend
    Where did I miss up
    Please tell me.

    You tell my friends you hate me
    You tell them you don't care
    You don't think they tell me
    cuz they do.

    What happened to the friends we used to be
    When we would hang out
    and do the stuff we both loved
    Oh man do I miss that.

    I keep telling myself that maybe
    you'll come back, but what if I'm wrong
    I tell myself you don't mean the things
    that you tell my friends.

    I kept all your secrets
    I helped you when I could
    I told you stuff that I
    have never told anyone else before.

    So where did our friendship go wrong
    Why did it have to turn out the way
    it did and the way it has
    All I want is our friendship back!

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  9. 7. So Precious And So Rare

    • By Jenny Clausen
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2008

    This poem is dedicated to my ex boyfriend. I hope to make amends with him and one day be with him again. I have hurt him very much and am truly sorry for it.
    I want everybody to know that I still love him and am truly sorry for everything I did. When I recover, I hope to be with him again someday.

    Poem To My Ex Boyfriend

    Your friendship is a gift
    Oh so precious and so rare
    Sometimes I take it for granted
    Sometimes I do despair

    Some days I say I love you
    Some days I treat you bad
    I say things I don't mean
    But I never meant to make you mad

    Everyday is a struggle for me
    My mind is an angry storm
    Suffering from illness
    That makes me feel forlorn

    They say I will get better
    All I need is time
    Meanwhile I am losing friends
    Which is not a very good sign

    Once rejected by my mom
    Now one can only see
    A walking skeleton pale and weak
    A mental patient that is me

    Sickness consumes my life
    Getting worse year by year
    It made me lose my sailor,
    My best friend despite what you hear

    I live in fear of a particular treatment
    The chance of being placed in a hospital
    Surrounded by doctors and ones like me
    I fear it may be possible

    Oh I wish I could get better
    And stop the voices in my head
    That make me angry and fearful
    Causing me to say things I should have never said

    Your love for me was wonderful
    So precious and so rare
    You loved me no matter what
    And made me feel good everywhere

    You left me for a noble reason
    To protect our country over sea
    And all you wanted to do
    Was to be happy and free.

    I promised I would be your friend
    All the way to the bitter end
    But instead I squandered your freedom
    Along with a nasty message did I send

    It tore you up and hurt you beyond repair
    You ceased all contact with me because you got so mad
    Now I regret writing it and cry all day
    It was not worth it making you so sad.

    Nothing good comes out of conflict
    Nothing positive is near
    I pray that you can someday forgive me
    And speak those words that I want to hear

    My fault is being sick
    My mistakes are everywhere
    Please let me not lose the gift
    That is so precious and so rare.

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  10. 8. I'm Sorry, I Should Have Listened

    • By Tyrsa Goodwin
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011

    I made this poem the day I found out I had lost my best friend forever. It wasn't over death, it wasn't over who I hung out with, it was about me making a stupid choice and going back to an ex boyfriend who Caleb tried to warn me about and tell me he was no good but I didn't listen....I'M SORRY, I should have listened

    You know, nothing hurts worse than losing a best friend.
    I thought I could confide in you,
    Tell you everything, but when I tried to tell you something, something I knew you wouldn't like to hear,
    It ended up me losing the best friend I could ever ask for.

    I know we had rough times,
    I know I did stupid things,
    But you were always the one to catch me when I fall,
    To help me when I was down.

    I still remember the talks, the really REALLY long ones,
    The ones where we could just sit and talk about anything that was bothering us,
    Whether it been relationships, friendships, or...well anything basically,
    I know I didn't listen,
    But I can hear it now, the words that I thought were useless at the time,
    But now, as I look back, I realize that if I had listened to them then, I would probably still have someone to lean on.

    I wish I had listened,
    I wish I had opened my eyes...or ears...and realized that what you told me was the truth,
    Even if it hurt me to hear the words coming from your mouth,
    I needed to hear the words,
    I needed to hear what you had to say, about him, about them, about LIFE.

    I'm sorry,
    If you don't want to listen to me,
    Then fine,
    But just remember, you will always be my best friend.

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  11. 9. Explanation To A Friend

    • By Melissa A. DeForge
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007

    A friend begs for forgiveness, explains her actions, and asks for another try

    Begging For Forgiveness

    I look at you and smile, because I haven't seen you in a while.
    The distance is tearing us apart.
    But I can hold the memories in heart.
    I hate being this far away.
    I feel like I can't express the things I need to say.
    People say things that aren't true.
    So no matter what I'm sticking with you.
    Whether you like it or not I'll always be here,
    to wipe away every single tear.
    Whenever you need me, you know where I'll be.
    I'm always in some crazy memory.
    Your pictures are up on my wall. I kept them all.
    You really don't know what you mean to me,
    but hopefully this explanation will make you see.
    I could never stay mad at you.
    You're special in everything you do.
    You've taught me a lot of lessons,
    and I'm thankful for all of your blessings.
    It's just that I try to be happy,
    but the more I try the more everyone hates me.
    It's like the harder I work, the more they take,
    the more I heal, the more they break.
    The happier I get, the more miserable they are.
    Sometimes I get so close but feel so far.
    All I'm asking is please don't hurt me.
    I'm hurting where only I can see.
    I wish I could tell you all the things I want to say.
    I wish you were here with me everyday.
    I know some things I did to you were cruel.
    Believe me when I say I was a fool.
    So please just give me another try.

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  12. 10. I'm Sorry and I Still Love You

    • By Loranan
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2009

    this is written by my friend for a former friend ..they aren't friends anymore but she still misses her.....

    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
    lets 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 a fool
    to let such a wonderful
    friendship break in two

    I'm going to push aside the past now
    I'm going to be nicer to you
    and show what I can do

    you're my best friend still
    and you're my favorite too
    remember the good times and I
    know we'll make it through.

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  13. 11. Forgive Me

    • By Czarina Gutierrez
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2009

    I'm sorry I've been acting weird lately just please forgive me and I hope we can still be BFF no matter what.

    Poem Asking Friend for Forgiveness

    friends come and go
    after you read this you may say so

    but I don't care
    because I took a dare

    to write this for you
    a friend so true

    I tell you this from the bottom of my heart
    before it shatters and falls apart

    forgive me for what I did
    I hope that this apology can get rid

    of the distance we have apart
    before our friendship dies of a broken heart.

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  14. 12. Don't Let Me Be Going

    • By Jenny L. Reece
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2007

    A friend pleads for reconciliation for without this friendship she cannot exist.

    I don't quite know how,
    To write what I must,
    But on this one page,
    I'll write what I trust.
    I trust in you,
    To keep me alive,
    As much as I trust,
    The night sky to rise.
    I know I once said,
    That we'll always be friends,
    But I never had the chance,
    To say it again.
    I will say it now,
    For that friendship is tried,
    But believe in me now,
    For all the tears that I've cried.
    I need you as much,
    As the fish needs the sea,
    And I hope that soon,
    You'll come back to me.
    To be gone with my now,
    Would sign my death warrant,
    Or to let me loose,
    Into the current.
    Please hear what
    I'm not telling you.
    Please see what I'm not showing.
    Please feel how much
    I feel for you,
    And don't let me be going.

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  15. 13. I Am Sorry

    • By Ashkyanm
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011

    I thought I was helping a friend by not mentioning what was hurting her when all she needed was to let it out of her heart.

    Forgive Me Even If I'm Not Worthy

    I'm sorry I hurt you and never was there for you
    I was a cruel person, that I say it's true
    I can't believe I was that horrible to you
    while you did for me the best you could ever do
    I didn't realize what you felt
    until the moment you came to tell
    I thought I was protecting you,
    but apparently it hurt you
    I apologize for sometimes I'm a fool in life
    and never realize unless the time is not right
    forgive me, my sister, even if I'm not worthy
    forgive me because I want to make it up for you

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  16. 14. Poison Vile

    • By Jasmine Guzman
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008

    I had things to get off my shoulders, and I expressed it through this poem. It talkes about my poisoned ways to this poor boy. No not real poison, but my tempting ways.

    I'm sorry for the way I look at you,
    I'm sorry for the way I smile.
    I'm sorry that I tempted you,
    With my poison vile.

    I never meant to hurt you.
    I made you go against your will,
    but deep inside she was hurting you,
    and I was the only one who saw.
    No one else payed attention,
    You're so sweet and innocent.
    I payed too much attention,
    And now I'm in my own detention


    I'm sorry for the way I look at you,
    I'm sorry for the way I smile.
    I'm sorry that I tempted you,
    With my poison vile.

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  17. 15. Sorry For Everything

    • By Ash
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2008

    I dedicate this to my two best friends because I was mean to them and I didn't know it. I really didn't mean anything.

    Hurt Best Friends

    I'm sorry for being mean,
    some people say its just from being a teen.
    sorry for calling you this and that,
    and being mean when you were up to bat.
    sorry for making you cry from all the stress,
    I really do think that you guys are the best.
    I really mean when I say I'll change for you,
    even though I say that a lot too.
    I feel really dumb for being mean to my best friend,
    I've been mean to you since I was like 10.
    I never though I would loose you,
    and I just want to say I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart

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  18. 16. Can't Get You Out Of My Head

    • By Abs
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2007

    A friend is left with sorrow, feeling sorry for a friendship past.

    Once again I write to you
    The sun is shining the sky is blue
    And all I do is sit and think.....
    Only about you without a blink

    The days pass and the nights yearn
    From all that has happened I wish I could learn
    That life isn't always what you desire
    It leaves you lost in flames of fire

    You see your day and see it through
    Knowing what I'm writing is all so true
    You ignore the meaning of all of this
    Thinking that I'm being childish

    I've tried to ignore I've tried to forget
    But all I see is the first time we met
    I don't know why this happened to me
    Maybe it's a dream, pinch me and see

    All I request is a closing chapter
    Meet me for 5 don't let me wonder
    All I want is for you to reflect on
    Whether I lie and this is for fun

    Hopefully you'll find the answer is no
    That this for me isn't a show
    Don't forget the moments we had
    The day you left I was sad

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  19. 17. Family And Friends

    • By Joy Flake
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    This one goes out to all family and friends that are there for each other. These are the ones who support us when the going gets tough.

    To all my family and friends,
    from whom I hear from
    now and then,
    Just wanted to say
    that I love you
    each and everyday.
    You fill my heart
    with love and laughter
    and without that
    nothing else matters,
    and all the things
    that we've been through,
    would mean nothing
    if I didn't have you.
    So please take my hand
    and together
    let's make a stand,
    to form a bond of love
    with the help from above,
    and not let little things
    get in the way,
    because we may not have another day,
    to tell that person
    I love you,
    which we may regret
    in some way.
    Please know that
    you're in my heart,
    and will stay that way
    and never part.
    Just wanted to say,
    that I love you
    and I hope you love me too.

    Family And Friends

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  20. 18. I'm Sorry But You're My Best Friend

    • By Elyse
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2007

    Dedication to my best friend Allie. In the end I apologized and we acted like nothing happened the very next day of school. All the months of fighting, and we never brought it up again. I hope we will be best friends again because currently we are just friends.

    I am sorry for what I did.
    I forgive what you have done.
    The truth is I miss you.
    Remember all the laughs we have together?
    Each day I pick up the phone to call you,
    And go wait I cannot.
    Because of that fight, I can't recall.
    Don't you remember?
    All the teachers who yelled at us for talking
    And the insides jokes that we laughed our heads off with
    And the gossip and rumors we made.
    I told you we will be best friends forever,
    And I plan to keep that promise.
    I said things I didn't mean,
    And you hurt me by what you said also.
    Just trust me on this.
    I'm sorry
    We seem so far apart now,
    Which is something I don't want to happen.
    You were my best friend,
    And you cannot deny it.
    If you don't accept this
    Then I understand.
    You will not be forgotten.

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  21. 19. Best Friend I Have A Secret

    A secret that I will keep forever because having to tell my best freind that he partner keep touching me is too painful too do I LOVE YOU KIDDO X

    Keeping Secrets From Friend

    Best friends should never have secrets
    But I keep this one from you
    Don't want you to think so badly of me
    Our friendship is deep and true

    The last 10 years of my life
    Is the best it's ever been
    We've laughed and cried together
    We've made an excellent team

    But I have this dark deep secret
    The words I cannot speak
    The way he likes to touch me
    Sometimes when you're asleep

    I lay there as if I'm dead
    So he doesn't think I know
    It's easier to deal with that way
    He treats me like a hoe

    I know how much you love him
    The long years you've spent together
    Can't bear to see you're heart ripped out
    Not now not ever

    So I'm truly sorry to hurt you
    It's best if I don't say
    I want to keep my best friend forever
    Don't want to loose her this way

    I want to thank you dearly
    For being my best friend
    Like the sister I never had
    Hope we're together to the end

    I always try and avoid him
    So I don't make this any worse
    But he knows what he's doing to us
    It's disgusting and perverse

    Best friends should never have secrets
    But I keep this one from you
    Don't want you to think so badly of me
    Our friendship is deep and true

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  22. 20. Friends

    • By Stacy Daykin
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2010

    I have hard times with friends and this is one I didn't want to lose.

    I'm So Sorry Poem For All The Pain

    We were so close at heart.
    But then we suddenly drifted apart.

    I know it was my fault.
    That I put everything to a halt.

    I will remember all the fun times we had.
    The good and then the bad.

    But all in all we were friends.
    That's all that mattered to me.
    But then I had to mess it up.
    Why couldn't I see.

    I'm so sorry for all the pain I have caused you.
    But I hope you remember one is always better than two.

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