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broken record apologies

Something I'm trying to stop...poem

By Paul StewartPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Created by me with the help of ChatGPT/Dall-E

broken rere

cord apologies

just another chance

to hurt and harm

again and again

rinse repeat, refresh, reboot

rinse repeat, again, again

broken rere

cord apologies

g litc~~~hes in the matrix



meaningless, as always

unless the pattern is b ro~~~ken


rinse repeat, refresh, reboot

rinse repeat, again, again

broken rere~#~

cord apologies

reruns of nostalgic sorrys

the same old same old


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Author's Notes: Broken record apologies is something I've done a lot in the past. Trying to stop that and move forward with meaningful apologies that come with real change.

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Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

Overflowing in English language torture and word abuse.

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson

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Comments (18)

  • Poppy 4 months ago

    I love the structure of this... it makes it all the more powerful

  • Kendall Defoe 4 months ago

    e.e. cummings, call your office. ;)

  • Kristen Balyeat4 months ago

    OH wow, I love this! Such an important message, and the way you wrote the broken record voice into this was freakin awesome! This is a work of art with a really meaningful lesson woven in. A good piece to sit with. Bravo, pal!

  • Perfectly captured, Paul. And yes, once again I resonate completely with this.

  • JBaz4 months ago

    The layout, the words…everything works with this Paul

  • Shirley Belk4 months ago

    Dharrsheena nailed it!

  • Kodah4 months ago

    I loved this Paul! ❤️ Well done!!

  • Atomic Historian4 months ago

    You captured exactly how it feels to be told “sorry” by someone all the time. It’s why I tell people, don’t say “sorry”, apologize and change. Otherwise it’s just words

  • Oooo, I love the glitchy effects you made here to represent the broken record! Also, so happy to know you're moving past this! Go Sir Paul! 🍩🥐

  • Lindsay Sfara4 months ago

    Paul this is so creative and clever. Truly, well done!

  • Jess Boyes4 months ago

    Really cool writing, loved it 🙂

  • Caroline Jane4 months ago

    This is clever. Authentic and outside the box. I like it. 😁

  • John Cox4 months ago

    Again I love the alliteration and assonance as well as the stuttering rhythm of the poem in keeping with idea of glitch’s in the matrix. But this time you employ the always potent re-words instead of for and from: rerecord, rinse, repeat, refresh, reboot. The parallel that you are drawing to negative repetitive apologies and modern technology reminds me of gears grinding in an emotional/mechanical transmission. I agree with Joe, this is Top Story (poem?) stuff. Great work!

  • Joe Patterson4 months ago

    Deserves to be top story.

  • Rachel Deeming4 months ago

    Good to express it. Makes it tangible. Gives it power. Always good to read your stuff.

  • Ruth Stewart4 months ago

    Apologies with actions work well though. Good poem.

  • Hannah Moore4 months ago

    I mean, the content makes it seem an inappropriate comment, but what a fun form.

  • D.K. Shepard4 months ago

    Great poem! The repetition throughout created good flow and was of course a great fit for the subject matter! Cool image too!

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