Angry Words!

Words spoken in anger
     Hot, hateful words I did not mean,
     Regretted instantly, but unstoppable in flight.
     Oh, why did I ever allow such a scene?

Words spoken in anger
     Their impact revealed by your face, your eyes,
     A look of surprise, then anguish from the hurt.
     Why is it a woman doesn't argue, instead she cries?

Words spoken in anger
     Fragmenting your trust in my ability
     To keep you safe, loved and protected.
     Please accept my apology for my insensitivity.

Words spoken in anger
     No matter how I might wish it to be otherwise,
     I know your memory is forever scarred by my anger.
     Would that I had never uttered words you so despise!

Harry Edward Gilleland      12.30.01