Don’t Be Sorry, Don’t Do It

Sixty years ago?
Something like that.
I messed up,
said I was sorry.
Thought that was proper.
Daddy thought not,
it wasn’t enough.
“Don’t be sorry, don’t do it.”
I think just like that,
no exclamation point,
no raised voice.
Just, “Don’t be sorry, don’t do it.”
Br careful. live right,
follow the rules.
Avoid remorse, apologies.
“Don’t be sorry, don’t do it.”

In memory of my favorite veteran.
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