Treasure Island

Lucy Grainger


apology


i never meant to let you down, you've never said i have but i know i have and im forever sorry for that.when i feel low i think of how much lower you'll fall because i let you down.
it's almost as if i've let you drown because i wasnt watching you.
i'm sorry, you shouldnt have put up with what you do.
you may have been irritating and whetever else but i still loved you.
i feel so guilty because you've seen far too much with your young eyes.
please dont throw your life away and live everyday to the full.
love always, lucy xxx

Submitted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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i wrote this because i felt as though a child in my family had needed me to speak out for them but instead i was too scared and i feel as though im to blame for their future.

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  • John Westlake (3/2/2014 1:08:00 AM)

    For what ever reason you did not speak out does not matter now. Now you can speak out if you choose to and that must be a positive step. Set aside your fear, embrace the future. An emotional read. (Report) Reply

  • Sandy Player (4/9/2013 3:13:00 AM)

    It isn't too late to speak, is it? The past cannot be changed, but its impact on the future certainly can; words could help to turn a haunting childhood into a determination for a better life. (Report) Reply

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