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Author: winged_writer_robyn
ASL Info:    16/f/wa
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Class/Type: Poetry /Sorry
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I wrote this after talking to a friend of mine who has been loyal to me since the day I met him. After all the lies and crap we've been through, he's been by my side like a faithful puppy.
***Thanks, James.***


It's not a gross misspelling
or an irresponsible typo...
It's a word I just created;
and it means exactly what it sounds like:
Words I said
That were in the past
that should never have crossed my mind
let alone passed through my uttering lips.
Words that I have tried
to sweep under the rug
just to have them crawl out
when I least expect it
and bite me in the butt years later.
Words that, if I could, would have been replaced
with a simple smile or a laugh or even a tear
if I had been that smart.
"Backwords" are exactly what they sound like:
Words you can never take back.

Submitted on 2004-11-02 18:38:59     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  hey there was looking at your past works and this poem's title certainly caught my attention! thank you for once again reminding us, in a beautiful piece, that regrets are always late on arrival.

| Posted on 2005-04-05 00:00:00 | by wilted_ | [ Reply to This ]
  Wow...I really enjoyed this poem. Such a neat idea. There are so many words I've said in the past that I wish I could take back..but you're right, once they've been can't take them back. Again, great poem...2 thumbs up
| Posted on 2004-11-02 00:00:00 | by w0rdz_0f_wizd0m | [ Reply to This ]
  interesting, this wishy, wishfully wistful type of word i bet everyone at one point has imagined in their vocabulary in various guises and masks. i don't know that i can regret all my mistakes, or the steps i've taken, because sometimes those missteps lead you to a greater place to live. but i know that everyone can relate to these feelings. great idea here. =]

| Posted on 2004-11-02 00:00:00 | by blueorchids | [ Reply to This ]
  very interesting, and so very true. things we say in the heat of the moment, perhaps, that we should never have uttered at all. should've kept our big mouths shut. this is very good and well said.
| Posted on 2004-11-02 00:00:00 | by magnicat | [ Reply to This ]
  AWWWW! This is really neat. I loved the format of the poem; sorta in that teenagy way of writing, but not so teenagy that it sounded unprofessional. It was more like you were using that tone of voice to really get the point across, and it definitely came across. What a neat idea. . . grrrrr I wish I had thought of it first. Maybe it should be called "unbackwords". . . dunno. Great write though. . . definitely loved it!
| Posted on 2004-11-02 00:00:00 | by secret moon | [ Reply to This ]
  I don't think I've said this before, but this was stunning. The unique definition and thought put into this is fabulous. I did see one minor typo - irrisponsible - second 'i' should be an 'e.' This was wonderful.
| Posted on 2004-11-02 00:00:00 | by queer bear | [ Reply to This ]

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