25+ Poems About Sorry | I Am Sorry Poems

A sorry acts as a bridging gap when something goes wrong in any relationship. If you regret the sorrow and anguish you have caused and want to convey your apologies to someone, how about doing it with a poem about sorry?

To err is human, and mistakes are part and parcel of any relationship. We share some endearing sorry poems to indulge in a sweet reconciliation with your loved ones in this post. These poems are sure to spark the feeling of love again.

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Sorry Poems For Her

You cannot let your girlfriend or wife be angry or upset for long. Calm down your lady, by sending her pleasing sorry poems, and get back together.

1. Inner Vault

I just feel so much guilt,
That my words and actions built.
I know, what I did was wrong,
Tried to avoid it, and be strong.

Following me has been the truth,
It was hurting like a tooth.
A second more, I could not deny,
Not apologizing was a lie.

I’m so sorry, from deep inside,
Clearly guilty, my hands are tied.
It was obviously, all my fault,
I have opened my inner vault.

—Unknown

2. An Apology

I’m sorry for everything I had said.
The thought of me making you cry repeats in my head.
I’m sorry I can never make you happy.
Inside I feel so crappy.
I’m sorry for wasting your time,
wanted to make you have a happy life.
I’m sorry I have failed, never do anything right.
I’m sorry that I had to say sorry
I promise my baby, my love, my world, my perfect angel, my girl,
that I would never say those awful things.
What hurts the most is that I broke my promise, made you cry.
Most of all, baby, I’m sorry that I lied.

―Rico Sainz

3. Please Forgive Me

You are the one who is hurt
But I am the one crying
You are the one who is scarred
But I am the one dying
You are the one with blisters
But I am the one bleeding
You are the one with wounds
But I am the one festering
I hope you can see how
I hurt when you are sad
I apologize for my mistakes

―Unknown

4. Sorry

I am sorry that my ego
Made my actions so shallow
I am sorry that my pride
Made my morals slide
I am sorry that my arrogance
Gave you pain in abundance
The way I treated you
Is something I will never do
I am sorry.

―Unknown

5. Sorry For The Trouble

Sorry for the trouble

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I can’t seem to fathom
What must have come over me
What I must have been thinking
When I lied to you unabashedly
I can’t seem to understand
What must have been in my psyche
How I didn’t even think
That I was just not being me
Making life difficult for you
Giving you more trouble to endure
I am sorry for giving you
Pain which was so uncalled for

―Unknown

6. You Are What I Know Of Love

You are what I know of love
You are my definition of a friend
You give my life it’s meaning
You’re my beginning and my end
You stand beside me always
In everything I do
I never thought in all my days
That I would every hurt you
Please forgive me.

―Unknown

7. This Is Just To Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold
— William Carlos Williams

8. Sincere Apologies

I don’t look at what I did
As a blunder
I look at it as a lesson
That makes me ponder
I don’t look at my folly
As my ultimate mistake
I look at what experience
From it I can take
If you see how keen I am
To learn from my errors
You’ll realize that my apology
Is an honest endeavor

―Unknown

9. Shallow Sorry

If my words were like a nail
Your feelings were the board
No matter how many times I say I’m sorry
Deep down you still are scored

I never meant to hurt you
I’ll never understand
We’ve been through so much together
What I’d give to take your hand!

You know you are my best friend
My soul is empty and lost
I was so hurt and angry
Not knowing what it cost

Darling, don’t give up yet
Please believe in me
I will show you what love is
Give me time and you will see

―Sean O’Brien

10. Pardon Me Dear

I will convert your frown
Into a silly smirk
I will do everything
To make my magic work
I will take a minute
To convert your grimace
Back into a sweet smile
On your beautiful face
I am sorry

―Unknown

11. I Regret

I regret; poem about sorry

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I was crazy
To hurl curses
I was nasty
For all the abuses
But now I regret
I am at shame
For all the troubles
I am to blame
I promise you
I will turn a new leaf
Never again, will I ever
Give you grief
I am sorry

―Unknown

12. My Best Friend, My Apology

Let me begin this with an apology.
An apology for the way I have been acting lately.
I do not know what I was hoping to achieve,
But I know it created nothing of what I want.

Let me begin this with an apology.
An apology that I know cannot ever encompass
Anything near what it ever rightfully should,
But for you I will still try none-the-less.

I don’t ever want to lose you.
For over the last two years you have been my best friend.
Through the good and the bad, it has been us unto the end,
And to hear you say otherwise has turned my world on end.

Regardless of the fact that you might be moving on,
I can only ever be happy for you, and
I told you I would always be here for you, always.
And I do my best to keep my promises and my word.

I don’t ever want to lose you.
I know that I may lose bits and pieces as we live and grow,
I don’t ever want to lose you,
Your friendship I value over all others, that I know.

You are a part of me, something which you’ve made clear to me.
For better or worse that’s the way it’s going to be.
It’s simply a fact from which there is no escaping,
And you know what? That’s fine with me.

You are my sun. High in my sky.
When I think of you, it brightens my life.
I know I haven’t been acting the way these words say.
For that, I hope you might accept my sincerest apology.

You and I were best of friends, something which we said would stay.
I lost sight of that, I strayed from the path.
If you’re willing to give it a try, it’s something I’d like to get back,
Because I value your friendship and I’d like it there in the end.

Let me end this with an apology.
An apology for my immaturity, the worst of me.
For all we’ve been through you deserve more.
If you give me the chance, I’ll make it up to you with every word.

You are my sun.
You are part of me.
You were my best friend.
Hurting you is something I cannot forgive.

And if you cannot either,
I will understand.
I’m sorry.
This is my apology.

— Jack Turner, HelloPoetry.com

13. Sorry Honey

What was I thinking
When I broke your heart into two
I wonder what made me
Give heartbreak to you
Now that I look back
I can see that I was stupid
You have all the reason
To be angry for what I did
I am sorry

―Unknown

14. Decide To Fight Never

Fights and arguments happen
Because of differences in opinion
Quarrels and squabbles take place
But this can be just a phase
Verbal battles too ensue
Couples devoid of it are few
But this is a part of the game
On me, don’t put the blame
Let’s understand each other
And decide to fight never

―Unknown

15. I Love You So

My life was complete
But now it’s not
I lost it all, because I fought.
She made me alive Now I am dead
I’m laying here Crying in my bed
Life is worthless So give it one last chance
And I will make it into something
I love you too much I can’t let you go
So look into my eyes And say I love you so

―Unknown

It is not easy to forgive your loved one who hurt you. If you want to apologize genuinely and sort out the issues, choose words wisely. Piyush Kapoor, a poet, tries to make things better with his beloved through a poem. He writes,

“With tears in the eyes of mine,
Writing an apology for someone divine,
I’m so sorry,
Please vent off my worry,
I know I’ve done wrong,
Went with the flow of words all along,
Without judging what’s right or wrong,
Spoken everything so wrong (i).”

Such heart-warming verses can melt anyone’s heart to forgive you and repair the relationship.

Sorry Poems For Him

He may never show you that he’s angry for what you did, but deep inside his heart, he may feel sad. Win over his heart again by saying sorry with a special apology poem.

16. Sorry For Hurting You

I hurt you
But it wasn’t intentional
I lied to you
But it was accidental
I disappointed you
But it wasn’t purposeful
I deceived you
But it wasn’t vengeful
Baby please
Forgive my carelessness
You are my
Life’s only happiness

―Unknown

17. Terribly Sorry

I know it seems pointless to tell you again
But I couldn’t say it enough if I tried
I am so terribly sorry that I hurt you the way that I did
I know you’re angry and hurt, and that came to you because of my actions
I never wanted to see you in pain
It is a mistake I will always regret
And I never want that to happen again
I promise that I am honest and true
When I say to you that I won’t hurt you again
I love you, and miss you

―Unknown

18. I’m Sorry

I’m sorry that I hurt you
I’m sorry that I care
I’m sorry that I want to
No matter what be there
I’m sorry for not being perfect,
I’m sorry that I’m a disappointment,
I’m sorry I’m not always honest.
I’m sorry that you hate me
I’m sorry that I lied
I’m sorry that you now see
How much that I have cried.
I’m sorry I’m not good enough,
I’m sorry I let you down,
I’m sorry for my tears,
And I’m sorry for my fears.
I’m sorry that I’m human,
And I’m sorry that I care,
I’m sorry for not making you laugh.
I’m sorry for being hard-headed
I’m sorry for never listening
I’m sorry that I’m like her, I’m trying very hard to change it.
I’m sorry for being protective,
And I’m sorry for being cautious.
I’m sorry for forgetting things, and asking stupid questions.
I’m sorry that I dropped out of school,
And I’m sorry I’m not smart.
I’m sorry that I make you say, “We’re done, it’s too hard.”
I’m sorry that I never cheated while we were apart,
I’m sorry that I live for you and could never live without
I’m sorry for the mistakes I made, and that they broke your heart.
I’m sorry and I would be glad to do all that I can.

I want to make you love me
like you did once before
I want to make your heart see
what mine is living for.

―Samantha Garrison

19. So Sorry

I’m sorry I let you down
I’m sorry things can’t be the same
Sorry for my impropriety
So sorry I’m the one to blame

I’m sorry I wasn’t strong enough
I’m sorry for not following through
Sorry for dropping the ball
So sorry for me and you

—Brian Dorn

20. Forgive Me

Forgive me poem

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Unhappy and disheartened
Dissatisfied and saddened
Troubled and disturbed
Worried and bothered
Is what I have become
Life is now burdensome
Free me of this pain
Allow me to breathe again
By forgiving me once and for all
Please accept my apology, doll

―Unknown

21. Sorry

I am ready to say sorry
Do anything that you please
To make you smile wide
As if you were saying cheese
I’m ready to do everything
To reverse what I have done
For I want that guy back
Who used to laugh and have fun
Sorry

―Unknown

22. One Last Chance

I’m sorry you can’t trust me
And won’t ever let me in.
I’m sorry you don’t believe in me
And that I could not win
I’m sorry for not being perfect
And for not being able to break your fears.
I’m sorry for messing up
And causing all your tears
I’m sorry I can’t fix it
And make you want to stay.
I’m sorry I wasn’t good enough
And now I have to pay.
I’m sorry I ever doubted it
And made you second guess
I’m sorry I was so stupid
You haven’t seen my best

―Jacob Greenberg

23. Sorry For Mistakes

I don’t want all this pain
With all this confusion
To be the cause of
Your agony and frustration
I don’t want all this doubt
With all this suspicion
To cause a dent
In our relations
I don’t want my mistakes
To put us in a mess
Please forgive me sweetie
For giving you so much stress
I am sorry

―Unknown

24. Forgive Me, Darling

What I did was due to
My unknowing
I accept that my behavior
Has been very annoying
I want you to be
A little more accepting
I want you to be
A little more understanding
I want you to be
A little more forgiving
I am very sorry
My darling

―Unknown

25. Love You Again

Hurting you is the last thing
I ever wanted to do
I know you’ve heard it a million times
From people who hurt you
and couldn’t care less
But darling I promise, I am a mess
I am gutted and pained that I’ve done this to you
I promise that it hurts me to hurt you
I never want you to feel any pain
So please darling forgive me
Give me a chance to love you again

―Unknown

26. Genuine Sorry

Poem about sorry

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I wish I was
As cute as a kitty
Who could melt your heart
In a jiffy
I wish I was
As sweet as honey
Then it would be impossible
For you to resist me
But I am none of these things
Unfortunately
You will have to make do
With just my genuine sorry

―Unknown

27. So Sorry

I drove away your smile
I made you sad for a while
I got rid of your happiness
I created an emotional mess
I am sorry for making trouble
Forgive me girl, you are special
I promise to be a good boy
I will fill your life with joy

―Unknown

28. Deeply Hurt

Today between us there is no comfort
I know you have been very deeply hurt
It will take time for wounds to heal
Lost and lonely you may also feel,
But let me tell you, days will soon come
When buds of our love will again blossom
Hate can never conquer this great passion.
It will finally lose in emotional war of this bastion
I will then return all your happiness
And our true love God will always bless.

―Shishir

29. Please Forgive Me

I’m sorry that I hurt you,
Sorry for all the pain I caused you.
I hold you close to my heart,
And keeping you happy is all I want.
My actions might not always reflect my feelings,
But, you know, loving you is all I have ever known.
So, please forgive me, my love,
And let my soul get rid of all the guilt and sorrow.

— Swati Patwal

Note: The poems in this collection are not original works of MomJunction but have been sourced from various authors. No claim of ownership is being made by us. Credit has been given wherever the details were available. If you are the original author of any poem and wish to have it credited or removed, please contact us. We value the creative rights of authors and will address your request promptly.

poem about sorry_illustration

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can a poem about sorry help a person heal?

The act of writing or reading a poem can be cathartic, allowing the person to express their emotions and feelings in a creative and meaningful way while also providing a sense of validation and closure for their feelings. A poem that expresses an apology can allow the person to let go of negative emotions and move forward with forgiveness, promoting emotional healing and personal growth.

2. Is there a specific format for writing a poem about sorry?

A few general guidelines that can be followed for writing a poem about sorry include using vivid imagery, choosing a figurative language, adding elements of rhythm and structure to the poem, using repetition, and avoiding references to specific incidents or phrases that may be hurtful.

3. Can a poem about being sorry be used to reconcile a broken relationship or mend a hurtful situation?

A poem can be a step towards reconciling a broken relationship or a hurtful situation. It can help you express your feelings and emotions that you might find difficult saying out loud. When written from a place of sincerity and genuineness, it can be a powerful tool to mend a broken relationship. However, the possibility of reconciling through a poem can depend on the reason behind the breakup or the hurtful situation. If it is something severe, just writing an apology poem may not work in your favor.

4. How can reading or writing a poem about sorry help someone to process their feelings of guilt, regret, or sadness?

Reading or writing poems can be a therapeutic process to deal with guilt, regret, or sadness. It allows a person to self-reflect and confront these negative feelings. Writing or reading poetry can help a person feel cathartic; they may put into words feelings or emotions that they could not initially express. Poetry can help increase empathy and awareness of themselves and their surroundings. Lastly, poetry can help a person find closure by moving towards a path of healing.

Relationships are all about accepting each other’s flaws, working towards making them better, and forgiving each other. And in a relationship, there might be times when you might do something wrong without intending to do it. During such times, these poems about sorry will help you apologize to your partner and work towards making your relationship better. One should remember to let go of your partner’s mistakes and let them affect your relationship. Forgive them and move on towards making better memories and understanding each other better.

Infographic: Saying Sorry In Different Languages

Want to add an authentic touch to your apology? Why not take the help of different languages from around the world? In the following infographic, we have prepared a table containing the different variations of ‘I am sorry’ from around the world that you can use while preparing to apologize. Read on and choose the language that you find the most exciting and suitable. Also, be sure to save it as well.

how to apologize in different languages (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team


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Vinita Agrawal is an accomplished poet hailing from Indore, India. She has garnered significant recognition for her poetic endeavors, including winning the prestigious Proverse prize in Hong Kong in 2021 for her collection of poems titled "Twilight Language." Vinita has been the recipient of several awards, such as the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize in 2018 and the Gayatri GaMarsh Memorial...read full bio