Gaffe

I don’t learn my lessons well
So I err again and yet again
Is it because that I easily forget 
all the pain I went through 
that I don’t learn my lessons so well !?
How is it with you?


Hey, the learnings from my mistakes do stay for a while
shedding a tear 
Nodding a nay in disapproval
"I will never do this again" 
Doesn’t make me ingrain my erring delight
So,I err yet again only to curse myself and
my bird brain memory that I possess! 


The pain-the learnings-the stabs-the wounds
get erased as soon as I walk through my changing moods 
So Yet again , yes yes yet again 
I make the same mistakes
You see, I don’t really learn my lessons well!!


But this time it would be different you see 
I will be writing down all my lessons learnt from thee
I promise I won't repeat,I won't repeat.
But tell me, Is it the same for you at times? 
Do you make make the same mistakes twice ?
Or learn your lessons well in time
and don’t repeat them like me 
Once or thrice ! 

©Preeti S Manaktala

Napowrimo 2019. Day 20. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that “talks.” What does that mean? Well, take a look at this poem by Diane Seuss. While it isn’t a monologue, it’s largely based in spoken language, interspersed with the speaker/narrator’s own responses and thoughts. Try to write a poem grounded in language as it is spoken – not necessarily the grand, dramatic speech of a monologue or play, but the messy, fractured, slangy way people speak in real life. You might incorporate overheard speech or a turn of phrase you heard once that stood out to you – the idea here is to get away from formally “poetic” speech and into the way language tends to work out loud.

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