Excuse (ik-koos) Defined
Something my girl uses to explain away—
Abandoned dirty dishes dripping in goo,
Forgotten homework completed but not turned in,
Shoes cast off in haste where everyone walks.
Excuse (ik-kooz) Defined
Grace given to cover—
My angry outburst dripping in venom,
Gentleness forgotten in the heat of the moment,
Chores, attention, and grace cast off in the haste of my day.
How similar the words look and yet how very different they are. One twists, corrupts, breaks and the other straightens, heals, forgives.
May I find the grace to cover another’s excuses and, while accepting the grace extended to me, also find the strength to confront my own excuses.Tweet This
This was written in response to the Five Minute Friday prompt: Excuse. The rules are: write for 5 minutes and no editing (although I can’t stop myself a little. I am an editor after all.).