This week the word to use is ‘penitent’.
I am so sorry,
Penitent, that I worried you so
Disappearing, missing in action.
It must have been agony for you
All those thoughts of me gone
But I was caught in the clutches of an evil villain
Who terrorised, tortured and traumatised me.
I was held in his grasp for over twelve hours
Twelve miserable hours when time ceased to matter
Even though I knew you were close
I was unable to reach out
Let you know I was ok
Such was his grip on me
He strapped me down forced me to acquiesce
To his villainous wishes as every turn of resistance
Was met with savage retribution.
I was shown no mercy until he emptied my very soul
Of the will to get up from the abyss he cast me into
All the while I knew you’d be frantic
More so as your day came to a close
Your anxiety mounting
Fears of the worst
I managed a note
The relief obvious in your reply.
I am sorry to put you through such distress.
But I did not breath my last
I have struggle on
Determined to be here a little longer
If for no other reason than for you.