Sorry Not Sorry!

This week we read the delectable “This Is Just To Say” by William Carlos Williams, in which he expertly maneuvers the “sorry, not sorry” faux-apology. As enjoyable as Williams’ poem is, it is even more fun to find out what our darling students are secretly not sorry about (mostly really delicious food). Enjoy!

Ms. Pease
4th Grade

214 Literary Arts

Sorry Not Sorry!
Jacob W.

I have eaten
the scrambled eggs
and bacon from
your plate

that you
to eat

I’m sorry
I just couldn’t
resist the greasy
sweet taste of


I’m So Not Sorry For Taking Your Chips
Abrianna D.

I have eaten three of your chips
that were very delicious
and they were in your favorite bag

I’m disappointed that I ate them
but they were worth it

Even though mom told me
to say sorry, I’m very
sure I’m not sorry


Julie O.

I have eaten
your pizza
that was in
the box

You were probably
saving it to
eat for lunch

I’m sorry
I ate your
pizza but it
was so good
that I ate
the whole box

215 Literary Arts

Sorry Not Sorry
Manuel M.

I have eaten the ice
cream in the refridgerator

I know you are disappointed
because it is not there

But it was delicious “mmm”
so good “mmmm” I’m sorry
I did not save you some
“mmm” so delicious”


My Sister’s Apples
Marcos M.

I ate my sister’s apples
and I wasn’t sorry because
they were delicious and
tasty and cold


I’m Sorry
Eric B.

My brother bought a candy
and left it on the table

and I said to myself
should I eat it, or not

so I ate it and
my brother was mad

216 Literary Arts

Gum Magic
Bianca F.

I’ve taken the
magic gum, five
packs in one

and you were
probably saving
them for some
wizard soup

sorry, it was so
purple with
magic, yummier
than ever!


When I Was Not Really Sorry
Quincy J.

When I walked in the kitchen I saw
a slice of cake. Once I ate the
cake I knew you were disappointed. The
cake was so sweet, so yummy. I
climbed the walls as you were looking
for the last piece of cake and I am
also a monkey running in the night and
so sorry.


Turkey Thief
Richard R.

I have eaten
the turkey that
was in the oven

which you were
probably saving
for Thanksgiving

Forgive me, the
turkey was delicious,
so juicy and so



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
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