(What can you do if you unintentionally rile someone with your words? This is a comment to myself – an attempt to patch up.)
You had in mind a ‘Jeu d’esprit’ :-O
Which has ended up a dud wit!
Yes, you were smiling as you typed it
But remember she was miles away!
It would have worked face-to-face;
It should have been in your mother tongue.
All you can do now is
Wear this D:< emoticon round your neck,
And chant these mantras while commenting:
No more ‘humorous’ comments,
(Loose lips sink ships!)
No more trusting those phony smileys.
Om, shanti, shanti, shanti….
Will it mend it or rend it?
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