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No Regrets Have I

Updated on June 12, 2017
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia. I have a wonderful cat named Sid.

As life goes on,

I tend to think,

of what has been.

Perhaps loving and trusting,

going a bit wild,

in my youth,

battered my heart,

one too many times,

but mended all the same,

no, no regrets.

Had a childhood,

which some only dream about,

lived in two different worlds,

rich in knowledge,

music and nationality,

but no, no regrets.

Perhaps nostalgia,

sometimes make me reflect,

upon things -

that will never come again.

I’ve shared a lot with others,

been kind to the elderly,

who’ve crossed my path

and loved each and every furry creature,

that I’ve had the pleasure to know,

no, no regrets.

Seen things others haven’t,

have contact with the world beyond

and with the Lord beside me,

I can find something to make me smile,

each and every day,

no, no regrets.

I go on full of confidence,

with love for everyone,

who shares my life with me -

world you are lovely indeed.

There are guardian angels,

up above to watch over me,

a soul mate that loves me

and true and loving friends.

no, no regrets.

I may not have a life,

that has many riches,

but I have enough blessings,

to get me through each day

and when the world is finally finished with me,

perhaps the angels may ask -

Was there anything you ever regretted?

No, no regrets have I.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 8 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Shauna glad this made you smile.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 months ago from Central Florida

      Rasma, this is awesome! I, too, have no regrets and have led an interesting life. Not as interesting as yours, but interesting nonetheless.

      This poem made me smile!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Phyllis. Blessings to you and yours as well.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Oh my gosh! Rasma this is such a beautiful verse. I love it. You are such a loving and giving person and you just brightened my day. Thank you for writing this poem. Blessings to you and yours.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Rajan.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This is beautiful Rasma. I wish I could say this.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you FlourishAnyway.

      Thank you Manatita.

      Thank you Paula.

      Thank you Ann.

      Thank you Bill.

      Thank you Fullerman.

      You welcome Demas. Hope your week has been sunny and bright.

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      Ryan Fuller 3 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      I always say I never have regrets, I just say they are opportunities to grow and learn in life. I really connected with this poem, because I am actually going through another transition in my life after the previous one did not work out the way I thought it would. Great job!

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      Demas W Jasper 3 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Your poem and the included Edith Piaf Mix got my morning off to a great start. Many, many thanks. I hope you have a great day, too.

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      Bill Holland 3 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I know I'm in an emotional funk when I start thinking of regrets and shouldas, couldas, and wouldas....that's when I need a good kick in the butt. :) Loved this!

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      Ann Carr 3 months ago from SW England

      Love the Edith Piaf song. She put so much emotion into it, as have you with this piece. There's no point in regretting the past - we can only learn and do better. Your memories conjured up many of mine.

      Beautifully put together!

      Ann

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      Paula 3 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      GRL.....This one takes my breath away~~What amazing thoughts, Gypsy. It is one enormous blast of joy & authentic gratitude! You have a gift, my friend.

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      manatita44 3 months ago from london

      A song and voice of wisdom. May you inspire us all. An excellent piece!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      I really connected with this. I like this the best of all your works.