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A poem about Regret.

Updated on January 25, 2013

We bear a heavy past, my love

Of guilt and restless hurt

And there are things that we would change

The pain of others to avert


But that is gone and that is dead

There is no way to heal

a fractured life, those faulty steps

However much we feel


For many men have passed like this

A life of vague regret

Too lost inside themselves to see

The path on which they're set


There is no way to change what was

Now time has drifted by

It's better far to soldier on

And leave the past to lie


So we must travel on our way

And share the love we've found

And love each other more each day

And spread that blessing round.


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      Angie Jardine 5 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Bless you, TENKAY ...

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      You touched my soul Angie... this is good.

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      Angie Jardine 6 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Thank you for your comment, kamal. Happiness is where you find it.

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      kamal 6 years ago

      sometimes life its hard but is not impossible to live happiness

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      Angie Jardine 7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Thanks, Sharyn ... platitudes are so easy to say but so hard to put into practice.

      All the best ...

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      Sharon Smith 7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      "Move on"

      "Forget about it"

      "That was the past"

      "Let it go"

      . . . easier said than done.

      Thanks for a great read Angie!

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      Angie Jardine 7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Let's just not go there, eh, Bob?

      And thanks for your kind comments on my doggerel ... damn, more creatures.

      But I'm keeping shtumm about the egret thing - I thought I'd got away with that.

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      bobsimpson 7 years ago from Largo Florida

      The test of a good poem is that we like it or at least we don't regret the time we wasted reading the poem.

      So, I liked your poem, thought it was insightful, and I don't have any regrets from reading it.

      I may have a few regrets in my life, but I say to one and all now that I have never had an Egret, although there was that one time in Miami Beach when I was 21 that I spent a weekend locked in a motel room with a naughty seagull.

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      Angie Jardine 7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Hi DIR-ACT - thanks for this. I think one must be a real smart cookie to get through life with no regrets. So of us are never going to be wise : ) just human ...

      Thanks for taking a peek ...

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      Angie Jardine 7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Thanks Jean, m'dear ... yep, wanting to go back to change things and finding that we can't is one of the hardest lessons ... guess some of us work on this one all our lives.

      All the best ...

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      Madelon Janssen 7 years ago from Papendrecht

      thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings.

      Think wise and before you act. Then there is no reason to regret. And if made a mistake, which is human after all, ask forgiveness and move on.

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      Jean Bakula 7 years ago from New Jersey

      Hi Angie,

      I think the hardest lesson to learn is that the past can't be changed, no matter what we do. I'm still working on it! Great poem!

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      Angie Jardine 7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Thanks for your kind thoughts, bella and Fiddleman ... it's good to know you're out there ...

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      Fiddleman 7 years ago

      Great write we can't change the past and when the outlook is bad, the up look is always good and right.

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      Erica Sanchez 7 years ago from California

      This is very sweet, The past, oh how can it hinder the present and future if not laid to rest. I guess that is yet something I need to learn thanks for sharing!!

      smiles :)

      bella

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