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The Mistakes/a poem

Updated on March 20, 2013

The Mistakes

The Mistakes

On the edge of the world, I’m looking down; slowly I fall on unforgiving ground.

With a broken heart, and shattered dreams, all I hear are my own tortured screams.

Wasted years that I cannot replace, time gone by that I’ve chosen to waste.

What did I do with the life God gave? As I stare through tears at my own deep grave.

All the should have been’s, and could have been’s, haven’t changed anything, all thy do is cause hurt and pain.

I could have had joy, had I only tried, but I chose self pity and carried it inside.

And now here I stand old and gray, a vision of youth withered away.

We all must choose the path we take, and in the end we own the mistakes.

Theresa Bauserman

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      June 4 years ago from From the Heart of God

      I felt the pain from every lines. Maybe because I've been there myself.

      Good work!

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      Theresa Bauserman 4 years ago from Somewhere in Georgia

      Thank you all for the wonderful feedback. This poem just came to me as I was gazing out the window and I had to put it in words, and like all my work it lives in my heart.

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      TDM 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      tbauserman,

      Your poem was nicely written, and it was also a very touching poem. I am really glad I stopped by. nice work. voted up.

      I. White

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Great poem...especially the last line.

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      Wow, this is a very powerful poem, very beautiful and aching. I identify with it so much. It fits perfectly with how I feel right now. You've gained a follower. I'm voting up and sharing this one.

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      tnderhrt23 4 years ago

      I surely identify with this poem, more than I would like, I must admit! Hind sight is a painful thing, I fear. Great work.

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