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Mistakes I Have Made

Updated on March 17, 2011

Life And Living It

I've made mistakes as a girl

I've made mistakes as a woman

I've made mistakes as a mother

And I've made mistakes as a lover

I've made mistakes in religion

I've made mistakes in making decisions

I've made mistakes in making choices

And I've made mistakes in my speeches

I've made mistakes in my head

I've made mistakes in my heart

I've made mistakes on the road

And I've made mistakes in finding my way

I've made mistakes in friendship

I've made mistakes by loving too much

I've made mistakes by choosing not to love

And I've made mistakes by loving too much

I've made mistakes in choosing school

I've made mistakes in choosing courses to study

I've made mistakes in exams

And I've made mistakes in accepting the truth

I've made mistakes in getting a job

I've made mistakes in accepting my job offer

I've made mistakes in my duties

And I've made mistakes in rectifying it

I've made mistakes in handling my finances

I've made mistakes with my credit record

I've made mistakes in my spending

I've made mistakes......

So what?

Where does it all lead?

We have all made mistakes in life, once, twice, always.....and the guilt lingers so heavy that it takes us a lifetime to get over it. But does it matter at all?

It does, and it's not so bad to make mistakes. After all we are not God. The way out is to see those mistakes as dots that when you connect would make a perfect line. A perfect line that is to lead you avoid those mistakes. But if after connecting the dots you get a circle, that's not a good sign. It could mean that you are coming back to making the same mistakes.....you would need to take a second look at your life style and make changes.


I've made mistakes....so what?

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      heavenbound5511 6 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

      Cool poem!

      We learn the most through our mistakes. Pain & regret from bad choices is what make us see we need God to even survive and to stay on the path of right choices.

      The ones that keep getting back up and trying it over and over again until they get it right are among the strong and courageous.

      None of us are perfect- But I know the one who is JESUS.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Thank you Tom for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it.

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      Good hub, I don't like to call them mistakes, as long as you learn from them they're just like speed bumps in the road. Peace!! Tom

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      What would you say if I tell you that's not all. It goes on and on.

      Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment zzron.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      So true, GNelson.

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      zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Wow, what a list. It looks almost like mine! LOL.

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      GNelson 6 years ago from Florida

      Show me someone who doesn't make mistakes and I'll show you a liar.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Thank you CarltheCritic.

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      Carl 6 years ago

      This is very beautiful. You're a great poet. Voted up!

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Thank you acaetnna.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      What a great innovative poem, totally honest. A wise person learns from their mistakes.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Hi Doug, glad you took time off to read my hub. I appreciate the effort.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Hi Neon_Letters!

      It's because we are so attached to the things that bring us hurt.

      I hope we all learn from our mistakes.

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      Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

      Well you made no mistake in writing this. Very honest; this asks the reader to question their own decisions, as well as not beat themselves up too badly about mistakes.

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      Neon_Letters 6 years ago

      we've all made mistakes is true, sometimes is hard to learn, i just hope i learn from them so i don´t make twice the same mistake.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      That's a great idea DREAM ON. I will work on it.

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      This is a least that I do well too.I am glad you made me see my own mistakes as a shared opportunity to do better.Very creative and now with the mistakes see if you can write a follow up poem of the new things you have learned because of them.That will be interesting.Have a great day.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Yeah, that's the way. Thanks for stopping by. I love your photos. Great work.

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      mannyrolando 6 years ago

      so true... we all make mistakes and as others have said, the important thing is to learn from them and grow... and to not always be so hard on ourselves!

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Thank you Ranzi.

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      Cut The Bullshit 6 years ago from All Over

      Great hub. I love the poem

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Beautiful comments speedbird and Astra Nomik. You are always welcome to read and read again.

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      Cathy Nerujen 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      A great hub, full of honesty. We are all only human, and mistakes are part of our learning process. Happy to be a fan too. :)

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Great poem, We all make mistakes but the greatest mistake is failing to learn from the previous mistakes. Good hub and keep up the good work you are doing.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      I'm glad it interests you premit88. Thank you for visiting.

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      premit88 6 years ago

      this one is going in my bookmark....very insightful

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Jackie, epigramman and furnitureman thank you so much for passing by. Thanks for your comments too. There is so much power in them. I'll continue to do more as you said.

      You are always welcome.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Thank you Thys, A.A. Zavala, and Fossillady for taking your time to read my hub. It's always good to know someone took his time off to read your hub.

      Thank you all.

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      furnitureman 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Mistakes are meant to be corrected. If you don't correct them, you made another mistake. More power.

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ...well make no 'mistake' on this one - you are a terrifiic, brave, honest and introspective writer - and I want to read more .......

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      Jackie Lynnley 6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      A very good point I am pleased you made.

      Jackie

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Oh, I liked this poem, boy we all sure can relate and it's okay cause our mistakes help us learn!

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      There's no mistaking your talent, thank you for sharing.

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      Thys Du Plessis 6 years ago from Senekal, Free State, ZA

      Many people never give a mistake a second thought, but rightly, a mistake recognized is to not make the same mistake again. Good line of thought...(Sorry for that)..Must contemplate life...

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Thank you wordsmith1956

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      Linda Batey 6 years ago from Maine

      Very insightful!