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Regret

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spiked
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0 posted 06-06-2000 09:35 PM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for spiked

Regret

Iíve written many lines
In the troubled confines
Of a mind consumed in regret

Regret has no cure
No antidote to fix
The price that we pay
For those we let slip

Decisions we made
Not always the best
But now hard to change
That life that we left

Iíve wondered one time
Well maybe just two
Would it have been right
Had I not seen through

Had I given notice
To problems you kept
Asked how to help you
Held you tight as you wept

Sat silent and listened
To each word that you said
Not assumed that I knew it
Ignoring instead

That those troubles were real
Not some figment or doubt
Of your imagination
I mistook for a pout

The troubles were deep
And my back I did turn
Much too late did I see
What I needed to learn

Compassion and love
A look in your eyes
Some sort of sign
That your side I stood by

And now sulking in silence
Thoughts when we first met
Feel pain that I left you
Now a life of regret.



[This message has been edited by spiked (edited 06-06-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Richard Rendall - All Rights Reserved
netswan
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since 03-28-2000
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1 posted 06-06-2000 10:15 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

What a sad heartfelt poem, Spiked and
well written.

Life is like that, we choose a path and
sometimes we look back. LOL lots of times
we look back, and wonder should I have
changed the direction, but that is what
makes us stronger and wiser- those regrets.

Take care
~netswan
Tennessee Angel
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2 posted 06-06-2000 10:19 PM       View Profile for Tennessee Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tennessee Angel

Oh, we could torture ourselves forever on the 'what ifs' of life.  I don't think there's a single person in the world who couldn't relate to the feelings expressed in this poem.  I loved reading this even if it did make me ponder the 'what ifs' in my own life.  Good work!

 "That man has shown himself great who has never grieved in evil days and never bewailed his destiny." --Seneca
spiked
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3 posted 06-06-2000 10:44 PM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

regret is a funny thing for without regret what was would not have been regretted had it not been so good in the first place. ca't regret that which you do not miss.
Thank you netswan and Tennessee Angel

serenity blaze
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4 posted 06-06-2000 11:47 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

This is sad, and written with the wisdom of someone who knows...nice work, Rich...
spiked
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5 posted 06-07-2000 07:49 AM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

I've learned many things in life. some things come at a price.
Thank you,
Serenity
linda munday
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since 06-17-2000
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6 posted 06-21-2000 02:00 AM       View Profile for linda munday   Email linda munday   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for linda munday

The troubles were deep
And my back I did turn
Much too late did I see
What I needed to learn

Spiked... I know exactly how this feels to be on the receiving end.  It's still happening to me now sometimes, but he's learning... but is the pace to slow for me??
Only time will tell..... Enjoyed it immensely.  Linda M.

 
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