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Regrets

Secrets of the past . . .

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Comment from Rasmine
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I'm sorry for the person who did this. Grudges can really cripple someone emotionally and spiritually. It also does havoc on your physique.
I love your rhyming! It sounds very natural, and almost sounds musical.

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 05-Jan-2018
    Thank you for your kind review Rasmine, glad you liked my poem, have a wonderful evening, love Dolly x
Comment from Jmf4119
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Excellent rhyme and internal rhyme in the sad and poignant poem.

Regrets and secrets are a lethal combination for misery.

Very nicely done Dolly.

Blessings
Janet


 Comment Written 04-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    Thank you Janet for your understanding review of my poem, love Dolly x
Comment from Alcreator Litt Dear
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Sometime we do something out of pressure or we become a circumstantial victim, this is a nice poem tells about secrets and regrets of the past; well done. DR ALCREATOR

 Comment Written 04-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    Thank you for your kind review, I really appreciate your words, love Dolly x
Comment from Cycler
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Such true circumstance. You've expressed the situation of many people, and you've done it elegantly. Unfortunately, we do not always realize what we are doing to ourselves when we hold this within; and, often it is difficult to release it. Releasing is not just expressing it, but dealing with it, also. I guess, once we find these truths out, we are able to have empathy or compassion for these people.

I like how your poem begins - with potential. Slowly, some people let life steal them from a fully robust life. Is it our culture, is it the community where we live? Is it family? Is it who we are? So many possibilities. I suppose we all have something hidden inside - even those who say they are an open book. It isn't easy to know unless they've kept record of their thoughts and circumstance. Even then, we have difficulty expressing what we do not know about ourselves.

Your words - I could go on. Thanks for seeding my mind with these thoughts.

 Comment Written 04-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    Thank you for your in-depth review, I am honoured. In this case the person has been scarred by their childhood but then goes on to scar her own children?s childhood if that makes sense. When people hold in their secrets they are unhappy and carry this unhappiness like a badge. Thank you for your words, much appreciated, love Dolly x
Comment from gloria ...
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This is a fine poem, Dolly. Sadly some families just keep that dance of deception going on for generation after generation and it never does improve until someone breaks the silence. You have most poetically shown the damage done by this keeping of secrets.

Great job and so sad for your dear friend.

Gloria

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    Thank you Gloria for your kind words, I love your review of my poem, thanks again, love Dolly x
Comment from patcelaw
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There is a song I hear quite often on the radio and it talks about getting passed her past. I know for me one of the truly freeing moments for me was writing about my past and letting go of the secrets and hurts. Patricia

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    It is important for us to do that Patricia because holding it in means we are only hurting ourselves. Most of the time others who hurt us never give us a single thought and what they do was never meant to scar us they way it does. Have a wonderful day Patricia, love Dolly x
Comment from Mustangpatty1029
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Hi, Dolly;
It is so sad to hear about someone who has wasted their life bound by sorrow and grief. The anger we need to let go of can only hurt us if we hoard it in our hearts. Thank you for sharing,

~patty~

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    Thanks Patty for your kind review, and I agree with you that holding onto dark secrets can hurt ourselves and others, love Dolly x
Comment from lyenochka
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Those are the worst kinds of wounds! I wonder why people harbor such wounds and never express them. They don't realize how much it hurts others around them who want to connect with them. Thanks for sharing this so eloquently and may we learn from that person's regrets!

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    Thank you for your kind review, you understood my poem perfectly, have a great day, love Dolly x
Comment from LIJ Red
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My clan never had secrets, someone was always blowing his top and throwing them loudly in someone else's face...is this free verse with internal rhymes? Works well for storytelling.

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    I think that?s the best way to live, let it all out and wear your heart on your sleeve, secrets only cause trouble, thank you for your kind review, love Dolly x
Comment from zanya
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A poem recounting how painful and soul-destroying it can be for us when we carry heavy burdens 'A mask was worn..'and refuse to share them with anyone ..'great sadness caused her madness.'

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    Thank you Zanya for your understanding review, much appreciated, love Dolly x