General Poetry posted April 13, 2018

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Regretting past mistakes and decisions.


by Blue Hendrix

I regret so many things I've done in my life.
Decisions made with bad judgment when I saw no end in sight.
Of course, if I could only turn back the hands of time.
I would do things differently, but that's not how life's designed.

So I accept the results and pay the price.
I swallow my pride without thinking twice.
I know I have many relationships to repair.
I realize my past actions have made me lose my fair share.

I always wonder how things could have been.
If I had only thought things through, when all of this began.
The good times I missed, the loved ones lost forever.
I wish I had those special memories to look back upon and treasure.

I was always the one that took the easy way out.
I only thought about myself, that's what I was all about.
Now That I'm older, wiser and had to learn the hard way.
It's easy to see I should have thought about future Days.

So I ask for forgiveness and for peace from above.
I pray that I can truly mend fences with all of those I love.
If only I had realized what I was doing at the time.
But, those regrets ring constantly in my ears like the fall wind chimes.

We can't ever go back and fix the things we regret.
We just have to learn life's lessons and pay our debt.
With faith, hope, and determination there might just be a chance.
That fate will open up it's doors and invite us back Into life's amazing dance.

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