No Regrets

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 26
Write a regret poem.

Once a woman filled with regrets
of poor choices and uphill climbs,
she ruminated, lived in her secrets
thus missing moments most sublime.

A day in older years did dawn
on which she thought of all she’d learned
from rocky roads, from lush green lawns.
No longer would she sigh and yearn

to change her past, to say if only.
Egregious waste of precious time,
to dwell on regrets, to not live wholly
each day, and hear life’s beckoning chime.

In a twinkling, or around the next bend
the luminous gem of life does end.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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