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.