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Poem: Hopeful Regret

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Hopeful regret is a poem about a man who uses old school charm to woo his woman. She becomes hypnotized by love and waits on him hand and foot. He grows weary of her loving ways and searches for another conquest quickly realizing he made a mistake. The grass is not greener. He hopes she will forgive him. He wants to be a king in her eyes again.

"Rocket Man by Elton John"

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Hopeful Regret

The love in his eyes

glistens like snow sparking in the sunlight,

melting each breathe she takes

with his kind chivalrous manner,

treating her like a lady,

opening doors for her

like she is a princess.


From the moment his eyes glance her way

he puts on the old school charm,

convincing her to toss away

the key to her heart,

waiting on him hand and foot

like she is hypnotized by a magical force.


Her uncanny devotion

spreads like wildfire through his veins,

scalding the feelings

he once held deep within his heart,

making him turn the burner off

as he searches through empty conversations,

hoping to see a refreshing light

for a secret conquest.


Touching his feet on the other side

realizing the grass is not greener,

he clings to the one who loves him most

hoping she can forgive his mistake,

wanting to be a king in her eyes once more.

"Pretty Heart - by Parker McCollum"

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 30, 2020:

Amani,

Thank you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 03, 2020:

Linda,

Thank you so much!

I appreciate your kind words.

Enjoy this Christmas season.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 02, 2020:

I'm glad the man realized what was important in his heart. There's a good message in the poem. The imagery in the idea of scalding the feelings and tuning off the burner works very well.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 02, 2020:

Chrish,

Thank you.

Have a good night also.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on December 02, 2020:

Everyone should cope the very thought of this poem, I guess some fragile heart would presumed you chose the person as a second thought - a not so good idea. I hope you have an awesome night Ms Brenda :-)

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 02, 2020:

Manatita44,

You have such a way with words.

Love your reply.

Take care.

manatita44 from london on December 02, 2020:

Well written. The demons threatened, but he finally did the right thing. Sweet!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 02, 2020:

Denise,

You are right. This happens to both Male and Female.

It's sad it takes a loss before they can realize the value of what they had right in front of them.

Thanks so much for reading.

Take care.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on December 02, 2020:

Beautiful. How easily we can cast aside what is precious and not even see its value until it's gone. Men and women can do this, so no judgment. Well said.

Blessings,

Denise

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 02, 2020:

Pamela,

Thank you.

I'm delighted that my words convey a message.

Have a fantastic day.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 02, 2020:

This is a beautful poem, Brenda. There is a clear message and she may forgive him. I like the videos also.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 02, 2020:

Liz,

Thank you.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if that message would shine through to others making their life a whole lot more complete.

Have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 02, 2020:

Louise,

Thank you so much!

So delighted to hear you enjoyed the videos.

Take care.

Liz Westwood from UK on December 02, 2020:

This has a clear message embedded within it. It makes the point that the grass is not greener on the other side and encourages fidelity.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on December 02, 2020:

That's a lovely poem, Brenda. I love the videos too. :)

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 02, 2020:

Peggy,

I guess some people don't think about the consequences...they just leap.

Thanks for reading and take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 02, 2020:

Bill,

You are probably right. One day that boulder may roll back to crush his dreams.

So glad you caught this one.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 02, 2020:

Rosina,

Maybe she will but I doubt if it woukd ever leave the back of her mind.

Delighted by your kindness in regards to my writing.

Take care.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 02, 2020:

Some people seem to have to learn lessons the hard way. I feel sorry for the woman in this case.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 02, 2020:

It seems he will always push that particular boulder up the hill, only to have it roll back down again. Can't say I feel bad for him. :)

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 02, 2020:

Ann,

Thanks!

I imagine fate has a hand left to deal. It usually does.

As for the words, it doesn't take a story book to write these details.

Glad you liked them.

Take care and enjoy the day.

Rosina S Khan on December 02, 2020:

Serves him right- he doesn't find the grass greener on the other side. I hope she can forgive and there is a reunion. Terrific piece of poetry, Brenda.

Ann Carr from SW England on December 02, 2020:

Well, personally, I hope he has a hard time! Seems he's easily swayed.

Great poem. Your economy of words works well.

Ann