Skip to main content

Poem: Lonely World of Regret & Genuine 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

"Lonely World of Regret & Geniune Regret are two poems written in response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 20" ~ by Brenda Arledge.

The word prompt is "regret."

The first poem shows a person who chooses to live a secret life filled with regret but has no desire to change.

The second poem shows a person who feels regretful and wants to undue the mistakes with a genuine apology.

"Nickelback ~ Savin Me"

poem-lonely-world-of-regret-genuine-regret

Lonely World of Regret

She cannot understand

why anyone would choose

a lifetime of regret,

to live a secret life

betraying his family and friends.


Destroying that barrier of trust

with those who have their backs,

to stroke an insecure ego

regardless of who gets hurt.


What a lonely world of regret

must live within his heart,

trapped in a cage like an animal

with no desire to climb out.

Sometimes you just have to distance yourself from people.

If they care, they'll notice.

If they don't, you'll know where you stand.

— PictureQuotes.com

poem-lonely-world-of-regret-genuine-regret

Genuine Regret

Remorseful feeling nagging at her mind

Eagerly hoping she can

Give a genuine apology

Ready to accept her penance

Expressing her heartfelt sorrow

Trying undo her mistakes.

poem-lonely-world-of-regret-genuine-regret

"Calum Scott, Leona Lewis ~ You Are The Reason"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Related Articles