I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.
"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"
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.
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.
"Calum Scott, Leona Lewis ~ You Are The Reason"
© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE