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Poem: Lonely World of Regret & Genuine Regret

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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"

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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

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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.

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

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 01, 2021:

My response to Regret

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 18, 2021:

My response ~ regret

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 16, 2021:

My response to regret

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

Tulii

Thank you.

That's a great quote.

I'm glad you liked my writing.

Take care.

Tulii Banerjee from Kolkata on July 15, 2021:

I love both the poems on regret and the quotes are also awesome. Thank you for sharing. "Forget regret, or life is yours to miss"(J. Larson)

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

Response to regret

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 14, 2021:

Regret...my response

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 13, 2021:

My response to Regret

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 13, 2021:

My response to regret

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 12, 2021:

My response to regret

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 11, 2021:

My response to regret

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 11, 2021:

My response to regret

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

Chitrangada

Thank you so much.

I cannot see living in regret for a lifetime.

So glad you enjoyed these.

Take care.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 10, 2021:

Hello Brenda!

I liked reading both your poems, in response to the word prompt, regret.

There can be different ways to look at the concept of regret. I believe, we should avoid being prisoners of regret. There is no use, living in the past regrets, but the best option is to improve ourselves and move on.

Thank you for sharing these wonderful and thoughtful poems.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

Peggy

I love the way you think.

Moving on is the best option, if only one could get her feet to move.

Then stay moving forward.

Take care.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 10, 2021:

I think that we can all think back to things we might have changed, but the past is over. It is best to move on from it. I liked your poems and the quotes.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

My response to regret

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

Misbah

Thank you.

It's not always easy to distance ourselves.

So glad you enjoyed these.

Take care.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on July 10, 2021:

Bredz, you have scribbled beautiful poems. Such words are exactly what I needed to hear today. I loved the poems and the quotes.

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, so true!!

Thank you for sharing.

Blessings and Love

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

Vidya...

Thank you.

I tried to portray them.

I'm glad you like them.

I hope your day is going good.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

Rozlin

I'm glad you enjoyed these.

Have a great day.

VIDYA D SAGAR on July 10, 2021:

A unique portrayal of the two different aspects of regret has been very well brought out in the poems Brenda. The quotes are inspiring. I enjoyed reading them. Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

Pamela

Thank you.

I think living with regret would hurt the value of one's life.

I'm glad you liked the message in the acrostic one.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

Miebakagh

You are probably right, but I didn't think about combining essay at the time.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

Niks

Thank you so much.

I'm glad to see you reading my work.

Stop back anytime.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

Manatita44

Thank you.

I appreciate that.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

Ms Chrish

I'm glad to see you back!!

Take care & enjoy your day.

Your enthusiasm keeps us smiling.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

John

Thank you.

I'm glad to know you liked these ones.

I think we all have touched regret at some point in our lives, but I guess the point is to not dwell on it.

We cannot undo the righting on the wall.

Maybe your muse will kick in.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

Rosina

Thank you.

I'm so glad you enjoyed these ones and the messages inside them.

Have a great day gal.

Rozlin from UAE on July 10, 2021:

Hi, Brenda. I enjoyed reading your poems. Each poem has a different picture of regretful life. I liked the quote anyone can make mistake. It takes a special person to admit it and face the pain and trouble..... Thank you for sharing.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 10, 2021:

These are two very good poems, Brenda. I like the way you showed how lonely the world can be when you live with all consuming regret.

I think the acrostic poem has an excellent message.

I enjoyed reading everything you wrote and the quotes as well.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 10, 2021:

Brenda, the balance is interesting. Respecting your opinion. If I were you, I would combined the two piece. Thanks for the read.

Niks from India on July 10, 2021:

These two poems, each with a different attitude of looking towards regrets are amazing. I enjoyed reading. Thanks for the quotes.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on July 10, 2021:

Yayyyy! Thanks a lot Sir John!!!!

Sending much love and power hugs!! It'll be good to see your face too Sire haha

manatita44 from london on July 10, 2021:

Both poems lovely! Great acrostic one. I also loved the quotes.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 10, 2021:

Haha thanks, Chrish. Good to see your face back.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on July 10, 2021:

An awesome day to you Ms Brenda!!! It's really really good to be back!!!!!!!!

Our inner peace is really up to us. Life is a never ending lesson.

I missed you Ms Brenda!

And also I'd love to see Sir John's face haha.

Sending lots of love power hugs and kisses!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 10, 2021:

These poems were wonderful, Brenda. They really make me reflect. Unfortunately, I do have some regrets to deal with, but hopefully, they were learning experiences. I have been trying to come up with a response to this but I am struggling a little. Just waiting for my muse to awaken and take over.

Rosina S Khan on July 10, 2021:

Lovely poetry with moral lessons. Following the person in the first poem would mean continuous grief and a life of hell. We should all attempt to be like the person in the second poem acknowledging our mistakes, amending them, and apologizing.

I love the last quote of your article very much. It is so heartfelt and touching and so true.

Thank you Brenda for your splendid contribution based on your own word prompt, "Regret".

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

Liz

Thank you very much.

Have a wonderful day.

Liz Westwood from UK on July 10, 2021:

Two well-written and thought-provoking poems, looking at regret from different perspectives. Your poetry makes a powerful point about the positive impact of putting things right.

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