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Regrets - A response to Brenda's prompt.

Peace is a high school- level educator and a writer that is dedicated to creating engaging contents for online platforms.

"Life is about choices. Some we regret. Some we are proud of. Some will haunt us forever... We are what we choose to be" -- Graham Brown.

"Life is about choices. Some we regret. Some we are proud of. Some will haunt us forever... We are what we choose to be" -- Graham Brown.

Handling Regrets

I feel like the biggest let down is to think that you could have done more, you were capable of so much more and you could have reached further than you did if you had done something differently.

Then again, I love to think that regret is a matter of perspective, if we see them as regret or lessons. Like some people, I want to think that I do not have any regrets but only mistakes which were as a result of my decisions that didn't bring forth the desired result. It's not easy because reality checks are hard and sometimes I look back at my life and think how I could have changed those little decisions I made but then I can never redo them. So what do I do? I consider them as learnings and move ahead because dwelling so much on what I did or didn't do makes me feel pathetic and sometimes lowers my self confidence. Basically I just use my mistakes as teaching tools and focus on things I can control.

Poem: Regrets

Looking back,

Hearts are broken.

Love is lost.

Friends are lost.

Risk is taken.

Words are said.

Paths are crossed.

Secrets are shared.

Promises are made.

Decisions are made.

Dreams are unfulfilled.

Chances are missed.

Goodbyes are Unspoken.

And on and on it goes.


The past has been buried,

But somehow it comes haunting.

Regret takes it by hand.

To and fro,

They flash before me,

With pain that comes with reminiscing.

They are sad like a plague,

That won't go away.


I hope to forget.

Everything I did,

And could have done.

I don't want to feel the regret I left behind.

An emotion that causes pain and pierces the heart.

I'm never looking back anymore.

I only want to see what is in front of me.

I want to live in the present.

I want to live life with no regrets.

© 2021 Peace Tobe Dike

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