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Regret: Poetry Prompt Response Week 20

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Alyssa is an avid reader, writer, and coffee enthusiast. She loves sharing thoughts, ideas, and creative writings with the world.


A little something different for round 20. Regret is a great theme to explore and I tried to approach it by painting a unique scene. On a grammatical side note, does anyone else trip up over laying vs. lying? I switched between the two a few times before I settled on what I believe is correct. If you have an easy way to differentiate between the two, I would love your advice!

As always, a big thank you to Brenda for these weekly prompts. I hope you enjoy the poem!



Soft notes

float through the air

weaving in and out

of the freshly cut

carnations and chrysanthemums

white as snow.

This room seems chilly,

the lights too low

a single wooden box

sets the somber tone.

But where is everyone?

Shouldn't there be tears

intermingled with stories of laughter?

Rows of waiting chairs

echo my silent fear

the magnetized energy

pulls me down the aisle

resistance is futile

and though they want to close

my eyes are locked

on the horror lying inside:



© 2021 Alyssa

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