What’s to Regret?

What’s To Regret?

regret = feeling of sorrow or remorse for a fault, act, loss, disappointment

For those first thirty some
years, was a hard-wired,
coiled spring, trying to bend
myself around what others
were more than willing
to tell me was “right”.

Most often struggling
with why I couldn’t
do that with any ease.
Was I a deviant? Bent
in some perverse fashion,
to be forever wading
through darkness, rather
than swimming in light?

Started making notes.
Found certain golden truths
in sound of my own voice,
and then, chose to listen.

What’s to regret?

Elizabeth Crawford 4/5/2018

Note: Image is a pen and ink doodle, digitally enhanced with paint program.

Posted at Waiting on Words 5: word for today is Regret


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4 Responses to What’s to Regret?

  1. annell4 says:

    I loved your take on Regret. Nothing really. We both know we never meant to “f……..up.” Still it happened, destruction in your path. Never “right.” Always just “you.” Beloved you, wonderful you.


  2. Sherry Marr says:

    No regrets. Finding one’s voice and listening is the journey.


  3. Marianne says:

    There’s sadness in regret, but it seems you’ve found the golden truths and heeded the message. Powerful.


  4. Pamela says:

    In life there are no regrets, really, only lessons. Excellent write, my friend.



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