Welcome to Poetry.com

Poetry.com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world — collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors.

Navigate through our poetry database by subjects, alphabetically or simply search by keywords. You can submit a new poem, discuss and rate existing work, listen to poems using voice pronunciation and even translate pieces to many common and not-so-common languages.

Regret of one

In the beginning we are born,
Knowing that death is the only end we have.

We never think daily how we make our bed,
That when we torture ourselves we let others down,
We let ourselves down.

Judgement hits each of us,
When we take our last breath.

Either we appear on the dark side of the river alone,
Or we are in the light among the beauties to surround us, hearing the voices of our loved ones.

Yet, when someone we love passes to their reward,
So many fight, argue, grieve, kill, or even commit suicide.
Rather than being at peace knowing that there was nothing more we could have done.

We forget life is like a story,
Beginning at being concieved,

Some stories short,
Almost non-existent,
Others so long,
With no cause of the intent.

We forget our breaths ate counted,
Every beat of our heart assessed,
When we live our lives,
We lose all interest.

Forgetting what we can do,
Forgetting why we are here,
Everything around us is always new,
Exploring it is our life's goal it is clear.

But when the time comes,
When our last breath is drawn,
When our soul and body is numb,
Do we regret out what we did before we are gone?

Or is it the ones who did not get to say,
Everything that they wished,
That regret the steps that lay,
Ahead of them which they missed.

Do they pray and cry in despare,
Or forget why they are bothered,
Do they hold their tongue in disrepair,
Or leave all alone and leave their voice smothered.

No matter what they do,
Bothering parties leave with regret.
One to go forward in their despair,
The other to say never more.
Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)
Font size:
Collection  Edit     
 

Submitted on January 24, 2018

1:27 min read
63 Views

Stephanie Nix

Brought by God. Created in peace. Shown abuse for her entirety and upon this always found the silver lining. more…

All Stephanie Nix poems | Stephanie Nix Books

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Discuss this Stephanie Nix poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Regret of one" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 8 May 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/46541/regret-of-one>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest poetry community and poems collection on the web!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    The way the lines look on the page is known as ________.
    • A. Form
    • B. Stanza
    • C. Line
    • D. Paragraph

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets

    »