Midlife Regrets

The books I never read
The words I never said

The sights I never saw
The places I never explored

The thoughts I never contemplated
The ideas I never conceived

The music I never heard
The poetry I never wrote

The lessons I never learned
The experiences I never heeded

The stories I never listened to
The experiments I never tried

The surprises I never foresaw
The outcomes I never guessed

The tears I never cried
The smiles I never smiled

The feelings I never sensed
The pleasures I never felt

The chances I never took
The options I never chose

The opportunities I never grasped
The advice I never offered

The decisions I never made
The pranks I never played

The money I never earned
The money I never spent

The opinions I never voiced
The things I never did

The promises I never kept
The patience I never developed

The mountains I never climbed
The desires I never fulfilled

The charity I never gave
The compromises I never made

The strays I never adopted
The people I never befriended

The wishes I never reciprocated
The enemies I never forgave

The impulsiveness I never controlled
The sensitivity I never developed

The heights I never achieved
The passings I never properly grieved

The prophecies I never believed
The perseverance I never showed

The circumstances I never avoided
The comfort I never provided

The blessings I never regarded
The God I never acknowledged

A life I never lived
Except in fitful half measures
Never in full part

 

 

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47 Comments

      1. Your poem reminded me of Frank Sinatra’s ” I did it my way”
        Especially these lines:
        I’ve lived a life that’s full
        I’ve traveled each and every highway
        But more, much more than this
        I did it my way.
        Now go tick off from your bucket list – starting today!πŸ˜€

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  1. Hey am sure you can cone up with more… regrets…great introspection. But shdve wdve cdve will not float the boat, my friend, awaiting a ramble about the good times, dreams, possibilities, that behold!!
    Stumbled onto facebook by chance and found your ramblings …. made me happy! Best wishes…

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  2. Yes KT all good, God’s grace! Look forward to randomly walk with your words. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’•
    Tc and keep up the good work.

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