Regret Poems

Poems About Regret, Remorse and Sorrow

Regret can make a person feel an unrelenting bitterness like no other emotion. While regret can help a person to avoid repeating a mistake, if left uncontrolled it can wreak havoc on a person. Hours, days, or weeks spent feeling regret for a past mistake is usually counterproductive. It can impede a person from moving on with their life and letting go of the past. So how can someone dealing with regret cope? Many find that reading and writing poems that deal with their feelings allows them to let go once and for all.

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Poem About When Time Runs Out
  • By Alice Wyndham
  • Published: June 2011
When Time Runs Out

When time runs out and your heart needs to say so much more
But the heart that should hear it is gone now forever
And you are left with a raw nagging sore.
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I lost my daughter my first born child just 10 days ago. To an addiction she tried so long to fight she hated what it did to her, in the end the demon prevailed and she died from an overdose....

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  • By Carolynne M. Stubanas
  • Published: February 2006
Our Past We Shared


Many nights I drowned myself in tears, because you caused my family so much pain over the years.
My sister you mentally and physically abused, and my brother you unfairly used.
He was forced to be a father, because you didn't want to bother....

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Poem About Things Missed When Constantly Waiting
  • By Emilee C. Wells
  • Published: February 19, 2016
Death, My Loyal Friend

When I was born, I was dying for warmth,
And as I grew, I was dying again.
Dying for affection, for love.
I was dying simply for a friend.

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I'm A Broken Woman
  • By SPS
  • Published: December 2013
Thanks Mom

You say you care
But you don't
That's why you're not here but there
You said you'd change but you won't...

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Your poem 'Thanks Mom' was heart felt. I embrace your passion from your resilience through your writing.
So poetry might not make a person rich, but with your talent it can offer...

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My Room, Dark Black

my room, dark black
my nightmares come back
my past, won't leave me
I need some one to free me...

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I can relate to this poem a lot. My best friend killed himself last year in December, and I regret not being a better friend because I feel like I could have saved him if I had tried hard...

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Poem Regretting Lost Love
Words Unsaid

Regretting the moments I took for granted,
Moments when I was eaten by pride and hatred.
What if I had told you what I feel?
Would it change my life's wheel?

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I can relate. I also loved a man for a long time but even until now, he doesn't know. Maybe I was also scared of rejection but it is all in the past now. I can feel the emotions of the...

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Poem About Feeling Regret and Guilt
  • By M
  • Published: May 2011
Alone In My Head

Alone in my head,
I'm feeling so low,
You wont understand,
No one can know....

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This really gets to me and makes perfect sense to me because this always happens and yes thank you for posting it

Reckless Driving Poem
  • By Jade
  • Published: December 2007
I Still Love You, You're My Big Brother

You were always a risk taker,
Especially in the car, you liked to burn rubber,
My mates thought it was funny, it was cool,
When you gave them a lift and played the fool....

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  • By Nikita
  • Published: September 2011
Regret And Pain

Here I am, stumbling down the street
The rain's pouring down
I'm staring at my feet
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When I was about 12 years old when everything started happening. A year before my grandpa died. My mom and I would do horrible things to each other, call each other names. I have had a lot of...

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  • By Katrina
  • Published: August 2009
Who Do You Do?

I'm crying my eyes out,
But no one can see,
Because it's deep,
Deep inside of me....

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