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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  1. Death, My Loyal Friend

    • By Emilee C. Wells
    • Published: February 2016
    Poem About Things Missed When Constantly Waiting

    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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  3. When Time Runs Out

    • By Alice Wyndham
    • Published: June 2011
    Poem About 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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  4. Thanks Mom

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

    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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  6. Alone In My Head

    • By M
    • Published: May 2011
    Poem About Feeling Regret and Guilt

    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

  7. Our Past We Shared

    • By Carolynne M. Stubanas
    • Published: February 2006

    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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  8. I Still Love You, You're My Big Brother

    • By Jade
    • Published: December 2007
    Reckless Driving Poem

    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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    Unfortunately, people always die no matter what you try. No matter how hard you try, we will all die.

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  10. 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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  11. Words Unsaid

    Poem Regretting Lost Love

    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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    • Rating 4.29
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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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  12. Regret And Pain

    • By Nikita
    • Published: September 2011

    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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  13. When You Look Through A Broken Mirror

    • By Tab
    • Published: June 2014
    Poem About Self Harm

    When you look through a mirror
    The picture is clear
    The beauty shown seems like you have no fears
    The skinnier you are...

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    • Rating 4.21
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    Awwww, that reminds me of myself.

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