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. Regret

    Raped While Drunk

    You told me that you loved me
    And would never break my heart
    You said that it was fun
    That it wouldn't hurt.

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    I can relate to the story , when I was 17 I was molested. This guy gave me alcohol and he was about to penetrate me when I cried and begged him not to take my virginity. This year I got...

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  3. Death, My Loyal Friend

    • By Emilee C. Wells
    • Published: February 2016
    Missing Out On Life While 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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    I like how this poem perfectly depicts how life is and how everyone is constantly wanting more and never truly happy with what they have. Social media has taken over the life of many and no...

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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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    This poem is so touching and emotional. I learned such similar lessons from my friend, and today you have made me remember everything I had forgotten. Thank you for the poem.

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  6. Brain Dead

    • By Isobel Landrum
    • Published: February 16, 2018
    Pain From The Past

    The memories keep flooding back,
    But not one by one.
    It's never that easy.
    Each of them, chained up,

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  7. 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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  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. 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

  11. 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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  12. If I Could Go Back

    For every time that I broke down
    There was a fake smile to cover the frown
    I hid behind lies when things got tough
    Forced myself to think it was enough

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  13. 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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    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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