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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    • Rating 4.57
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  3. 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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    • Rating 4.41
  4. 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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    • Rating 4.39
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  6. 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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    • Votes 277
    • Rating 4.37
  7. 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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    • Votes 298
    • Rating 4.33
  8. 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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    • Rating 4.33
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  10. 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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    • Emailed 151
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    • Votes 293
    • Rating 4.30
  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 4.28
  12. Choices

    Poem About Choices And Consequences

    Why did I decide to change the course of my life?
    I was impatient and naive that I let people take advantage of me.
    My life has turned up side down and now it is crashing down.
    I thought I could find love and hold it, blindly I went for it....

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    • Stories 2
    • Emailed 20
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    • Votes 319
    • Rating 4.23
  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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    • Emailed 5
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    • Votes 82
    • Rating 4.23

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