Regret Poems

Poems About Regret, Remorse and Sorrow

Regret can make us feel an unrelenting bitterness like no other emotion. While regret can help us 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 us from moving on with our 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.

Poems about Letting Go Of Past Mistakes

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  1. I'll Never Forget

    • By Alicia Pedersen
    • Published: May 2020
    CPS Taking My Children Away

    I can't tell you how much my heart hurts every day.
    It's full of anger, pain, and regrets that I can't make go away.

    I'll never forget the day they took you away.

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  3. Another Day

    • By Kirsty Kennedy
    • Published: May 2019
    Regret Not Spending More Time With Loved One

    Life gets very busy.
    Things get in the way.
    Do I have time to visit?
    I'll go another day.

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    I turned 67 this year and have been searching for old friends online. I went to college in a city 1500 miles away. It was probably the best time of my life. I have now looked for four friends...

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  4. "It Might Have Been"

    We will be what we could be. Do not say,
    "It might have been, had not or that, or this."
    No fate can keep us from the chosen way;
    He only might who is.

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  6. Regrets In Growing Old

    The hardest part of getting old,
    Is dealing with regrets,
    Accepting there's no going back.
    One chance is all I get.

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    I'm alone too, and it's mostly my own fault. I hate it, but it's trust. Grasping for youth at 54 is not how it should be.

  7. Brain Dead

    • By Isobel Landrum
    • Published: February 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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  8. Regret

    • By Liz Vu
    • Published: March 2017
    Dealing With Regrets After Mom Died

    I know
    This day will soon happen.
    I know
    God will take you away.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. New Year's Eve

    • By Cat
    • Published: December 2015
    Poem About Drunk Driving

    My weeping mother sent me a letter.
    She begged God for me to get better.
    Her tears smudged the ink
    As her fears turned into reality in a blink.

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  13. My Now Angel

    • By Gemma Allen
    • Published: April 2015
    Regret About Friend's Suicide

    These words don't come easy,
    but they are things that I must say.
    See, I don't think I ever told you
    that I wished you would stay...

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