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. 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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  3. 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 was raped, and he took my v-card. I was never the same. It broke me, and I'm still trying to repair.

  4. 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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  6. When Time Runs Out

    • By Alice Wyndham
    • Published: June 2011

    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. 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.

  11. 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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    Beautiful poem! I loved the way it's presented with hints of unspoken events.

  12. 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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    My father invited me and someone else to take a ride with him. My mother told us no because my father was drinking beer. My mother asked if we wanted to die, and we said no.

  13. 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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