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. 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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  3. "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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  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. 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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  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. 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.

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  10. Secrets

    Regretting Cheating

    do your secrets rip and roar?
    do they tear at you with open claws?
    do your secrets dig down deep?
    do the make you want to speak?

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  11. I'll Never Forget

    • By Alicia Pedersen
    • Published: May 19, 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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  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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