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 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.

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  3. 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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  4. 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.

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  6. 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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  7. "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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  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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    • Rating 4.23
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    I'm going through the same issues, but how did it go with yours? Did you mend your relationship with the ex, or did it get worse? Did he get vengeful with you?

  12. Regret And Pain

    • By Nikita
    • Published: September 2011

    Here I am, stumbling down the street
    The rain's pouring down
    I'm staring at my feet
    ...

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    Hi, I'm sorry about your pain. I know how you feel. I have done what you have done. I have cut myself so much, but I did it to get attention from people. I never had friends when I was...

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  13. 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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