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. A Cry From The Soul

    Trapped with nowhere to turn, life is changing beyond my control, causing this deep ache in the bottom of my soul.
    Someone else is pulling the strings, oh to fly, oh for wings.
    Escape, I want to dig my self out, filled with despair, filled with doubt.
    Mute not able to express, this gnawing pain and feeling of relentless distress.

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    When you read words that have similarities to your own, there is a feeling of relating to and understanding them. I believe this is an important factor in writing: getting the feelings out to...

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  3. 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.

  4. Stuck In The Middle

    I'm lost and confused,
    miss-treated and miss-used,
    Raped and abused,
    Unloved and refused.

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    I understand what your going through.
    It happened to me three years ago.
    I still cry myself to sleep at night.
    I still don't trust guys that want to come into my life.
    I still hate the...

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  6. Family Secrets

    I have a secret.
    Something that no one knows.
    something that no one will ever know.
    I've kept this secret for 11 years. ...

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    I know it's too late, but still I wish you were able to get justice. May God bless you with happiness and strength to live.

  7. 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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  8. 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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    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?

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  10. 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.

  11. 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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  12. 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.

  13. 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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