Only Regrets… {Free Verse}

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Where have I been?
What have I lost?
This life’s a waste
Wish it stays forgot

I’m a nobody now
I was a nobody then
Unknown till a day
I picked up the pen

I wish I could say
I have not a regret
But it’d be untruth
A wrong placed bet

After all, tomorrow
Is another new day
I’ve told this forever
And I’ve lost my way

Forgotten my dream
I’ve misplaced desire
At the end of it all
Snuffed my own fire.

© Leo 02/August/2011

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

32 thoughts on “Only Regrets… {Free Verse}”

  1. This is a very well thought out reflection that brings the voice to an empty place, gnashing his teeth over past mistakes and faults. The communication of these thoughts and feelings is very effective, leaving the reader in sorrow and compassion (from some) and identification of bitterness over how life seems to be cruel.

    Leo, keep writing. And I hope you can write yourself out of the doldrums. Keep your head up. 🙂

    • Ah, but form doesn’t restrict me 🙂 It makes me more passionate I feel, Ann. Glad you liked my unrestricted thoughts.. Thanks!

    • Thanks, Shannon 🙂 Glad you liked the poem.

      Follow up A to Z challenge? I didn’t quite understand 🙂 I did come by your space.. but not much details there too, except a linky! Can you tell me a little more detail?

    • Yep. Let’s hope so, Blaga 🙂 Thank you. It was a fun challenge of yours, I’m still a post short with the all time favorite.

  2. Severe dejection, typically felt over a period of time and accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy is expressed beautifully in your well worded verse!! Cheers!!

  3. Well, more than the beauty of words, there is a lot of negative feelings. that has touched me. We all have our shares, but at some places, ours seem to be the most hurting. After a long time, a poem that reveals the insecurity and some deep secretive scars, has come out.Hugs buddy. We are always somebody to someone, and especially you, are an inspiration to many :)So the word ‘nobody’ doesn’t suit you at all 🙂

    • Oh sure, we all have our fair shares, ADG. But when it is regrets, each is heavier than the other and in that phase, you will feel you are nobody even if you are a somebody to many people…

  4. this sounds very frustrating Leo…

    lost in your own misery,
    you forget to see;
    your words ignite joy
    in the hearts of many like me… 🙂 🙂

    life is not wasted if it brings happiness in others’ lives. you rock.. keep going(and smiling 🙂 :P)
    PS: cant believe im saying all this!!

  5. i am sorry that you’re going through this, Leo. your poetry is so evocative! i hope you come out of this phase into happier times soon. ♥

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