Pointless Regret…a lull in a receptive mind

Pointless Regret
Pointless Regret…a lull in a receptive mind

Regret I hold like a wilting rose,
pale and leached of all color,
for what good is my piteous maudlin view,
of what past did, and how I review its lingering.

Blame no use, for justice served,
by time’s relentless ongoing,
and what’s for you can’t pass by you,
so why do I keep imploring, a different result?

Regret is like standing on a precipice,
past all fallen into the void below,
so do I jump or perhaps step back,
for no future lies in that brink.

For now knows no wilting rose,
it is vibrant red, petals unfurled to greet the sun,
and so must I afford the future,
where growth is all that feeds a soul, ghosts in slumber.

Who was I then, this man that failed and failed,
he seems like a distant relative,
and now regret just a pang of old,
a mistaken lull in my receptive mind.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

10 thoughts on “Pointless Regret…a lull in a receptive mind

  • January 12, 2017 at 8:46 PM
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    Well, that is quite a predicament to be in. Pensive mood today? Very emotive verse that makes me feel I wish I could say something profound to lift your spirit. Be happy with yourself , for you are gifted in many ways. Nicely penned, Tony.

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  • January 12, 2017 at 8:52 PM
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    My poetry is rarely about me, just the lessons learned in life and expressions of the human condition. In four days off for two weeks holiday with family & grand kids. So looking forward to it. I won’t be posting as much, but have a lap top and will try at least one post a day. Take care my friend.

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    • January 12, 2017 at 8:58 PM
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      Oh my gosh – I did exactly what you spoke of in your next poem – I assumed! I feel silly now. Enjoy you time with family, Tony. How exciting for you.
      Take care.

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    • January 14, 2017 at 9:51 AM
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      Tony, may you have a safe trip and joyful visit. So happy for you. You will be missed. Take care, my friend.

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      • January 14, 2017 at 11:25 PM
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        Thanks Phyllis, so looking forward to seeing my gran kids. Thank you my friend.

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  • January 12, 2017 at 9:07 PM
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    Don’t be silly Phyllis, its just the way I write: I just open up and write and these works just flow life water. Sometimes I refer to past, other times human experience that needs understanding but all in all I rarely write about me but rather what goes on around me. Take care.

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  • January 14, 2017 at 5:56 PM
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    So inspirational this write is dear Tony…Even though we know all this, we still doubt when we are standing before that pit of past and regrets ..Sometimes it would be easier to jump into it rather than stepping away and moving forward..But as you said, the maybe a beautiful future awaits those who are brave enough to do that..Thank you so much for sharing your emotive and masterful words..

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  • January 14, 2017 at 11:26 PM
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    Thank you sincerely Anjana, so pleased you enjoyed it. Take care my friend and keep writing , your works are astounding. x

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  • January 19, 2017 at 12:52 PM
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    Holding onto those regrets so they become too painful to be, causing someone to just jump. But it is those who free themselves from such regrets, who are able to continue the path, become who they were meant to. Good piece Tony. Great imagery ~Paul

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    • January 19, 2017 at 4:07 PM
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      Thanks Paul, glad you enjoyed it. Cheers

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