jerry hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,336 Points (January 4,1931 / a citizen of the world)

Angst - Poem by jerry hughes

I wish I'd have done the things
I should have, when I should have.
Looking back, we're told we shouldn't -
I could have done better - been kinder -
talked less - listened more - shared more.

But life is a learning process.
Aren't we all students?
I wonder what my marks will be at the end?

Comments about Angst by jerry hughes

  • Rookie - 421 Points Shania K. Younce (3/16/2014 8:21:00 PM)

    Were all students I agree. We never stop learning. We learn something every day. I like to think that no one has ever seen it or know it all. Until the day they die, because that is the life they've lived. A really fine poem. Bien! (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,336 Points Jerry Hughes (6/1/2012 8:31:00 PM)

    ...thank you Valsa, for your much appreciated comment (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,157 Points Valsa George (6/1/2012 8:14:00 AM)

    It's a simple but highly thought provoking piece! A perennial angst to know how others rate us will certainly ward us off many an evil (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chris Jibero (11/13/2010 10:03:00 AM)

    A lesson for all.Life is an eternal school for man.But it is never late until it is over. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,156 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (7/9/2010 3:32:00 PM)

    This piece of writing is food for thought. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,612 Points Elena Sandu (6/15/2010 8:47:00 PM)

    Hope you will have good marks, as I read from your poems, seem to discover a gold long as we dont harm and try our best to do good no matter what is the reason for, then any Kind of God let's hope will give some better marks.. if that is what we want..But until then, I plea for the chance to play as goddes(lol) and give you best of best 10's for all the poems I had seen coming from your sorrow or happy living times.Thanks for share, I'll have some of your poems on my favorites if you dont mind, please. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Oconnell (2/22/2010 10:24:00 PM)

    it does'nt work on marks but on trying to have a good heart no matter how late!
    i would like you to read my poem 'i have a friend'if you can spare the time.
    its just 4 lines.

    john (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,156 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (2/10/2010 6:46:00 AM)

    Same as mine I should think. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 145 Points Nimal Dunuhinga (12/3/2009 10:52:00 PM)

    Certainly you get hundred in the life-school.Jerry, life only teach you about life? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 209 Points Jacqui Thewless (9/3/2009 8:09:00 PM)

    I wonder if this is the right title! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Sandra Martyres (7/23/2009 4:34:00 AM)

    A very thought provoking piece Jerry, if only we all keep our final score cards in mind the 'should have, could have, would have routine' would have long ceased to worry us...Great write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 52 Points Goran Gustafsson (12/11/2008 3:52:00 PM)

    At every crossroad there is a choice to be learnt from. I think I have som poems you would like read. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kay Vitter (11/18/2008 6:21:00 PM)

    As the saying goes: an unexamined life is not worth living… of course this can cause much angst. A nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie , aryaindia (10/13/2008 12:04:00 PM)

    You would certainly have scored very high as you have already realized in this life what you should or ought to have done. Very neatly and nicely presented poem. arya (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Matt Johnston (9/24/2008 9:23:00 PM)

    This touches my soul, truly, a brilliant examination done with simplicity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Onelia Avelar (8/8/2008 9:23:00 AM)

    Well penned, no matter if you wished to be done like that, looking back :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Melissa Hurst (4/16/2008 2:47:00 AM)

    'But life is a learning process.
    Aren't we all students?
    I wonder what my marks will be at the end? '

    The ending line is definitely thought-provoking! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie R H (11/17/2007 12:11:00 PM)

    In the school of life, we'll be students til the day we die. Looking back we can learn from the past - from the decisions we made, the paths we chose to amongst the regrets and unfulfilled dreams what remains is the person we have become - as for scores - top marks I'd say...Justine xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 145 Points Nimal Dunuhinga (11/12/2007 1:48:00 AM)

    Nicely written by a student of the life-school. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (11/6/2007 4:55:00 AM)

    Life as a learning process and we as students. I'm holding that excellent thought. t x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 5, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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