Francie Lynch


Most of All


I regret (usually too late) , the authority
Of the standing government.
Any government.
Once in power (I regret using that word already)
The back room broking good ole boys
At the exit polls
Loose their senses (as well as sight and hearing) .
Feelings get hurt.
Taxes are wasted.
The trough gouging is too loud.
I resent lying.

I regret (mostly from experience and evidence) ,
The too full baskets of organized religion
Brimming from indulgences;
The Roman fingers
Poaching coins for another memorial window;
The glass cathedrals
And get-a-way cars.
I resent hypocrisy.

I regret people don't arrive on time
(no matter what the time):
Especially when outside anyplace waiting,
Perhaps a light for smoke is needed,
Or there's inclement weather,
The nearby company is distasteful.
Waiting dinner.
Late children are the worse.
They cause worry.
I resent the selfishness of time. Mine.

I regret being diseased,
And hated for it.
When in remission I'm loved.
Active, not so much.
The know-its say it's a matter of will.
Like you are the cure for
Cancer and smallpox with thoughts.
The one symptom alone, hurt,
Would need a temple of meditating chanters!
I resent condemnation.

I regret failed relationships:
Family, friends and women.
My thoughts are mine;
If I said everything
You'd have a different opinion
Of what I am.
So we don't
Because we can't
Say things: we would appear socio-pathetic (or worse) .
We think good and bad;
Therefore we're real.
A virtual humanity.
I resent blathering.

I regret an educational system
That believes in paradigm shifts;
Spouting new-age lingo like,
'If it's not broken, break it';
Selling out to athletics,
And a general belief that one knows
All about education because one went to school.
Bullies top the list.
I resent permissive parents.

Most of all,
I regret holding onto
My resentments.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Topic of this poem: regret

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Most of All by Francie Lynch )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. [CW]Watch The Flash Season 1 Episode 11 .., Renz Barns
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Pablo Neruda
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe

Poem of the Day

poet Oscar Wilde

(In memoriam
C. T. W.
Sometime trooper of the Royal Horse Guards
obiit H.M. prison, Reading, Berkshire
July 7, 1896)

I

He did not wear his scarlet coat,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ruth Stone

 

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. What is Courage, Lewis Antonuk
  2. Full Attention, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Acknowledge What Love has to do with US, michael walkerjohn
  4. That Thing, Luo Zhihai
  5. The Polar Star, Tushar Ray
  6. On Learning in Texas of East Coast Winte.., Bill Grace
  7. I'm ill, lee fones
  8. Goodnight My Love, Michael P. McParland
  9. THEM and the Next Avatar, douglas scotney
  10. The Devine Write of Poets, Sandra Feldman
[Hata Bildir]