Melissia Ann Senter

Rookie (October 23,1970 / Charleston WV)

A Mountain Of Regrets - Poem by Melissia Ann Senter

Regrets for not being a better child,
regrets for being so mean at times.
I had the greatest Mother in the world.
I was a hellion at times,
always the one who just had to have the last word, no matter what
I was always right and my Mom was always wrong.
To me Mom was never ever right.

Regrets of not listening to my Mom.
Now I am a grown up, I have two children of my own,
more and more I am beginning to understand.
I am finding out now that I was not always right, that maybe I was wrong at times.
Mom was right about many things.

Regrets because I did not finish my education,
instead I quit in the 9th grade because I thought I knew it all.
Boy was I wrong!
In this world of today without my education I am nothing.


Regrets because I was in love with a man
who I once thought was my world
Now all of my trust in him has been shattered in to a million pieces
of what used to be our love.
Forever is what he promised.
He chose to sleep with another woman.
Regrets because I didn't believe that he would ever do this
to me and our children.
He has broken our hearts.

Regrets because maybe I am to blame
for many of my regrets and fears.
Maybe it is because I regret ever meeting him.
Many regretted mistakes I have made through the years

only I can or could have changed them,
if I had just opened my eyes and seen what was going on.
Maybe if I had just listened to my mother
my life would have been much better.
Now I know that my mom was right.
My mother was almost always right

So now I stand here and behind me
stands the mountain of regrets.
I can only hope that I will have enough time
to change the many mistakes that I have made in my life,
to become a woman of no regrets,
a woman who has learned from her mistakes.
Then maybe there will be no mountain of regrets standing behind me
but a mountain full of hope and dreams


Comments about A Mountain Of Regrets by Melissia Ann Senter

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (12/28/2009 8:55:00 PM)


    to become a woman of no regrets,
    a woman who has learned from her mistakes.
    Then maybe there will be no mountain of regrets standing behind me
    but a mountain full of hope and dreams
    By MELISSIA ANN SENTER..really love umellissia for ur beautifulwriteand its contents..onelearnsfromthe past mistakesandcomeup like crystal clear in life//wonderful work...10

    readmien...finewtihout you...finally over
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  • (12/28/2009 7:28:00 PM)


    you wrote this really well, my mind went back to the regrets i have or had. moms are the best in the world, i try not to hurt her in any way coz it's really difficult to feel bad for past behaviour or doings. we can not go back and undo the deed but the realization of our fault is forgiving enough, never mind. (Report) Reply

  • (12/27/2009 9:38:00 PM)


    Oh Melissia... this sounds like me 40 years ago. Look how blessed you are that you know it now. You have awakened from the illusion of self-centered thinking... now life begins again! Let the strength that comes with this knowledge carry you through...

    Godspeed, Shirley
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  • (12/27/2009 8:59:00 PM)


    It's good to have such mountain...will keep us from falling :)
    good one.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 27, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, August 1, 2011


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