Barry Middleton


Regret - Poem by Barry Middleton

as fire ignites the stars
with fantasy
I sense a final dream
at apogee

I find that I can fly
above my fears
and looking down I see
the vanished years

men may claim they feel
not one regret
but if we could go back
and not forget

would even one of us
not change our road
and so avoid life's pain
and heavy load

we all have our regrets
do not deny
and everyone of us
one day will die

and then we lose the chance
to set things right
the strongest man alive
must quit the fight

make your amends
before that final day
and it is best to act
without delay

Topic(s) of this poem: forgiveness, regret


Comments about Regret by Barry Middleton

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (1/31/2016 6:26:00 AM)


    A very engaging poem about life and the wise counsel at the end lines profits the reader to avoid regrets in the future. Enjoyed reading. (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (1/31/2016 6:41:00 AM)

    Thanks, glad you enjoyed.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 31, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, August 22, 2016


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