Daniel Morgan Kiser

Rookie - 109 Points (06/16/1953 / Queens Ney York)

Regret - Poem by Daniel Morgan Kiser

Regret, that fierce competitor of the present
Insufferable relic of another time
You sprout uninvited like a Jimson weed
And beckon with your poisonous lavender leaves

Oh regret, have you no other
Can you not wander in the woods
Can you not drift upon the sea
Have you known no other lover

Oh regret, why such thirst
To imbibe the lovelorn verse
Is the soul such easy prey
Condemned to live another day

Oh regret, is it the singing
The ballad or the church bells ringing
That brings you dancing in the night
To feast upon our feet of clay

Topic(s) of this poem: regret

Form: Lament


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Yes autobiographical as well as universal. We all have regrets.We are all human.Some can move on easily while others are haunted eternally.

Comments about Regret by Daniel Morgan Kiser

  • Chinedu Dike (11/22/2015 5:34:00 PM)


    An insightful piece of poetry depicting the haunting nature of regret, well articulated and elegantly penned in poetic diction with conviction. Thanks for sharing Daniel. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Souren Mondal (11/15/2015 5:04:00 AM)


    A really good poem Daniel.. Coupled with your 'notes' it does become a very relevant poem.. Some of us are, indeed, trapped in regret for lives.. Thank you for sharing.. (Report) Reply

    Dan Kiser Dan Kiser (11/17/2015 11:52:00 AM)

    Souren, thank you for your kind words. They mean a lot.

  • Kelly Kurt (11/14/2015 8:04:00 PM)


    It is indeed an insidious emotion. We need to learn that it serves little purpose and not just move on, but improve. Thanks. Daniel. (Report) Reply

    Dan Kiser Dan Kiser (11/17/2015 12:09:00 PM)

    Kelly, thanks for your comments. Regret is a bitter pill yet I think it serves a purpose.
    It's one of those emotions that simmers then boils when we least expect it. It's important
    to remember how you felt and why you remember. If for no other reason then
    to be a kinder gentler soul with the intention of inflicting less harm on those that you love.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 14, 2015



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