Regret Poem by Martin Swords

Martin Swords

Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland

Regret



After Billy Collins






The phone rang.

It was Regret calling, again.

“You should have called, you should have called
and told me, you should have said how you felt,
what it was about, and how things were misunderstood.
You should have called.”

All right! All right! I’ll phone. I’ve got the number here.

But it’s too late, there’s no one there to answer.

Regret will call again.





Martin Swords
Nov.2008

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
William Stoneberger 12 March 2009

nice one. it seems regret calls more than opportunity knocks. and in the viscious cycle the missed opportunities lead to...

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Fay Slimm 06 December 2008

Hard to live with is regret - - and so often we all need a reminder or two for it to rear it's head once again, but there we all of us are nowhere near perfect, and you remind us so well..... good verse.

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Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland
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