Regret | Teen Ink


December 13, 2011
By Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
4 articles 1 photo 157 comments

Tomorrow is a new day,
One to share and revel in,
Why lament over lost time,
When lessons could be learned;

Such an ugly word,
but it means you live in the past,
Don’t linger in the previous
But talk about it and look back;

Recognize it and accept it,
Learn from it and walk forward,
Reliving and replaying,
Will never lead you onward;

So allow yourself to take a step,
Your feet on one path forward,
Take your time, and lean on others,
But do not ever walk backward.

The author's comments:
This piece was inspired by everyone around me (including myself) who spends so much energy wishing things could be different. I believe we should look back at the past, and though regret is inevitable, we should not live in the past. Thank you for reading.

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teamo14 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 16 2012 at 6:52 am
teamo14 BRONZE, Paris, Other
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"Learn from it and walk forward"
The best choice I think...

Ella1 GOLD said...
on Jan. 13 2012 at 4:15 pm
Ella1 GOLD,
14 articles 7 photos 137 comments
I understand where you are coming from. Sometimes I feel the same way. Could you read my poem A Pink Watch, Portal, and Perpetual Sea and tell me what you think if you get a chance? Thank you and keep up the good writing and photography!