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Below is the poem entitled Regret which was written by poet Carrie Richards. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Heavily tread, are those small fractious steps
On the stairs to my own peace of mind
The sound of transgressions that I'd rather forget
is the pounding of a most clamorous kind

The dialogue I hold deep within myself
drums on the door of the closed minded truth
I try to rewrite scripts,  shove them back on the shelf
But the turbulence shakes them loose

No matter, how buried, how deep I will hide them
My conscience can shovel them out
That child that is me denies what was done then
But can't deafen the voices that shout

I profess to regret many sins I've committed
The most difficult task is the one of admitting

For the Contest: "Regret" sponsored by Black Eyed Susan

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 8/17/2013 8:13:00 PM
    you did well in Susan's Regret contest... luv ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 11:58:00 AM
    Wonderful piece,Carrie...Congrats on your win....It is well deserved....

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 12:24:00 AM
    Congrats Carrie ....Seren

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:32:00 PM
    very DEEP, Carrie!!! I don't regret too many things so this was a hard contest for me and I took it in a different direction from what Susan must have wanted. BIG congrats. you really captured the essence.

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 4:06:00 AM
    - Your thoughts ... I can recognize them. - Well done Carrie!- Luck in contest, hope this win! - All the best to you. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 8:33:00 AM
    Admission, the 1st step. The most difficult one. Strong emotional power to this!

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 3:54:00 PM
    i think everyone can relate to this poem. well done!

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 3:33:00 PM
    wishing you luck in the contest... have a good day Carrie... LINDA

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 3:31:00 PM
    um I feel your powerful regret so well done as you always do wonderful Carrie! Laura :)