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

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When the end of our journey we reach;
No more footprints to make in the beach;
And most of our memories we choose to forget,
It is those things we didn’t do that we will regret.

Not loving more, when we had a chance;
Not daring to ask for a dance;
Not reaching for that elusive star;
Not once being a bit bizarre.

We may be satisfied in the making of our bed;
We may have been happy with the life we lead;
But we will wonder why we didn’t do more,
As we approach that eternal door.

Regrets – even if they are but a few -
Will cause the tears when our days are then through;
So, be brave and let down your hair
so in the autumn few regrets are left there.

Copyright © Joe Flach

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 7:04:00 PM
    This is a lovely piece of truth Joe :) Very nice.

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 4:16:00 PM
    Joe, your poem pretty will describes how much of the world lives. The choices we make define our lives. Sometimes the paths we take lead the way to new undiscovered lands. Most often we stay enviorned in a security bubble doing what we think won't hurt us. Regrets may occur later when we rethink our lives. Good job. Allan

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 8:12:00 PM
    awesome poem.......SKAT

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 3:23:00 AM
    Awesome write. Touched me on so many levels. Congrats

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:34:00 PM
    Hmmm, not sure I feel the way you feel in my own life, but I know this happens for a lot of people. BIG congrats to you, Joe. yours is a wow poem.

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Joe...a fitting poem....really hit home hard for me today! Thanks......

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 4:13:00 PM
    good advice, well said!