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Regret

Regret

I regret many things in my life.
Not been able to spend more time with my wife the love of my life.
I regret not been able to stay close to my mom and my dad, they were 
All I had, my childhood memory, that yellow truck my dad got me.
How wonderful life is when you are young, when you try to reach up to the sky.
Everything seems so tall that was my challenge to grow old. 

I regret not been there when my dad died. He loved me the most out of us nine!
I took care of him, helped him when he was weak, he used to tell me I don’t want to die I can’t leave. You are still young; I said: “hey are you serious dad”? “I have three kids!...I'm 53"
But I know he was too soft. He hated the thought of dying, he loved been with us just to make sure we're ok.

I regret when my mom died. She still bring tears to my eyes, my heart still bleeds
At the memory of her smile. When I need a back scratch she had the roughest hands
House work and cooking that she didn’t mind at all. I loved her all my life and when she got very sick she became like a child. Talking about why she can’t see in color any more?

It’s difficult to explain to a sick person especially your mom, you breakdown before you even start to tell her.

I regret when my wife fell sick with the big C, I questioned every little thing, to me I was always right in doing the right thing. How and why kept popping up every time I wondered
This thing happened too fast, it took me by surprise.
I blamed myself for not listening, when she complained about her agonizing pain, I thought it was just the same.

I regret many things in my life.
I thought If I can get a second chance, I would change it all again!

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  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:08:00 PM
    Ali, I'm happy to see you on Frank's winning poetry list. It makes me happy to see my new friends having fun and enjoying the contest WE the members post on the soup. Have yourself a nice and wonderful day...xox~LINDA

    hammoud Avatar ali hammoud
    Date: 2/19/2013 11:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Linda, Thank you for your kind comments, you are an inspiration to all. And a great support! Thank you once again, always and forever, Love, Ali xoxoxoxoxox
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 4:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on a very fine win, Ali! Annalise

    hammoud Avatar ali hammoud
    Date: 2/18/2013 11:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Annalise, hugs, Ali xoxox
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 3:38:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    hammoud Avatar ali hammoud
    Date: 2/18/2013 11:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Debbie. Love, Ali
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 7:58:00 AM
    Wow! Heartbreaking. Full of pain, emotion, and pathos. Congratulations on your win, Ali ! Ruben.

    hammoud Avatar ali hammoud
    Date: 2/18/2013 11:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks EX ;)
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 7:22:00 AM
    So heartfelt and honest Ali !

    hammoud Avatar ali hammoud
    Date: 2/18/2013 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Congratulations on your win Graig, I liked yours a lot. Ali
  1. Date: 2/14/2013 11:14:00 AM
    Ali great lines but life is too short to live in regret....David

    hammoud Avatar ali hammoud
    Date: 2/18/2013 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I know. And I am thinking about it a lot. Tks David
  1. Date: 2/14/2013 6:59:00 AM
    Ali, this is a very moving write. I'm so sorry to hear about all the pain you've gone through in your life. I had to watch my mother deteriorate due to MS. I knew she was going to die. Yet, we learn from regrets. May you find courage and peace.

    hammoud Avatar ali hammoud
    Date: 2/18/2013 11:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Sorry to hear about your dear mom. And thanks for your kind comments. Kind regards, Ali
  1. Date: 2/14/2013 6:15:00 AM
    This is so deeply moving Ali, heart wrenching to say the least. We often do our best in life, and losing ourselves in remorse does us no good. We need to find the courage to remember the good times we shared, and know that they loved us despite our faults and humanities. I am so glad I stopped it, you made my morning, love peace and hugs, stay strong xxx

    hammoud Avatar ali hammoud
    Date: 2/18/2013 11:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, thank you. I am sad to have made all of you sad. I wish I didn't write it. I promise to only write happy poems from now on! Thanks again for your lovely comment, Love Ali xoxoxo
  1. Date: 2/14/2013 4:48:00 AM
    I think life comes in a mixed package,...true ,you can't change your yesterdays but tomorrows hold promises for sure... And writing purges out traces of darkness within us....Ali, nice that you shared this...:)

    hammoud Avatar ali hammoud
    Date: 2/18/2013 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So,So true. I will remember your words! Tks Mehnaz, Lov Ali
  1. Date: 2/14/2013 3:31:00 AM
    Good morning Ali, from my side of the world...today I will not spend my day in regrets...but tomorrow's a different day... I can't wish to change a thing... all I can do is sit in my own s tool of misery and wished it never happen... your poem, cuts deep. Thank you for the comment. And a happy Valentine's to u 2...hugs...linda

    hammoud Avatar ali hammoud
    Date: 2/18/2013 11:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My great friend Linda, Thank you so much for your comment. I hope I didn't make you sad! I promise only happy poems from now on hehe Love Ali xoxox
  1. Date: 2/13/2013 7:28:00 AM
    My friend Dan has written a very good comments to you Ali, and I agree with what he says. - Very much emotion in your poem! - I wish you a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 4:12:00 PM
    Hey Ali...This is truly a heartfelt write.Just hold on to the good things.Regret can burn your heart so bad...That will leave you forever feeling sad.Death is a hard thing to take,it always leaves you searching for answers.But remember the love you gave them is forever with them in their hearts.Don't blame yourself..We all have a time,and place..Just keep thinking of the happy times.It helps to ease the pain.

    hammoud Avatar ali hammoud
    Date: 2/12/2013 10:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Dan, your words are so comforting just what I need to stop my regret. I wanted to write this story for the contest I didn't mean it to be sad. Thanks.