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THE LITTLE SPARROW

(INSPIRED IN PART BY A SONG OF EDITH PIAF)


Should we praise
the chanteuse who sang
"I regret nothing"?
Was she a saint
or a sociopath?
Did she forget 
the peccadilloes,
the slights,
the insults and
harsh words
we are so prone to?

I regret so much,
so very, very much:
the chanced shaking 
of another heart,
the deafness to her tears,
the blindness to her 
unsung lamentations.
Too much a coward to love,
I would run-- run away, even
jumping an ocean to flee
what was between her and me.

Now, aging, I regret 
I cannot make amends
to those lost loves.
I cannot say,
"I am sorry, I was weak,
in fear of your love.
Forgive me."

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  1. Date: 2/28/2015 7:26:00 PM

    An excellent write - we all all too late smart. Light & Love

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