Get Your Premium Membership


A selfish desire nearly claimed a life tonight
I should have stayed away
I should have never returned
To try to make you mine again

You were happier when I was gone
You blossomed further
And my attempting to atone
I simply made things worse

You dream in a hospital
Surrounded by machines
Father is torn between relief and despair
How much will everything cost to keep you safe?

I should have called him first
The Healthcare system has screwed us
I'd have dropped some extra cash on taxes
So saving your life wouldn't bankrupt you

You're alive
You almost weren't
If I hadn't come back
This wouldn't be a concern

The guilt of the past was eating me alive
This new guilt threatens to consume what was left
It should have been me on that bridge
I shouldn't be here to type this

I have done nothing but bring desolation to you
And trying to atone burned you even further
You were right, there was nothing I could do
And I regret that you gave me that chance now

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

Post Comments
Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.