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Tossing Out Regret

I’ve decided to be rid of some things: a moth-holed sequined dress with bitter tags, the weeping journal of ennui and pain, the mocking trophy case of trophied dust, proud calligraphed to-do lists left unchecked. Let them shout accusations from the curb! February 20, 2019

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Date: 3/15/2019 12:50:00 AM
This went straight to my FAV list when I finally found it TODAY!
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Date: 3/15/2019 12:55:00 AM
Thank you Caren! I am very honored by the FAV :) ~ps
Date: 3/7/2019 6:16:00 PM
I can identify with your list, P.S.! I have similar stuff I need to toss out of my life, as well! Enjoyed this. :)
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Date: 3/7/2019 8:14:00 PM
thank you, Laura ~ps
Date: 3/4/2019 1:32:00 PM
This bitter-sweet gem of a poem contains much more than its length would suggest. Sophisticated, touching and wise.
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Date: 3/4/2019 8:28:00 PM
Thank you so very much dear poet -ps
Date: 2/27/2019 11:27:00 AM
truly engrossing, P S... big congrats on your win!..huggs
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Date: 2/27/2019 11:34:00 AM
Thank you, Nette. I appreciate your comments :)
Date: 2/25/2019 6:35:00 PM
Back with much deserved congrats, PS.
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Date: 2/25/2019 9:03:00 PM
Thank you, Line :) ~ps
Date: 2/24/2019 1:24:00 AM
I love it! Oh DARN! I said that already. A FAV for me!
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Date: 2/24/2019 10:25:00 AM
Thank you for all your encouraging words and for the FAV -ps
Date: 2/23/2019 9:22:00 PM
Your poem reaches in deep, touching upon the heart of regret in a most fantastic way. I truly appreciate your artistry, P.S. Superb poetry! Congratulations on your excellent win. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 2/23/2019 9:39:00 PM
Susan I am so honored to have your encouraging comments here on this poem. Much appreciated dear poet ~ps
Date: 2/23/2019 9:20:00 PM
Love it, love it, love it! Congrats, P.S.
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Date: 2/23/2019 9:37:00 PM
Hello Jack! What a coincidence! I read your article today "Heart vs. Art." It was empowering. I loved the analogy of poets being ship builders... So, thank you for writing that article. and thank you for your kind comments here! ~ps
Date: 2/23/2019 11:47:00 AM
this is truly fantastic, P.S. A very well deserved winner!! Congrats.
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Date: 2/23/2019 12:14:00 PM
Thank you, so much! -ps
Date: 2/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Love the unique perspective in this cleverly written poem, P.S.! Well done! Congrats on your win :)
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Date: 2/23/2019 11:01:00 AM
Thank you, Laura :)
Date: 2/23/2019 10:53:00 AM
Regrets are not productive, so tossing them to the curb is a good idea, P.S. Great poem on emotion. Congratulations on your win in Nina's contest! Best wishes, Carolyn
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Date: 2/23/2019 10:59:00 AM
Yes, i sacrifices two lines to add the narrator getting rid of them. The first version of this was just too miserable. Thank you for your visit and kind comment. :)
Date: 2/23/2019 9:26:00 AM
Hi P.S, You capured the emotion of "regret" in every line! Well done. Congratulations on a well deserved win:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/23/2019 11:04:00 AM
Thank you Alexis :)
Date: 2/23/2019 9:22:00 AM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, PS! Janice
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Date: 2/23/2019 11:04:00 AM
Thank you, Janice -ps
Date: 2/21/2019 9:08:00 PM
I love this! You've so perfectly formed these things into a checklist of emotions/regrets... made them the carriers of the feelings. I love it! (Oh... darn... I said that already!) Bravo!
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Date: 2/21/2019 9:11:00 PM
Thank you so much! -ps
Date: 2/21/2019 6:01:00 PM
It is always feels good to do some Spring cleaning! P.S. Great poem great advice!
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Date: 2/21/2019 6:46:00 PM
Thank you, Wren! Always good to hear from you!
Date: 2/21/2019 10:58:00 AM
Yes,P.S. we should cultivate good habits; the old ones go wild.
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Date: 2/21/2019 11:56:00 AM
Yes they do! :). ~ps
Date: 2/21/2019 8:36:00 AM
I liked this, it made me think!
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Date: 2/21/2019 12:58:00 PM
Wanda I have been enjoying your poetry immensely! You have only been posting here since January—your work is just awesome!
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Date: 2/21/2019 8:54:00 AM
Thank you Wanda! Glad to have you here - ps
Date: 2/21/2019 6:36:00 AM
If you don't enjoy dusting it and/or only see it only when you move - toss it! That's my MO. LOVE the title. Raised an Army brat, I learned early about only seeing 'it' to pack 'it' meant I should throw it away. I confess, though, that I have a hard time with the rule about clothes, 'getting rid of it if you haven't worn it in a year.' I enjoyed the poem and the philosophy - very good! Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 2/21/2019 6:40:00 AM
Thank you CayCay. Yes, imagining a move will keep me from buying... My mom would say that she could admire things in the store and leave them there for them to dust.
Date: 2/20/2019 10:23:00 PM
Love it Love it Love it, PS. Totally delightful. A FAVE for me.
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Date: 2/20/2019 10:26:00 PM
Wow! Thank you Line, so much!
Date: 2/20/2019 9:29:00 PM
You have inspired me. I am going to do the same---soon. (LOL). That line with the trophied dust and the last line: Those are CLASSIC. Just love 'em. This is great, P.S. Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 2/20/2019 9:35:00 PM
Thank you Gershon! I covet your comments :)
Date: 2/20/2019 9:10:00 PM
I have a few too. Read my poem "Getting Ready". You have written a great poem
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Date: 2/20/2019 9:26:00 PM
Enjoyed your poem! So glad you mentioned it. Thank you for the read and the compliment :)