A Poem by zwartenkot

The things that cause us to remain broken
are the things we say and the words that go unspoken.

We're full of regret. Filled with things we can never forget.

We try. Lock it away.

We cry. We've withered away.

Left with only the painful memories of our regrets. Seeded with the idea that life is just a bet.

A gamble.

It takes root. It becomes who we are. It grows.
Taking with it the bright shooting star.

Our dream.

Whisked away.

Because of one tiny mistake. It can make or break you. Tear you apart.

Strip away who you used to be. It'll break your heart.

One mistake.

One tiny mistake.
All because we didn't think. And now we're glass.

Thrown and shattered. Unable to be put back together. As if we never mattered.

One tiny mistake.

Now full of regret. And no matter how hard we try we can never, ever forget.

© 2016 zwartenkot

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Pretty good. The structure fits with the words and the spirit of the poem. The first stanza is beautiful in its relative simplicity and I think it really grabs the readers attention.

Everybody can relate to this somehow, no matter who they may be.

Very enjoyable poem that is true in every way.


Posted 1 Year Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i love it! wonderful job! keep it up! keep writing :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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The rhyming of this poem was spot on; fantastic work.

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Posted 2 Years Ago

wow, this was really a good poem and i loved the rhyming :)

Posted 3 Years Ago

Loved this, made me think about a lot of things that have happened in the past. Love the way it is written.

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

nothing better than regret

Posted 3 Years Ago

Sweet poem and bitter at the same time. It got me thinking of the things I regret and whether I should keep regretting them... Good job

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

loooove it.nice one.......


Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

'things we say and the words that go unspoken' Love this part! Well done.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Yeah, regret is one of those necessary evils that allows us to grow. Your poem is creatively composed. It also is easily digestible; yet, thought provoking. Noticed a typographical error: gambel instead of gamble. Also, one punctuation error: were instead of we're. Otherwise, good work!

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on May 8, 2014
Last Updated on August 26, 2016

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