A Poem by Jeff Bresee


The further I go
The worse I get
At what I do
And what I let

Destroy my peace
And set me back
Defining well
The things I lack

You'd think I'd learn
You'd think I'd see
The damage done
By being me

trail of tears
The bridges burned
So many lessons
Left unlearned

...Jeff Bresee

© 2012 Jeff Bresee

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I understand all of it so very well...many a times we just think that now that's it we are not repeating that mistake again and yet so many times you find yourself trapped in the same situation again and again...no matter what and however hard it is one has to let go...the poem shows you are aware that every incident is to teach us a lesson and hence you already know how it all works...all you have to is let go...

Posted 7 Years Ago

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regret, a lesson repeated twice

Posted 7 Years Ago

I do believe a lot of us can relate to this poignant write~ your poem reminds me of this little pearl of wisdom "what is the definition of insanity?" "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"
strong and affecting~ and perfectly constructed poetic~

Posted 7 Years Ago

It is said we are condemned to repeat patterns of mistakes until we are ready to accept the lesson. How many of us are honest enough, like you, to admit what we are doing?

Posted 7 Years Ago

Clear yet meaningful message, love it

Posted 7 Years Ago

It seems that you find the same joys in rhyme and meter that I do. I really enjoy reading these. This sounds so similar to my own work. Also, I'm a sucker for alliteration

Posted 7 Years Ago

Interesting, consistent, easy to relate to. This was easily read and concise... excellent write. Great job. c:


Posted 7 Years Ago

Simple and pretty amazing(:
I like a lot of your poems^_^
Good job

Posted 7 Years Ago

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your rhyme and meter are perfect, this skips along..asking the questions we all ask ourselves. the flow keeps it light hearted even though the message could be seen as a little darker..well done

Posted 7 Years Ago

Perfect flow! The piece reads seamlessly and the rhymes, well... perfect :)

There is a lesson in this write, as well. We all have a tendency to fall back on familiar behaviors, whether they are good or bad. The key is.. forgive yourself and move on... try not to let it happen again in the future. If one is truly doing their best, eventually those "Lessons Unlearned" will be learned... we all fall of the bike a few times before we learn to ride.

I don't have any advice to offer on this poem - I see absolutely nothing that needs improving. It's excellent, as is... Loved it :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

This poem flows like water, so natural. And it succinctly speaks such a true a point, yet I doubt even a single human being has ever completely overcome being their own enemy to some degree. Just excellent.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on May 18, 2010
Last Updated on May 3, 2012


Jeff Bresee
Jeff Bresee

Dallas, TX

I love to write poetry and then turn it into songs. I am a singer/songwriter for Weathered Pages, a Fort Worth, Texas based band. Check us out at www.weatheredpages.com And I hope you enjoy .. more..


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