Regrets

Regrets

A Poem by Awdures

Carrying this burden upon bare skin,
naked apathy swallows whole
any ingenuity a new direction holds.


Burning chains, invisible and inconceivable
to the world encompassing, buried secrets
so deep, their ink tattoo marred
in pale serenity.


And still, head held high
continuing as if nothing in the world
matters more, than this moment
this second,
it’s mine.


What’s gone is gone, links forged in regret
carried, lamented, added, remembered
with respect-a mistake never to be repeated.

In the quagmire there is clarity,
a stillness, although chilling
brings with it some respite.


Once, it would have served as an anchor.
What’s gone is gone,
links forged in regret
can be used to feign freedom.

© 2011 Awdures


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And still, head held high
continuing as if nothing in the world
matters more, than this moment
this second,
it’s mine.

I love the rhythm of confidence in this verse as it relates to the statement of intent. Really betrays that they are thoughts being forced through the barrier of pain/betrayal.

I believe most people reading will have 'been here' but how to articulate it simply but sincerely is another task. You captured grasping at 'the moment' simply because it isn't the past, holding it like it is the only breath you have left before you drown in remembering again - that's a pretty hard thing to get into a minimalist stanza. Well done.

Posted 5 Years Ago


This poem is filled with the grace of acceptance that no matter what, one will have to "feign freedom".

Posted 9 Years Ago


This was very well written. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 9 Years Ago


I enjoyed this. It was amazing and very well written. I love it.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Well written, full of incite and strength.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Amazing write. Flows well.

Posted 9 Years Ago


brave and determined ink. well done Shan!

Posted 9 Years Ago


I loved this piece. It was really well written and the words were beautiful. I loved the imagery as well. The flow of the piece was great. I loved the in your face emotion. Excellent job. Thanks for sharing. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


You've penned a wonderful piece here. Deep and rich in imagery. Very good!
Pumpkin:)

Posted 9 Years Ago



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