Without Regret

Without Regret

A Poem by J Todd Underhill



I have lived my life checking s**t off of my bucket list,

Drinking of life since death’s first unwanted kiss.

I walk a path not many could, but it is right for me.

Reckless abandon throughout my history.

Giving more that I would ask of anyone,

Live in the darkness, live in the sun.

Abusing my body time and time again;

The thrills of this life and living with sin.

I look back and ponder how many lives I have had.

Poet, Husband, father and Granddad.

Midnights and moonsets become a blur.

Raw emotions that set my heart a stir.

Walking through hell to experience heaven’s choir,

Without succumbing unto the heat and fire.

Drinking from life’s cup repeatedly,

Unending thirst deep inside of me.

Set new goals for me to attain,

More challenges laid out for a madman’s brain.

And as I age I live without regret,

For when my time comes I will be set.



© 2019 J Todd Underhill

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this is great to me. i wish i understood more about poetry.

Posted 10 Months Ago

I'm not usually a fan of this particular rhyming scheme in new aged poetry, but I actually enjoyed this piece quite a bit. nice work, and thanks for surprising me a little with this one :)

Posted 11 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

living like every moment might be the penultimate
empowering imagery throughout this piece
nice write

Posted 11 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"Walking through hell to experience heaven’s choir"
I like that line, I like it a lot.
This is a riveting poem from start to end.

Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on February 9, 2019
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J Todd Underhill
J Todd Underhill

Denver, CO

J Todd Underhill has been writing in the Denver Colorado area for over twenty eight years. He has embraced poetics and spoken word art as his chosen art medium. He owned the title “Poet” i.. more..