Regret is all about

mourning the past and embalming the future.

In doing so you are not wise.

Why lodge in the graveyard of your laid-aside past

When you can embrace the paradise of your beautiful future.


Why waste your time in the company of decayed bones

Inhaling the putrid odors emanating from the dissolving flesh of past sorrows

Justling and burrowing with worms as if a place in the stink is a place of honor

Even if a graveyard becomes a tourist destination, it still remains a graveyard.


Regrets and swollen dead cadavers are the same.

Feeding on festering sores of bygone wrong decisions is unhealthy

Of what gain is reminiscing the unhelpful

Why use your thoughts like a shovel to unearth more dreadful gloom into your life.

I saw a man well dressed in the garment of his regrets

His lingos was an invocation made to the dead

He spoke in the past tense in a present-tense world

Till his pain resurrected and assaulted his healthiness.


Is there anyone who has not done what is stupid before

Do you think the men you see are angels floating on clouds of purity

Everyone has the activities of the odd and the foolish in his past

The difference is, not everyone is dummy enough to walks hand in hand with the mummified.


So stop hanging around the place where vultures gather

The land of carcasses where what is decayed is venerated

Stop being hand in glove with the spirit of buried memories

Remembering and rehearsing bad times tantamounts to the reawakening of ghostly emotions.

I have spent time regretting

Till I got lost in the woods of my thoughts

I tried to trace my way back from the land of oblivion

I got lost again because I couldn’t find where I started.


Arise from the grave of your regrets son of the dust

Shake off the ants crawling up your sleeve

Gather the flesh of your life one piece at a time

Let the Spirit of God breathe new life into your soul.


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Thanks for taking the time to read this Poem. Hope you enjoyed it. Let me have your comments in the comments section especially your opinion concerning the issue of regretting.

Till next time.


KG · February 15, 2020 at 7:55 am

The truth is that nothing can be done about the past. For the future, lessons of the past can guide us and help in making better decisions and choices. Regrets will only bring pain.

    Ovyay · February 15, 2020 at 7:56 am

    True talk πŸ‘

Regina Ofonime johnson · February 15, 2020 at 5:42 pm

Regret can not solve the said done mistake, rather look for a way forward and avoid doing things that will leads to regret .

    Ovyay · February 15, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    True talk Sis Reg

Kay · February 15, 2020 at 7:24 pm

I look back, dust off…, and move on.

    Ovyay · February 15, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Yes o, move onπŸ‘πŸ‘

Ifeanyi Uwaegbu · February 19, 2020 at 2:27 pm

Thank you daddy, I press froward to the mark of high calling in Christ Jesus, and not backward

    Ovyay · February 19, 2020 at 3:15 pm


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