Regrets

April 23, 2009
Have you ever regretted something you’ve done?
Written, unbeknownst to you,
A chapter of your life you could have done without?
They say a flittering of a butterfly’s wings
Can cause a massive hurricane a thousand miles away
But did a single glance of yours
Single hesitation
Fail the success you could have had
Savage that which could have kept your dreams alive
Make all those that knew you disown all thought of you

What if the butterfly
Landed instead on the finger of the gardener
That just happened to be there
Working the backyard instead of that much needed lunch break
Because of that one wilty azalea bush

Hurricane Katrina could have been avoided





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kiwi12 said...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 3:39 pm
I like this, but last line made me go, "wait, what? Did I miss something, here?"
 
Lanier42 said...
Jul. 11, 2010 at 5:49 pm
hm. its different, thats for sure. i'm still kind of digesting it. i'm not sure if that's good or not. i think i liked it overally, but i didn't like the very last line. if you changed it, maybe. i dont know.
 
Fayrouz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 9, 2009 at 9:01 pm
Wonderful imagery :) I like the butterfly relation...i seriously felt a blooming courage in me while I read it. Good job!
 
ultrabookworm replied...
Nov. 9, 2009 at 9:07 pm
Thank you!
 
Sarah S. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 8, 2009 at 2:15 pm
i love the style, just like mine :). i love your peices and if you could check out some more of mine, i'd love your opinion.
 
ultrabookworm said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 6:56 pm
Thanks to everyone for your opinions! :)
 
dreamer_believer said...
Aug. 3, 2009 at 5:13 pm
this is a different type of poem, so true and i loved it! you did a great job! check out my work, i would love your opinion...you're a really good writer!
 
xXxFallingTearsxXx said...
Jul. 3, 2009 at 2:03 am
great poem!! i really love it. you're style is a little random, but i still like it, don't change it :) i would love it if you could check out some of mine too!
 
Emily M. said...
May 21, 2009 at 3:51 am
Great work. Very thought provoking. Love your style.
 
.:ArleneNicole:. said...
May 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm
I like your style, and the subject of the poem was different. I enjoyed it very much!
 
brianj replied...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 6:36 pm
likes soem of the other comments said, nice imagery :) and yes your style is random but whimiscal and inspiring as well. you've got talent....
 
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