Regrets | Teen Ink


April 23, 2009
By ultrabookworm BRONZE, Equestria, Kentucky
ultrabookworm BRONZE, Equestria, Kentucky
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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

The author's comments:
Whoever reads this should realize that though the consequences and the guilt may never go away, that there is always a new path, not merely doom as this poem may inadvertently suggest.
Also, I welcome comments about my style of writing- there's always room for improvement!

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This article has 11 comments.

on Aug. 14 2010 at 3:39 pm
kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
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I like this, but last line made me go, "wait, what? Did I miss something, here?"

on Jul. 11 2010 at 5:49 pm
ThatClarinetPerson SILVER, Tequesta, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Life. Don't talk to me about life."
~Marvin the Paranoid Android (from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series)
Statistical analysis suggests that i am probably in tune with someone
(hahahahaha! I love this cause i'm never ever ever in tune >o

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.

brianj BRONZE said...
on Mar. 30 2010 at 6:36 pm
brianj BRONZE, Jeannette, Pennsylvania
3 articles 10 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
"the real trouble with reality is that there's no background music"
"i don't suffer from insanity. i enjoy every minute of it."
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” -Marianne Williamson. Trying so hard to believe this but SO not succeeding…..

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....

on Nov. 9 2009 at 9:07 pm
ultrabookworm BRONZE, Equestria, Kentucky
2 articles 0 photos 65 comments
Thank you!

on Nov. 9 2009 at 9:01 pm
NorthernWriter, Fargo, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"Only dead fish swim with the stream"

Wonderful imagery :) I like the butterfly relation...i seriously felt a blooming courage in me while I read it. Good job!

on Sep. 8 2009 at 2:15 pm
silentlove DIAMOND, Perrysburg, Ohio
68 articles 0 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
dance like nobodies watching, love like youve never been hurt, sing nobodies listning, live like its hevean on earth -mark twain
worry always about the distance and you'll never make the jump -alana marsh <3

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.

on Sep. 7 2009 at 6:56 pm
ultrabookworm BRONZE, Equestria, Kentucky
2 articles 0 photos 65 comments
Thanks to everyone for your opinions! :)

on Aug. 3 2009 at 5:13 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

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're a really good writer!

on Jul. 3 2009 at 2:03 am
xXxFallingTearsxXx GOLD, Cottonwood, Idaho
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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!

on May. 21 2009 at 3:51 am
Emily Marsden BRONZE, Rochester, Other
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Great work. Very thought provoking. Love your style.

on May. 20 2009 at 1:00 pm
ArleneNicole BRONZE, Porter, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"You read too much!" Balbulus was always saying. But what was she to do? Without words she would die, she'd simply die.
-Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

I like your style, and the subject of the poem was different. I enjoyed it very much!