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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wrapped in Regrets




I wrap myself
In a blanket of regrets,
The edges frayed,
Worn nearly threadbare,
Pulled tight around me
But offering little protection
From harsh wintry winds.

Now the warming rays
Of spring approach;
Perhaps the time has come
To shed these regrets,
Allow a bit of new growth in my life.

16 comments:

Mary said...

Spring IS the season for new beginnings, for leaving some of the 'old' patterns and feelings behind. Well expressed.

Mine:
http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2012/03/happiness.html

Loredana Donovan said...

So true, regrets hold us back and letting go of them is healing. Nice, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I like the blanket of regrets and shedding them for spring ~

Heaven
http://a-sweetlust.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-for-spring.html

Helen said...

Regrets that have lingered long enough to cause fraying ... letting go will help, not easy I know.

Peggy said...

Excellent example of tangible description of a feeling. The photo goes well with it too! And yes it is time to shed regret when spring comes.

Enigmatic Soul said...

Beautifully written. The offer nothing yet we hold onto a score of regrets throughout our life. I like the way you have ended your poem on a hopeful note.

Brian Miller said...

often we have to do just that...be willing to let those regrets go to allow for the new life to start growing once more...it will def bring you down and smother...

Irene said...

How spring!

Mystic_Mom said...

In spring and inspiring! Love this...let go of that comfortable trap and reach for spring.

Laurie Kolp said...

I have the same blanket, Mary... let's put it in storage.

Janice said...

Ahhh...my feelings about spring, exactly.

Kris said...

You've got to shed the old before starting anew...

Margaret said...

Sounds like regret has been held on to for a long, long time! I like how you carried the theme throughout the poem and allowed the new growth to sprout.

Dave King said...

The concept behind this shines through. An enjoyable read.

zongrik said...

spring is a time to shed a lot of things, i guess regrets is just as good as anything else. i intend to shed a lot of pounds.

once upon a polar bear

The Bug said...

Oh excellent - I have a couple of people I should share this with :)