Regret – When the shoe is on the other foot©

When you met everything was pure and simple
Through the years much changed and anger and resentment built up
She wanted things from you that you didn’t have to give
She was angry and unforgiving
Her anger came out in violence
She left you battered and bruised
As a man you didn’t want to hurt her, but her abuse was worsening
She tried to kill you
You had no choice you struck out to defend yourself
Now she had the upper hand
She was no longer the abuser
She was your victim
You found a way to leave her and move on
You were determined to find love and happiness again
You reconnect with a past love but don’t tell her yours
Somehow she connects with your ex and the new-found happiness has ended
You move once again with regret
For now she thinks you’re an animal
Inside you feel it’s true
Now you’re begging for forgiveness and hoping find love once more
You look to friends for absolution
They recommend that you move on
But remind you that honesty is the best policy
For no one likes liars or surprises
He pledges to be trufull you can only hope for and wish him happiness
Reminding him that he has to first forgive himself before he can move on
You hear a silence noting his awareness of all he now has to do
Who ever thought finding happiness would be so hard

Regret – When the shoe is on the other foot©

Copyright 2016, 2017

By Felina Silver Robinson
I wrote this poem in response to a story a friend told me of his romantic woes. I advised him to let his new love go. The trust was gone and the feeling of safety was absent. There could be no successful relationship there as it all started with a lie. I advised him that in the future he would always have to be honest or he would never find happiness. I so hope he will give it a try.


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