A list of regrets – A poem


This poem was written for The Haunted Wordsmith’s Genre Challenge,


Today’s challenge was to write a list poem.

I have also included the following word prompts:




FOWC with Fandango — Extra


A List of Regrets

I picked up the book you kept by your bed

I turned to the page, the last that you’d read,

I saw that you’d written a word on that page

I wish I’d not let the sun set on our rage.

The word that you’d written, next to the crease,

Was something you longed for, the simple word ‘Peace’.

Now I gather together the last of your things,

The book by the bed, your watch and some rings.

I realise with regret and remorse, I delayed,

Signing the treaty of peace that you’d made.

I wish I could call extra time on the past

And renew the love between us we thought that would last.

Now I sit here and list all the things in my head

Things that I’ll remember now that you’re dead.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 24/April/2019


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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

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