No time for regret

09 Oct

A Very Married Woman 11 by Jack Vettriano

I am not a man who wastes time on regret

The corrosion of ‘could have’, ‘would have’, ‘should have’ will eat into you if you allow it.

The rueing of chances not taken, opportunities not grasped, possibilities not followed will wear you down.

It will ruin your nights as you relive key moments, review decisions, reconsider actions, replay situations over and over again.

It will grey your days with shadows of other paths, other routes, other plans, other lives you might have led.

It will make you doubt your judgement, question your instincts, be uncertain of your decisions.

It will leave a bitter taste in your mouth that will taint the shiny fruits of tomorrow.

It will linger like a ghost, always at the edge of your vision, making you think, imagine, wonder if … just if…

I am not a man who wastes time on regret.

But I wish it could have been different

With you



Copyright the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Jack Vettriano


Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Lovers Past


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17 responses to “No time for regret

  1. mik1999

    October 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    very nice


  2. Sydney Taylor (@STaylorpoetress)

    October 9, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Lovely and it does make you think.


  3. lesliemeeks

    October 9, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I guess it will eat at you if you allow it too. Nicely written RD.


  4. MadamoiselleEbony

    October 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    This one touched home for Me.


  5. emmylgant

    October 9, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    The beat of your sentences always thrills me.
    Thorough and relentless until there is nothing left to explore, because it has all been said, the conclusion inescapable.
    And the balance is exquisite.


  6. georgeforfun

    October 9, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.


  7. mrmodigliani

    October 10, 2014 at 12:25 am

    I could not have written this any better or on a more relevant topic.


  8. redklwr2006 Kym

    October 10, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I have always tried to have not regrets about things in my past. Wishing for a different outcome now and again but never regretting. I don’t have time for regret, just for living the now


  9. mariatestarosa

    December 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I’m behind in my reading, but so glad that I save these for when I can relax. This is one in which I am one of the choir. I wish more people understood this. Letting go of regrets is a way of forgiving yourself.



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