Don't Regret the Rhyme

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When you look back on life, are you more filled with joy or regret?

(Intro – from the always romantic Lady Dove)

“It is far wiser to resist temptation than to bathe yourself in the sins of regret.”

(Verse 1 part one, from the brilliant, yet pained Healingwoman)

Regrets
Fester
Churn
Becoming solid mass
We try to let them pass
Let them go, try not to pout
Try not to regret, let them out
We live, we learn, but we never forget
There’s no use in living with regret

(Verse 1 part 2, From the valiant wisdom of Astral_Tides )

We may be branded forevermore
Our souls cursed with regrets
We tow the weighted bauble
We are always shackled down
By its ball and chain, we are bound
Mocking reminders, never far… never far
Taxing, tiring, exhausting in our hearts
Promising no future step, will know no free stride
Bang the walls of your own private hell, as life passes you by

(Bridge – from my own contentious rhythm)

I can’t forget the things that I regret
I still regret the things I can’t forget

(Chorus – contention continued)

Regretting
Forgetting
Fragments of yesterdays
Upsetting
Unsettling
Memories that won’t go away

(Verse 2 part 1, from the beautifully opening RomanticBloom)

A moment of regretting
Ever present on the lips
Forever ingrained in memory
Of those, the pain, it inflicts

(Verse 2 part 2, from the irreverent readmy5tuff)

There are many things in life to regret
Some haven’t even happened yet
We fret, we spend too much time on this qualm
Are we wrong? To be shattered by this bitter bomb

(Bridge – repeat)

I can’t forget the things that I regret
I still regret the things I can’t forget

(Chorus – repeat)

Regretting
Forgetting
Fragments of yesterdays
Upsetting
Unsettling
Memories that won’t go away

(Verse 3 parts 1 and 2, still from readmy5tuff)

We long for repentance
A healing expectance
From old loves, lost friends, and unappealing actions
We deal with regret
Still digging in, we fret

It digs in, the one that hurts the most
Is the lost loves, the one we held so close
No hopes, for their returns cannot be found
In the box of things lost, our minds are bound

(Bridge – repeat)

I can’t forget the things that I regret
I still regret the things I can’t forget

(Chorus – repeat)

Regretting
Forgetting
Fragments of yesterdays
Upsetting
Unsettling
Memories that won’t go away

(Verse 4 part 1, from the heartbroken whims of xXLove_Hates_MeXx)

Life becomes a prison of the things we can’t forget
We never escape our own memories
They pull us back by the strings of our regrets
Chained to ourselves as punishment for forgetting to behave

(Verse 4 part 2, from the precociously wise CarnageofFeathers)

We have so many regrets created by our own mistakes
Everything implanted in our heads, that just won’t go away
We wish that forever in the past we could stay
Where there is no wrong, no mistakes
Only beautiful memories
We want to return to those beautiful times
But we fear, we’ve committed too many crimes

(Bridge – repeat)

I can’t forget the things that I regret
I still regret the things I can’t forget

(Chorus – repeat)

Regretting
Forgetting
Fragments of yesterdays
Upsetting
Unsettling
Memories that won’t go away
Memories that just won’t go away

(Verse 5 part 1, from the still incorruptible Beavis)

Things said, or left unsaid
Night spent in a lonely bed
Days without a knowing smile
And thoughts that roam like ghosts

(Verse 5 part 2, from the always delectable Sylkie Grasshopper Smoothie)

Every page turned lies a hidden regret
Some things in life, we just can’t forget
Like missing the chance, to dance, on a shifting line
Or the days without seeing the stars that won’t show
While we lie
On this parapet of life

(Bridge – repeat)

I can’t forget the things that I regret
I still regret the things I can’t forget

(Chorus – repeat)

Regretting
Forgetting
Fragments of yesterdays
Upsetting
Unsettling
Memories that won’t go away

(Bridge 2 – altered)

I can’t forget
I still regret

(Verse 6 part 1, from our exotic beauty, Shane-MC)

Regret is a reminder, that we are not free
It proves our own inabilities
When we act in the moment, it always ends up wrong
Regrets make up the words, of this horribly sad song
It’s stuck in our heads and won’t let us be
Regret is a reminder, that we are not free

(Verse 6 part 2, from the always amazing, ever brilliant Ashes_Twisted)

The shedding of tears upon our face
We should not look on as regret, but as one more lesson learned
The colorless pour down our cheeks that cascade
Are not mistakes, but memories that were formed
Reflections seen in our tears, are not regrets in life
But repentance from some of our days
Trying to add to our recollections, detached from our own eyes

(Bridge – repeat)

I can’t forget the things that I regret
I still regret the things I can’t forget

(Chorus – repeat)

Regretting
Forgetting
Fragments of yesterdays
Upsetting
Unsettling
Memories that won’t go away

(And our finale, from every beautiful strum of EverySeventhHeartbeat)

Leave no room for regret
For life teaches us its own song
Sing its lyrics in gratitude to the knowledge
When it reminds us what was wrong
Raise your voice to the skies
For its wisdom, release your cries
For strength, dance to its rhythm and rhyme
And never, ever, let it die

(Outtro - The return of our Dovely romance)

Mistakes will be made, but have no regrets.
For each mistake is a battle scar of an unforgettable memory.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

A warm thanks and all my gratitude for all the beautiful minds that fueled this piece with their own amazing styles

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Sassylass's picture

A sweet

community collaboration.Thanks


Poetry is passion,imagination & soul mixing together....

Words

 

Mardigan's picture

This is incredible! Nice

This is incredible!

Nice collab to everyone, I was tranced to read all of these on one breathe! Brilliant

RoC's picture

We as poets

Can always breathe in sync :)
Thank you. Perhaps a few rhymes from your side on the next?


"Music is a universal language and needs not be translated. With it, soul speaks to soul" - Songsterr

Beavis's picture

;-)

Great collaboration and contributions by everyone! Thanks RoC for weaving the magic and bringing us all together! ;-)

RoC's picture

Thanks

Go to the poets. I was merely a conduit. It is each of you that gets the praise.


"Music is a universal language and needs not be translated. With it, soul speaks to soul" - Songsterr

SSmoothie's picture

Yeah, roc you have a gift for

Yeah, roc you have a gift for bring people together in more ways than one! This is an exceptional collaboration put forth by our top maestro, it's gorgeous and real and you manged to make my bit awesome as I know you would! Eternally grateful this is another great piece! Hugss


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RoC's picture

I'm thinking

That we should start another one. Bring some new inkblood into the fold. You in?


"Music is a universal language and needs not be translated. With it, soul speaks to soul" - Songsterr

Astral_Tides's picture

What an awesome

What an awesome collaboration!
You guys rock and I feel quite fortunate to be a part of this.
I knew you would not disappoint in your boundless abilities of language RoC.
Thank you for initiating this my good man.
I keep reading it and drooling over all the mind talent you have ensnared.


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RoC's picture

You're gonna join in

On the next one, right?


"Music is a universal language and needs not be translated. With it, soul speaks to soul" - Songsterr

ashes_twisted's picture

Wow!!

wowowowowowow ROC!!
You have out done yourself,
and everybody else here on PP that participated!
You bow to me?
No Sir, I bow to you!
The flow couldn't have come out better with this!
I so enjoyed it!!
You had me biting my nails on this one,
but I shouldn't have worried for you pulled it off flawlessly.
Well done!
Brilliant! <333
Thank you for letting me be apart of your rhymes.
Forever grateful. ^_^


"We are, Each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." -Luciano De Crescenzo

Morningglory's picture

RoC I haven't read yet but

RoC I haven't read yet but sioooo pleased you did this tonight! Love you!!


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Morningglory's picture

Finally read it... Great job

Finally read it... Great job pulling it all together. You RoC!! Happy NewYear!!


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