What we regret most

Day 5 of my poetry challenge began with a puzzle game where I had to decipher a famous quote. The quote was “In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took”, by Frasier Crane. This then inspired today’s poem.

The chances I didn’t take

Where do I begin my account

Of all the opportunities missed

Of instruments dropped at an early age

Of language classes not taken seriously

Of tennis lessons too lazy to pursue

Of tutor’s hour spent moaning and groaning

Of scholarships tossed to the side

Of late night parties too tired to attend

Of birthday celebrations that will come again next year

Of love letters too afraid to send

Of first dates too boring to be the one

Of job opportunities too far to commute

Of chances too risky to take

Thank you for reading.

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