I have a way of getting around grief and pain,
Of shock and trauma, I can come out sane.
But one emotion that I can’t get my head around,
Is that of regret doing the rounds.
“I could have, I should have, maybe, perhaps”,
Are words which give me painful jabs.
“Had I? Hadn’t I”– may have changed the game,
I end up feeling totally lame.
I have learnt the hard way,
That regret doesn’t easily go away.
We all have calls to take and decisions to make,
But don’t always have time to evaluate.
I ask myself, “Will I regret this later?”
And all of a sudden, things seem better!
The clouds lift up and I know,With fair precision, which way to go!