There are no revisions to my bad decisions

Through the span that is my life

No misgivings in a life worth living

That had its times of strife


Win or lose, I got to choose

What direction I would go

And learned I did, things still hid

The things I did not know


With every wrong that came along

I paid the published price

But some remained unretained

And I had to learn them twice


Wisdom is rarer when found in error

These lessons the hardest learned

Forever cast, cannot change the past

Time has those bridges now burned


It is easy to see, in my history

That I made a few mistakes

And truth be told, though now old

Tis likely a few more I’ll make


27 Responses to “Mistakes”
  1. beth says:

    this could be my biography. I get every word of it.

  2. yassy says:

    Very true. Well said. Well written. Wise words wonderfully put.

  3. K.L. Hale says:

    Perfectly penned. Your words resonate with so many of us. Love and hugs my friend. πŸ€—πŸ’›πŸ’ͺ🏻

  4. There is such truth in these words to which all of us can relate on our own levels. I wish I could figure out how to look at the past through the eyes who can say these things.

  5. joyroses13 says:

    Well said, such true words.

  6. kristianw84 says:

    Perfectly said, and something every one of us can relate to. Bravo, my dear friend!

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    I’d define them not as mistakes but as lessons learned.

  8. I need to stop making the same mistakes so that I have time to make some new ones!

  9. Bridgette says:

    Wonderful penned. I’m going to share this with my teens as I keep telling them that mistakes are learning opportunities.

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