Mistakes



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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

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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

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With every wrong that came along

I paid the published price

But some remained unretained

And I had to learn them twice

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Wisdom is rarer when found in error

These lessons the hardest learned

Forever cast, cannot change the past

Time has those bridges now burned

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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

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Comments
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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