Better Days.


We live each day of our lives,

And each day we try to do our best.

Sometimes we make mistakes,

And do things we regret.

We must realise within ourselves

That life doesn’t allow us to go back,

Go back and fix things,

To fix that we have done wrong,

Done wrong in the past.

But those errors of life

Gives us experience,

That experience is important

As it allows us to live better,

To live better each day,

To make fewer mistakes,

And to make each day,

Better than our last.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 6th, 2017 01:26
  • Comment from author about the poem: Experience is the one thing that cannot be taught.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 66
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  • orchidee

    A fine write G/F. But too late in my case? I mean - for one day in 1066 it's too late for me anyway! heehee.

  • onepauly

    absoulutly, I have learned most things from trial and error. and it does work. but you have got to be open to it. or you will make the same errors again. we all have to keep our heads up if we are going to get anywhere. theres always time to learn new things. we just have to take that first step.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Paul, that first step is always the hardest but looking back we wonder why.

    • Michael Edwards

      Interesting that those with life's experience voted mainly Brexit whilst those with the exuberance of youth voted mainly Remain. Having said that your poem makes such a great point - thanks for posting it G.

    • Frank Prem

      Better tomorrow than today, or yesterday. The only way forward GF.

      • Goldfinch60

        Very true Frank. Thank you.

      • FredPeyer

        Well written poem. It is funny I wrote a poem about wisdom/experience just yesterday. It is obviously different from yours (Yours is better!).
        Somebody once told me: Experience is recognizing a mistake the second time you make it.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks ANDY ~ Good ~ Better ~ Best never let it rest ~ Until your good is better and your better best ~ AMEN ~ BRIAN

        • Goldfinch60

          Very true Brian, thank you.

        • Renzi

          So very true.. 'Grow through what you go through' ❤

          • Goldfinch60

            Thanks Renzi. I like that ' Grow through what you go through'.

          • Louis Gibbs

            And in my acknowledged minority view ... 'And to make each Life, better than our last.' Enjoyed your wise poem, Goldfinch!

          • Nicholas Browning

            You're right about experience being unable to be taught. A fool learns from his own mistakes, and a wise man learns from the mistakes of others. It's funny though. There's so much history, and still so many mistakes. Good stuff, keep it up sir.

          • Tony36

            Great write

            • Goldfinch60

              Thanks Tony, much appreciated.

              • Tony36


              • Augustus

                I was slow at that experience thing. Finally took time to reflect and began living at age 55. Great write.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thanks Augustus, whenever it happens in our life experience eventually works.

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