Never meant to


About your fears


Never meant to


Away from you


Never meant to


You silly


Never meant to


Instead of listening


Never meant to


To stop your crying


Never meant to


Your favorite vase


Never meant to


upsetting words


Never meant to


Your feelings


Never meant to


Everything wrong


Never meant to


You for good


Never meant to


Alone again


  • Michael Edwards

    Sometimes, me included, folk can get too wrapt up in our own interests and priorities to recognise the feelings of others. Love the way you have worded this Fred.

    • FredPeyer

      Thanks so much Michael, wanted to try out a different structure.

    • Louis Gibbs

      "Never meant" to be Human, is what I read herein. Good one, Fred!

      • FredPeyer

        And you DO have a point! To err is human, to do it again is stupid.

      • malubotelho

        Delightful reading. I love your poem and can relate to it. Why we lose our temper and say what we don't want too. I always wait being attacked three times before I defend myself. If I can hold without say anything I will walk alway before it is too late to apologize. Thanks for this beauty

        • FredPeyer

          Malu, you are amazing. I don't think I could hold my mouth that long. Always had a wee bit of a temper (as Renzi would say). But I do try to count to ten in my mind now before answering.

        • Candlewitch

          dear Fred,
          I know this condition. is it destiny taking a hand, that things could go so wrong?

          *hugs, Cat

          • FredPeyer

            Well Cat, I am not sure. I guess we can blame destiny for a lot, but feel that sometimes this is a cop-out. In my case, since I do have a temper, I do say the wrong thing sometimes and have nobody else to blame but me.

          • Night Owl

            Yeah! Straight to the point--love it!

            • FredPeyer

              Mahalo Night Owl! Why talk around the bush if you can say it straight.

            • Goldfinch60

              Good write.

              • FredPeyer

                Thank you Goldfinch, much obliged!

              • WriteBeLight

                So sorry about your regrets. But, I guess they are just part of life and something we should try to learn from. I don't regret reading this Fred. Very good!

                • FredPeyer

                  WBL, thank you! The poem came out of my imagination. While I have said a lot of dumb, bad, or even hurtful things in the past, my wife is a very forgiving person (she also knows me!) and we are still together after over 40 years of marriage. Am glad you do not regret reading it! :-)

                • orchidee

                  A fine write Fred.

                  • FredPeyer

                    Thank you so much for reading, orchidee

                  • burning-embers

                    Oh my word. So many what if's this brings to mind. Too many regrets in life, we seem to gather them with our years my friend.

                    • FredPeyer

                      Thanks b-e, I cannot even count the times I wished I could have taken the words back. I do try to hold my tongue now, at least for a little while. But also found that the older I get, the more impatient I get. Don't want to waste my time on trivialities.

                      • burning-embers

                        I get told off for being blunt. Today i regret the things i actually said and did yesterday but my brain still tells me i was right. It's not easy being perfect you know.

                      • 2 more comments

                      • Bibbeck

                        Beautifully simple and simply beautiful.

                        • FredPeyer

                          Mahalo Bibbeck, and what a nice comment! Appreciate it!

                        • myself and me

                          Never mean to do it but did it anyways. That is how we hurt others and get hurt. Sometimes, we even did not have the chance to change what we did, and have to swallow the consequences. Never became ever. Nice poem.

                          • FredPeyer

                            You are so right. Thanks for your comment, I do appreciate it.

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