Regret

I sometimes regret
once knowing you so well
like a part of my own soul,
your words that healed me
like the blood of my own;
if only I could have kept you
trapped in my memories alone,
as if you were never mine to be;
I wished for a sister, a companion
to my lonely, loveless world,
forgetting how our forbidden love
would bring upon us, all the ill-luck.

The prompt for day#6 poem @ toads was to write a poem in the voice of another: in this case, the voice of a woman living in feudal times, addressing her laotang (a lifelong BFF/soul sister matched to young girls in China).

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8 thoughts on “Regret”

  1. What a beautiful expression of regret underlining the love they had for each other. Despite this the words give the idea that she loves her still.

  2. I think I’ve been there, my girl friend dumped me when her old boy friend came home to stay from military service. Good write, life happens.
    Stay safe,
    ..

  3. A beautiful expression of sorrow and regret, and the idea that the passion the woman did not feel in her marriage was transferred to her soul sister, especially in the repetition of ‘my own’ and in the lines:
    ‘if only I could have kept you
    trapped in my memories alone,
    as if you were never mine to be’.

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