Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Scar of Regret

Regret is the scar
on her dimpled chin
quivering
like a puppy cradled
in strong helping hands

held out with ease.
The years, they heal
regret fades away
and running through endless
fields of bluebonnets
a yellow Labrador
cannot see the scar.

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: Poetry Jam with Peggy- Emotions with a tangible descriptor

13 comments:

Mary Mansfield said...

Beautifully written! I truly do believe that regrets are scars upon our soul, so this works well!

Mary said...

Wow, Laurie. You and I both featured 'dog stuff' in our Poetry Jam poems. I do think years eventually do heal regrets or make them less prominent in our lives. Eventually the scars are not visible to the naked eye. Thanks for jamming!

Brian Miller said...

smiles....regret is the scar...i think scars add character, regrets not so much...they can def weight you down, if you dont learn to live again as the pups....

Margaret said...

Powerful images bring the feeling of regret into clear view... You make it look so easy!

Janet said...

I've read this a few times...the last two lines get me every time! OH, and your IT!!! I've tagged you if you want to play, and if not that is okay, I just wanted you to know that I tagged you:)

Rules here. http://anotherporch.blogspot.com/2012/03/blogger-tag.html

Dave King said...

I too have read this a few times. So many new thoughts bubble up to the surface each time. Inspirational.

Loredana Donovan said...

I like the metaphors about healing and growing, nicely carried through the poem and a positive ending. :) Loredana from the Jam

Anonymous said...

Very nice use of metaphor of regret...scars fade and sometimes its us who only remembers ~

Heaven
http://a-sweetlust.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-for-spring.html

Helen said...

Your poem deserves to be read several times ... my first reaction was different from the others. Dog bite, a small boys' face, painful injections for rabies .. all surfaced for me.

Peggy said...

Thank goodness for yellow labs running in happy fields. Time does heal but there is the scar. Good take on the prompt!

Lolamouse said...

This can be read on several levels. It merits more than one reading. Very nice response to the prompt!

Mystic_Mom said...

So much that is wonderful here, and after a couple of reads, I'm still struck with how well you weave the words together! Lovely.

The Bug said...

I love that the quivering puppy turned into a strong yellow lab bounding through a field :)