Saturday, November 29, 2014

November 29, 2014 Writers Digest 2014 November PAD Challenge/ We Make Mistakes -- deVerse


we made mistakes

regret             won’t change what is past

if only one little wish could fix things                     when we learn better

ain't going to happen                        not in the world

so we have to live with our imperfections             our smallness

our ‘sins’                    the archer’s term      of missing the mark

here is the thing                    once we have learned          make amends

don’t do it again                    of course it seems once we learn

we get the lesson                  we don’t get another chance

opportunity comes round just once                        & we stumble through the best we can

pass it on to the young                     there are no do-overs in this life

knowing this              still we make mistakes

November 29, 2014


  1. Well said, that is the problem with cliches, they almost lose their meaning through overuse, so even though we "know" these things to be true, they yet go unheeded.

  2. To be that archer taking aim.. and yet we know we often fail... but should we still refrain to aim?

    It's more pleasant to listen to the string that snapped
    than never to bend a bow

    From a poem by Verner von Heidenstam .. (to me this has become a proverb)

  3. As ever, Annell delicate and poignant work that always warms my soul... With Best Wishes Scott

  4. sometimes we dont get that opportunity again...and we have to just live in light of that lesson so we dont make the same mistake with the next person we meet...making ammends though is great when we can....

  5. Sometimes, all we can do is forgive ourselves and try, try again.

  6. How many of us are lucky to get that second chance? How many of us truly let go of our mistakes? We learn... but do we move on?


  7. i lived as perfectionist so long in my life.. never really taking chances to ensure my perceived mistake free way of life was preserved until i finally found that mistakes were my greatest ally that i tried so hard to avoid and was what i thought as successful in maintaining an illusion of a house well maintained....

    And now i celebrate imperfection in most everything i do.. changing what i can.. and accepting that the imperfection in life is what makes the tapestry more beautiful as life goes on...:)

  8. And even when we do learn, we then make different mistakes!

  9. I think one of the biggest mistakes in life is hanging on to our mistakes, holding them against ourselves. Guilt and regret can be a very heavy load to carry.