Long Last Regret

So he looks back with one long last regret;

That love and body once were his – that smile –

But given who he was and has become,

The miracle’s that she was his


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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

2 thoughts on “Long Last Regret”

  1. Awesome. i ponder this myself sometimes.
    the fact we have the capacity for love amazes me.
    To how complicated a system it has become.
    All that makes being human and falling love mean something to us.
    And how that differs to other forms of life. How did it come to be as it is today? What did it mean in the past? Has it changed? Or is it something eternal and unchangeable by time?
    Love has become such a complicated thing, yet it can be the most simple thing in the world at the very same time.

    When you Love someone you simply love them. This may even sometimes happen spontaneously in a moment as the saying ‘love at first sight’ suggests.

    The following thing amazes me:
    That two lost, self aware, conscious beings can look upon one another. Both have no clue why or how these beings exist or the place that they are existing. But they can form a connection. Become positively attracted to one another. To form a bond, making Love act like a force. Pushing matter around the universe. This is very small distances admittedly but still impressive distances none the less if you compare how a rock may move and how long it takes that rock to move 200 miles from A to B and what forces have to be used to make that rock move that far. Then compare that to Love. How it can move a man to the other side of the earth, just to be with that woman. That i think is amazing, confusing, perplexing and so much more.

    I find the question of ‘What is Love?’ to be so vast. It seems to cover such a broad spectrum of things.

    What amazes me even more, is how such a short and simple poem can bring out so much for my mind to play with and think about.

    How deep down the rabbit hole can we go?

    Amazing poem and thank you so much for sharing it!

    “But given who he was and has become,”

    such a great sentence there as well. Saying i am that he, who was I in the past? Who have i become? and how and why do they differ? other questions i like to sit and think deeply about. thank you for igniting that.

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