The things not done.
The words never spoken.
The books never written.
The roads not taken.

The friends never made.
The love not obtained.
The kiss not tasted.
The time never spent.

The conversation never started.
The number never dialed.
The message never sent.
The places never travelled.

The songs never sung.
The poems never penned.
The guitar never played.
The rules never bent.

The distance never crossed.
The step not taken.
The ‘sorry’ never told.
The ego not shaken.

—Is going to haunt me on my death bed.