I was fed up of school for wearing uniforms and me eking out punishments from teachers
I was dreaming of college life which I thought would be like a bird freely flying into the clouds and repented for being still in school
Once in college , I was getting tired and exhausted to cope up with huge competition to excel in academics for getting into job
I felt the life at school level was far more relaxing and orderly and repented for leaving the school
Once employed , I thought I can have luxuries of life with tons of money in my bank a/c and have lady of my choice as life partner
I found the life in college life was far more easy and relaxing then the banging I got day in & out from my Boss and repented for the end of my college life
Once married, I thought I can share with my wife the trauma of abuse I received from my boss and find solace in her loving arms
I found the abuses from my Boss were insignificant when compared to my wife’s angry outbursts and realised life as a bachelor was so enjoyable and repented for getting married
Once retired, from service I thought I can have peace of mind from all the tensions in my work place and enjoy the life to the brim
I quit the job and found with no work to do and with dwindling resources / increasing liabilities / health deteriorating I realised I am no where and I repented for losing the job
Once I found myself burden to the family, I thought of ending my life and attempted suicide
I found the death about to grab me and I trying hard to free myself from its clutches and at that moment I realised the value of life and repented for repenting the whole life without understanding the purpose of living.
Once I realised the true worth of having born as human being, I wasn’t there to enjoy its fragrance and with my eyes wide open I quit.

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Ramapriya Nr

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I am a retired Engineer from the Government of Karnataka and now 64 year old. post retirement I fancied to write in 3 languages namely English,Hindi and kannada. I have written several poems,short stories etc and have published two books namely ""Tri bhasha Kritigalu and Rampys vision on lifes mission and now it has become passion for me to continue writing. I have also developed several software computer programmes covering Technical,medical and general programmes
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Savi Mani

Dear Ramapriya ji, once again a thought provoking wonderful poem on life and its true meaning, all our life, we never enjoy the present moment or the present situation we are in, our heart craves for more and more it is never satisfied with what we get in life, but towards the end everything comes as a flash back and then we find that we had actually never lived our life, the greatest gift of God, repenting all the time……….
nice poem……enjoyed every bit of it…….

Nadeem Qazilbash

Well put, regrets followed by more regrets, never learning from our own experience, wonder what do we think after death.