Late-Night Haiku

Refuse to regret,

survival is true success.

We are the champions.

Michele from The M Files,  guest-hosted Flashback Track Friday #45 last Friday asking us to consider what is our biggest regret. I used to harbor a lot of regrets, perhaps the biggest one being that I didn’t go to be with my grandmother when she passed. But I can share that I’ve let my regrets go, realizing that the truly ‘big mistakes’ are what led me to where I am today–a writer, a mother, a teacher, and a genuine friend to others. So I say, scatter your regrets to the wind and join me in embracing the truth of our unconquerable souls.



Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.


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