Should one regret or should one not?

I never knew jealousy till I loved

or suspicion or mistrust.

Never knew this fire that can burn the world down

locked up in my bones, destroying me;

destroying what is between you and me:

the marrow, the pith, the essence – the all.

Should I regret or should I not?

Should I change? I do not know.


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Dr A.V. Koshy is presently working as Assistant Professor in Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has authored or co-authored seven or eight books of poetry, theory and criticism. He is an editor and anthologist. He is also a distinguished teacher of the English language and literature and a critic, with a Ph.D in modern poetry, specifically Samuel Beckett's poems in English. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry in 2012 and his book Art of Poetry was selected as Best Reads 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee. He has been editor's pick on Camel Saloon thrice and poet of the month thrice in Destiny Poets UK besides often having his poems appear in the highly selected category. Has other international awards, diplomas and certificates to his credit too.

6 thoughts on “Should one regret or should one not?

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Should one regret or should one not ? ” , encapsulates all the existential dilemmas and questions that much longer and much more grandiose poems have been mulling over for centuries. This poem is proof of the venerable maxim,if any were required ,that less is more.

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