Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, REMORSE, by ROBERT AVRETT



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REMORSE, by            
First Line: To me it simply meant desire come true
Last Line: Possessed us, and but added to our pain.
Subject(s): Remorse; Shame


To me it simply meant desire come true,
But in your face I saw a glad surmise
That turned to shamed contrition my surprise
At your surrender; and, too late, there grew
Within me knowledge that was strangely new:
Great sorrow comes at times in love's disguise;
And as I read the message in your eyes,
I felt remorse for what was done to you.

I tried to make amends; since then the years
Have brought new faces, but I still retain
A bitter memory of you in tears ...
In spite of all we might pretend, no gain
Had come to us through love, for haunting fears
Possessed us, and but added to our pain.





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