Regret Décima

Still I reel from his ways unkind.
The way confidence, he did steal.
Manipulated, couldn't feel.
Bewildered by the charming bind.
Casual neglect blunted mind.
I did escape his cloying hold.
Extracted dross revealing gold.
I regret the age I wasted.
How I kept myself sedated.
But the escape, did make me bold...

Another challenge from RonovanWrites – A Décima with ‘steal’ as the B rhyme. Never written a Décima before and it was good challenge and interesting to work through the regret I still feel, despite several years passing, at wasting time with an unsuitable partner. Check out his guidance here on how to write a Décima.

Photo by Vinicius Altava on

9 responses to “Regret Décima”

  1. Beautiful piece and heartfelt. Escape from someone with NPD? Well written and lovely work.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment – unsure what he was – was a deep seam I was tapping


  2. This is very well written! I would not have known that this was your first décima. Keep writing! 😀

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  3. Very well done. Poetry is always a good therapist. It’s why I started writing. Love the photo you chose.

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    1. Thank you appreciate the comments. I find poetry unearths things and allows for the letting go – enjoyed the challenge of the decima too!


  4. Well done Laura – you had me gripped. I, also, liked the image.

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    1. Thank you very much ☺️


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