I Need a Reset Button (sonnet)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is one of the sonnets in my newest book of poems, Echoes of Dawn at Dusk: Collected Poems (Volume 2)

Created: March 24,2021

  I Need a Reset Button

I need a reset button for my life,
A chance to chart a course on a blank slate,
Unplant the seeds that blossomed pain and strife,
And brought a bitter harvest to my plate.

I walked by open doors that closed behind,
With eyes fixed only forward on my course,
Trying to do what’s right, I’ve been unkind,
Attempts to avoid pain just made it worse.

I should have explored many other paths,
That led to orchards that would bear sweet fruit,
My solitary one has led to wrath,
The seeds I planted would themselves uproot.

What use is wisdom when it comes too late?
There is no reset button to cheat fate.

Submitted: March 15, 2021

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I Need a Reset Button (sonnet)

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