To leave no place for regret in a life
Save only mistakes from which to learn
Letting error serve good purpose
Redeeming remorse for hurt
Carelessly committed
Youthful folly wakes
To see itself
Mirrored eyes
Other choices
From a deeper well
Embracing each moment
A gift of living presence
Harmony of body and soul
Accepting human imperfections
Part of the blueprint for the journey home

Double etheree for Colleen’s poetry challenge

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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36 Responses to Blueprint

  1. jenanita01 says:

    A lovely double etheree, Sue… so clever…


  2. buffalopound says:

    Lovely to read and lots to think about – thanks Sue.


  3. willowdot21 says:

    A beautiful lesson in an Etheree.💜


  4. I so love the last two lines of this piece. Meaningful! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sadje says:

    A wonderful philosophy of life which we all should follow.


  6. Sue, you’ve definitely shared the blueprint for life. I wish more people would take your words to heart. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Alli Templeton says:

    Another challenge perfectly met, Sue. I love the philosophy – such a healthy outlook – and that hourglass shape adds another dimension to the poem, and the meaning. 🙂


  8. memadtwo says:

    I wonder how this demand for perfection came to take over our lives. We all feel it.
    Your poem is like an embrace of what it means to be human. (K)


  9. Love this… Lots of food for thought in your picture perfect poetry, Sue!


  10. Thank you Sue, a great etheree. Now i am learning more and more how the metric should be done. Michael


  11. Widdershins says:

    Hmm, youthful follies … I’ve come to terms with most of ’em most of the time. 🙂 … a gorgeously shaped poem. 😀


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