Bobbie Troy

Guilt and Regret

By Bobbie Troy

Guilt and Regret

sat outside her house

in front of the white picket fence

arguing over who was

the most powerful of the two.

Guilt said: I can pick at her flesh

and get to her bones

and beyond

to make her recognize me.

Regret said:

She has recognized me

for a long time now.

I win.


About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published fourteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at
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4 Responses to Bobbie Troy

  1. Fran Cecere says:

    Bobbie, the poem hits home. So true and so real.

  2. Joanne says:

    Bobbie, I really like how you you used anthropomorphosis in this poem and showed a truth about life. It reminds me of the collection The Book of Qualities, by Gendler, which you might also enjoy.

  3. Judith says:

    Bobby, you say so much with so little..another great poem.

  4. bobbietroy says:

    Thank you, everyone!!

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