When we spend our days and our lives with our faces buried in screens, living through the lens of other people’s experiences, we’ve let life become a spectator sport rather than an experiential one.
The Daily Habits that Every Aspiring Author Must Develop
Srinivas Rao
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Already I regret having spent so much of my life hiding behind a screen, letting social media dictate so many of my actions and not spending enough time in the real world. So on that theme of regret, I wrote a poem (albeit a dark one):

You had to say it.
You told.
They left.
Regret.

You try not to cry.
No use.
You had to refuse.
They cried.
You wanted them back.
Regret.

You escape to your room.
Ponder.
You could have saved them.
One foot away.
You look away.
Falling.
Crash.
Regret.

You look down.
Why didn’t you think?
No way back.
Lost.
Too proud to ask directions to 
 Life.
Regret.

Everything’s out of place.
No one to turn to.
Your life is gone.
Almost dead.
Try to rebuild.
Can’t.
Regret.

Sorrow.
Made the wrong choices.
Could have.
Should have.
If only…