Living Without Regret

Living Without Regret

(for Ted Lapuz)

By Apolinario Villalobos


For someone who struggled hard

To be where he wants to be

You’ve just shown that life –

Really, is what you make it.

You are there now…

You have worked for it

You are where you wanted to be.

Life is what you make it

And you are helping yourself

Savor it to the fullest.

Also, it is good for you

To remember that up there

Somebody extends a hand

While whispering that

-life is sweet

-full of hope…

And should be lived

Without regret.


(1994…advice given by Ted when I almost “let go”.)

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