Edith Piaf “Non, je ne regrette rien”
The story of Edith Piaf’s life is a remarkable one. Her life amongst the poor of Paris, her rise to fame and the way men ruthlessly exploited her. The film “La Vie en Rose” which tells her life story is well worth a watch. You can watch the trailer for the movie by clicking here.
You can not help as you get older thinking of the things you might have done differently or the things you did and regretted later. To say that you regret nothing is to say that you have learnt nothing from life and that would be the biggest mistake of all.
This week’s poem is a look at the things I regret from the past seventy years. Feel free to add your own regrets to the comment section of the blog.
Je Regrette Beaucoup
Missing the Beatles first gig in Newcastle in 1963
Getting married to the first Mrs Price in 1967
Going to see Van Morrison at the City Hall in 1983
Not continuing to learn French after I left school
Not having the courage to take up a job in London when I was 19
Starting smoking, giving up was easy, I did it hundreds of times
Not going to University until I was 52, I realised what I had missed
Platform shoes, a dodgy moustache, bell bottom hipster jeans and my red leather tie
Playing card games on the computer when I should be writing
Believing that all hippies were honest and wouldn’t rip you off
Not telling my Father that I loved him when I had the chance
Not writing a better poem than this for this week’s blog
©Jeff Price March 2018