E is for Echoes


The nightmares echo in the mornings light
Ghostly shadows of shadowed souls
Haunt a girl called sweet by those who don’t know
How the echoes sing when the girl awakes
And she fakes a smile ever so weak
In the face of a day filled with living beings

If only she might recall the voice to the face
The reasons behind the pull in her chest
¹Dragging her from life to the dead
Unawake the screams are unable to escape
The fears remain when she manages to wake
Heart pounds, ears ring, the echoes continue to sing

His is the only name she knows
Of the other worldly ghosts who come and go
Speaking other worldly tongues in her mind
Bouncing off of the cavity walls inside
Her chest where organs belong
Echo of nightmares hours gone

And to, the memories echo through
Her pain sharp, the reminders dull
Of a funeral in deep winter’s snow
For a boy long passed, a death too soon
The tears which grew as icicles do
On the only face of the ghosts she knows

But worse than the hallowed haunted heart
From trembling tones of other world ghosts
Is fear that one day the echoes will go
And the silence will befall the canyon walls
Her sleep is still and soft and calm
And the boy she loved is forever gone


For the month of April I’ve committed to writing 26 poems, falling into the Alphabet.  To learn more about my project, check out my introduction.  To learn more about the A-to-Z Challenge visit www.a-to-zchallenge.com.

¹Edit was made 04.07.2014 to correct a formatting error- no content was changed.


    • Oh Jemima, you should try! It can be an amazing release- and you don’t have to share it with anyone but your notebook. These are only 26 of thousands of poems, most of them utterly disastrous, but every once in a while you hit something really genuine. And that’s all it takes- something that really reflects truth. Thanks for visiting!

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