The Echoes
1 December, 1999
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)


Echo of the past
Haunting me still
I cry out in the night
As my pillow, with tears fill

Again I live through the pain
Though gone now a year
The hurt still real
Echoes of my fear

I try to explain
Yet no one understands
My pain is mine own
And my sleep it demands

I push it aside
For a month or a day
Pretending it doesn't matter
But in reality it stays

Beneath the surface
The echoes remain
Like a drop to a puddle
Ripples seem to fade

Yet in the back of my mind
And the back of my heart
I know if I try to forget
The echoes will start

So I go through the day
Trying not to remember
When the echoes subside
To sleep I willingly surrender

------- Author's Notes -------

Though the long past Dragons now sleep away from me. The pain of the fiery breath still scorches my thoughts each night in my dreams. I feel the effects of the pain still. Love B


Comments on this poem/writing:

Splash ( -- Tuesday, September 24 2002, 10:40 pm

Dear Dreamer

I read this poem and I felt it has touch me. Because in away I can relate to this poem. I think poems are so beautiful.
Haven ( -- Sunday, February 13 2005, 12:12 am

1 year

I can relate to this. It reminded me of something that happened a little over a year ago...thanks for sharing this.
KF ( -- Sunday, February 13 2005, 10:39 pm

This hit...

close to home. I can definitely relate to this, I think alot of people can. You put life's catastrophes into words. Thanks for sharing.
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