Forgiveness Echoes

 

In all of my numbing

ways

and countless days…

so many withered years unmade.

 

Visions

of your slippery wind that chose

to sin…

 

How then shall I begin

to find the answer to its end?

 

Forgiveness echoes

‘Let it go’

proverbial in all of its glow…

still planted seeds of fear and doubt

will have their show.

 

O how I’ve tried

to let you go

clean…

 

In dreams

I yearn for your voice

mouthing

the needed sounds of an apology…

but reality finds its place

as I will surely wake…

to the empty sound of winds

that ache…

 

The answer chiming gently

at the dangle of an idle

key

that only I can turn…

 

To set myself free.

 

 

Melissa Hougard

I have always enjoyed writing as a creative and healing outlet. Although I am not a formally trained poet, I have found a natural inclination to explore its remarkable power and beauty.

I gravitate towards rhyming verse, free of any constraints, and strive to create an experience through sound, flow, and imagery. I am a writer at Allpoetry.com. and a proud Mother of two beautiful boys.

Thank you for visiting.

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Melissa Hougard

I have always enjoyed writing as a creative and healing outlet. Although I am not a formally trained poet, I have found a natural inclination to explore its remarkable power and beauty. I gravitate towards rhyming verse, free of any constraints, and strive to create an experience through sound, flow, and imagery. I am a writer at Allpoetry.com. and a proud Mother of two beautiful boys. Thank you for visiting.

15 thoughts on “Forgiveness Echoes

  • May 30, 2016 at 1:37 AM
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    Welcome to the site Melissa. So very nice to see you here. I look forward to reading and digesting your amazing verse. It’s tough when we have a past that slams a door behind us. I NEVER did receive an apology from my father, not even on his dying last breath. So the key I have hangs silently on a rusted nail on my wall. This is a feeling poem and I felt it, just what a real poet can make its readers feel. Thank you. Well done.

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    • May 30, 2016 at 5:30 AM
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      Thank you Vincent…I am very sorry to hear about your father, I think perhaps I will experience the same let down.

      I sincerely appreciate your kind comment, and look forward to getting to know your work. Thanks again.

      Best,
      Mel

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  • May 30, 2016 at 1:40 AM
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    Very descriptive emotions, Melissa. Your poem flows nicely and defines deep emotion. Well done. It is good to read your work here. Welcome to TCE.

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    • May 30, 2016 at 5:38 AM
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      Thank you Phyllis…I am grateful for your warm welcome, and kind comment. Please bear with me, as I get the hang of the site. I am eager to get to know everyone here, and actively participate in a new venue.

      Best,
      Mel

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  • May 30, 2016 at 2:11 AM
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    So glad you decided to join us Mel, as I believe you belong here. This is a heartfelt expression, so light and smooth and artfully penned with such emotive sentiments. I love your style, it is timeless and filled with beauty. Welcome my fellow poet. X

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    • May 30, 2016 at 5:42 AM
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      Hey Tony! So happy to be a part of it. Glad that you appreciated the piece. Sorry it took me so long, I am finally on the mend. ­čÖé

      Excited to read more of your insightful work, and always grateful for your kindness.

      Best,
      Mel

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      • May 31, 2016 at 1:30 AM
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        Glad you’re feeling better, hope the kids are too. Wonderful having you here.

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  • May 30, 2016 at 3:00 AM
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    Melissa, welcome to TCE. Your emotional poem is beautifully written and just flows pleasingly. Well done.

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    • May 30, 2016 at 5:44 AM
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      Thank you John, I appreciate your having me here, and hope to enjoy and explore a creative and warm enviroment.

      Best,
      Mel

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  • May 30, 2016 at 11:55 AM
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    Welcome, Melissa.Thank you for a wonderful, well constructed poem that deals with a very powerful and necessary topic. Glad to have you aboard.

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    • May 30, 2016 at 5:42 PM
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      Thank you kindly Wm, I’m so glad that you appreciated it. I’m very happy to be here, to learn, write, and explore everyone’s creativity.

      Best,
      Mel

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  • June 13, 2016 at 5:22 PM
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    This is beautifully penned. The dangling key is a factor in many unanswered questions. I loved the concept and rhyme..

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    • June 14, 2016 at 2:23 PM
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      Thank you Ruby, so kind of you to read and comment. I’m glad that you appreciated it. ­čÖé

      Best,
      Mel

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  • September 17, 2016 at 5:33 PM
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    As I read I paused on how my own struggles related. Throughout I understood your voice because I felt I had had a similar voice recently. Thank you. Jamie

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    • September 17, 2016 at 11:57 PM
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      I am sorry that you relate, but comforted to not be alone in it. Again I so appreciate your taking the time to stop by and read my work. Take care.

      Best,
      Mel

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