Echoes

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Echoes can be heard in dreams so real,
as if history re-addressing past in compromise,
making peace with thorns that still sting,
and wounds forgotten but still baring scars.

They just appear, unwanted, uninvited,
plaguing memories in an editors hands,
yet they still mark flesh, in a resounding hurt,
of what before has taken dreams and plans.

Sometimes they help in realizations,
but also can burn the scars already made,
and I greet them unwillingly, disgruntled,
as they saturate my mind with discomfort, penance paid.

And what I thought buried long ago,
comes back to taint my conscious state,
like a reminder of my past mistakes,
echoing in a future of my profound escape.

Retrospect is a double edged blade,
both regret and salvation within its cutting edge,
and I must live with both to move on,
no use in ill-feelings or dark reproach.

Forgiveness is all one can do,
for all circumstance has many sides,
and holding on just tethers us to woe,
repeating those mistakes we hold too long, before letting go.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “Echoes

  • June 10, 2016 at 5:25 AM
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    Tony, echoes from our past often reoccur in our dreams and remind us of things we may have done but wish to forget. They are not always easy to let go. Good writing.

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  • June 10, 2016 at 4:32 PM
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    Ahh yes, those monsters to be slain, if only forever…a piece I can really relate to. Very well written Tony!

    Best,
    Mel

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  • June 10, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    Thanks Mel, glad you related, Take care.

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