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Poem: "Echo of Words"

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Just a note

This poem is one I dug out of the closet that I had written awhile back. It has not been posted before.

I hope you enjoy it.

Poem Summary

Echo of words is a poem about how he proclaims his love for her, but he doesn't make an effort to let others know. He tempts her heart with words, but shows no dignity for their love. In time, the love she has for him begins to fade away.

"Like I Loved You" by Brett Young

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"Echo of Words"

Wrapped in the echo of familiar words

her heart begins to crack,

tears fall without warning.


Her love fades,

as he hides his love

behind secret walls,

without shouting it from the rooftop

for all to know.


Burning her heart with temptation,

promising her the world,

with no respect

for the dignity of their love.

"Love You Out Loud" by Rascal Flatts

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 14, 2020:

Peggy,

You are right. Love does take nuturing..don't take anything for granted.

Have a great day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 14, 2020:

Nell,

So glad you enjoyed this one.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 14, 2020:

Ankita,

Thank you so much!

Have a great day and stay safe.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 14, 2020:

True love is such a delight, but to maintain it, love needs nurturing.

Nell Rose from England on October 14, 2020:

Beautiful poem. Love hidden should be brought out into the light. Wonderful!

Ankita B on October 14, 2020:

Wonderfully expressed, Brenda. I truly agree with what Lora said. Beautiful poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 14, 2020:

Bill,

Sorry I missed your Birthday.

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful relaxing day. ""Happy Belated Birthday!"

Love does take one's priorty...take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 14, 2020:

Liz,

Thank you.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 14, 2020:

Sannyasi,

Thank you.

Happy to see you reading my work.

Have a great day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 14, 2020:

Sorry I'm late. My birthday got in the way of commenting yesterday.

Regarding the poem, I love it. Love is a full-time job. It is not a passive undertaking, or so I believe.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 14, 2020:

This gives an interesting and, for many, sadly an all too recognisable perspective on love.

Sannyasi Raja from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on October 13, 2020:

It's short but meaningful.

Like this a lot.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 13, 2020:

Lora,

Thank you for your delightful words.

I appreciate them.

Have a great day.

Lora Hollings on October 13, 2020:

Echo is such a good title for your poem, Brenda. As it is reminiscent of an empty space just as this person's love which is so shallow and so insincere. A very intuitive poem that has much to say!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 13, 2020:

Cheryl,

Thank you.

I will do my best.

Have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 13, 2020:

Sowspeaks,

Thank you for visiting for a read.

I appreciate your kind words.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 13, 2020:

Ann,

Thank you.

True love is hard to hide.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 13, 2020:

Shauna,

You are right. True loves is worn on the sleeve and shines.

This person felt no need to broadcast his love to everyone but didn't hide it from those who crossed their normal everyday path.

I suppose that was to keep options open...who knows.

Thanks for reading.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on October 13, 2020:

Thank you for another great poem. Keep them coming.

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on October 13, 2020:

Hi Brenda, the many shades that sometimes pass of as love. Tempting , tantalizing but thankfully reality shows itself and bites. Good that she saw behind the curtains and had the courage to let it fade. Good one. Have a great day!

Ann Carr from SW England on October 13, 2020:

Easy to pretend love but sincere love can't be contained. Impressive poem.

Ann

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on October 13, 2020:

Brenda, if one party only "loves" privately, it's not love. It's controlled possession. True love is worn on the sleeve and shines like a beacon for all to see.

Echoes happen in empty rooms.

Glad her love faded. Now she can find real love. Or he can find her.