Echo and Narcissus

Your sobs spill beyond the river of pain,
Flowing directly to my heart
I send them back, but not in disdain
My very essence shatters apart

I suffer in silence waiting for a return
Your torment is mine while our lives drift us away
Broken eternally, what a lesson to learn
Love unravelled like a knit sweater on that cold day

Far off in the distance where memories fade out
I cannot comfort you during this heartache that has begun
Reaching afar, the air between us casts doubt
Hopelessly escaping the warm rays of the sun

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19 thoughts on “Echo and Narcissus

  1. You certainly render emotions impeccably…and on the back of that it may seem a somewhat awkward juxtaposition but Merry Christmas to you and the family.

  2. I loved reading in between the lines and the shadows of the trees in this poem – wonderful beyond words.

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