Echo

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Echo

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Sun Feb 13, 2022 12:13 pm

I call out, and
She calls back.

Always faithful, Always loyal,
Her ears await my every word,
Only to repeat them back to me.

They say imitation is the highest form of Flattery; Then
Her Allure has no equal, ready to Disarm.

Most men cannot stand the mockery of
Her laconic and persistent witticisms.
She offends such men as they offend themselves.
They do not realize who else speaks in Reverberations.

Yet despite her recollection of things once said, Verbatim,
She always struggles to comprehend the Origin.
Forever a step behind, Time displaces all Voice.
Imitation can only lead one to the Original.
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Re: Echo

Postby iambiguous » Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:16 am

Urwrongx1000 wrote:I call out, and
She calls back.

Always faithful, Always loyal,
Her ears await my every word,
Only to repeat them back to me.

They say imitation is the highest form of Flattery; Then
Her Allure has no equal, ready to Disarm.

Most men cannot stand the mockery of
Her laconic and persistent witticisms.
She offends such men as they offend themselves.
They do not realize who else speaks in Reverberations.

Yet despite her recollection of things once said, Verbatim,
She always struggles to comprehend the Origin.
Forever a step behind, Time displaces all Voice.
Imitation can only lead one to the Original.


Any she we know?
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Re: Echo

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 14, 2022 10:31 am

It fills me with impotence, lol, I don't know why.

Nice poem.
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Re: Echo

Postby Arcturus Descending » Tue Feb 15, 2022 8:17 pm

I do not know if this is actually about a woman -- it might appear to be --but I love the mystery of it - kind of like a Jackson Pollock painting.

Perhaps you are simply describing an echo.
BE MELTING SNOW. WASH YOURSELF OF YOURSELF.

YOU WANDER FROM ROOM TO ROOM
HUNTING FOR THE DIAMOND NECKLACE
THAT IS ALREADY AROUND YOUR NECK!

DANCE UNTIL YOU SHATTER YOURSELF!

THERE IS A VOICE THAT DOESN'T USE WORDS. LISTEN!

LIFE IS A BALANCE BETWEEN HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO!

LET SILENCE TAKE YOU TO THE CORE OF LIFE!
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