Monday, April 25, 2016

DMC: "Echoes" by Mindy Gars Dolandis


E very time I try to forget

C losing the heartbreak door

H aunting conversations repeat

O pening wounds from before

E ver present reverberations

S tubbornly stuck in my core 

© 2016 Mindy Gars Dolandis. All rights reserved.

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  1. Wonderful job with this acrostic, Mindy. It's so sad, but it strikes at the heart of who we are as human beings.

  2. You've written it truthfully, hard to forget those 'echoes' in one's mind.


  3. I love all your word choices and I agree, it is all too true. And it is so interesting to think of these as ECHOES.

  4. what a wonderful acrostic this a sad truth and wonderful poem

  5. I'm not a huge fan of acrostics, but I really like this one. Thanks.