HAS THERE BEEN AN ECHO FROM MY LIFE? – REPRISE

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

I imagine standing
at the edge of eternity
at the edge of the abyss
and wondering
if there has been an echo
from the life I have lived on earth
anywhere in the world 

has there been a resonance with anyone
from my time here
from anything that I have done or written?
I wonder,
I have my doubts,
the truth stings 

Time well spent or wasted
sometimes a single moment in time
changes history, changes destiny
and changes our life
I have learned that lesson well
during my life’s journey 

Perhaps, a poet doesn’t get echoes
maybe a poet’s words don’t bounce back
in an echo to revel in
because they are absorbed
into the heart
like the rain on a desert
so that flowers can bloom
and seeds of inspiration
grow
and bring joy
to a reader’s heart 

My life will have no echoes

HAS THERE BEEN AN ECHO FROM MY LIFE

but perhaps the ripples
from my words
will bring a smile
to someone’s face
and touch their heart 

and I will be happy! 

Copyright © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved
Inspired from DavyD’s Poetic Motivations #56 on davydblog.com

I think you will be well rewarded with insights and inspiration if
you spend some time on DavyD’s blog and Archives!!!  I sure have!!!
Chuck

 

2 thoughts on “HAS THERE BEEN AN ECHO FROM MY LIFE? – REPRISE

  1. Davy, your seeds of inspiration have sprouted many blossoms for me and I’m ever so grateful for that! Well, it seems you got an echo from what your words did for me and I am so happy to provide that for you. Just a small dividend! Always my pleasure to let people know of you and your site!!!

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  2. Chuck I am pleased the quote I shared created this excellent poem. It is also humbles me to know that my words can inspire some of your poetry. Thank you for the mention it is deeply appreciated.

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