"Echoes"

Those final words
Ringing in my ears
Still after all this time -
After all these years
Planted like seeds
Growing into vines
Entangling my brain
Growing stronger in time
Rooted in my mind
Filling up my thoughts
Louder in my ears
Than when you said them
Sprouting my regret
That you ever uttered them
Questions and wonderings
Doubts and insecurites
Words extremely successful
In every way of their intent
Had you been silent instead
Would my ears now ring
In the hollow of your silence?
Would my mind be empty
Of all that fills it now?
Or would it be more cluttered
With all you did not say?
I hate those words that echo
Through all these years
But I know that I would hate
The echoes of silence more

2001 poetheart

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