Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence



Your loneliness was palpable 
Bitter regret on my tongue
From all the lessons learned but forgotten
All the forever’s that never happened
I know I was not the salve you wanted
A poor substitute for the lost soul of your dreams
Instead of releasing you, I made it about me
And it was never about me
Yet to forgive myself has been the hardest lesson of all
The beauty in forgiveness is my hope for the future
So I am sorry

I release you

I release myself


In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #259: Hope


Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

5 thoughts on “Hope

  1. Achingly beautiful. I very much relate to this. ✨✨

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  2. Thank you Grove. Hope you are healing well.


  3. ❤ Painfully elegant.

    Oh, have I done that. To someone else and as much to myself.

    Funny that to truly forgive the other I kinda hadta figure out I was as much in the wrong, and needed to forgive myself for that.

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