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vanishing echoes

obscurity

By Alivia VarvelPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
17

either i am growing closer or slipping further away.

choosing is not an option,

least of all making myself known.

i can't break through the barrier.

please tell me someone will remember

so i can fade in peace.

ease me down and lie if you must.

Acrostic
17

About the Creator

Alivia Varvel

time is the most precious commodity

https://www.aliviavarvel.com/

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    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • angela hepworthabout a month ago

    First and last sentences were so powerful - amazing poem!

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    Oo I really loved this! There's a deep desperation in this that you captured perfectly. Congrats on the Top Story!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    The last line is a stunner. ❣️

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    Oh that last line! Wonderful. Well done.

  • Joe O’Connorabout a month ago

    “ i can't break through the barrier” was a line that stuck out to me Alivia, and this reminded me of growing old and struggling with memory loss.

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    With writing like this...I'm sure you will be remembered by many people. Loved this take on the challenge a lot. Congrats on a fine fine fine Top Story!

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    Please accept my comments. It is lovely!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Gosh this was so poignant and emotional! Loved your Acrostic!

  • Suze Kay2 months ago

    I’ll remember 💕 happy to see your name pop up again Alivia!

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