When An Echo Is Your Only Companion 

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I call out anxiously;

Hoping that somebody, anybody;

Would hear me and say something;

But all that I get in return;

Is the echo of my own voice;

Followed by dead silence;

A silence too loud for comfort.


Those unpleasant moments;

When my voice bouncing back to me;

Being the only companion I have;

Reminds me of how irritated I feel;

When someone tries to make fun of me;

By repeating my every word;

And mimicking my voice;

I didn’t talk to have it said back to me;

The way I said it;

But to be replied;


Nothing makes me feel so alone;

Than the sound of my own voice;

Bouncing off the wall back to me;

Makes me wonder;

Am I truly alone;

Or is someone lurking in the shadows;

Watching me squirm with anxiety?

Do I whisper then?

To not expose my location?

Or do I blindly feel the walls;

To find my way;

When with every step forward;

The tunnel seems darker than before;

And a look back doesn’t help either;

And all I have is my voice and the walls;

What do I do?


I’ll keep calling out;

And make do with my shrill voice as companion;

Until someone hears me and responds;

I’ll keep moving forward;

Hoping I’d be found soon;

I’ll keep feeling the walls with my fingers;

So I’m assured I’ve something to lean on;


I believe my echo will find me someone;

Who’s looking for me as well;

As it will travel faster than my steps take me;

Soon I’ll hear a voice that is not mine;

Calling out to me as well;

Running out to me;

And leading me to the light.


© Josephine Amoako 2016


15 Comments Add yours

  1. It sounds like it’s going to be a happy ever after between you and the voice that finds you and lead you to the light.

    I’m here imagining another end to the echoes 😂😂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Lol 😂😂 thanks for reading, Nesta


  2. CJ says:

    Beautifully written! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Imaobong says:

    Been there, so this definitely resonated for me.
    Beautifully composed!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Same here… Glad you could relate to it. Thanks for reading, Imaobong.


  4. Michelle C. says:

    Live this daily and even when sleeping ~ loving and heartfelt poem; it truly touched me. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Michelle and happy new month!


  5. Incredible, and so much depth and wisdom in your words.
    I’ve been there, and it is definitely a lonesome feeling. Thank you for sharing ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      And thank you for reading, Savannah. Much appreciated ☺


  6. Wow, goosebumps! Reminded me of a certain point in my past. Beautiful poem. Keep writing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Glad you could relate to it. I’m glad you enjoyed it 😊

      Liked by 1 person

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