In Other Words — Voices


You took your life, but to me you’re still alive.

I hear your many voices whispering in my ear.

Your quiet voice, your happy voice, your sad voice, your sultry voice.

But while your life was ephemeral, ending way too early,

The sounds of your voices will be with me for eternity.

In other wordsWritten for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the picture above and/or the word “voices.” Photo credit: Thomas Wolter from Also for these two daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (alive) and Word of the Day Challenge (ephemeral).

14 thoughts on “In Other Words — Voices

  1. Marleen July 11, 2019 / 11:13 am

    Yikes. I’m not sure I could handle someone doing that. It’s hard enough to lose someone in a relatively normal way (whatever normal is when people die in many ways). The poem does go well with the picture. [I think you want “quiet” where you have “quite.”]

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    • Fandango July 11, 2019 / 1:48 pm

      Yes, I did. Thanks for pointing that out.


  2. Sadje July 11, 2019 / 11:35 am

    This is in quite an unusual style. The regret and nostalgia comes through.

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  3. revivedwriter July 12, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    I can actually relate to this. It is true, the way people’s “voices” stay behind, especially when they die too young.

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  4. Patricia July 16, 2019 / 2:47 pm

    Sadly beautiful. I think most can relate to your words… not necessarily because of suicide, but the death of those we love. Very touching. Thanks for linking to In Other Words.

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