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A Jealous Heart

you figured me out.

My smile has become crooked,
hammered down upon guillotine pedestal.

Her strands of tormented wishes,
now caressed by singer’s ebb & flow.

Baritone lyrics glide out in wanton scope.

no longer choked by charred rope,
double-knotted sadness.

Mercury skies rain down.
White satin mystery, solved.

Or so it’s proclaimed…

Joy’s declaration made upon Paper-Mache falsities,
placing reservations on matters of the heart.

True happiness thrives on sunrise currency,
not clouded futures.


Yeah, you figured me out. 

This smile has become crooked.
No toothpick can hold this up high.

I guess this tear knew all along.

But, I walk on.

As I continue to pay my price,
writing out reality checks.

I know I’ll always be your friend.

not today.

© Drake J. Eszes

Copyright © Drake Eszes

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  1. Date: 8/20/2013 10:01:00 PM
    Last two lines.. ..yes...step back...step back!!!!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/21/2013 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I still get goosebumps to this day whenever I read the ending. I feel you there. Thank you so much, Eileen! =D
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:35:00 PM
    this is another nice write Drake,,, thank you for reading and liking my Great Swan ;} I wrote one about jealous in the 4am,, only because my cat woke me up as he always does. you have a great day ;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/25/2013 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HAHAHA! I'd be a tad annoyed with that. Nicely done! Thank you for coming here, Debbie!
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 3:18:00 PM
    Sad verses..especially the last.lines..they speak volumes .You are so talented Drake.I can see right to.your heart by the honesty.of each.verse

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/23/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What you see if what you get. This was a tough one to write when I had a few years ago. Thank you so much, Charmaine.
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 10:36:00 AM
    This poem is very beautiful, i love it

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/17/2013 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Julie. Thank you very much!
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 10:22:00 PM

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/7/2013 10:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks very much!
  1. Date: 12/24/2012 9:13:00 PM
    Drake, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 9:25:00 AM
    I love this one.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/8/2011 9:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Why thank you, Lisa! :)
  1. Date: 8/24/2011 11:48:00 AM
    Hi Drake, You certainly pour emotion into your verses and I am enjoying you so much. I need to thank you for your visit and all your wonderful comments. It gives such pleasure to know others like.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/24/2011 1:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's been awhile since I've been on PS. But, it's good to be back and see a number of new poets doing there thing. You certainly impressed me with your work. Yes, I pour my emotion & heart into all I matter the topic. Your words are greatly appreciated. :)
  1. Date: 6/5/2011 10:15:00 AM
    OH my Word!!! Another awesome write, I just love the ending Mr. E :) I am making this one a favorite of mine :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/5/2011 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you again Wilma. :) That is very appreciated. :)
  1. Date: 5/17/2011 5:01:00 AM
    Hi Gwendolyn, is 18 not enough? LOL Thank you so much!!! :) To everybody else that commented thus far, thank you so much! It means so much. :)

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 1:53:00 AM
    double-knotted sadness. OMG, this hits my heart, I love such a jealous heart. Thank you for your remark at my page. some most b'ful lines are imagined here. regards rinki.

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 9:44:00 PM
    Very good use of imagery to make your point;) I hope to see much more from you, and as always, thank you so much for reviewing my poetry:) R.M.

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 8:13:00 PM
    Stories sad n knotted ropes.. and Guillatenes they wait in hope... might get to the end of rope... just not today... Great verse mate Don

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 6:24:00 PM
    Very interesting use of words in this write, indicating certain captivity, quite creative! Thanks for sharing and thank you for your nice comment on my latest. Caroline.

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 5:47:00 AM
    This is great-love how u pay your price with reality checks! Clever. double-knotted sadness...whew. Only 18 postings for followers to view? So much enjoyed this write this morning.Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 6:29:00 AM
    Linda-Marie, I fully agree with you that nothing positive really comes from it. Thank you kindly. :) Yasmin, hey there. That means a lot. Thank you so much!

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 7:20:00 AM
    Intensely dramatic and full of depth Drake in this glorious write.. luv.. I luv the crooked smile no toothpick can hold up high.. says so much my friend and jealously never achieves anything positive .. great as always ..luv..

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 5:32:00 AM
    Thank you so very much Nette!!!!! Really cool that you came by here. :) Gotta be searing sometimes. ;)

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 5:29:00 AM
    oh, the snear! it says soo many things, drake... and you nailed it with this very observant, searing piece! :) huggs,nette

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 5:28:00 AM
    Hey Roxanna! Nice to see you around again! Hope things are good. Thank you so much. :)