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Rules and Regulations

How long did it take her to be free?

How long did it take
For the wingless dragonfly to finally open her heart to the world

How long did it take for her to overcome Devil’s workshop
Slowly caressing her retinas
With silky daffodils and two-faced tulips

Where
Now
She dives into a glistening pool of complicated risk
Opening her atrium to the masses

Shedding incumbent teardrops
Just for that one standing ovation
To SET
HER
FREE!

It was then
Where pieces of plastic chains fell from demure stratosphere

Dented taps, similar to a shoeless dancer,
Setting off bass tones and low-key monotony

For she was
One cholesterol filled syllable short
To be genuine

One tearful, hyphenated lyric
Too blunt
To be embraced by their “god”

One dilapidated vowel shy
Of being honest

Her diary didn’t have enough pages torn
From emerald sanity

There were too many “Wows”,
Diluting into disingenuous shoulder pats

Her stanza pushed aside

A glorified booty call with no call back number
Leaving messages towards empty dial tones

…

How long will it take her to be free?

Until she looks up
Knowing she already holds the key

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 2/13/2014 7:24:00 PM
    Freedom Drake is what we all want to be, but yet sometimes we are bound by the simple things of life. The question is just what you said. "How long will it take to be free?' Another mind opener, greatly written.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 2/13/2014 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wholly agree! It's very nice to meet you, Lillie! Thank you very much!
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 6:00:00 PM
    You have soup in your mail : )

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 10/30/2013 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ok. :)
  1. Date: 6/9/2013 9:59:00 AM
    Love the theme. You have written energetic inspiration to keep doing what burns inside of us even when we feel discouraged. The metaphor in this is spectacular :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/9/2013 10:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You got that right. ;) Thank you so much, Karen!
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 3:59:00 AM
    What a powerful and beautiful ending, Drake! :) Freedom lies within us. Love that thought! The imagery is so intricate... HUGS!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/4/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You got that right. ;) I seriously appreciate your commentary on this. Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 1:37:00 AM
    cont..Its the heart's tick tock..Do i get it or am i an ignoramus hi ho ?: ) Many poems WOW me to use your WoWs above but then there are others which get a bit deeper beneath my skin..tickling my senses making me want to read more..Going to my favs :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/28/2013 1:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, it should go beyond the R&R. But, not always. Sadly. You are no "ignoramus hi ho". LOL You're pretty on point with your perspective of this. And I'm happy to tickle your senses. Mission accomplished. :) Thanks so much, Charmaine!
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 1:32:00 AM
    A lady dragon fly opening her atrium to the masses using her key..Wishing its a master key to all empty holes of their heart.It is risky indeed to open the atrium to the masses not knowing if she ll be loved of her believes and thoughts penned.Sometimes we care so much of what others think about us and our writing.We just want to please them too much but the best words flow when we don t think of what others are expecting and let our soul free.Poetry goes beyond rules and regulations.

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 11:17:00 AM
    Such a pertinent message in this poem(obviously you know this already lol). Very clever word-use in this one, Drake. It is very nice to read these newer posts of yours. This poem made me think about how many of the poets who made it through the trenches using experimentation and ingenuity, after "making it", turn around and add more trenches for the next incoming waves, instead of offering support and a helping hand.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/24/2013 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Chris! Yes, that's precisely it! We go through all these hurdles to get noticed. Then, it happens, others step in to say "NOPE, SORRY! Not good enough". No thank you. This is why the path less traveled always has a better view. Many thanks!
  1. Date: 5/22/2013 4:33:00 PM
    a somber poem, the subject a bit heavier than the ones I just read earlier. Hope all is well with you. CALL ME SOMETIME!!!!! hugs, Catie :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/22/2013 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Things are terrific, thankfully. May it last forever! lol I shall call you! :)
  1. Date: 5/22/2013 12:58:00 AM
    nice

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/22/2013 6:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Ruth! Thank you much!
  1. Date: 5/19/2013 12:44:00 AM
    Each line is rich in detail that creates an extraordinary journey for the reader. I see a struggling poet needing to unleash confidence. Great writing :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/19/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're on track. The problem is that the poet faces a hypocrisy amongst others who have already done the same. Yet, they're telling that poet how it should be done. Which is pointless & entirely ironic. Thank you so much for stopping by, Karen. :)
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 9:36:00 AM
    nicely worded piece here.thanks for your visit.take care

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/17/2013 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Colleen! Thanks so much! Hope to see you again soon!
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 7:21:00 PM
    okay, time;s up.. it;s been a week!.. see your new poem soon.. tag!..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/16/2013 11:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's been 2 days! LOL You're adorable. More soon. ;)
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 6:29:00 AM
    Its been a while Drake but I can tell your serious about poetry. I look at this piece as one woulg a fine painting. Good job! Very good job! Jhlovingiii

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/16/2013 7:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there, John! It's been quite a while. I think we all know somebody like that. Thank you for your very kind words!
    loving iii Avatar john loving iii
    Date: 5/16/2013 6:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wonder if I know her.
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
    wow! this is nice. I like the figurative languages you used here... and thank you for visiting my page---keep smiling, Elai

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/16/2013 7:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi there, Elai! :) Thank you so very much. I certainly will.
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Ya know some poems are great with just the first line..this is one of them..the rest just adds the spice. Great job...

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/15/2013 9:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there, Donna!!! :) That's awesome of you to say. Thank you so much! YAY FOR SPICE!
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 8:57:00 AM
    This is really very beautiful poem and image! You're indeed a great poet my dear friend Drake! An outstanding gem and masterpiece! Thank you so much for sharing and your very inspiring comment on my poem! Have a great day! love and hugs, Leonora

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/15/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi there, Leonora! I really appreciate your words on this. Many thanks to you!
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 8:11:00 AM
    Sometimes our wondering questions become answers filled with wonderment. You, too, holds the key to unlocking mysteries in poetic wonderment! Thanks for sharing, Jake, and thanks for your visit and comment! David

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/15/2013 8:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning, David! Couldn't agree more with you. Thank you so much for stopping by!
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 6:54:00 AM
    You sure have a way with words. I love the images you have conjured up here, simply breathtaking.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/15/2013 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very, very much Richard! I do what I can. :)
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 5:32:00 PM
    deeper still than daffidills, 2 faced tulips on parade, magic of poetry instils, the words and spells charade... good one mate....

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/14/2013 5:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Don! Thanks so much for that! :)
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 1:39:00 PM
    Fav this one my dear, it has all the elements of perfection, I will press your poem like a sentimental Rose, between the bible pages, there, where nothing gets tattered along the ages, your a sage one my friend, your bring on a key hole of light with this one, xxx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/14/2013 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ok, I am just floored. That is SUPER kind of you to say. :) Thank you so much, Rose!
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