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Stargazer

Under 65 degree starry, onyx blanket
Containment of quarter moon identity

A whimsically soothing song exuded
In muffled taps & Prohibition era lyric

In the distance,
Snow-capped mountains reflecting lunar clarity
Off its tips of freedom

As we lay on recycled steel hood,
Made in 1950s USA, when it mattered,
Her silhouetted fingertips released from my right arm
While insistently looking towards stratosphere’s vocal chord

“Can’t it be like this forever?
Oh, how I want to just make love to the stars.
Become one with Orion while riding
On Sagittarius’s arrow”

“What about our stars?”, he softly questioned.

“I’d like to be your never-ending shooting star.
To ride on blue moon’s comet, by your side”

Cricket whispers manhandled his romantic clef
Mother Nature’s afterglow, upon her ears, fallen deaf

Inherent waxy build-up from illicit tongue,
She pat his shoulders like a dog
Being taught his first lesson

Her eyes, still sky high.

“Sigh, I like how you think.
You’re such a nice friend.
You’re going to make a woman so happy one day.
I hope to meet a guy just like you.”

As her eyes sighed with a powerful lack of substance
Into the arms of Leo,
A slammed car door supplants the reverberation of the car’s V8 engine.

He confidently turns back the hands of time.

Reversal gears become his new tune

“If you get lost going home, follow the stars.”

As he pulls away with majestic, amplified lyrics
Of Whitesnake’s “Here I go Again”

Going down the only road he’s ever known

While she stands in fraudulent gasps of shock,
Looking back up to the stars in blank wonder

As he accelerates into a new page in his book
Closing his chapter with wondrous questions

“Why would I taste your starlight?

When you never believed in our constellation?”

©Drake J. Eszes
It’s good to gaze at the stars and make wishes. But, be careful what you wish for. For Earth has its own gifts…

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 7:09:00 AM
    A unique acceleration of thoughts and emotions. The thought of stars is enough to run our imaginations wild with wonder, excitement and surprise as I find with this one.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/22/2013 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi & nice to meet you, Wendy. Thank you very, very much! =D
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 6:08:00 PM
    Brilliant!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 9/12/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks!
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Waiting for a new one, so I came back to read some of my favorites.. “Why would I taste your starlight? When you never believed in our constellation?” Is that perfection or what???? Amazing, Drake!!! It lights up the sky!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 9/3/2013 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    =D quite right, Eileen. I wouldn't call it perfection. I just call it honest. :) Thank you so much, again! You're friggin awesome!
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 7:15:00 AM
    Wow! 1 wish I could send those last lines to someone I loved who ditched me. He walked away, and it took me a year... But, the heart mends itself. Nola

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/8/2013 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, it does. It never forgets, but it does heal. Thank you so much, Nola! :)
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 8:43:00 AM
    beautiful poem, i so enjoyed this one, the imagery of the stars, again i love, a beautiful starry night, always hoping for a shooting star, yes to wish upon, , well done, blessings sueellen

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/7/2013 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Sue-Ellen! I do too. I love me a good shooting star. I need to see the stars again. =D
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 1:38:00 AM
    Hmp...hmp...hmp. Who are you really? Is your name really Drake? And why haven't I heard of you before?

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/29/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Beverly. We've commented on each other's work several times in the past. :) Thanks for coming by!
  1. Date: 7/27/2013 3:06:00 PM
    I love the imagery and flow of this. Well done :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/27/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Rachel! =)
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 11:43:00 PM
    O, my goodness! I don't believe her!! Obviously she's "spacy"! LOL I can hear the v8 engine zip.. Fantastic writing, Drake..romance, humor, history for good measure! Well done as usual. Always, Annalise

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/22/2013 5:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Spacy", LOL!!!!! Too cute. Thanks so much, Annalise! =)
  1. Date: 7/20/2013 12:16:00 AM
    Drake did you school in Austrailia? your poem forms are very like what they teach all through school. Nice job on putting a reader there thinking about who they want wanted, and adding the year for the hood and the bands song with the name of the song smooth..

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/20/2013 2:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Funny enough, I've never been to Australia. That's a 1st I've been asked that. I was born & raised in New Jersey. I just happen to be in the West Coast now. :) Thanks so much, Ruth! =D
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 10:12:00 PM
    Man, do I love Whitesnake... \m/ I enjoyed this. Thanks for the feedback :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/17/2013 10:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I do too!!! :) Hi, Melani! Very cool of you to stop by here! You're very welcome!
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 6:59:00 PM
    Awesome! Gripping verse! Thanks for reading my work by the way. I really appreciate your visits. Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/15/2013 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Of course! I will continue to do so!! :) You write great work! And I appreciate your visits!!! Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Hi! friend, it's a magic and a nice creation indeed. ....what we wish for.....you have made clear that wish must be according to our capacity too. Loved much and much. Always, bl

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/12/2013 12:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very, very well said!!!!! I couldn't have said it better. Thanks so much, BL!
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 12:01:00 PM
    A very interesting write.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/12/2013 12:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, cool! :) Thanks, Robert!
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 9:34:00 PM
    How does one poem make my heart break and me laugh at the same time? Talent!!! Love it!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/12/2013 12:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have no idea! :) But, it did it for you! And that I'm grateful for! Also, for you even stopping by here! Very, very cool of you to do, Toshia! Thanks so much! :)
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 9:00:00 PM
    very nicely done Drake, yes it is good to gaze at the stars, we always camped out in the yard as a kid. Thanks for reading my Starry Night. AS I think of Starry Night, I think of Van Gogh & the song Vincent by Don McLean ;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/12/2013 12:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I love stars myself. :) Ahh, good call out on that song! I haven't heard that song in ages. Thanks so much for coming by here, Debbie!
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 7:25:00 PM
    If the constellation was "ours" then he made a connection, and the driving away had to be courageous because of it. This is moving, heart wrenching unrequited love and courageously strong redirecting of a new life.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, very good call on that. It's never easy to drive off and not look back when your heart felt things were right. Very awesome of you to come by here, Tara! =D
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 5:09:00 PM
    She deserves to walk home. This is such an great write. Betty

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/11/2013 5:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HA! Amen to that. Thank you kindly, Betty! Awesome of you to stop by!
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Absolutely wonderful :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/11/2013 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi & thank you, Marisa!!! :)
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 7:40:00 AM
    That hurts when a girl says that. This is beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. Loved it Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/11/2013 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha! I know, right?! Well, in the end, it'll be their loss anyway. They'll be staring at the stars while I hold hands with the one that is creating new stars with me. ;-) Many, many thanks Richard!
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:08:00 PM
    This is wonderful, Drake. Now that I've heard you read on air.........I can hear your voice while reading this one........it makes me smile !!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/10/2013 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Carrie, that means so much. I can't tell you enough how awesome that is of you to take the time to listen in to my wacky self. :) You're awesome! Thanks so much!
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