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You kissed him in front of me

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You kissed him in front of me

You didn’t notice my tears.

As you both kissed each other
like two lonely plungers
who just escaped from plumber’s solitary confinement,
your eyes open and wander up.

You didn’t look across that banquet hall
with my feet planted against wood polished tendencies.

Its creaks motioning time towards yellow-signal identity.

As my breath declares sudden death
against lake’s dripping reflections…
…you didn’t think to set your photo album on private.
 
Advertising lust
wrapped in pretentious cloak
sewed in recycled fibers of “love”.

With ignorant enablers speaking chic-flick tongue,
“Oh My Gawd! I’m so happy for you! I wanna ovulate!”

As I, put my head down
returning to this moment in time,
I had to let my song…cry.

Lenny Williams begins to exude “cause I love you” chorus,
as I walk towards bar
sensing your seductive retinas
stroking against my Latin swagger.

Your ring finger
chained by 3 carat, naïve cut, diamond
motions an intense, streaking caress
against wine glass filled with Zinfandel sin.

Because you know I am your addiction.

Your diabetic lips never forgot
that taste
of my
brown
sugar.

But, you didn’t notice my tears.

I wish you had.

For all this time, these tears
were of joyful splendor.

Because solace holds my hand
with candlelight warmth.

Slow dancing with my soul
in mystery Salsa sway.

While you stand on home plate,
holding your 2nd place trophy,
with 3 strikes against you.

A reminder that my heart,
was flexible enough
to dodge
a bullet.

© Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 4/22/2014 10:19:00 PM
    Yowzer....love that second place trophy line which sums this up so nicely..and would certainly be the case for anyone treating a nice guy like this....awesome Drake....been gone caring for a very sick mother in law...hope to be back round soon...hope all is well with ya..

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 4/23/2014 1:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Amen to that, yes. Also, I hope your mother in law recovers quickly! I've been away too handling other important, but good matters in life. :) Thank you so much, Donna!
  1. Date: 4/21/2014 2:35:00 PM
    Huwaaaaawww!!! this is one awesome poem Mr. Eszes...it took my heart away.. like a bullet shoot to my brain...!!! but this is a reminder that my heart , was flexible enough to dodge a bullet... Superb !!! :O))

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 4/23/2014 1:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HA! Very adorable comment, Aiyah. I see what you did there. ;-) Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 4/21/2014 11:01:00 AM
    This is just truly amazing! Your use of metaphor in unrivaled. This poem sucked me in and asking for more. Going in my favorites

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 4/23/2014 1:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there, Amy! Those are very kind words from you. I am grateful for that. :) Cheers!
  1. Date: 4/21/2014 9:28:00 AM
    There are some great lines in here. It's no wonder that it was chosen to be featured. :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 4/23/2014 1:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi & thank you so much, Kim. That's appreciated. :)
  1. Date: 4/21/2014 1:32:00 AM
    I am so happy your poem got featured on the home page, if not I would have missd this amazing art of words. You are very talented. You caught my eyes from the beginning till "A reminder that my heart, was flexible enough to dodge a bullet." I am just f""en loving ur poem. Awesome write Sir

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 4/23/2014 1:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That means a lot sir!!! :) Big cheers to you, Raymond!
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 10:02:00 AM
    Wow Drake.....this a touching and powerful write...you made me feel your pain, it's like I was in the room watching along side you. '2nd place trophy,with 3 strikes against you, sums up your betrayal perfectly. Hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/21/2013 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad you were able to enjoy this one, Cecilia. :) Thank you so very much!!!
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 4:46:00 PM
    I like how you place music in your poems, it helps with creating mood and evoking strong visceral emotions. I also love the ovulate line and the naive cut diamond. There is so much to love about this one. Thanks for taking us on a ride through your fun house!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/3/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Music plays a big role in what/how I write. I'm glad you enjoyed my fun house! Free admission too! =D Thanks so much, Richard!
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 11:54:00 AM
    I like this,,, I thought I was watching a movie scene ;} I like it when I can step into the pictures ;} cool that it won ;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/12/2013 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awesome & hi, Debbie! :) Yes, it was great for it to have won. I was very grateful. Just like I am for you stopping by here!
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 6:26:00 AM
    "recycled fibers of love" god you have a way with words that pull images and invoke raw emotion.... beautiful

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/26/2013 12:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Tara!!! :) Thank you so much! That's really cool of you to say! I'm so happy you passed by here.
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 3:04:00 PM
    I'm amazed by the imagery here...the way you play with words is absolutely fascinating. Wow! Great write, Drake! Thanks for all your visits. You are so good to me! Hugs!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/21/2013 3:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I do what I can to visit all I can on here, Eileen. :) It's my pleasure. And I thank you for your awesome commentary!
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Congrad's on your writing winning. { I wish better for you ;)] Light & Love

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/10/2013 10:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I've had better for quite some time now. ;) Thanks for stopping by here, Debbie!
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 1:07:00 PM
    Congrats on your win.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/10/2013 2:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks very much!
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 12:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on this winning entry, Drake. Nice one. :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/10/2013 1:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Delysia! Thanks very much.
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 5:15:00 AM
    Excellent. Congrats on your win. Rick

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/10/2013 6:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks, Rick! :)
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 11:04:00 PM
    Drake, thank you for impressing me with your awesome poem. Congrats ~SKAT~

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/9/2013 11:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi there! You're quite welcome! :) I'm glad you liked it!
  1. Date: 11/8/2011 9:16:00 AM
    very artistic verse I wish I had your artistic flare. lovely

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/8/2011 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I believe you do, Lisa. :) I thank you once again!!!!!!
  1. Date: 9/24/2011 9:30:00 PM
    I can't believe I've absorbed the amazing words in this verse! I know what plungers can do and was imagining it in a kiss and was almost too much. You certainly give your all in this and I gave my all reading it. Just a super poem!!!!!!!!!!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 9/25/2011 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL yes indeed. :) Thank you so very much, Elizabeth. You're just way too kind!
  1. Date: 5/24/2011 5:14:00 PM
    Young and in and out of love is a female dog! In a few decades you'll stop wanting the torrid ups & abysmal downs and perhaps wait for the bullet....I miss the show BUT I scared it will wipe my comp AGAIN twice was enough...wince..dreaded words FATAL FLAW!!! Light & Love

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/24/2011 6:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A very intriguing statement, Debbie. *Hug* No fatal flaws. Thank you for thinking of me & the show though...
  1. Date: 5/4/2011 10:47:00 AM
    That seriously means alot, Maya. Thank you. You are WAY too kind. Your very high compliments will absolutely be cherished.

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 1:47:00 AM
    Wow. I'm speechless. Beautiful flow emotions followed by a profound and strong ending! " Your diabetic lips never forgot that taste of my brown sugar..." I love that... This is a masterpiece Sir Drake! I will definitely check out your other writings now... Love, your friend in poetry - Maya. Thanks for the wonderful comments :)

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