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The Fire Hydrant

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The Fire Hydrant

Ghetto dreams, ponder
Broke hydrant, cement
Only leaking tears

© Drake J. Eszes

Submitted to Charles Henderson's: "Haiku your way" contest.

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  1. Date: 1/20/2014 8:02:00 AM

    Horray! One I hadn't read. Very brief yet relevant expression!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/20/2014 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha! You're awesome sir. Thank you so much! =D
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 5:25:00 PM

    Oh, I like the way this reads ;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/4/2013 8:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, thanks Debbie! =)
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 4:50:00 PM

    lovely yet very profound too Shadow x smiles

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/19/2013 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Shadow! :) Thanks so much!!!
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 8:11:00 AM

    thought I would check out one of your earlier haiku. I sure do enjoy the way you employ metaphor here. One of the things I like best in poetry.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/19/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, Andrea!! :) How cool of you to do that! Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 2:38:00 PM

    very expressive TFS well penned Shadow x smiles

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/21/2013 2:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much, Shadow! :)
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 1:07:00 PM

    ... and you definitely did "haiku YOUR way". I know this isn't really what haiku is supposed to be about... observation/objectiveness and what not. But I admire the creativity of it! How you referenced a suburbian's (is that a word?) dreams with the chaos of a leaky hydrant... it's pretty smart really!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 5/17/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Suburbia, yes. :) Thank you so very much on that! That is greatly appreciated!
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 8:30:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading this one..This one is emotive and expressive work..You should write another in a different form to expound on the situation..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 4/13/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I might ponder that one. Thank you so much! :)
  1. Date: 2/10/2012 6:40:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved feature Drake. Love, Carol

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/18/2012 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you kindly, Carol.
  1. Date: 2/8/2012 9:26:00 AM

    Tough life, huh? Congrats on the selection. daver

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/8/2012 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Depends on who perceives it to be as such. Thank you, Daver! :)
  1. Date: 2/6/2012 11:11:00 PM

    Congratulations on having your poem featured on Poetry Soup this week.................S.Ronthorpe

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/8/2012 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Why thank you Samual!! :)
  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:35:00 PM

    Hello To create such harmonious poetry from inner city tears, astounding! Karen

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/8/2012 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Karen! :) That is very kind of you.
  1. Date: 12/31/2011 4:27:00 AM

    Contest or not.. I love this! Good luck tho!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/31/2011 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi there, Amber!!! That's very sweet of you to say. This was posted several months ago. I don't recall how I did in the contest. But, it's ok. :) Your comment is quite appreciated. Thank you!
  1. Date: 10/12/2011 6:36:00 PM

    I guess the sad situation warrants tears. Drake, you give me warm feelings with your sweet comments. Thank you for visiting.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/1/2011 11:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    *Blush* :)
  1. Date: 9/3/2011 10:43:00 PM

    this is a perfect haiku it leaves me wanting more.

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 6:27:00 AM

    R.M. thank you very much for that! :)

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 10:41:00 PM

    Great job! Thank you for your comment on my poem about the "nameless one."

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 7:34:00 AM

    Indeed Andrea, thank you so much! =)

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 12:30:00 AM

    Great way to haiku, Drake!

  1. Date: 3/1/2011 9:03:00 AM

    Judy, yes, very true. So well stated. You are extremely kind with your words. Thank you so much!

  1. Date: 3/1/2011 8:55:00 AM

    For some reason this reminds me, being from New Orleans, that the tears flow throughout the city regardless of the area. Simply put, the Government chooses never to make "honest" repairs creating havoc amid the dreams of all people. Ponder is Useless. You are extremely talented.....

  1. Date: 2/24/2011 6:53:00 AM

    Thank you very much for that, Robb. I appreciate it. =)

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 6:34:00 AM

    You're telling me Debbie...thank you for your kind comments also. Very grateful.

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 2:21:00 PM

    these "homes" these "ghetto's...so many too many all over the world [sigh] Thanks for your nice comments! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/15/2011 7:25:00 AM

    Lisa, that's really sweet of you to say. Thank you for that! Awesome you stopped by here! =)

  1. Date: 2/15/2011 7:12:00 AM

    Thank you for the comment. You have great haiku prints as well!

  1. Date: 1/26/2011 1:18:00 AM

    soup mail

  1. Date: 1/25/2011 7:35:00 PM

    @ Carrie, just doin' what I can...thank you so much! @ Linda, awesome feedback from you...truly awesome. I do appreciate that! Thank you!

  1. Date: 1/25/2011 4:38:00 PM

    Awesome Drake... the visual is emphatic in your lines .. good luck in the contest luv... and good luck with your first contest which must check out tonight .... if u need any help just ask me .. enjoy the process luv..

  1. Date: 1/25/2011 3:03:00 PM

    Wow...this is emotional, touching with the loss! Well done!

  1. Date: 1/25/2011 11:10:00 AM

    @ Doris, hi there! Thank you very much for that! =) @ Destroyer, hey there!! Hope you've been good! I do appreciate that. @ Nette, that's really cool of you to say. Thank you! @ Nikko, yes it hit pretty hard for me...those few lines. I'm very grateful for you reading & enjoying this.

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