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365 Days

"This is dedicated to all who understand this. Whether we like it or not." -D.J.E.

I wasn’t gonna write this

But

Emotions are stirring high
Cannot believe
How much time has passed

Still feel your presence

Memories
Of the slowest death
Ever felt
Running parallel
To these present seconds

An ugly revelation
Tainted the sunshine
That bared on our souls
365 days ago

So many tears
Had filled the ocean
Of despair
For love’s river
Were held back by presumption’s walls
Uncertainty
The dam’s of what could have been

Here I stand
In this present moment
Your essence still lingers
Like the flakes of a dandelion b r e a k i n g 		f r e e
From its home

Tormented echoes of “why”
“How come”
“Please don’t go”
“I love you…I love you so much”

High pitched resonations
Float upon
Rafts of secondary importance
And yet
This heart still knows

For it will always recall
Its truth

Promises
Empty
Played me a fool
While you held hands
With inevitable

Crossing fingers
With diffusion
Across my shoulders

Left me uncomfortably numb
All my rights
Unreserved

And all the while
I
Simply
Believed

In tomorrow

Because
My foolish hopes
Continued to warp my mind

Maybe if I didn’t look back when you walked away
Like the rules said…
…No matter.

These soft acoustic riffs
Replay in my head
You were my “Wonderwall”
“You could’ve been the one…to save me”

But I overcame
For I
Saved myself

Didn’t want to be an inconvenience for you

Colors of Fall
Your favorite season
Kinda ironic
You were like Summer & Winter

Knew when to turn up the heat
Make me sweat

Each new arrival
A summer equinox
Each departure
A rainstorm

But, when it was over
Nothing but cold
Blizzard languages
Frostbitten
Even solace’s bandages
Could not heal

But, I weathered the storm
And would do it again
Cause it was for real

…

Here I am
52 weeks have past
Occasional recollection
Of that hourglass
With no more sands
Buried in dragon’s chest

You are in my silent prayer
Always

But
Know this

Even though you are contained
Within my heart’s asylum cell block home
I loved you
With all that I had

So much

That you will be the only regret
I will ever be proud of.

© Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 4/2/2014 5:52:00 PM
    I'm so glad you decided to write this and share... You craft your poetry so well - so aware of the reader and so aware of your purpose. Write on! "Here I stand In this present moment Your essence still lingers Like the flakes of a dandelion..."etc...gave me goosebumps. This can be interpreted as a death in the family or someone very dear...or even someone that has just left from your sphere. ---

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 4/2/2014 7:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Someone very dear...they'll never see this poem though. At least, I don't think so...life is full of surprises. :) Thank you so much, Laura!!!!!!!!!!!!
  1. Date: 4/2/2014 5:52:00 PM
    "your essence still lingers"... It seems you have lost someone very important to you and others and a year later he/she is back to haunt...and some kind of regret still lingers in and out...and is present in the poem.... but I am glad you have broken free and still stand tall. Watch those seeds sail with the wind... oh man... I love this one... Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 4/2/2014 7:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    At first, what was a "loss", was really a gain in the end. It's sad that it happened, but it's ok. I was all the better for it. I'm all for the winds. Thank you, Laura! =)
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Awesome!!!

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


    Hi & thank you, Cathy. :)
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 2:53:00 PM
    So many beautiful lines...I love the lines about the seasons..This poem misted my eyes.It deserves a favourite : )

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/23/2013 3:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As it did for mine when I wrote this...thank you so very much, Charmaine.
  1. Date: 5/18/2013 12:30:00 AM
    I really liked your opening... I wasn't gonna write this, but. Sometimes things are too sensitive, while at the same if you don't write it out, you feel a tension that keeps building up and building up. A regret that you are proud of... I must say that is almost a poem unto itself. Sums things up for me! I believe I am becoming a fan...

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/18/2013 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, holding it in is no good for the blood pressure. Yes the last line still gives me goosebumps. I'm really proud of that line. How awesome to hear! Thank so very much, Timothy! :)
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 8:11:00 AM
    Browsing through your work and found this gem. WOW... it really allowed me into your head... so much love and dedication to express in one poem. Thanks for always stopping by my poems. I really want to look up your book on Amazon-- perhaps order it, as postage from S/Africa is really ludicrous. I wanted to market my book on Amazon, but the tracking and postal fees overseas would be crippling. Have a website though... kimvbr.wix.com.kimspoetry .. trying to get some sort of exposure.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/15/2013 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Kim! The source of this writing was something very personal to me, yes. How awesome! I'll shoot you a Soup Mail! And, of course I'll keep stopping by your work! You're damn good at it. :)
  1. Date: 11/22/2011 2:31:00 PM
    You express it so beautifully and my heart cries....memories ...but better to have.......

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/23/2011 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, definitely better to have. Thank you Lizzie!
  1. Date: 10/9/2011 11:05:00 PM
    Love the heat and cold analogy and amazing thought " a regret to be proud of". Never thought of it this way. Can I use it sometime? I love it! Hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 10/10/2011 8:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I had pondered that last part for a little while to see if it really made sense. I'm glad to see it did though. :) Sure you can. Thank you for that! *Hug*
  1. Date: 5/26/2011 12:58:00 AM
    Wow! What a poetic way to express an emotion! You love and you lost! I do understand your message. I won in your contest, thank you! Dalila

  1. Date: 5/5/2011 4:18:00 AM
    Good morning Dalila. Thank you VERY much for saying that. Really appreciate it. :)

  1. Date: 5/5/2011 1:57:00 AM
    Nice read tonight Drake. I love the language you use in your poem. Dalila

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 4:51:00 AM
    Yasmin, thank you. I will do so.

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 5:24:00 AM
    Linda-Marie, thank you so very much! :)

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 5:30:00 PM
    Deeply intense piece Drake with dramatic lines so expressive luv.. simply marvelous .. and utterly entertaining..my friend..luv..

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 10:57:00 AM
    Your welcome Drake(:

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 10:29:00 AM
    Hi Roxanna! Thank you so much for that! :) That's very sweet of you!

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 10:28:00 AM
    Shane, what I went through here, I wouldn't wish on anybody. I would recommend a better, less tearful way to become exponentially stronger. Thank you so much. That is really appreciated!

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 10:19:00 AM
    *Applause* Very amazing and deep (:

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 9:33:00 AM
    That was extraordinarily beautiful... kinda makes me wih i could have been you during that time to really feel what you felt...please keep writing

  1. Date: 4/2/2011 9:02:00 PM
    Hi Lisa! Thank you so much! :)

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