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A Jealous Heart

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A Jealous Heart

Yes,
you figured me out.

My smile has become crooked,
hammered down upon guillotine pedestal.

Her strands of tormented wishes,
now caressed by singer’s ebb & flow.

Baritone lyrics glide out in wanton scope.

Hope
no longer choked by charred rope,
double-knotted sadness.

Mercury skies rain down.
White satin mystery, solved.

Or so it’s proclaimed…

Joy’s declaration made upon Paper-Mache falsities,
placing reservations on matters of the heart.

True happiness thrives on sunrise currency,
not clouded futures.

…

Yeah, you figured me out. 

This smile has become crooked.
No toothpick can hold this up high.

I guess this tear knew all along.

But, I walk on.

As I continue to pay my price,
writing out reality checks.

I know I’ll always be your friend.

Just
not today.

© Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 8/20/2013 10:01:00 PM
    Last two lines.. ..yes...step back...step back!!!!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/21/2013 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I still get goosebumps to this day whenever I read the ending. I feel you there. Thank you so much, Eileen! =D
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:35:00 PM
    this is another nice write Drake,,, thank you for reading and liking my Great Swan ;} I wrote one about jealous in the 4am,, only because my cat woke me up as he always does. you have a great day ;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/25/2013 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HAHAHA! I'd be a tad annoyed with that. Nicely done! Thank you for coming here, Debbie!
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 3:18:00 PM
    Sad verses..especially the last.lines..they speak volumes .You are so talented Drake.I can see right to.your heart by the honesty.of each.verse

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/23/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What you see if what you get. This was a tough one to write when I had a few years ago. Thank you so much, Charmaine.
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 10:36:00 AM
    This poem is very beautiful, i love it

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/17/2013 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Julie. Thank you very much!
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 10:22:00 PM
    Nice.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/7/2013 10:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks very much!
  1. Date: 12/24/2012 9:13:00 PM
    Drake, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 9:25:00 AM
    I love this one.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/8/2011 9:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why thank you, Lisa! :)
  1. Date: 8/24/2011 11:48:00 AM
    Hi Drake, You certainly pour emotion into your verses and I am enjoying you so much. I need to thank you for your visit and all your wonderful comments. It gives such pleasure to know others like.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/24/2011 1:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's been awhile since I've been on PS. But, it's good to be back and see a number of new poets doing there thing. You certainly impressed me with your work. Yes, I pour my emotion & heart into all I write...no matter the topic. Your words are greatly appreciated. :)
  1. Date: 6/5/2011 10:15:00 AM
    OH my Word!!! Another awesome write, I just love the ending Mr. E :) I am making this one a favorite of mine :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/5/2011 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you again Wilma. :) That is very appreciated. :)
  1. Date: 5/17/2011 5:01:00 AM
    Hi Gwendolyn, is 18 not enough? LOL Thank you so much!!! :) To everybody else that commented thus far, thank you so much! It means so much. :)

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 1:53:00 AM
    double-knotted sadness. OMG, this hits my heart, I love such a jealous heart. Thank you for your remark at my page. some most b'ful lines are imagined here. regards rinki.

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 9:44:00 PM
    Very good use of imagery to make your point;) I hope to see much more from you, and as always, thank you so much for reviewing my poetry:) R.M.

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 8:13:00 PM
    Stories sad n knotted ropes.. and Guillatenes they wait in hope... might get to the end of rope... just not today... Great verse mate Don

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 6:24:00 PM
    Very interesting use of words in this write, indicating certain captivity, quite creative! Thanks for sharing and thank you for your nice comment on my latest. Caroline.

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 5:47:00 AM
    This is great-love how u pay your price with reality checks! Clever. double-knotted sadness...whew. Only 18 postings for followers to view? So much enjoyed this write this morning.Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 6:29:00 AM
    Linda-Marie, I fully agree with you that nothing positive really comes from it. Thank you kindly. :) Yasmin, hey there. That means a lot. Thank you so much!

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 7:20:00 AM
    Intensely dramatic and full of depth Drake in this glorious write.. luv.. I luv the crooked smile no toothpick can hold up high.. says so much my friend and jealously never achieves anything positive .. great as always ..luv..

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 5:32:00 AM
    Thank you so very much Nette!!!!! Really cool that you came by here. :) Gotta be searing sometimes. ;)

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 5:29:00 AM
    oh, the snear! it says soo many things, drake... and you nailed it with this very observant, searing piece! :) huggs,nette

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 5:28:00 AM
    Hey Roxanna! Nice to see you around again! Hope things are good. Thank you so much. :)

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