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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. :)

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 5:20:00 AM

    Original and great(:

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 7:59:00 AM

    To everybody, thank you all SO much! I'm sorry I couldn't respond to each of you all sooner. This means so much!!! @ Destroyer, you always have the power of choice. Remember that.

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 7:45:00 AM

    Drake original and written with poetic flair. very well done. Anne

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 6:11:00 AM

    Nice display of images particularly the metaphors to convey your thoughts on the jealous heart, Drake

  1. Date: 4/30/2011 9:22:00 PM

    ooo! Drake.. a crooked smile says it all... thats my fiance... he smiles all crooked.. and i'm not suppose to get mad and leave.. well this is a good poem on subject.. enjoyed,,.p.d.

  1. Date: 4/30/2011 1:43:00 PM

    Drake, Very nice poems. Thanks for your comment on mine. I am reading some of yours again. Keep up the great work!

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 5:56:00 PM

    Okay, so I decided to come and thank you for the comment on my poem and then I read this---you have a real gift. My favourite line is: True happiness thrives on sunrise currency, not clouded futures. However, my favourite 'bite' is the last three words. I am looking forward to reading more of your work. Umm, this is forward, but have you considered submitting this elsewhere? Publish-worthy, this one. A nudge from Cyndi

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 12:31:00 PM

    Heya Drake, another one of those flowing writes of yours, loved the metaphors used especially love the "crooked smile" ;) really enjoyed this tonight

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 8:01:00 AM

    You have a good variety of metaphors and wordplay and I could probably spend a lot of time thinking of what each example symbolizes. I like the image of a crooked smile like the angle of a guillotine blade. I like the contrast between the violent and dark with the flimsy or frail. I also like the idea of sunrise currency. I enjoyed this.

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 7:40:00 AM

    The betrayal often associated with jealousy is often hard to forgive, Drake. If we're just jealous of another's wealth or talent, it's easier to cope. But if a past love finds another, it sure does sting. Well said. Love, Carolyn