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No longer a Burden

It is said that letting go
can be the hardest thing

The part-time lovers,
corrupted friends,
pastime lovers and 
incomplete bondings
holding final piece until the end

But I
embrace gratitude

For I have come to terms
that some will never come to terms

Their self dignity become suicidal tendency
grasping the breath of me
drowning in river Styx;
abundant dependency

Green coated envy
with lashes of solidarity;
tasting entrapment
as their new found hobby

As they let go
by digging trenches to nowhere

Mud slinging recollected teardrops
dripping invalidated errors

And I
should cry
these burdens

I should cry

I should

But these tears
know better

© Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 6/10/2013 10:48:00 AM
    Loveeeee this one...!! Agree with Timothy, this is a very unique poem..! :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/10/2013 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awesome! I try to be unique as I can. And, by unique, I mean having impact. :) Not like, "oh this was 'unique'", which they really meant "not a poem". lol Thanks so much, again, Shirley!!!!
  1. Date: 5/31/2013 11:44:00 PM
    "For I have come to terms that some will never come to terms"... what a statement that is! I get this feeling sometimes... I just wanna force people to see the light of things... but some just won't budge (square pegs, round holes... just wasn't meant to be). Still yet to find a poet on this site (or anywhere, really) that is reminiscent of this style... you are uniquely you :) Loved this piece!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/1/2013 12:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are truly something else, sir. I am truly grateful for your two cents on my work. You appreciate the oddities. I couldn't ask for much more than that. :) Yeah, I got rid of the square pegs moons ago. Still seems like yesterday, though. Thanks so much, Tim! :)
  1. Date: 1/13/2012 9:37:00 PM
    Drake--we were supposed to have coffee at the corner of 3rd and 9th! Where are u ? ...Seriously, whatever u are up to, we all hope that u are doing well and that this poem indicates u are plowing thru life and are on the winning end! Hugs, Gwendolen Post a blog and get all of us up to speeeeeeed!

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 6:16:00 PM
    Very heart felt, engaging and nicely created, blessings

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 1/13/2012 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well hi there Brenda! Thank you so kindly for that! =) Very sweet of you!
  1. Date: 1/5/2012 2:18:00 PM
    Drake where are you? I find this so so hearfelt and so so sad, come back and write us more poems my friend....We miss you! May the New Year bring much change Good health and content. Such a big Hug Lizzie.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 1/13/2012 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well it's absolutely awesome to be missed! :) Thank you so very much for your sweet words, as usual!
  1. Date: 12/27/2011 6:48:00 PM
    to say the least; i have been entertained. by myself and the spaces letting me know where to pause. yes you were the play write and i was thew actor and we put on a beautiful play.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/31/2011 3:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey John! That's greatly appreciated! Truly. Hell of a compliment. :) Thank you!
  1. Date: 12/14/2011 5:15:00 AM
    I like it, I like it. Thanks for commenting on mine. We have to keep on keepin' on, no matter what. Nola

  1. Date: 12/13/2011 5:41:00 PM
    Sometimes it takes tears to find out what's better. Such a neat ending; it spoke volumes to me!

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 8:38:00 AM
    Drake your poetry is beyond outstanding. It is what poetry should be.

  1. Date: 12/11/2011 3:00:00 PM
    So many folks ARE stuck in a rut of their own self pity...it is such awareness when the shades have been removed and we fully realize that WE are in the driver's seat. It is so good to read from your work again. Happy Holidays, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/11/2011 2:06:00 PM
    Yay for those knowledgeable tears! Interesting poem, Drake. There is not much anyone can do for those people who spend a lot of time blaming others while refusing to take a look at themselves honestly. Yet ~ the world is full of them! Happy Holidays! Hugs, catie :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/11/2011 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, very full of them. If only we can sell them on Overstock.com eh? lol Thank you as always, Catie darling! =)