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The Last Poem

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The Last Poem

This will be the last stanza
The last stanza

The final syllable

I commemorate these wounds
to my Agnostic dreams

Because God kept telling me to believe in her

He kept saying,
“Son, be her tissue when she collapses”

“Son, wipe away her sins with this blank slate I’ve given to you”

“Be that man for the woman she may never accept herself to be”

“Be the wings of that angel”

Until, one night, I said a prayer

I said to Him,
“She must go”

“I won’t give up on her, but I must let her go.”

“I leave it to You to save the pariah.”

I, can no longer be that man.

Because I exhaled insipid banter
from misery hollow

Borrowed happiness
whisked me away to coalescent landscapes
under eclipsed moonshine,
sipping unto artificially incipient sunrises

Tasting drops, sour
Wiping them dry, with this flower
my sanctum holds close

And on this day,
this new day,
this last stanza,
soon, I will
no longer finish you with question marks and exclamation points

Soon, I will
complete you,
withdraw from you,
with punctuated silence

I will walk while you crawl
I will smile while you cry
I will see while you’re blind
I will shout while you mumble
I will pray while you deny
I will climb while you trip
I will love while you hesitate

…

This will be my final kiss to you

No longer will we
be
endless

For I now complete you,
you,
my end poem

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 12/5/2013 2:40:00 AM
    i like i like..my favourite line. such strong pictures you painted my friend, yes. and i love this 'Borrowed happiness". The title just got my eyes. as always a well written poem.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/5/2013 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many, many thanks, Raymond! Yeah, "Borrowed Happiness" gave me a few goosebumps too when it came to me.
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 4:02:00 AM
    What an intriguing poem...Excellent work, Drake!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 10/17/2013 6:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Intriguing, I'll take it! =) Thank you so much, Bindu!
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 11:49:00 PM
    Wow, a powerful one. Glad I was so drawn to the title. The words are full of love and dedication. I love Don Johnson's comment! Hehe. Such great and confident poets on this website. Glad to see yah around! Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 9/8/2013 12:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes! His comment was hilarious. I didn't expect it. It was awesome, to say the least. I'm very glad you liked this. I was going through a ton of new changes when I posted this poem about 18 months ago. It's great to see an impact being made on somebody like you today. Thank you so much, Laura.
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 11:55:00 AM
    I'm catching up on you! :) Interesting read...Drake. How? How do you do it?

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/26/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I just speak from heart & call it as I see it. :)
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 6:47:00 AM
    I have discovered another gem. This one demands to be read and I am happy to comply. I am glad that in reality it is not your last poem. I still have not received your book, I don't know what is taking them so long.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/2/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    How awesome! Thank you so much. Oh, this is FAR from my actual last poem. =) Delays on the book? Oh, I'm sorry! =( Reach out to Amazon to see what's going on. I believe it was coming straight from them anyway. Soup Mail me if this continues.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 2:23:00 PM
    Man, this one is good! Really good! Inspires me to dig deeper to find a meaningful way to more eloquently express myself in my work -you seem to do it effortlessly here. MC

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/26/2013 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey MC, good to meet you. Thanks very much for that! I do what I can on here.
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 1:36:00 PM
    I like the image that being agnostic means no longer believing in the lover....very well done. What a pleasure to have the ability to read more of your work at last!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/10/2013 2:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YAY! Welcome back, Victoria! I'm happy you've returned!
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 12:21:00 AM
    There was a lot of epic drama in this. Like putting the most gigantic period possible at the end of a long overdue sentence. You are DONE! A lot of heavy emotion because I can tell the person wasn't easy to give up... it was hard as hell (excuse my french). Faving this one... love your individuality... no "copy and paste" cliches for you, my friend!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/26/2013 2:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey, Tim!!! Yes, you pretty much nailed it. There was quite a bit of emotion at the time I wrote this. Many, many thanks! And, definitely no copy & paste cliches. ;)
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 9:59:00 PM
    The Last Poem. I offten thought about writing my last poem, then i wonder how it would be, but I still have a little time left. You have done a great job with this poem. I hope it is not your last one. Thanks for sharing........ Lucilla

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/6/2013 10:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is far from my last one. ;) Thank you so much, Lucilla!
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 11:50:00 PM
    you have some mighty fine words up there ;} nicely done, glad you liked my Lessens in humanity ;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/6/2013 10:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    But, of course I did! :) Thank you for stopping by here, Debbie!
  1. Date: 10/1/2012 5:13:00 PM
    Another wonderful and meaningful poem. A well done completed verse.. I feel all deep emotions on this outside.. one can only pull away from with want.. always~ pd

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 10/1/2012 8:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah, I did too when I wrote it. Thank you so very much, PD! :)
  1. Date: 10/1/2012 4:33:00 AM
    LOVE IT AND I MISS YOU...

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 10/1/2012 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    VICKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Hey stranger!!!! I hope you & the fam have been doing good! :) And, thank you!
  1. Date: 7/31/2012 8:05:00 PM
    wow, what an intriguing one this is. I love how you tied it all to "end poem" and used the reference to punctuation marks! Punctuated silence. what an amazing line. I sure love the sound of this one.

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 1:39:00 AM
    A unique piece of poetry as I also believe written by a unique intriguing unique feeling individual. Hugs Lizzie

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 7:27:00 PM
    Beautiful write! Sometimes we have to let go, and you laid it out poetically real well! Thanks for sharing. Caroline.

  1. Date: 3/13/2012 4:29:00 PM
    Hi Drake! I've been listening to the radio today, KOZZ, a classic rock station, 105.7 fm, anyway, they have an opening, part time, for someone desiring air time. No radio experience required. I thought of you. Interested? Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 7:49:00 PM
    sometimes it's a wise discision

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 3/5/2012 7:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Indeed, um, Situation. :) Thank you for stopping by!
  1. Date: 3/5/2012 7:05:00 PM
    Drake, full of much emotion... good ones.. I think we all have that special someone.. I hope i have found mine.. One that can mean every word you have ended your poem with... I need someone to complete me... thank you always...pd

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 3/5/2012 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    PD! Hola! :) Your words are very, very appreciated. Thank you so very much. I will say this though, one should never need somebody to complete them. One should be complete within self in order to become one with another completed soul...
  1. Date: 3/5/2012 3:40:00 PM
    women get that deathly grip, push ya over the madness slip, been there till brain burned with it, escaped into the black pit of solace.... cost half a wit.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 3/5/2012 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well damn, Don! Nicely put! :) Thank you sir!
  1. Date: 3/5/2012 8:34:00 AM
    Aww drake that is so sad, No one deserves to only have Borrowed happiness.. xxx Hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 3/5/2012 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Agreed. :) Thank you so very much, Tracie.
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