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Tell Me

You cannot tell me that you love me
While your arms speak elasticity’s whisper
Upon another

You cannot tell me that you need me
When your greatest dependency
Rests on cracked, concave mirrors

Don’t tell me
That you miss our pendulums
Swaying unto volcanic lust

That our lava laced finger strokes
Will mean a call from you tomorrow

Tell me your vendetta’s lie
Wasn’t meant to scar these ventricles
Yearning for my accent
To devour
You
Whole

Whole

Hold our winds towards creative differences,
Telling me how we are the same

How we are
One

One in a million of delectable fibs

Your textured lips annunciate a mineral silence,
Louder than love

Oh, how I heard you clearly through foggy facades.

For I am an unspoken error,
Awaiting
You

Lie,
Returned

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 7/9/2013 12:39:00 PM
    What a brilliant piece...the word facade enchants me for no reason and "foggy facades" is lovelier still. There can be nothing more romantic than revenge..lol. Thank you for your comments on my poems, highly appreciated!! Love Varsha.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/9/2013 12:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Nothing more romantic than revenge", HA! You're quite right. I'm very happy you came by here. It's awesome to meet you, Varsha!
  1. Date: 6/24/2013 9:20:00 PM
    wow, angst-ridden. beautifully written.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/24/2013 9:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks very much, Dean! :) Much appreciated!
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 8:36:00 PM
    I especially like the closing line lie, returned Shows delicious spunk and character. Fine write

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/10/2013 8:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Victoria! :)
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 11:58:00 PM
    I agree with everyone else, this is amazing! You definitely have a unique way with words. And I love it :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/5/2013 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there, Gina! Thanks so much for that! Really cool of you to stop on by!
  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:05:00 PM
    OUCH. Lovely and yet so sharp. Yes, love is very loud... Hugs to you, wordsmith ;-) ((PS, if I write one soon with the language of chess, then you'd have inspired it with this "next move is yours" mind-piece))

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/30/2013 10:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Cyndi!!! :) You're very awesome to say that. Yes, I'd love to see what you do with this. How excellent to hear it! Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 5/30/2013 5:10:00 PM
    Ha Ha! Love that ending! It's only fair! hugs, Catie :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/30/2013 5:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes! So happy you caught that. ;) Thank you, Catie!
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 2:07:00 PM
    very nice. :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/28/2013 2:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi & thank you very much, Twanna. :)
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 7:00:00 AM
    You have such a fresh, unique style. The language you use always creates such an unexpected image. I love this one, Drake!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/28/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Heather!! Thank you for that. I do the best I can. :)
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 1:15:00 PM
    A good poem, Drake, concerned emotions... favorite thought --->unspoken error. LINDA

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/27/2013 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Linda! Indeed, yes. Thanks very much!
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 12:55:00 PM
    There are some great comments here. A testament to your poetic prowess. Thanks for commenting on my poem this morning.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/27/2013 1:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks very much, Richard!
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 11:48:00 AM
    time's up for another ditty, drake..*wink*.. thanks for coming around my poetry lane... looking forward!..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/27/2013 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;)
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 3:11:00 AM
    amazing poetry Drake, the emotions are really set in motion here, as are the many aspect that runs through one's mind when reading, i feel almost as though one could be even talking to one's self, i know i've been there so often... again poetry does not get much better than this...

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/27/2013 6:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Harry!! That is a good point of this being almost a battle of self. Very thought provoking perspective there. Thank you very kindly for your thoughts on this!
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
    there's an energy to this piece that makes me want to go slay what trust is not about, drake... that's what is edgy about this work; it's exploration of opposing themes...darn fine write!..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/25/2013 4:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I felt a similar tone as I wrote this. It is all about the exploration, yes. Thank you so very much, Nette.
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 2:52:00 PM
    You do goosebumps and I do shivers Or shall I say a frisson came over me, well done Mr. D, it is pure poetry in thee, A million delectable fibs, hmmm!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/24/2013 3:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awesome! We call it even then! :) Thank you as always, Rose!
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:47:00 PM
    - Love's roads can be hard to understand ... Deception, lies and deceit are not building blocks for a relationship - Honesty always pays off - A talented poem, as always Drake! - Hope you will have a beautiful weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/24/2013 2:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Amen to that! Thank you so very much, Anne Lise! :) I hope you have a great weekend too!
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:08:00 PM
    I have observed that many couples seem to thrive on love/hate/respect/disrespectful relationships.....there are so many passions involved, that perhaps life for them would be too dull and humdrum without such conflict. I was told once years ago, that my husband and I looked like our relationship was too dull to be passionate. However it has stood the test of time. What a excellent poem of the emotional roller-coaster of so many "so called" love stories! Great poem!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/24/2013 1:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Carrie!!! Yes, as have I. A close member of my family was in one of those marriages. They are now divorced. The test of time, I deeply respect that. Thank you so much for taking the time to come by here. :)
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 10:31:00 AM
    OH!!!! Drake, this one really touched me! So beautiful and sad and yet....the emotions so vivid and real! Wow! Delectable fibs..are fibs none the less... :( They taste makes us forget sometimes that we need to resurface to reality. This was an amazing piece. I want to thank you, Drake, for all your visits and comments. They are deep and thought provoking and above all...kind. I delight in them. Thank you!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/24/2013 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :-)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/24/2013 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there, Eileen! :) A fib is a fib, no matter what good oil it's cooked in. It's my pleasure to visit your work and to speak from the heart. Your lines trigger that within me. So, I have to return the favor. :) I'm pleased you stopped by. Thank you so much.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 5/24/2013 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ooops, this reply jumped with your incoming comment, Eileen.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 5/24/2013 10:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hullo, Drake. I am doing well -- can't complain. How about you? I am going to spend some time reading your newer poems. Looks like you are on a roll. I am glad that your muse is flowing for you.
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 10:31:00 AM
    Ok, concerning the structure and mechanics of this poem, you pulled-off a great poem with barely using full-stops and other punctuation. This poem is a good example of how it can be done. Kudos to that, man. I have been reading a lot of poems on this site recently that don't incorporate any punctuation at all, and in my opinion only, they don't read well. Poetry doesn't always need punctuation; that's not wot I am claiming. Certain forms and sentence structures don't read well without it though.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/24/2013 2:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha, this I understand all too well. :) No apologies needed.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 5/24/2013 11:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am rambling again. I should almost apologize(lol :P). To be fair, I have written poems with punctuation, but many times find myself on the other extreme, obsessing about punctuation. If some people use too little punctuation....I sometimes use it too much. I am still striving for balance.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 5/24/2013 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are a skilled enough writer to pull it off well. Hmmm, and with some people who have innate, natural skill, it isn't skill level that becomes the problem, but instead, knowing the difference; knowing the when's and why's.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/24/2013 10:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A tremendous bit of feedback from you, Chris. I agree about the punctuation. "Text message" style poetry isn't going cut it. You still have to know how to apply spelling & punctuation properly, when needed. Some lines don't need it, I wholly agree. But, not all sentences really make sense without it. Cheers to you, Chris!
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 10:26:00 AM
    Drake, I could go on and on about the theme, but browsing the comments/replies below(yeah, I sometimes read the comments left on other people's poems too lol), I would just be repetitive. Pure love shouldn't be(and isn't)as complex as described in this poem....sure, the characters/elements involved, might be complex -- but the core love behind the complexities of being human, shouldn't be so complex.

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 5/24/2013 10:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hullo, Drake. I am doing well -- can't complain. How about you? I am going to spend some time reading your newer poems. Looks like you are on a roll. I am glad that your muse is flowing for you.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/24/2013 10:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Chris! It's been awhile! :) How are you doing? Yes, the "core love"...precisely. Well said. :) Thanks so much for coming this way!
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 10:05:00 AM
    Love is that way isn t it?There is that kind of stable daily routine love Or the.deceiving passionate love hate relationship.It sounds like someone playing with emotions..Hanging on a string but still holding on..Do i get it?a huge imbalance in the pendulum leading to heartaxhe..but who can understand other than who have tasted the sweetness and sourness of it all .Very sad yet beautiful

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/24/2013 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Also, "love" isn't love when it's like this. It's insignificant. :) It should be much simpler than this.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/24/2013 10:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Charmaine!!! :) Yup, you pretty much got it. It's essentially a heart facing a conundrum and the stanzas capture that moment when they're about to cut the cord. Will the heart stop beating? Or will it be self-powered enough to beat forward? Thank you for stopping by, as always. :)
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