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The Death of Yin and Yang

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The Death of Yin and Yang

Collaborative Chinese water torture
Dropping fickle whispers

Their foreheads pound with belittled grief.

Egyptian cotton tissues,
Coated in fresh aloe and waxy resolutions,
Torn asunder

Idyllic sonatas
Heaving identity crisis under bus,
One
Note
Off

An exacerbated syllable
Pleasing vultures
Who speak louder than anonymity’s slur

Befuddled visions
Damning clarity upon equator of serenity

Stalking Information Superhighways,
A glorified game of telephone

Where declared verbiage,
Set in Swedish Hot Stones,
Is STILL misunderstood!

Filtered!

Tainted!

Stoking ill-advised dreams
Stroking tact with leavened paper cuts

S	h	r	e	d	d	i	n	g 
yesterdays

Whiplashes against horizons’ symphonies
Choking lyric of March
These hands showed you epiphany lights
Now 2nd face, abandons restitution in onyx dark 

…

With their one last cry,
One
Last 
Spoken Cry

“Instead of reading our words,
My child,
You should simply open your eyes.”

(Fade to white)

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 1/18/2014 8:50:00 AM

    How did I miss this one? This was a verbal feast and I am fortunate I wore my stretchy pants.

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 9:49:00 PM

    Effective style and amazing piece overall! Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/11/2013 9:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Many thanks, Laura. I do appreciate that.
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 11:36:00 AM

    Hi Drake....I hadn't read this before...Deep...We need to sit down over this one! ;) Would you be kind enough to check your mail? Thanks! ;)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/14/2013 7:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Heh, ok sure. :) I've been out all day today. So, I'll have a look shortly. I'm glad you liked this! =D
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 8:25:00 PM

    So many layers to this.....your layout so innovative. Loved that spread out shredding...I could hear the paper tearing. Good stuff, SuZ

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/27/2013 8:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I felt the paper tearing, rest assured. ;) Many, many thanks, Suz!
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 3:40:00 PM

    Nice flow, great read and deep! Job well done!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/21/2013 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Many thanks, Lynn! Awesome of you to stop by!
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 5:58:00 PM

    Love it mate ..the outs and intakes ... what the soul dont see, it canna be, such stealth ...hehe

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/13/2013 9:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha, very well said. Good to see you around here, Don! :)
  1. Date: 6/9/2013 3:05:00 PM

    Hi Drake, there is so many dimention to this piece... it has so many different subtle meaning.Fantastic use of the literary devices.Full of symbols and imagery and most of all I love the poetic voice...the poetic language works beautifully.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/9/2013 10:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi there, Christine. I do appreciate the significant feedback very much. :)
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 6:36:00 AM

    very deep... a fantastic write from a great poet. very creative friend Drake.. Thanks for stopping by..Have a nice day always.. Maria :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/8/2013 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Maria. I do appreciate you visiting here.
  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:40:00 PM

    Oh, I liked how it was passionate, but not personal and then WHAM, you suck us in closer "THESE hands showed YOU" and the layers circle .... what this does to me emotionally is to put me out to sea, no land in sight. The "fade to white" is subtle mind-terrorism... crafty you! Happy weekend to you, chum!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/6/2013 8:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    OMG, Cyndi, you totally hit the nail on the head there. Love it! "Subtle mind-terrorism", DAMN! I am grinning. :) Thank you so very much!
  1. Date: 6/6/2013 11:17:00 AM

    Ow gee many times i find it so hard to explain my thoughts..Those vulchers and 2nd face really got my attention..Its like an advice to beware of the evilness around us..Its an advice to open our eyes cause not all that looks great and good is good.It definetely describes the world we live in.Did i get it?So nice to read your marvellous post Drake

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/6/2013 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charmaine!!! :) Yes, you got it. There is too much ignorance & self-importance out there that people forget to just balance themselves out or else they forget who they are and what positive impact they really can make, if they just wake up! Thank you, as always! :)
  1. Date: 6/6/2013 7:31:00 AM

    This is an example of the strength of words. You admirably express deep thoughts, so far from a rapid sight to need to be revisited. Any time I go back to read I discover something I did not see before. This is depth. You are a poet out of the seasons, a diamond among soupers!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/6/2013 7:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You see? You, like many others, get it. I try to write and not be so obvious the 1st time around. It's all about the layers. :) You're very, very kind with your compliments. I cannot say enough how gracious I am for it. Thank you so much, Mario.
  1. Date: 6/6/2013 4:44:00 AM

    You have your way with words indeed. Talent at its best :)...

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

    Hey there, Sasha! That's cool of you to say. Thank you! :)
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:50:00 PM

    Very deep and elaborate writing, drake. You are a very modern poet!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/5/2013 10:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Andrea!! Thanks very much. You're very kind to say that. :)
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:29:00 PM

    From egyptian tissues to oh my, dis was a splendid poem, some parts sublime.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/5/2013 10:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi & thank you for that! I appreciate it!
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 8:52:00 PM

    Hey, one of my favorite fellow poets! :) Love this one. Your writing has a very abstract, ethereal quality here...explore it more!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/5/2013 9:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well hi to you my awesome new poet acquaintance! :) That's really cool of you to say. I certainly will continue doing so. Thank you so much, Gina!
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:40:00 AM

    hi, drake... thanks for dropping by.. sometimes, we do need to bring dire truth into the open... so, when's your next poetic treat?.. nagger me, lol..:) hugggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/5/2013 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I fully agree with you. LOL you're wanting the next one already? You're so charming. :) Another coming soon. ;)
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 7:39:00 AM

    - A poem at a high level Drake, you are a deep thinking man. - (Today I make sure I send you the right comments). - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 6/5/2013 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Positive to think deeply, brain cells need some work!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/5/2013 7:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    For better or worse, I am. LOL!!!! You did send the right comment today. :) You're adorable. Thank you for being here, as always!
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 12:05:00 AM

    One of your most elaborate yet. Admittedly, at times, your writing goes over my head, but I always enjoy the roller coaster ride of thoughts. Your title in and of itself is already a poem... as if everything is becoming "gray" with no straightforward answers or decisions... the line between good and evil blurring over time... sad to see, but it feels like it's happening (at least in people's heads, anyway).

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/5/2013 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I was hesitant to post this because it's very heavy on the metaphor. Very cryptic. It was intentional this time around. I was nervous that it would be too deep. But, I hope my fellow readers take the time to read the cryptic stanzas, solely because of the complexity & circumstances of the topic matter. You're on the right track with where I'm going with this. :) Thanks so much, as always, Tim.
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 4:41:00 PM

    you are highly intelligent and very witty good poem, my dude

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/4/2013 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cool of you to stop by, Chris. Thanks much!
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 4:07:00 PM

    oh my, an explosion of thoughts mixed with semi-surreal and abstract tones that make this write an introspective one.. greeat, gritty work, drake..:) huggs

    Young Avatar Gina Young Date: 6/5/2013 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    AGREE!!!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/4/2013 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there, Nette! :) Thank you so much for that! It's not often I would write like this. But, with what I've seen on & offline lately, this had to be done. Always a pleasure to see you here!
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 12:06:00 PM

    Your write in a class all of your own, I give you this my friend, your never boring to read, you put me in the awe of the moment, it seems the only way to read your work, have a blessed day, and thank you for your kind visit my page xxx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/4/2013 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ROSE! Hi there! :) Thank you so much, I do intend to keep it that way. You have a wonderful day too! :)
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 11:50:00 AM

    Drake hi dear a deep poem with much unsaid. suffering is in it for past things. hope of what is still to come well written Shadow

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/4/2013 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there!!! :) Yes, absolutely. Thank you so much for stopping by!
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 9:40:00 AM

    I see a deeper meaning to this. drake, perhaps of days gone by in my own life, my own search for the truth. Excellent poem, Sweet Man, excellent! hugs, Catie :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/4/2013 9:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mmmhm, yes you get it. :) It's essentially the greater consequence of giving up & giving in. Thank you, as always, Catie!!! :)