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In the bed they make

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In the bed they make

And when will the tides turn against confident indifference?!

When will humanity cease
To throw cats against curiosity’s silver coated dagger

Another played out song
Another dramatic lyric
Shifting embellished overtones
With deteriorating tact

They spit posthumous awakenings
As divinity laced smiles, wither under a convoluted moon
Shedding retina waterfalls
Misunderstood

Pretentious anger becomes Aphrodite mediocrity
Wisdom, they never “put out”

Crippled tears
Become self-important struts within olive tinted reckonings

Lambasted butterflies
Stirring hornets’ nest
Uninvited

They dream for better days
While double-knotting gang colored bandanas
On eagle’s achromatic foreheads

Another Woody Woodpecker band-aid pulled from condescending hypocrisies

…

And when will the tides turn against pilot light’s mal-intent?

When will the flinty sheep 
Stop wondering how these charring, orange fires began

Forgetting the 115 octane gasoline can
They hold quietly in their hands

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 3/24/2014 11:07:00 PM

    Sick from the word go. Dope one my friend..I'm speechless right now lol

    Ngomane Avatar Raymond Ngomane Date: 3/24/2014 11:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome yes I can't wait. So excited. I"LL
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 3/24/2014 11:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome!!!! =D Thanks Raymond! Tonight I'll be posting up the blog about your appearance on the show this weekend.
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 10:44:00 AM

    wow! Now that is different, I like the way your poem starts... AND~ unique and your own calling. Unless you can point out another poem in which starts with AND" love the blazing imagery that one struggles to find comfort in. xox~ LINDA

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/21/2013 11:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Using "and" to start a poem is rarely a good idea. But, with message I needed to eminate here, it was necessary. No, and I cant think of others currently that start with "and". Thanks so much for coming by, Linda.
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 11:45:00 AM

    you got some nice words and lines up there Drake ;} another played out song, in another day, in another played out life . Thank you for liking my " WALLS "

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/10/2013 12:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Debbie! :) No problem! Your poem was awesome. And thank YOU for stopping by! :)
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 7:32:00 PM

    Aphrodite mediocrity---interesting line...she was a mighty foe....always enjoy your word choice--you have a talent to temper your ferocity and make it palatable to many readers...victoria

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/28/2013 10:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, she was. But, in the case of the poem, just a pretentious one. I do what I can to make sure I don't completely lose it in my stanzas. lol Thanks so much, Victoria!
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:31:00 AM

    Powerful write Drake....I'm all for the tides turning against the hypocrites ! Hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/21/2013 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're damn right! ;) Thank you so much, Cecilia!
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 2:02:00 PM

    A great poem you have penned here today. thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/20/2013 2:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hola, Lucilla! Thanks very much!
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 2:35:00 PM

    this is a very powerful poem. Great words eloquently penned.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/19/2013 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Andrea! Thank you so very much! :)
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 8:41:00 PM

    WOW.. The evil forces must meet their demise. We cannot be lulled into complacency as there is too much at stake. Powerful write :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/17/2013 9:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You got that right, Karen. ;) Many, many thanks!
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 7:54:00 PM

    Drake...you touch me deep inside....here...life teaches us some hard tough lessons sometimes along with the good fuzzy warm ones...when you see the injustices and just plain old giving up of people...makes you want to shout..wake up!!!!! Great poem....

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/16/2013 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Spot on, Donna. Spot on. I'm very grateful for your commentary. :)
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 2:29:00 PM

    I have one word for your poetry "MAGiC" You are a master of words and lines put together to create the perfect dance of rhyme into poetic meaning. Wowa!! Thanks for stopping by my poetry, it is always appreciated. Wishing you a great week ahead. Hugs and love, Gail

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/16/2013 2:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're a doll, Gail. I don't have enough words for your kind compliments. Truly. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 3:20:00 AM

    happy father's day to your dad. drake... back to poetic work after?.. :) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/16/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Aww, thanks! I'll let him know. :) Yes, of course. ;)
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 12:27:00 PM

    Very powerful poem.Humanity thinks for better days..but thinking isn't enough if badly deeds overcome every good wish.Do i get it?: ) Wow how you make my mind 's wires of plus and minus think B-)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/16/2013 10:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, pretty much, Charmaine. :) I'm SO happy to read that! :) Thank you, as always, Charmaine for being here.
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 7:22:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading this one again. Have a great weekend Drake. If you are a dad happy Fathers Day. If you get a chance soup mail me I would like to learn a bit about who you are.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/15/2013 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome! I'm not a Dad, but that's cool of you to mention anyway. I'll message ya.
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 12:49:00 AM

    It's an interesting technique starting a poem out with the word "And". As if it was in the middle of a conversation... brings more emphasis to an on-going situation. The cat part confused me at first until I remembered the old saying. After reading Richard's comment I find myself subconsciously nodding my head... I believe the message is more rewarding when no one's holding your hand through the deciphering of it... more rewarding when you have to dig to uncover it :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/15/2013 1:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, good call. I rarely ever start with "And". But, I had to change it up a tad. :) LOL I'm glad I stumped you on the cat line. Had to twist that up too. Yes, I couldn't agree with you more. Many, many thanks, Tim!!!! :)
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 8:13:00 PM

    I don't know how you come up with your word combinations yet somehow in your own weird way you connect them. In some way you bend my mind and magically they seem to make sense. Now that my friend is talent.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/15/2013 1:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have a thing for word combos, and it started from a Pink Floyd song, "Comfortably Numb". The rest is probably self-explanatory. :) Thank you so very much, Richard!
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 6:10:00 PM

    One bang up ending there shouting against persecution, prejudice and indifference. Light & Love

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/14/2013 6:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Debbie! :) Thanks very much for that.
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 11:39:00 AM

    Wow!!! Brilliant, the words are powerful & provoking...really enjoyed reading drake....thankyou:0)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/14/2013 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Cherie! Thanks so much for that. :)
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 10:41:00 AM

    Yes Drake, then you come up with these powerful writes and then you question why I say you are a master at what you do ;) awesome title to go with this write of yours ;) hope your weekend will be a brilliant one! Love Wilma

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/14/2013 10:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Wilma, you're awesome. Thank you very, very much. (HUGE HUG!)
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 7:56:00 AM

    You are an master of the written word, my friend! Kudos to you... cheers, Jack

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/14/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, Jack!!! :) It's great to see you here! Many thanks! I do appreciate it!
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 7:50:00 AM

    Blown away... again. This one goes to my faves! You are a wordsmith, my friend.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/14/2013 8:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    (Blush) Thank you, Heather. :) I'm grateful for that.
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 3:42:00 PM

    Great message of accountability - Art with a larger purpose - superb language, and a skilled touch of abstarction throughout - well done Drake - Humanity needs no pity -J.A.B. %

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/13/2013 9:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Justin! I remember you! Cool to see you here again! Accountability is fading at a terrible rate. It's up to us to keep it alive & strong. No, humanity certainly doesn't...thanks so much for stopping by here!
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 1:00:00 PM

    The ups and downs of life and the hypocrisy that fill it. What a wonderful poem you wrote here, Drake. *hug*

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/13/2013 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You got that right. Thank you very kindly, Shirley. :) I'm very happy you stopped by.
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 12:42:00 PM

    Wow I need time on this to understand the finer points xx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/13/2013 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Mandy!!! :) Take your time with my lines. It's awesome of you to even stop by here! Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 12:27:00 PM

    I agree with Kim on the favorite line! How do you bring words together...I also liked confident indifference. Your poetry makes me feel like a simpleton! Way to go, Drake! :) Hugs! The ending..WOW! We are like those sheep often!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/13/2013 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Eileen!! :) I don't know. I just connect them in my goofy little brain. I'm odd like that. Your words are well above just a "simpleton". Promise! Yes, many are part of the herd. But, it only takes one to lift their head about them and look into the horizon. Thank you SO much, Eileen!! :)
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 12:19:00 PM

    A lot of pertinent introspection going on here, Drake. Yet again, you employed a very diverse lexicon. The ending of your poem had me think about the proverb concerning how sometimes silence can be a different sort of violence. I realize this might not have been your intent at all....simply sharing with you where your end-words steered my thoughts towards.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/13/2013 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Chris!!!!!!! :) You know, you're right. It was an alternate approach to the "silence" & the "vindiction" of it all has much more negative consequences. The cliche: Action speaks louder than words. Oh yeah it does. Thanks so much for your insight, Chris!
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 11:47:00 AM

    Man alive!! Where do you get all this inspiration from.. it makes my poetry feel like a 'dum--dee-dum--dee dah ! You are very gifted. Best line="Shedding retina waterfalls"-- such a sophisticated description of crying. X

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/13/2013 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I get it from life. Society, sadly, doesn't help very much either. Your poetry is top shelf grade. Never let any other tell you otherwise. Kim, you rock. I am so happy you came by here. Thank you so much! :)
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 11:43:00 AM

    You do more than write mere poetry, you inspire people like me, yes I listened the the song, and it deserves to be posted, so I will be posting it soon, again thank you for stand out among the crowd, it was easy finding you, I just followed your light, peace for tomorrow hope for the future and here we are, in the now xxx Rose xxx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/13/2013 1:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Rose, your words are too, too kind. At the end of the day, all I want to do is inspire one. It seems I've achieved that, and then some. I couldn't be more grateful for people like yourself stopping by here and gaining greater insight to my mind. Thank you so much, Rose. :)
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 10:35:00 AM

    such a visceral rant, drake...humanity needs enlightenment; extraordinary work!...:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/13/2013 1:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Humanity needs it more than we can imagine. Thank you so very much, Nette! :)
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 10:21:00 AM

    :) You're awesome, Anne Lise. Thank you so much!

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 10:20:00 AM

    - Today's word is written, deep and full of sensible thoughts - a clever poem, Drake! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)