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Initiative

How do I tell you that you’re beautiful?

How can I be different?

How can I express my attraction?

When columns upon
Columns
Of testosterone filled wolves
Dressed in rented Italian suits
And discolored, mesh sneakers
Speak similar flirtatious dialect

Will this baby scented Sunflower do the trick?

I picked it from my walled Garden of Eden.

I spent 4 years mending these butterfly coated petals,
Solely for this moment

How can I express my need for your smile?

When tattered paper donations have been sent
To elicit short-term, newlywed goose bumps upon your flesh

...

May I have this dance? 

You’ve never heard this sensual ballad.

But, it’s an element of my Spoken Word
Waiting for your translation

I await your palms,
Because this is not a Man’s world

This can be ours.

But, will you leap off from trampoline’s corazon? 

My syllables are in your hands.

My book is within your misunderstood palm paths.

But, 
If you’re going to read between my lines,
Do not be illiterate to my heartbeats.

Your move…

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 12/10/2013 9:05:00 AM

    Oh a romantic you are

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/10/2013 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    On occasion, yes. =D Thank you, Denise!
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 12:32:00 AM

    Drake...check your soup mail when you've got a chance...I'm faving this...It's just...beyond beyond sweet..and BELIEVE ME...Sweet gets me going!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/16/2013 6:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you again for that, Eileen. :) Ok, will do!
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 3:37:00 PM

    I remember liking this....I wasn't wrong! Beautiful...Had to read another one tonight! :) Take care

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/30/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D That means a lot, Eileen. Thank you. :)
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 8:40:00 AM

    Bro! This a beautifully written, "Check Mate" before the game has begun, piece have ever read! Absolutely Beautiful!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/22/2013 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there, Siza. Great to meet you! Thanks so much for that. =D
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 9:36:00 PM

    She would be crazy not to leap! I LOVE this!!

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

    Indeed!!! :) Hi & thank you so much, Toshia!!!
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:27:00 AM

    Quite a Masterpiece of a poem, Drake. I enjoyed the passion, and depth you went into. Go on my page, and check out my poems. Might find one you like. Peace.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/4/2013 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Jiril! I'm sure I will. :) Thanks for coming by here!!
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 9:53:00 AM

    Indeed.. it is often very subtle to read between your lines-- as always beautifully penned.. And as a reply to your last comment on my poem-- you are right up there at the top of the OCP list :)-- couldn't mention all the names, but you know you are !!

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

    HAAA! You're so adorable. Thank you for that, Kim. :)
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 2:59:00 PM

    This is a wow Drake I love it one for favs Shadow x smiles

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/1/2013 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOO HOO! Thank you, Shadow!!! :)
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 12:05:00 PM

    An exquisite piece! I love the title and the line " Do not be illiterate to my heartbeats". Left with me, this pen is deep. Well done. AO

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/1/2013 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome to hear! :) Thanks for stopping this way!
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 9:20:00 PM

    "But, it’s an element of my Spoken Word - Waiting for your translation" .. Impressive..! I like the way you describe equality in the romance in this poem, Drake. Thank you for sharing.. :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/1/2013 1:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Shirley!!! :) Yes, balance was key here. Thank you for stopping by here! :)
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 6:47:00 AM

    What a beautifully written romantic poem.. it gave me goose-bumps. Thanks for sharing this.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/29/2013 9:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    How awesome! I'm all for the goosebumps! :) Thank you for stopping by, as always, Kim! :)
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 9:01:00 PM

    incredible~ Drake, and lol, don't skip out on the beat... I do love the illiterate line... hope she pawns the next more according to the mooned life you have to offer... xox~ LINDA

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/28/2013 10:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, PD. Ha, very well said. I'm glad you came by here. Many thanks!
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 6:58:00 PM

    I really like this one because I can understand it. Sometimes the way some people write free verse, it is hard for me to get , but this one is really cool

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/28/2013 10:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree. It can be challenging, at times. But, thank you so much Andrea! :) Really nice to see you stop by!
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 6:04:00 PM

    Holy wow... Dazzling and dramatic announcements of infinite love ...I want another bowl full :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/28/2013 10:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'll have another serving soon enough. :) Thank you, Karen! It's nice to see you stop by here!
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 5:48:00 PM

    One lucky woman Drake..awesome write..

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/28/2013 10:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Only in the figurative sense, yes. :) Just another fun poem. Thank you so much, Donna.
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 2:01:00 PM

    Drake...lines that breakthrough old scar-tissue in my brain are welcome.....leaps well done....jimbo

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/28/2013 2:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome! Damn awesome, Jimbo! Thanks so much! May we continue to leap! ;)
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 10:38:00 AM

    amazing imagery u used here, giving more colors to the piece.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/28/2013 12:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Elai!!! :) Thank you so much! I'm all for the colors.
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 1:35:00 AM

    "Do not be illiterate to my heartbeats" this sums up the whole poem. It is such a spectacular poem with strong expression. Drake, I'll make sure to stop by every of your poems.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/28/2013 5:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's very cool of you to do, Hassan. I appreciate that very much. :)
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 8:26:00 PM

    Be still my heart!!! Drake is so romantic and passionate, if more men took initiative such as you wrote, how could a woman resist. You have charmed me! Hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/27/2013 8:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) You're very sweet, Cecilia. I do fully agree with you. But, I would love to see a lady take the initiative too. I doubt a man would resist for 1/8 of a second. :) I'm very happy to have charmed! Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 4:07:00 PM

    such a love is not for the jealous man. think twice.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/27/2013 7:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nope it's not. :) Thanks, John!
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 12:10:00 PM

    Just stopping to say hello and hope to read something new, drake.*hint*..lol, huggs..:)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/27/2013 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HA! Hi again! :) Soon!
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 9:42:00 AM

    I love this poem, Drake....it's beauty, is honest, sincere & kind....really enjoyed:0) Ty for sharing didn't want it to end. Excellent....

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/27/2013 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Cherie!!! That's really awesome of you to say. Thank you so very much! :)
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 8:02:00 AM

    My fave line has to be "My syllables are in your hands" absolutely love the whole piece Drake :) awesome to sink my teeth into especially this time of the afternoon.. Just love the title as well :) tc Wilma

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/28/2013 1:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Wilma!!!! :) I hope your teeth are ok! Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 7:36:00 AM

    YES, this is poetry at its best! Holy heart-wrenching, Batman! I actually felt butterflies while reading this - that's how easy it was for me to connect with this poem. I think we can all relate to that moment when we've put our hearts on the line and we're waiting on pins and needles while the ball is in the other person's court. And the title is perfect - gotta love a man with initiative! ;)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/27/2013 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Heather, HI! :) Kudos on the Batman statement! LOL Yes, so well said. ;) Thank you so much!!!
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 6:35:00 AM

    You go Drake! This is a spectacular romantic gesture, I hope she melts into your waiting arms.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/27/2013 6:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sometimes (I really mean all the time) you have to be bold. :) This was just a writing I had fun with. Thanks so much, Richard!
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 8:55:00 PM

    Amazing!! Truth be told, Drake, simply amazing! Totally enjoyed... Always, Annalise

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/26/2013 9:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're awesome, Annalise!!!! Thank you so much! :)
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 7:50:00 AM

    Hey drake! as you say listen my heart hope its done great write! beautiful.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/26/2013 12:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi & thank you so much! I do appreciate that. :)
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 12:03:00 AM

    Passionate, desperate for touch. Lovely poem you have written here. Many thanks for your uplifting visits. Keep up the outstanding work. Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/26/2013 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, Laura! :) Thank you so very much! I'm glad to be uplifting for you. :) That means a lot!
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 3:42:00 PM

    You're amazing my friend. A poet of great talent. You never cease to amaze me with your writing. Thank you for congratulating me on my win in your delightful contest and thank you for enjoying my poem My Compass Of Life. Hugs and love, Gail

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/25/2013 4:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're a delightful lady to know. Thank you so much, Gail, for everything.
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 11:52:00 AM

    I wonder how her move would be for such a romantic verse..filled with unique sylables.'How can i be different'?.Did she read this poem.If she does she ll definitely recognize you don t need to be different..your words are already unique...and Im sure she ll wear her dancing shoes too and wears sunflower in her hair. A definite favourite her..sooo talented.

    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 6/25/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    : )
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/25/2013 12:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ;-) No worries, Charmaine.
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 6/25/2013 11:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    : ).oki..i thought its for your 'particilar -she : ) Oops..Ought to go bow..hope to read more ..
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 6/25/2013 11:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry for typo.im using my phone..grrr :) I meant a sunflower .and here
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 6/25/2013 11:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Welcome back & thank you, Charmaine!!! :) While it's not directed to a particular "she", who knows whose attention it may grab? :) Thanks again, sunshine!
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