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Before I go home

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Before I go home

8:00 am

I listen to hums of 70 degree air conditioned whispers.

Playful, chirping birds swing across damp meadows
Under humidity’s gentle fog

‘Tis a silent morning, 5 days in the making

A gentle reflection upon my minutes,
Absorbing breaths of home

So much laughter
So much joy
So much food

Even a miniscule side of frustration’s true colors,
Amusing attempts to sludge my momentum

My friends made themselves known.

The others become answered insignificance.

My beating heart couldn’t be more grateful. 

My pupils reflect upon final nights’ splendor,
While they write lessons upon life’s chalkboard

Fury of Salsa & Disco beats
Pulsate across my spongy cerebellum
Holding hands with my Mother in proprietary motions

The whites of my eyes become silver injected pools of serenity.

What more could I ask for?

I listen for 8 & 4 year old footsteps to silently speak
Exacerbated adoration, filling my smile with electric permanence

In these silent, reflecting moments before I pack my bag, my soul’s window
Prepares…

…I await aromas of a Puerto Rican brunch
Before I go home

I await touches of a gentle waterfall against my cheek
Before I go home

I await exemplary wishes from roots of family tree to return tomorrow
Before I go home

And, after these shedding tears & resilient smiles are embedded within,
I await the reckoning that will shake foundations into Ionosphere grins

When I
Return home

8:30 am

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 12/17/2013 5:05:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this one again. I hope you are enjoying your day.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/18/2013 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Entertaining? Enquiring minds want to know.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/18/2013 12:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was an entertaining day. But, it went well. Thanks, Richard! =D
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 9:22:00 AM
    I hear a beat when I read your poetry

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/10/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's awesome. I honestly hadn't thought of one myself as I wrote this. Typically, I do though...thank you so much, Denise!
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 4:18:00 AM
    You sure do tell a great story Drake, you your poetic language is awesome, home is where the heart is, what memories of our past childhood, teens, home holds our memories within her walls, enjoyed the read, blessings sueellen

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/8/2013 7:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are quite right about that, Sue-Ellen. I definitely can call where I am now home, but I'll always miss my roots. Many, many thanks to you. :)
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 10:42:00 PM
    If everyone could soak in that much beauty within a 30 min time span, this world would be a better place. loved this piece. Katei

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/17/2013 11:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I couldn't agree with you more, Kathryn. I'm really pleased you stopped by here! Thank you so much! =D
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 4:45:00 AM
    Fantastic pen Drake! I enjoyed reading it this morning. Home is sure sweet. You really rocked with this verse by carrying the reader along. Well done on your write. AO

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/7/2013 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Abdul!!! Thanks so much. Yes, home is just amazing. :)
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 7:11:00 AM
    "The others become answered insignificance." This is such an awesome gem Drake. Had to quote my fav line, hope you don't mind :) enjoy the weekend ahead.. almost home time for me over here tc

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/5/2013 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I never mind, Wilma! ;) My work day started an hour ago. Ha. You enjoy that! :) Thanks so much!!!
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 2:35:00 PM
    You express yourself really well..in such a way that awes the reader, or at least me...haha...great one!!!! Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/4/2013 2:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha! Cute. Hey, if it awes you, mission accomplished! :) Hi & thank you, Laura!!!
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Well done Drake. You have one of the most smashing poetic hammers that I have ever had the pleasure to read. You just take the reader right off their seat and yank them right into your glorious work... Astounding :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/4/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Karen, you rock for your awesome commentary. I am very appreciative for it. :) Thank you dearly!
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 11:01:00 AM
    missed your show; i think it was snooze time here, drake...will be back soon for your new materpiece..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/3/2013 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's quite ok! :) A few more days, something new will be posted. ;)
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 8:52:00 AM
    I hope you have many more of these calm moments to remember Drake. Have a wonderful day.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/3/2013 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I sure intend to have more like this. ;) Thanks so much, Richard!!!
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 11:34:00 PM
    Yes, as Donna said, it is sentimental but an intelligent sentimental, and I think that is what draws the reader. We can really relate to this. GREAT poem, Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/3/2013 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Intelligent sentimental", I can dig that. :) I'm very grateful for your thoughts on this, Andrea. Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 9:28:00 PM
    I love this very sentimental write Drake...nicely done...very easy to imagine why you would love going home

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/3/2013 6:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As much as I can't stand Jersey anymore, I'd go through that state infinite times to see my family. That means a lot, Donna. Thank you so much! :)
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Brilliant!...When I am stressed I often meditate on childhood memories or even my teenage years when all seemed right with the world...I am in awe of your poetry sir...If you get a chance, please do me the honor of reading 'Wild Cherries'...I would greatly value your opinion...Can your radio show be found on the internet? - Tim

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/2/2013 6:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Tim!!!!! Thanks so much! :) Check my blog on the main PS home page. The link is there. I am live now. :)
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 12:15:00 PM
    The silver threads that tie us to our home Is like angel hair tangled in God's grand design, to remind us, of our heritage, your work is perfection, if it were a painting, I'd give it a place of honor, at the art gallery of my thoughts, I'll favor your objet d'art Thank You D, Merci Beaucoup Mille Grazie

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/2/2013 1:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Waxing a poetic comment, eh Rose? :) You're very, very sweet! Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 12:10:00 PM
    passing through to send you miles of smiles, drake..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/2/2013 1:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi! :) Something new soon. In fact, I may read something new tonight on the show. ;) Huge Hug!
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 7:49:00 AM
    A true pleasure to read your poem this morning, Drake. You are so good at setting the stage for us and then dropping the necessary bits and pieces of your story. I love those little snippets. Awesome storytelling! ("So much food" - Wouldn't be a family gathering without that, huh?)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/2/2013 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Food. Yummy. It certainly wouldn't be a family gathering without it. :) My soul loves me for it, my self-esteem hates me. You're a doll, Heather. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 7:24:00 AM
    This piece somehow brought a calmness over me. I enjoyed the feel of it. Welcome home.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/2/2013 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Richard!!! Yes, believe it or not, I felt the calmness too as I wrote it. It was a moment I won't forget. Thanks so much! I seriously appreciate it!
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 7:20:00 AM
    Hi Drake-- this could be anyone's typical day, but you make it sound so lyrical and creative. Love that you get to "listen to 8 & 4 year old footsteps to silently speak"- Enjoyed the different format you have used.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/2/2013 7:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Kim!!! :) Yes, I loved that I got to listen to those too. I miss that. Thank you so much for coming by here!
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 2:43:00 PM
    Drake superb and great to see you back ty for visiting my work Shadow x smiles

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/1/2013 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Shadow!!!! :) Thank you so much. It's good to be back.
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 2:38:00 PM
    Re-unions with those most dear to our heart are always special..but ahh those pangs of absence when we have to leave.We miss them before we even set foot to depart..but the knowing that one day if we return we ll be welcome with open arms makes it a little bit easier.Very beautiful poem filled with sinciere sentiments .Charma

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/1/2013 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're here!! WOO HOO! Absolutely right, Charmaine. it hurt like hell to leave. But, I know I'll see them again soon. :)
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