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Finding my Way

Inspired by some reflection & an awesome rock song from The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, titled "Salvation".

Into my way
Back
Home

Into my light
Back
Home

Into my winds
Back
Home

My way back
Home
Away
From your vanilla façade

I sip chocolate liquor 
From your glassy fingertips
Knowing I will never taste you again

You became final resting call for anticipation.

Fluttered heart became court jester’s gavel
Banging to the beat of a self-important audience 

Flashing “applaud” signals
To ease vanity’s addicted validations

And you take
And you take
Take
The world from bones

Snatch away my withering calligraphy
Wisk asunder my bilingual dialects
Unto your meaningless presence

As I say goodbye
To the ONE
Who turned me into number TWO!

Your dreams could never count that high.

I would crack virgin bottles of Jack Daniels
Over front steps of churches’ sadness

But, I
Simply turn you into a prayer
For Karma

To embellish its friendship upon your sacrificial lips
Like you’ve done to me!!!

I raise my lip stained glass.

Pouring coughs of your incomplete sentences
Into shamelessly advertised paragraphs

For I hear you saying “I’m sorry”…

…the 1st time we’ve ever agreed on something.

My smile knows the way from here.

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 10/12/2013 1:28:00 PM

    Well done...nothing like rock and roll...enjoyed it! Julie :-)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/12/2013 9:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HA! Amen to that. =) Thanks so much, Julie!
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 5:31:00 PM

    Awesome poem, Drake! From one rock music fan to another! Loved it!...Thanks for reading and commenting kindly on my poem, "Mystic Moon". Much appreciated!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/3/2013 5:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Kelly! :) Kudos to being a lover of rock!
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 3:45:00 AM

    Sorry Drake I don't know the song or the band, but your written version and your reflection is excellent, well penned, blessings sueellen

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/8/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You should look it up. It's a very uplifting track. But, thank you so very much, Sue-Ellen! =)
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 5:08:00 AM

    Excellent. Well penned. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/9/2013 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good day, Ravi! Good to meet you! Thanks very much for that! :)
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 3:54:00 AM

    I heard you read this baby on your show Drake...Of course I couldn't absorb it all just hearing it once but WOW...'I sip chocolate liquor from your glassy fingertips knowing I will never taste you again'...What is THAT?...As we used to exclaim in my hippie days...that's like FAR OUT man!...Also listened to the song on Spotify...GREAT lyrics - Tim

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/9/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HA! Thank you so much, Tim! You crack me up! FAR OUT, man! Totally! ;) I really grateful you came by here! :)
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 3:03:00 PM

    I would crack virgin bottles of Jack Daniels Over front steps of churches’ sadness I love those lines. This is just so beautifully written. You have wonderful imagery filled with raw emotion. I love it. Thank you so much for your share.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/8/2013 3:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, Brittany! :) Thanks so much. I'm happy you came by here! I am grateful!
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 2:12:00 PM

    "I raise my lip stained glass" - coolest line ever! You truly come up with the most interesting and original imagery. There is so much going on in this one. I love it. I think it would be the perfect entry for Anne's lyrics contest.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/8/2013 2:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HI HI HI!!!!! :) I like to keep my poems not-so-boring. ;-) As usual, I am deeply grateful for you stopping by here, Heather! Hm, I'll look into her contest and see...thank you for that heads up. You rock all of this year!
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 10:44:00 AM

    thanks for passing by my page, drake.. well, i'm tagging you again.. * wink*..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/8/2013 2:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HAHA! No problem. A few days my dear, Nette. Maybe even tomorrow... ;-) (BIG HUG)
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 8:10:00 AM

    Drake, this is such a magnificent write my friend. Thanks for sharing your beautiful poetry with us. Hugs and love, Gail

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/8/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Gail! Thank you so much! It's nice to see you here again.
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 7:42:00 AM

    - You do not need a map and compass ..... follow your heart always. - Love this poem Drake .... amazing as always. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/8/2013 7:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You got that right, Anne Lise!!! Welcome home!!!! :) It's great to see you again!
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 1:17:00 PM

    WOW !! This is another exceptional piece of.. art.. is what I would call this. Your interpretation of emotions are always eloquently expressed in your writings.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/7/2013 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Kim!!! :) Thank you so much! You're very sweet! I'm grateful for your thoughts on this.
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 9:28:00 AM

    Drake, Perfect title and verse enlightens Finding The Way where there is such power in saying what you have to say while feeling what you have to feel.. Love the last line ... Excellent :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/7/2013 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOO HOO! Thank you so much, Karen. There has to be power in all we say. Otherwise, it's just words. :)
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:41:00 AM

    Outstanding poem which i extremely enjoyed this evening my dear friend Drake. I can read it in perfect rhythm as well! Kudos! Thank you so much for sharing & your precious time reading my poem leaving me an inspiring comment. More power & blessings to you! Good luck and best wishes always! love & big hugs, Leonora

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/7/2013 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Leonora! Thank you so much for that. :) It's all about that rhythm. :) I appreciate you stopping by here!
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 7:23:00 AM

    Good morning Drake I dedicated a poem to you.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/7/2013 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My pleasure Drake, I am so glad you enjoyed it.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/7/2013 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You did?! No way! :) Off to your page I go!!! That's so cool of you!!!
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 5:38:00 AM

    This is a very, very , good poem,,,,, prayer for karma ;} great line. as well as all the lines ;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/7/2013 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Many thanks, Debbie! :) Yeah, prayer for karma! ;-) I'm very glad you stopped by here.
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 12:10:00 AM

    !!!This is superb!! What you've done is what we used to say back then, 'Let it all hang out', Drake. Simply awesome! Always, Annalise

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/7/2013 7:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    !!!!!!! ANNALISE!!! YOU rock!!!! :) Yes, we should ALWAYS let it all hang out. Unless you're out in public and there's a police officer around, then WAIT until they walk away. lol Thank you so much!!!!
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 10:17:00 PM

    Hiya.... :) Soup mail...

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/6/2013 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =)
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 7:48:00 PM

    This is very well written. i hope you can always find your way....... Lucilla

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/6/2013 7:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Always! ;-) Thank you so much for stopping by here, Lucilla!
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 1:06:00 PM

    gawwwd, me and my typo errors... i'm a bad typist, if you noticed... " in a contemporary"... happy TGIS!..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/6/2013 1:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy TGIS, Nette! HA! It's really ok. ;)
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 7:55:00 AM

    I enjoy wrapping my mind around your thoughts it makes me feel like a contortionist. So well done

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/6/2013 8:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha! So well said! Many thanks, Richard! :)
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