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No longer my Metaphor

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No longer my Metaphor

To Whom It May Concern:

	There was a time when I had nothing. I was an empty soul. My self-esteem had even less meaning. The only times my heart would beat faster was when I felt the arms of my Mom & Dad. Maybe that was all I really needed. Maybe that was why I kept my excitement at bay when I would meet somebody new. They would look at me oddly, a stranger. A weirdo…my family never did that.

But, as my body became of darkness, light, & reality, I discovered love. I discovered friendship. I discovered pain & sadness. I discovered how to overcome. Today, I find my heart & soul feeling it all at once. Every heartbeat falls so deep it cannot be expressed under my usual dialect. It’s just plain English.

You, my desired metaphor, have chosen not to guide me. You walked away, silent. 

If I had a nickel…

I grow tired of these ill-defined friendships, these unsolved mysteries, you have gifted to me. You were supposed to be my sidekick. My path…

Yet, you’ve simply become a glorified acquaintance.

My smile will overcome what you’ve done to me. I will take these arms to the nighttime stars. 

Shutting my eyes to forget you…

With kind regards,

Unknown

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 10:15:00 AM
    Hi Drake, you asked me to let you know when I had my book. Horray, I now have it in hand. A two year pregnancy and I have a bouncing baby book to show for it.

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 5:53:00 AM
    Brilliant! I admire your power of expression..

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 10/30/2013 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    =) hey there, Bindu. Thank you so very much. Just speaking from heart...
  1. Date: 9/29/2013 12:08:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this one again Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 9/29/2013 8:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm very happy you did, Richard. :) Thank you!!!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 11:30:00 PM
    I don't like being redundant, but with you, I have to be. You're wonderful.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/24/2013 11:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) You're very kind, Beverly. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 1:59:00 PM
    Wow, you just didn't to write like nobody it is amazing how you can speak so beautifully, excellent poetry by a excellent poet.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/28/2013 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Sean!!!! That's very kind of you. Thank you so much for that. =)
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 1:34:00 PM
    You have touched a nerve in the shadows of the darkest place each poet holds dear. Pain and loneliness is companion to most poets I've met ...if we are lucky, we find that these "ill defined friendships" (as you so eloquently call them)......are fleeting birds on the wing......circling around us.....but never landing.....we can watch them, but hopefully not become lost in their shadows. You write from deep introspection as always...each poem a soul searching gem.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/28/2013 2:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A tremendous comment, Carrie. I've met way too many like that in my life so far. You wonder if these "tests" from life are more just hindrances than anything else. There's a quote: "When you achieve a successful path of life, the devil will throw various 'distractions' to try and trip you up. Overcome this." I believe that's the core to this piece. You rock, Carrie! =D
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:57:00 AM
    I felt a real connection to this poem! The ill-defined friendships, unresolved mysteries; this is outstanding, Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/26/2013 12:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Precisely. You called out all the essential factors of this piece. Thank you so much, Anne!
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 2:34:00 PM
    just finally saw the message to my comment below here. soupmail.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/24/2013 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ok! :)
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 2:08:00 PM
    same old story.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/23/2013 2:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hm...thanks? :)
  1. Date: 7/20/2013 6:05:00 AM
    very good drake u r a really good writer

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/20/2013 7:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks very much!
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 8:26:00 PM
    'glorified acquaintance'....wow... hit me to the core. What a piece!! A truly honest, powerful piece. Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/20/2013 2:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Indeed, as it did me too. Thank you so very much, Laura!
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 5:55:00 AM
    Such an honest to the core write.. one cant help but feel the emotion in this.. needless to say, I enjoyed having this for lunch today.. Hope your weekend ahead will be a great one *hugs* Wilma

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/19/2013 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey, Wilma!!!!! =D Thank you kindly! I hope this filled you up good. Have an awesome weekend!!!
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 11:40:00 PM
    Oh, this is a very nice write Drake " take these arms to the nighttime stars. " ;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/19/2013 5:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That seems to be the favorite with most people who commented on this. Thank you so much, Debbie. :)
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 2:49:00 PM
    Gosh, Drake. This one is so eloquent. You know, taking a mini leave of absence from the Soup is good in some ways - It means I get to read two or three of your poems at once. It's like Christmas morning! haha ;)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/17/2013 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL!!!!! I'm so touched by your words. I've got permagrin right now. Merry X-mas in July! =D
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 7:43:00 AM
    Drake..this as everyone else has said is a very touching write..only people who have felt this pain can feel the pit of the stomach churning..time brings out the truest of friends and relationships..the rest well...better done with anyway...they will show up again under false pretense in my experience...awesome strength in your writing

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/16/2013 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, precisely. Remove the clutter. Keep your heart & mind clear. Thanks very, very much, Donna! =)
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 9:05:00 AM
    okay, time's up..please pass your paper, lol.. hi, drake!..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/15/2013 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HAHAHHAHA! Just a little more time...it'll be worth the wait. Promise. ;-) HUGE HUG!
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 9:00:00 AM
    Hey Drake looked it up and ordered. I also posted a review. I know I havn't read the book yet but I have read enough of your work to make comment. I hope to have my book out this year, the editing process is painful.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/15/2013 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I will let you know. If you ever come to Kelowna BC you can sign it.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/15/2013 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You did?! Richard...thank you...my goodness. I am just beside myself. You're very awesome to do that. I'm so grateful. Keep me in the loop on your book, please.
  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:43:00 AM
    it's sunday and you can rest, drake...see you tomorrow, maybe with something i can relish?.. :) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/14/2013 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Perhaps...perhaps. ;-)
  1. Date: 7/14/2013 7:01:00 AM
    I am the one who is grateful, you really leave it all out there. Have you published a book? You have a singular talent and your work is like no other.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/14/2013 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    =) Your words are way, WAY too kind. I actually do have a book out that I self-published a few years ago. I'd post a link here, but it'd be sloppy. lol So, go to Amazon and search for "As I Stand".
  1. Date: 7/13/2013 9:13:00 PM
    Drake....how profound, deep, and heartfelt. This touched me.....with pain. I don't know how much of it is born out of what life has done and how much is fiction. Only you know that, but....lovely write in a haunting and sad way. Soup Mail, my friend.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/14/2013 12:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Little bit of both, but nothing current, thankfully. :) Just a good reflection in it all. Thank you & I'll check my Soup Mail.
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