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Aftermath

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you're not.”-Margaret Thatcher

I pluck heavy Pinocchio strings
Against acoustical caverns

Humming to a different path

As I
Watch cackling sheep place fallacy’s confidence
Over the hill
Stubborn refusal to see the sun

They blame.

They blame.

They BLAME
Clouded decisions
On shattered hopes & biblical verses

Yet, where are reflection's prayer for tomorrow?!

Another diabolical halo
Bent
On counter productive wisdom

Addiction to heavenly epiphanies
But, WHERE is their accountability!?

Their world became louder than love
Yet, they knew not how to speak

Another amnesia dialect 
Sippin’ on shot glasses of gray matter
Slammin’ cowardice wrists
Upon shallow oak sadness

Drunken stupors
White collar finger streak on Holy Grail

They chose, poorly.*

As I
Pluck saddened Pinocchio strings

Witnessing convoluted Diabetics, sugar coating heartbeats
Into injected pins & needles
Living in melancholy haystacks

Oh, how deep I
Bow my head for the misinterpreted f(r)iend
Watching them hold rusty compass within their palms

Refusing to tune their direction

…

©Drake J. Eszes – 7/15/2013

*Bonus points if you get that movie reference. ;-)

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  1. Date: 8/3/2013 3:34:00 AM

    Had to read a few times, but I think I got it, Revelation strong within your words, Catholicism, I no longer judge, I walked away at a very young age, lost in my own wilderness, until truth and love found me, love one another as you love and treat others as you want to be treated, I believe this to be Jesus only commandment,, I am kicking myself not knowing the movie, I know I should, great write, hope I am on line and not off track on your poem, blessings sueellen

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/3/2013 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, you pretty much nailed it, Sue-Ellen. The ultimate message here is "Do unto others", as they say. I, too, walk my own path (Agnostic) when it comes to religion. The movie, Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, is what it is. A very vital & extremely entertaining movie. :) Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 7:53:00 PM

    Love your depth and emotion it caresses the soul! I've been away from the soup for a long while and have come back so some sheer talent here keep wowing us! Laura :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/23/2013 11:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there, Laura! =) Thank you so kindly! Well, nice to meet you & welcome back to the Soup! =)
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 5:06:00 PM

    Enjoyed reading again. You are the ultimate onion, so many layers.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/21/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Are you saying I smell and/or make you cry abundant tears?? =) Thanks so much, again, Richard!
  1. Date: 7/20/2013 12:10:00 AM

    pretty deep aspect really did enjoy your poem

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/20/2013 2:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, Ruth!! Great to see you! Thanks so much! Yeah, it did get deep as I wrote this. Thanks again!
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 7:14:00 AM

    Good morning Drake. A sunny day here in the Okanagan. I hope you are also greeted with a sunny day.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/19/2013 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Morning, Richard! Yes, the California sun rises mildly this morning. So, we're off to a great start. =D You're awesome!
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 12:01:00 AM

    Another nicely written poem. My mom taught me to treat people the way "you" want to be treated. To me Pinocchio means,,,, people lie to your face all the while pretending to be your friend ;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/19/2013 5:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Absolutely, Debbie. :) Do unto others, as they say. Thank you kindly!
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 9:39:00 PM

    Hey Drake...I love the entire piece but especially counter productive wisdom....what a powerful statement..you are quite a leader young man, judging from the conversations going on here...I think you should run for president or at least congress!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/18/2013 9:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL Nah, politics & such hold me down from being myself. No thanks. :) But, I seriously appreciate your kind thoughts on this. That means a lot to me, Donna.
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 2:46:00 PM

    drake!.. i missed your show with deb.. is it on the archive now.. sweet hello to you!...:)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/18/2013 2:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, it's available. :) Hi & hugs to you!!!
    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 7/18/2013 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    whoops, huggs!
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 12:54:00 PM

    You're a stunner Drake, I love what you write!! It's just that I have to always re-read your posts to grasp them fully! :( Well, the friend(fiend) bit at the end captured my attention big time!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/18/2013 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're not the 1st to say that. Tha'ts ok. :) I have no problem with you re-reading it. I typically write in layers. ;-) I'm very happy you stopped by again!!!
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 12:52:00 PM

    I've come for a re-read D, some of this goes over my head, but I picture a herd of sheep grazing in the field, and I see Jesus leading ahead holding a staff, and suddenly the fields are golden, and the sheep eat the sun, oops! Have a good day D xxx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/18/2013 1:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL! That's just brilliant. I see what you did there. ;-) Thanks so much, Rose!
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 11:25:00 AM

    Please reread my poem, I made a number of changes.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/18/2013 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm on it! :)
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:13:00 AM

    Good morning Drake, still curious about your friend poem. There must be a story there. Inquiring mind wants to know. Have a great day Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/18/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Richard! :) I'll have something in due time. Rest assured! ;-)
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 11:24:00 PM

    Excellent. Very unique write. Well penned. Enjoyed. Tfs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 11:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much, Ravi! I appreciate it! :)
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 8:16:00 PM

    Another awesome write, Drake! To think that I'd miss this had I not swung by tonight!....I'm far frome being an intellectual or clever, but I believe that loving God and our neighbors just as we love ourselves could rewrite man's history; not one of us is perfect...a sin is a sin, no matter the gravity. Love ya, my poet friend! Annalise

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 9:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You couldnt be more right. And that was the essential point of this piece. Do Unto Others. Period. :) Thank you so much. :)
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 6:02:00 PM

    This is a very good write! I love the depth. Wonderful!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 6:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, April! Thanks so very much! :)
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 2:54:00 PM

    Okay, seriously? This is my absolute favourite of yours so far. (I feel like I say that every time, but it's always true! You keep getting better and better!) I was raised Catholic, but I consider myself Agnostic, so this poem resonates with me like you wouldn't believe. I LOVE your mind!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi & thank you, Noel! I appreciate this. :)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HAHAHAH! Ok, I've read your last 3 comments and I've laughed so hard on each one. WHAT UP WITH THAT? lol I, too, am more of an Agnostic mentality, while I was raised Cathoilic and went to Catholic school. So, you being in that same boat with me: WIN! =D Heather, you're awesome!
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 11:49:00 AM

    What happened to your Fri-End Poem???

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 11:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That may take a little time. But, I'll have something soon enough. :)
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 10:50:00 AM

    It is quite difficult to me to understand fully the meaning of this poem. I like much the deep insight of your words and I think you are a very inspired poet. The poem sounds very well

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Comment get cut off? No worries, I understand what you mean, Mario. Have a look at the other comments and see if it brings some light to your understanding. :) I hope it does! Thanks so much for stopping by here!
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 8:07:00 AM

    Sorry I missed your poetry so far. This is the kind of writing I adore. Will be back to read more, friend,.. a pleasant find indeed!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That makes me feel so much better! =D Thanks so much, S!
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 7:40:00 PM

    I'm reading again.........and it is more clear with every reading.. Powerfully true.....and I too, can relate to the accountability....or seeing ourselves without blinders. Not everyone can see past their own ego.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 7:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Amen to that!!!! :) Thanks so much, Carrie! You rock so much!!! I'm very grateful!
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 4:13:00 PM

    sounds like it has to do with religion or politics as CL has said. Love the images, Drake. Very fascinating to see.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    More religion than anything. But, thank you so much for being here, Andrea! :)
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 2:25:00 PM

    Very unique. Thank you for your kind comments on my poetry. Love, JM

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 2:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I do what I can, Juli. :) Hi & thanks so much for coming by here!
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 12:40:00 PM

    I don't think I fully understand what you intended with this piece, but I do appreciate the powerful bits of imagery. I enjoy too the collage-like assembly... Jack

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 2:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So, the piece was in a "after the chaos settles" type of setting. The message here calls out the consequences of one's actions. What were the consequences and by whom? Moreso, was it necessary at all? Why? The ultimate message being: No, it wasn't right. People got hurt because of misguided intentions. I do hope that helps a bit more. If not, feel free to Soup Mail me. :) Thanks so much, Jack!
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 12:27:00 PM

    Hmmmm... had me focused big time this one!! Hypocrisy in all spheres. Brilliant write as always. xx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 2:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes! All spheres, absolutely. I'm glad you took this for what it really was. =D Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 12:18:00 PM

    I have not seen the movie but the fact is nicely penned. You have displayed a nice view. Loved always, bl

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 12:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You should. It's a very entertaining movie. :) Thanks so much for stopping by here, BL! I do appreciate it!
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 12:07:00 PM

    You're so very wise! I love your words. Hugs. :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D Hi there, Anne!!!! Awesome to see you here! Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 10:12:00 AM

    Hey you....thanks for your posts on my poems.....always good to see you. Have a blast on your show tonight... wish I could call in...can't for various reasons! ;) Glad you explained on what I'd posted here. Got a bit concerned....take care of you! :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 10:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi!!! =D I definitely understand. I'm glad I got to explain it too, because I would never mock those who believe for the RIGHT reasons! ;-) Thanks so much, again, Eileen!
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 7:15:00 AM

    Drake, so much wisdom always is elegantly displayed through your words in each of your poems. Always a pleasure to see your penned art. Thanks for stopping by my poetry as well. Hugs and love, Gail

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Gail!!! Good to see you here! =) I'm very glad to see you enjoyed this!
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 6:43:00 AM

    Perhaps these people who hide behind their own foolish perception of truth, are the blind leading the blind, or the dead burying the dead....very thought provoking poem here, Drake! When we take a good look around, we see that there are so many of them out there, following a particular leader or faith, onward they go, like lemmings. Accountability stands, whether they accept it or not... love and hugs, Catie :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 7:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A tremendous perspective. You get it, yes. =) I'm refreshed to see that you understand this. Especially one as spiritual as you are. You're paying attention to the deeper meaning here. That's all I could ask for from my readers. Thank you so much!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Jack! =D It's great to see you here!
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 5:48:00 AM

    A powerful piece my friend... kudos! A GREAT write! Jack

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

    Thank you so much, Jack! =D It's great to see you here!
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