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If you never return

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If you never return

Dedicated to a friend who needed this from fresh eyes…

Good

I won’t miss you much.

My 5 fingertips of serenity
Will help me climb to undiscovered atmospheres

Above the cumulonimbus

Your irrelevancy will fester within your bubbling swamp.

I will conquer with copious smiles
Laced in satin bows gifted by the menagerie

My ascension on blissful asphalt
Will rain awakenings on condescension’s superhighway
To 8th circle

No lettered signs
To direct my paths

I wax stringent lyrical apropos
Upon their chiseled onyx dialects

Degraded translations scribbled within
Drops of filtered turpentine

I walk on resilient inkblots to write my rights.

Across sapphire skies
Saying goodbye to crimson lies
I watch faceless hemophiliacs bleed each other dry

Silhouetted scabs, never an obstacle
Specks of dust, decelerated particles

I dare you to crumble my pages
When you have no prologue of your own

I wish for you to become a hailstorm upon my scars,
Because they need a good laugh

I insist you let it rain
Let it reign

For I’ve seen the fire
Seen the rain
Seen sunny days
Thought they’d never end

Seen lonely times when I could not find a friend

But, I found MYSELF!

Rainbow affirmations that I 
Will see you again
From distant mountaintop
Struggling on corroded foot

You may be the eye of a hurricane
But, I am your glaucoma

Unless you open wide

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 10/30/2013 12:18:00 PM

    "I dare you to crumble my pages when you have no prologue of your own" this line was rich with emotion - another amazing piece Drake Take care my friend

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/30/2013 12:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Sarai! =) You're very sweet to say this. Thank you so much.
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 4:05:00 PM

    Drake---Excellent write....had to read the poem for myself since it had nearly 1500 views...wow? How do you get so many views? Great job!!!! Julie :-)

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

    Just getting to this now. Sorry! =( Thank you so much. I have no clue how I got so many views. But, I did. So, awesome! =) Thank you very much, Julie!
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 3:42:00 PM

    What a tremendous write, my good friend Drake! You continue to prove me right... you is da man! One of the best we have here on this great site. I am so impressed!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/28/2013 4:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You have no idea how much you just made me smile, sir! You friggin rock! Thank you so much, Jack! =D
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 8:47:00 PM

    awesome write...I loved the images and the power behind your words in this piece! Welled penned :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/18/2013 10:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi & Thank you, Sandra! =D That very cool of you to say!
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 10:59:00 PM

    a hailstorm upon my scars,...stupendous write again Drake...i am blank now. sometimes long poems can go haywire but your's is not the case...you have accomplished the sea of perfection.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/14/2013 11:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =) That means a lot! I seriously appreciate that!!! I try not to bore the readers with my longer poems. I'm happy that didn't affect your opinions on this. :)
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 8:38:00 PM

    Hi Drake: This is so cathartic. Sorry I missed hearing you read this. Hope it is archived. Big hugs, SuZ ...ps ...love your honesty

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/6/2013 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so very much, Suz. =D It's ok! It is in the archives. So, have a listen when you can. =)
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 7:01:00 PM

    Excellent my poet friend, such talent, love the song verse within, your poetic language is awesome, what can I say, all round perfect poem, blessings sueellen

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/2/2013 7:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi there, Sue-Ellen! =) Thank you so much. That means a lot!
  1. Date: 7/31/2013 6:49:00 AM

    This is a masterpiece. I am going to have to come back and read this again and again to absorb all it has to offer

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/31/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's what I like to hear. =) I read this last night on my show for the 1st time and I got this massive rush. So, I knew I did good with how I wrote this. Thanks so much, Monterey!!! =D
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 9:57:00 AM

    Unless you open wide...wider still! Ce bien!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/30/2013 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Gerald! =)
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 4:52:00 PM

    Yet, still, another amazing write, Drake! You'll never grow "old"! You always seem to write what your heart speaks...so when the dust settles, you're at peace....free! No old baggage in tow! Enjoyed it even though it is heavy!Always, Annalise

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/28/2013 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I sure have no intention of growing "old". =) Yup, that's pretty much how I roll. Thank you so very much, Annalise! =)
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 3:03:00 PM

    Wowa!!! This is extremely powerful . I agree with Lucilla, this is definitely a treasure to hold. Great job as always. I'm glad you like my poem A Touch Of Autumn. I love Autumn and I'll have to remember to put up a blog for Thanksgiving pertaining to your birthday. Wow you get two celebrations. LOL Big hugs, Gail

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/28/2013 3:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D Thank you so much, Gail!!! Ha! Yes, I do. I should be so lucky this year. I'm quite excited.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 8:10:00 AM

    WOW! This is some poem. One to treasure and hold. Thanks for sharing. Always..... Lucilla

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/26/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hola, Lucilla! =D Thank you so much! You're very kind!
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:14:00 PM

    Hey Drake....still digesting this masterpiece...what a..storm of emotions here....love it!!!!!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 2:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope your tummy is ok!! =) Thank you so much, Donna. The "storm" was what I was aiming for here. =)
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 12:15:00 PM

    wellll... it's now 2 days and counting... jkidding.. thanks for acknowledginy my piece for your confessional challenge.. if i don;t visit for a while, it's because, i'll be in eskimo land for a year, lol... check you soupy!.... :) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! I read your SoupMail. You're insane & hilarious! Something new shall be posted tomorrow. ;-)
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:31:00 AM

    Great message Drake! Lots of feeling and very poetic. Betty

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 11:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D Thanks so much, Betty! Very happy you stopped by!
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:30:00 AM

    Take that comes to mind Drake, absolutely awesome piece. Love the emotions on display but that is the core of your work. Writing from your heart! Enjoyed this one tonight ;)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 11:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's what I try to do, Wilma. =) Thank you so much for coming by here! I'm glad you liked!
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:25:00 AM

    deep emotions here Drake but written with your usual great style Shadow x smiles

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 11:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey! You're back!!!! =D Thank you so much, Shadow!!!
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 10:33:00 AM

    Very deep and emotional. You have a talent Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Kathryn! Thank you so much. =) It's no talent. It's just from the heart. How awesome of you to stop by! =D
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 7:49:00 AM

    Drake, you just made my day by placing my conffesional poem. I had thought it might be to controversial. Thanks so much. If you have a chance reread my Ice King poem, I made a number of changes. Thanks again for making my day.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/25/2013 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good for you Drake, a little controversy is the spice of life.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It is my pleasure sir!!!!! I'm all for a little controversy! Hey, it fit perfectly for my Contest theme anyway! So, spot on! I'll comment further on your piece shortly! =D
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 10:02:00 PM

    Hi Drake,,,Theres so many lines in here that I really enjoyed reading. A real assortment of thoughts and feelings that you, mesh together so well. I read it a few times because, you can feel the thoughts & emotions in this great piece...ty4sharing...great mind you have....blessings always,,,, cherie....

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, Cherie! I hope you've been good! :) How awesome of you! Thanks for coming by this way.
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 7:38:00 PM

    Across sapphire skies Saying goodbye to crimson lies,,, I do like that ;} thank you for reading my words as always ;} God's Grace ;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there, Debbie! =) Did you not like the rest? lol Just those 2 lines? ;-) Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 3:26:00 PM

    Drake, what an addition to an already well established legacy!!! You never disappoint me when I choose to read one of your entries... Great work.... As always.... Jake

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/24/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey John!! :) Thanks so much! I'm doing what I can here.
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 2:50:00 PM

    Drake, you are a good friend, and glad nothing will stop you from writing your writes. --- the ending... LOL,,, wow! it took a small twist... love the poem, and thank you so much for the kind words on my hand poem... keep them sunny days shinning. for the fire is only hot when you feel and see it that way... deep... LINDA

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/24/2013 2:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The ending, honestly, came out of nowhere. I had a whole other ending for it. But, this end was so much better. You're very welcome. Yup, agreed. Thanks very much, Linda!
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 10:36:00 AM

    Hi Drake, if you have a chance please reread my strings attached poem. I did a rewrite on it and would appreciate your opinion.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/24/2013 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As you wish, sir! =) I'm on it!
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 10:31:00 AM

    get to work, drake.. it's grandma nagging, lol... hi!..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/24/2013 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL! It's only been a day!!!! You're lucky you are so damn charming. =P
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/24/2013 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ok, 2 days. BLAH! =P
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 11:48:00 PM

    Love how you inserted James taylor into it. That really goes well with your powerful theme, Drake. awesome last lines!!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/23/2013 11:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Andrea! Yes, it was a must. I'm just glad the song came to me as I wrote this. It felt proper. I'm super glad you enjoyed this! =D
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 7:39:00 PM

    Wow very strong lines and interesting done I could feel the pain drain from each line, thank you for your comments! Laura :0)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/23/2013 11:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Believe it or not, I felt the drain too. Thank you so much, Laura! =)
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 3:46:00 PM

    Wow! it's an excellent poem of devotion worded with extra ordinary way. Loved and enjoyed. Loved always, bl

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/23/2013 3:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey BL! Thanks so very much! I'm very glad this wasn't too much for you. =)
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 3:11:00 PM

    I didn't expect to see those first two lines after that title! This is filled with such honesty and raw emotion- my absolute favorite kind of poetry! What a killer piece you have written!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/23/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm very glad you understand the direction here, Anne. Yes, this is my favorite kind too. =) Very glad you stopped by here!!!!!! Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 1:15:00 PM

    "I dare you to crumble my pages / When you have no prologue of your own" -- YES, absolutely love that line! You're a wordsmith, Drake. Also love the fact that you used "cumulonimbus."

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

    Hi there! Awesome!!!! =D Yes, I am a big weather nerd (on top of gamer & fantasy nerd). Those cloud formations are my favorite! Which MIGHT explain a bit about my personality. But, I digress. Thank you so much, Heather!
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