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Trophy Wife

I watch your riveting sonatas
Layer decadent truffles
Upon his pupils

Leaking wanton tears

Grasping for serenity
To have epilogue’s slow dance

You latch onto love’s empty façade.

No return flights to your destination.

Where are YOUR wings, angel?

An embedded hunger for him 
To treat you like a priceless prayer

But, his knees are too decrepit to kneel in your temple.

Yet, you stay…
…stay

Your freedom becomes latched
Onto tortured leeches

Sucking
You
Dry

It’s the closest you ever
Come
To his flesh

You stare out towards melancholic branches
Cracking in unison outside your bedroom window
Under Gemini moon

A gripping slide of your fingertips
Against convex glass
Craving for encore
Of that night emptiness filled your lungs with lustful whisper

But, now,
Pandora’s Box is your only translator
Held by the skeletons in his closet

With your name written against necklace’s recycled parchment
As the one they blame
For being a silver medal

When will it be your time to shine?

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 4/25/2014 2:03:00 PM
    When it comes to love I am okay with being the silver medalist as I prefer for her to come first.

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 1:31:00 PM
    Another great poem...enjoyed it! :-)

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


    Awesome! =D I'm very glad you did!
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 10:08:00 AM
    Awesome write Drake,,,, very nice. Reminds me of City of Angels movie with Nick Cage & Meg Ryan. Love your poem ;} thank you for liking my Floodgates ;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/28/2013 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ahhh, that Alanis Morrisette track from the movie's soundtrack. "Uninvited"...yes. Good call and thank you for stopping by, once again, Debbie! =D
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 10:54:00 AM
    Had to read it again!!!! So beautiful, Drake. Hey.....my latest poem is SO long but I can't seem bothered to work on it. Any ideas on how I can clean it up???? Thanks for the visits... I've missed ya.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/26/2013 11:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sounds like a plan...I mean, don't sweat it, but...if between reading poetry, and running your computer game business, and all the things you do, you have a few spare minutes....help me out! ;)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/26/2013 11:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) I'll take a look. Maybe SoupMail me next time before you post it, if in doubt? :)
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 10:54:00 AM
    "Amazing poem!.its heart touching"

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/22/2013 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi & Thank you so very much, Jessica! Great to meet you!
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 11:55:00 PM
    Drake, please check your soupmail!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/19/2013 12:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Done. :)
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 8:08:00 PM
    I don't know what to say now..the way you described a Trophy wife. .I kept thinking over this..great , wonderful and stupendous ..what else should I say ..cheers !

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/14/2013 10:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think you said quite a bit, actually. =) Thank you so so so much!!! =D I'm really happy you stopped by!
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 5:02:00 PM
    This is a very insightful write, I enjoyed it very much..... it's too often now a days women/wives feel that this is their only skill..... to be a trophy wife. it was a pleasure reading your work! Katei

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/14/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Kathryn! Yes, I agree. I mean I can understand some who CHOOSE to be that way. But, it still never really sits well with me. And, in almost all cases, they're never really happy other than for a moment's notice. I'm glad you came by here.
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 9:57:00 AM
    A wife always needs to be her own person and not put in a place that is not of her choosing. Lovely poem!! Betty

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/12/2013 10:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Precisely. :) Thank you so very much, Betty!
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 4:01:00 PM
    Aww...so sad. Oddly enough I had a dream of a woman--she seemed to be a trophy wife.. this is so beautiful Drake! This type of stuff frustrates me. I was in a relationship--he treated me merely as a trophy-- and I couldn't stand it. We're friends today and we respect each other thankfully. This brings back a couple of memories. Very awesome one. Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/7/2013 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, it frustrates me to no end either. I've met quite a few like that. Sadly, they take it...and stay. Pity, really. Thank you so much, Laura. =D
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 4:17:00 PM
    DD as always, again, your words mesmerized me :))

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/3/2013 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    MY PS!!!!! =D Thank you so much.
  1. Date: 7/31/2013 6:46:00 AM
    Simply brilliant! The sadness and loneliness of both the husband and wife shine through.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/31/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Monterey! Thanks so much. Yes, sadness of BOTH the husband & wife, indeed. Well said.
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 8:54:00 PM
    Had to read this one as I know a few trophy wives and it angers me so to see the humility these men put their wives through you poem is an awesome message to trophy wives to read your lines and see their true life,, great write well done spot on, blessings to you sueellen

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/30/2013 9:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Indeed, as do I. Frustrates me too, at times. Thank you so very much, Sue-Ellen!!!! Really nice of you to stop by!
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 1:25:00 PM
    Great title, Jake You really tap into the world around you and describe it with truth and intuitive instinct. You are a fav poet and a real friend to me. Suz

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/30/2013 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there, Suz! =) Thank you very, very much for that.
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 2:44:00 PM
    just been reading through some of your free verse and I'm very impressed! and this is a well written piece with some striking lines, powerful depiction of a somewhat soulless scenario (some alliteration for you there haha) :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/29/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HAHAH! It's all good. Hi & thank you, Charlotte! =D It's great to see you back around again!
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 12:10:00 PM
    Outstanding portrayal of this phenomena. I don't know what fullfilment there could ever be in being willing to compromise life for the perception of wealth and status... you put the reality in ugh

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/29/2013 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Karen!!!!!! =D I really don't know either...other than a very false sense of security. Thank you so very much!!! It's great to see you here again!
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Drake; This is just awesome. I sometimes wonder why a woman stays on, or anybody for that fact. I think that sometimes - people are just afraid of being alone. Whatever it is - we humans just tend to complicate our lives. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/29/2013 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The common reasons are loneliness, lacking of self-confidence, etc. We don't believe enough in ourselves to deserve better. People want to "work things out". But, lets face it, it rarely works. And, if it does work, there's usually a very high price. True love shouldn't ever have such a high price. But, what do I know? Thank you so much, Lucilla! =)
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 9:27:00 AM
    "But, his knees are too decrepit to kneel in your temple" - You come up with such killer lines. There are always lines in your poems that jump right out at me, but that one really stuck. Awesome job!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/29/2013 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Howdy, Heather! =D Thank you so much. I do what I can. Great to see you here!!!
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 7:30:00 PM
    You have an amazing way with words Drake...really enjoyed reading this poem...excellent!!! :) cherie,,,

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/28/2013 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks, Cherie. :) I do appreciate that!!!
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 5:09:00 PM
    SAD, but real...your line, "...An embedded hunger for him.." makes me wonder if it's truly a "hunger" for him or for his money...or power...or bad boy looks??? As you know, we women can be complicated, my dear...many times I am mystified, myself. Great job, yet, again! Always, Annalise

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/28/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I get quite mystified too. Thankfully, not all are this bad. =) But, how rare that is...The "hunger" could be for the things you mention. But, more so, it's more about the mere presence of him. Thank you so much, Annelise!
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