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He holds my Ex's hand

My 1st Haibun! I had way too much fun with this. Hope you all enjoy!

It was a 65 degree sunrise.

Dew drops hang gliding
Off Mother Nature’s soft breath
Exhaling her winds

Hummingbirds, Sunday’s birth
Symphonic choruses of “I’ve heard it through the Grapevine”

A wistful family of cirrus streaks
Across Mother Nature’s sapphire domain
Encompassing my resilient footsteps

Out of the corner from windows’ soul

A lightly whipped “thunder”
From checkerboard quilt and wicker picnic basket
Ensues rest upon grassy blades

There she was. 

A plus-sized, quintessential fantasy
Turned slender, imagined figment

Nostalgia dialects
Presses her spoken word against my retina

Rose colored dreams
Become rusted picket fences
Walling off this heart’s front lawn

Eagle’s wing landing upon runways of paradoxical certainties

As sanity begins to fog my paved road home,
My essence becomes jolted.

“HEY”, she screamed towards her recycled promise ring.
“You left the radio & napkins back home!” 
“Useless”, she says to her new “light of love”.

The muscular, receding hairline boy toy
Sings futile apologies in flats of C,
“Give me your hand, please”.

“Get my (insert your favorite vulgarity here) radio and I’ll think about it”, she aggressively whispers.

As boy toy races past my presence
With infantile pouty faces,
Slamming doors of their powerful new Toyota Prius

I watch him scream in arrogant octaves,
As his head slams against puny “meep meep” car horn

It was then,
I felt her wandering eyes caress my Latin aura.

Her seductive half-grin
French kisses my heart’s locked atrium.

I blink with confident stature,
As my gratuitous grin returns the favor

“That could’ve been me”, I speak with silent whisper.

Her glare tries to melt my peacefully maniacal laughter
As I walk towards hummingbirds’ verses

Because you see:

Already, my life
Tasted warm cups of Solace
With, now without you

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 11/30/2013 11:37:00 AM
    Good morning Drake, I enjoyed reading this one again.

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 6:07:00 PM
    wow...this is incredible...there are too many gorgeous images to quote but that first haiku lured me right in....you handled this form well...bravo :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 10/28/2013 6:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Sandra!!!! That's very sweet. :) Thank you so much. I'm very grateful.
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 2:41:00 AM
    Brilliant, absolutely brilliant work, this is going to my fav list, loved it!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 9/30/2013 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    =D awesome to hear! Thank you, Bindu!
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 1:03:00 PM
    Nicely done here, I can definitely tell you had a blast with this! MC

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/30/2013 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh hell yeah, I did! =) Thanks so much, MC.
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 5:33:00 AM
    Brilliant. So many incredible phrases. I love the sounds of this poem. A symphony of words.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/24/2013 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi there!!! Thank you so much, Monterey! =D
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 11:26:00 AM
    I have to read and reread and reread. And I enjoyed it big time. Thanks for sharing this.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/20/2013 2:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I hope this didn't throw you for a loop. :) Thanks so much, Alozor!
  1. Date: 8/9/2013 10:39:00 PM
    love it,,, I can't tell you which line is best, because it's all good ;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/9/2013 11:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, you loved it. And that's all I care about. =D Thank you so much, Debbie!
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 5:42:00 AM
    Rose colored dreams become rusted picket fences....wheww!!! intense, line by line Drake! very much enjoyed your new form in this crisp write! jimbo

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/6/2013 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    JIMBO! Thank you very much sir! =) Love is all about them "fences", eh? ;-)
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 11:16:00 PM
    Hmmhmm! Helluva food for thought, Drake...When you say, "It could have been me"! LoL Perfect imagery! You never disappont! Always, annalise

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/6/2013 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, and that food could' ve had a bad aftertaste. ;-) Thanks so much, Annalise! =D
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 1:34:00 PM
    okay, got the wire installed, drake.. SOUPY!..:)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/5/2013 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOOOOOOOT! OK! =D
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 11:38:00 AM
    I make no claims to being a haibun writer, but this I truly enjoyed. What an intense yet not so unusual performance you witnessed. Truly well told... Jack PS... Have you posted your next broadcast? I missed the last one.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/5/2013 11:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi & thanks so much, Jack!! =D The archive from last week's broadcast is up already. It goes up a few minutes after my Live show is done. I'm still planning the next one, which might be for this Sunday. We'll see. :)
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 5:35:00 PM
    You once said we write quite differently... so true! In my estimation, you are the real poet! Cheers my friend!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/4/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You, Jack, are a real poet yourself! =) Never sell yourself short. That's very cool of you to say. Cheers to you!
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 1:18:00 PM
    Really enjoyed Drake--perfectly interjected poetry and flow and story rules!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/4/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi there, Craig. That's kind of you to say. Thanks very much for stopping by!
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 1:03:00 PM
    Amazing stuff here Drake. As always your pen is admired and greatly inspires me.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/4/2013 8:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi & thank you, Kim!!! =) It pleases me to read that from you.
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 11:52:00 AM
    can you read this on your show, drake, the way you did 'best man'... yes?.. huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/4/2013 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I sure can, Nette! =D
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 1:39:00 AM
    This was good. I never heard of this kind of poetry, but I enjoyed it very much. Boy toy - that was catching. Thanks for sharing...... Lucilla

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/4/2013 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hola, Lucilla! Yes, I've seen a few poets on PS use this form. It really caught my eye. I just didn't know when I would ever apply such a form. Now, I know. lol Thank you so much!!!!!
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 12:27:00 AM
    this is a fascinating haibun, Drake. So you have a Latin aura? That sure sounds nice. I love how you describe her as looking different from before and the way you describe the boy toy. Bet it made you feel good to see his receding hairline. The kind of writing that is very enjoyable to read!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/4/2013 7:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi & thank you so much, Andrea! Yes, born in Jersey, but from Puerto Rico. Our ancestry originates from Spain. =) Oh, the hairline was just the icing on my eyes' cake. lol I can promise you that.
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 12:17:00 AM
    'Already, my life /tasted warm cups of solace/With,now without you'-This should be an engraved motto in every heart that felt pain..humiliation..rejection or ant other type of sad emotion..This gives a profound feeling of intense thought-I was hurt by your attitude but ynks..Now im better off without you.Do i get it?So many emotions stirring in verse-Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/4/2013 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wholeheartedly agree with you. It should be an engraved motto. At the very least, on a cotton T-Shirt from Target! =D Yes, you understood this piece quite well. Thank you so much, Charmaine!
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 9:24:00 PM
    Hi Drake,,, This is such a cool and sleek style in how your words are conveyed, I love the classiness & self composure, in this write!!! its smart, flirty, & a fun, facinating way of expression,,, really enjoyed:) very cool...

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/4/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why thank you, Cherie! :) You're very sweet to say all of that!
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 7:59:00 PM
    Wow! Another outstanding masterpiece with beautiful form you've crafted here my dear friend, Drake. I love it & so enjoyed. You really write so well! Kudos! Thank you so much for sharing. How I wish I can also try out this form next time. You're one of the poets who inspires. Again, thank you so much & wish you all the best. Thank you as well for another encouraging comments on my poem. Hope you'll visit the place in the future. It's really amazing.Have a great day! love lots, Leonora

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/4/2013 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there,Leonora! =) You do not have to make such wishes. You easily can do it. Don't sell yourself short. Yes, I need to make a gameplan for making such a visit. Thanks very much for stopping by here!
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