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Dedicated to the one I didn't write this for

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Dedicated to the one I didn't write this for

And I love you
Like a dog’s first date
With a fire hydrant

No, that’s not right.

I worship you
As if you were a wine collection owned by Jesus
Minus the prerequisites

Better.

Wait, it’s you again, my yesterday.
Why are your eyes seducing my stanzas?

You linger in my mist
Equivalent to a bipolar lighthouse

Blinking rapidly for hope to notice your sadness
While your light bulb remains cracked

Go away!

Ok, back to it.

No longer do I need careless whispers.

I just want to hold your hand
Swinging life away from skeletons’ demeanor

Be my sun, as I rise
I’ll be your sun, as we set

Damn it, I smell your unwashed lyric again!

Why do your illiterate, colored eyes remain atop my mountain?!

I tossed your heart off my peak
That humidified night in June
When God’s tornado told me to stay away from your fallacy!

You’ve become a rejected stranger, stranger.

Sigh, ok, one last try.

You want me to be your diamond
On platinum band

But, I just want to be an “I miss you”, tomorrow.
I can ask no more than this. 

To be a chorus in your daily songs,
I request

ENOUGH!!!

You continue glazing my thoughts
Hang gliding your way through my handsome vernacular

You were an exclamation point
Turned into closure’s period

Now, my fortitude shall delete your dialect
With whimsical laughter compiled
From shattered dreams of old

…

An illuminated solstice
Waving goodbye 
To onyx, cotton puffs in my Ionosphere

Please
Return
Nevermore

My Angel, I’m sorry I drifted against my sea of distant memories.

Love does not frighten me.
But, it tries.

I can only be certain of today.

I will sacrifice my pride
To become a pauper in your royal presence
If it means our eyes can become a correlated breath

I implore,
Be my tomorrow
These stanzas were only ever gifted for you

Be my tomorrow
For I’ve dishonorably discharged my yesterdays

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 11/18/2013 8:30:00 PM

    Beautiful. You always leave me breathless

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/18/2013 8:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And that means a whole lot. Thank you so much, Jay. =)
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 8:19:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading this one again. The title makes me think of the song " You're so Vain".

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/9/2013 11:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha, good call. :) Thanks very much...again! =)
  1. Date: 10/3/2013 10:35:00 AM

    Awesome poem Drake, Was smiling all the way through ,,,,,very well done. Thank you for reading/ liking my FORGOTTEN , poem. I haven't been on about two weeks. Nice to see your face on my page . Have a great day;}

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/3/2013 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Excellent. :) Thank you so very much, Debbie! It's good to see you back!
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 12:23:00 PM

    loved this: "Love does not frighten me. But, it tries." :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/16/2013 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome! Hi & Thank you, Diana! =D
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 2:43:00 PM

    This poem made me smile! I love all of the comparisons in this poem. Very nicely done!..... So true, love can pull us in so many different directions, we don't know which way to go, or not to go!....You might like my poem "I Want To Be Yours". Also, thank you for the kind comments on my poem "Broken Wings". It truly means a lot!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/30/2013 3:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are quite right on that. Thanks so much for stopping by, Kelly! =D
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 7:48:00 PM

    pretty deep thoughts about the ever turning points of love

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/30/2013 12:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, precisely. Thank you so much, Ruth!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 2:07:00 PM

    I like it. I like it a lot :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/24/2013 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Why thank you, Emily!!! =D
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 5:37:00 AM

    You amaze me with your talent for bringing deep feelings to the page with incredible phrasing that resonates in the mind.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/24/2013 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so so much, Monterey! =) I'm quite grateful for your compliments!
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 7:25:00 PM

    very deep feelings and thoughts Drake it is superb Shadow x smile

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/21/2013 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so very much, Shadow! =)
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 1:32:00 AM

    You love, love, no matter what it does to you. So do I. Isn't it wonderful! And this poem is brilliant, like you. Glad you're still awake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/19/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Absolutely. Give it all or walk away. :) Thank you for that, Beverly!
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 8:12:00 AM

    drake, did i say this borders on imagism?... i imagine you whipping up another new gem ( * hint*)... huggs!..:)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/18/2013 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hm, good point. ;-) Yes, something new is ready. BIG HUG!
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 6:58:00 AM

    Hi Drake--stopping by your poems to be inspired once more. I thought this to be a different style from your pen, but as always you continue to intrigue with your clever words.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/18/2013 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Kim!!! =D Yes, I felt a bit strange writing this, at first, solely because of the almost bi-polar approach of the lines. But, when the title of this poem came to my mind, I knew something oddly special was going to come from it. I have to try and be a little different w/each poem. Thank you so much! =D
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 7:36:00 PM

    Borrow once it's a compliment, twice it's plagiarism, three times it's mine! Hey Drake your book is now sitting on a coffee table in Kelowna British Columbia. It arrived today. I find your cover art particularly intresting. I look forward to sitting down and reading it.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/17/2013 7:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have no doubt that I will.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/17/2013 12:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HAHA! Awesome. :) YAY that the book arrived!!! Very exciting! I do hope you like!
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 1:39:00 PM

    Whatever has been said below......I cannot top with my comment.......they have nailed your genius better than I could. But if I were a crafty plagiarizing culprit, there are so many lines in this masterpiece that I could (and would) threaten to 'borrow'.......if only I could get away unscathed !! :) lol.....you are the master of impulsive words we all wish we could spout, but have not the tongue or wit to write! Wow!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/16/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, damn Carrie, your comment is a doozy in of itself. =D I wouldn't scathe you...much. ;-) "Master", nah. "Impulsive", at times, yup! lol You're truly awesome for your thoughts on this. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 8:11:00 AM

    Good morning Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/16/2013 8:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Buenos Dias, Richard!
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 1:26:00 AM

    I will sacrifice my pride To become a pauper in your royal presence... Loved these lines....Loved the last two lines...loved the italicized bits....BUT...DON'T sacrifice your pride, Drake. She isn't worth it. True, I don't know the story, but I do know you...and she is a crazy fool. You be the king and make her the pauper in your presence! Great write!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/16/2013 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Indeed. :) I sincerely appreciate it, Eileen. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 7:44:00 PM

    how beautiful this one is, of love anything stands and all thoughts go to poop cause of how blind you get but in a good sense of course lol, enjoyed your write,.. ~always, Linda

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/16/2013 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hola, Linda. Heh, well said. You're quite right. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 7:12:00 PM

    Your work is always so exquisitely unique and creative. Love the title! What an awesome poem! You're so cool! Always, Laura

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

    Ha. Thanks so much, Laura! =D The same can easily be said about you & your work. YOU'RE COOL TOO!!! =D
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 3:45:00 PM

    the title pulled me in... the read was very good...your words just flowed and left the reader wanting to know the whole story behind this piece...enjoyed the read :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/15/2013 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Sandra! Yes, the title made me laugh in a devious way when I thought of it. I knew I had to do something more with this poem. Thanks so much & great to meet you! =D
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 3:19:00 PM

    They say there is a fine line between love and hate and that came across here beautifully Drake....would love to hear the story behind this one. Emotions jump recklessly driven by passion. Excellent! Hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/15/2013 3:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You got that right. One day I may share it. =) I occasionally touch on it in some of my stuff. But, again, one day. So nice to see you again, Cecilia!
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 1:44:00 PM

    i know, you'll scream again when i say, " tag, you're it!"... lol !... thanks for dropping by, darke.. will check your new piece, watch out!..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/15/2013 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL cute. You called me "Darke"...HA! Don't tempt me to change my name! =P
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 11:25:00 AM

    Wow! You can tell YOU"VE been writing awhile.... hehehe. I loved it. I'm back here hopefully for awhile now. I got alot of oars, so to speak in the water. I really appreciated all your comments over time. And you as a writer. You are awesome! Take care, Cindy

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/15/2013 2:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Cindy! Yeah, sorta awhile. =) Glad you've returned to the Soup! Thank you so very much!! =)
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 8:48:00 AM

    Dear Drake this is absolutely outstanding, taking me into your yesterday's then into tomorrow, back and forth, wow you are so creative, so unique in your writings excellent read amazing, blessings sueellen

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/15/2013 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Sue-Ellen!!! =D You're seriously WAY too kind. I did have a lot of fun with that "back & forth", yes. :) Thank you so very much!
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 7:35:00 AM

    Woow that was quite the ride. I enjoyed this disjointed ride, kind of like going through a fun house of crazy love.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/15/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ah, well that's a long story for another day. :) HA! I'll quirk to that. ;-)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/15/2013 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I meant inquiring but I guess quirking can work as well*lol*
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/15/2013 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What happened??? In quirking minds want to know!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/15/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was certainly crazy alright. :) True story. Thanks so much, Richard! =D
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 6:17:00 AM

    There are those fleeting moments where yesterday try and dilute the present and steal the joy we have, love how you did this one. You have such a unique way of bringing your message across.. Enjoyed this Drake :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/15/2013 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Quite right, Wilma! I did what I could here. :) I'm glad you were able to embrace the message. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 2:05:00 AM

    - Drake, so beautiful and touching love poem. - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/15/2013 6:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much, Anne Lise. :)
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 12:11:00 AM

    I recommend you see The Great Gatsby.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/15/2013 6:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Alrighty.
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 11:11:00 PM

    I have some earlier estranged relationships when I was young, that have been integrated in some ways into my relationship that I have now! They do intertwine together in some form or another! They are all part of my life, some just live stronger within me than others! But they are all still living within me! I really loved reading this enlightening poem here this evening! What a lovely piece my friend, I love this delightful poem, Great Work!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/14/2013 11:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Great to hear from you, Russell!!! Yes, you absolutely get where I'm coming from on this writing. Fantastic! The fibers of our heart are the results of how others made us feel and how we treated them back. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 9:34:00 PM

    forgot to say...at least I am not the only one that falls in love with the wrong people!....again...and again...infinitum

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/14/2013 10:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Indeed, Victoria....indeed. Thanks so much! =D
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 9:31:00 PM

    as always,Brilliant....enjoyed the Poe reference...like the line "my fortitude...." again,a great read...

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/14/2013 10:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I made a Poe reference? Hmm...damn, I did better than I intended then?? lol Great to see you, Victoria!
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