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Sentenced

They place my vowel
Under barren landscape

Sipping from cracked porcelain cup
Of an alienated heartbeat

Devilish grins
Slapping Karma’s bottom,
A quarterback’s misguided win

Liar’s prophetic retinas glaze
With metric, disciplinary ruler

They place my consolidated lyric
On upper hand
Of cubic zirconium petulance

Their torn, lanolin coated tissue
Degrading polyester embedded uniform

Mislead by “savior’s” belief
A desolate embodiment of character

They observe me
With cherry coated pupils
Through rusty, iron bars

Its frosty echoes
Portraying fickle sonatas in these stale winds

Yet,
My ambient tear
Is simply a hoax for their recycled victory

Holding wooden spoon against my waist

Ready to crawl

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 9/14/2013 9:12:00 PM

    Good evening, Drake.....Big day tomorrow....My today already......Soup Mail....Promise I won't sentence you....

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/14/2013 9:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I didn't see a Soupmail yet. So, I'll be waiting. :)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/14/2013 9:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :)
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 2:15:00 PM

    EXCELLENTLY PENNED BEAUTIFUL PIECE

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/11/2013 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi & thank you so much, Liam!
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 1:38:00 PM

    very good write my friend gripping

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/11/2013 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi & thank you so much, Madelin!!! =)
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 11:44:00 AM

    I am enjoying reading your poetry, Drake! Makes you wonder about good and bad... Molly

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Indeed, it does. Very cool of you to stop by, Molly! Thanks so much! :)
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 7:17:00 PM

    Drake, my friend, you have a really settling effect on me. When I get to feeling like I need a dose of humility, I need only read some of your fantastic work. I'll take a line from George Gobel and say that when I read your poetry I feel like a pair of brown shoes in a room full of tuxedoes..... Great writing, as usual.... Jake

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/7/2013 10:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, John! Sir, you really lit up my evening with your comment. I cannot tell you what it did to me. Thank you so very much for taking the time to come by here.
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 4:28:00 PM

    Awesome one! Powerful and unique metaphor throughout! Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/2/2013 4:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Laura. =) I seriously appreciate it!
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 11:02:00 AM

    A powerful poem of visions. Loved always, bl

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/31/2013 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, for sure. Thanks so much, BL! =)
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 8:36:00 AM

    You're an artist with imagery... The way you throw those adjectives in there ... really works... It's definately an art.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/30/2013 8:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Carol, nice to meet you! Thank you so much for your kind words! :) I gotta put those adjectives to good use, ya know?
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 7:26:00 PM

    Pretty good Drake I like your stanza

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/30/2013 12:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi & thank you, Ruth! =)
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 6:55:00 PM

    More comments to enjoy! Thanks for the visit today Drake. I'm off to read your new poem.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/30/2013 12:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Indeed! :) Thanks, Richard!
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 7:46:00 AM

    This is about the fourth time I have come back to read this poem. You are a master of metaphor! Every time I read this it is like a veil shifting and I glimpse another truth. Your comments on my poetry is very encouraging. Thank you.

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

    You're getting to know my style & approach quite well. That is VERY cool of you to say all of those things. And I plan to continue encouraging on your work. :) Thanks, Monterey!!!
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 6:55:00 PM

    I love poetry with metaphors, the ones that leave you pondering thoughts long after the read...well done poet you have crafted an amazing piece!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/28/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And you have just nailed down why I write to begin with. :) Make 'em think! Thank you Sandra.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 6:51:00 PM

    hi Drake, intentionally to visit u here and i need a little favor for you. im writing oration piece for the contest in our school. because i saw that ur honest commentator and i love ur write. hope u can help me to give ur advice and comments. ill give the links of my blog if this done. hope i can see ur comment there. thanks and God bless!---Elai

    Cee Avatar Elai Cee Date: 9/1/2013 2:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Drake
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/28/2013 7:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, Elai!! How friggin cool! Shoot me a Soupmail with your blog and such, lets talk. :)
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 3:29:00 PM

    Wow...truly fantastic!!! Drake you just have such a great way with words...so enjoyable to read ty4sharing:0) cherie

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/27/2013 5:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Cherie! It's been awhile! Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate that. :)
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 8:06:00 PM

    Hi Drake...all I can really do is echo below comments here...you are the guy that makes me say...I wish I was smart.....did you read encyclopedias for fun as a child? Darn good poem!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/26/2013 8:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are smart, Donna!!! =D Actually, not really. I avoided them like the plague. Only if I NEEDED to. =) Thank you so much, Donna!
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 7:05:00 PM

    Fine writing here! Going to add it to my faves. I can just see you doing this at a slam, or even better in some smoky club with Ginsberg and Kerouac in attendance... Jack

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/26/2013 8:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are smart, Donna!!! =D Actually, not really. I avoided them like the plague. Only if I NEEDED to. =) Thank you so much, Donna!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/26/2013 7:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's awesome of you, Jack. Thank you. :) Ginsberg & Kerouac...damn. That would be badass.
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 12:30:00 PM

    Drake I've read some very powerful poetry today you my brother happened to be on the list three poets today made me say WHAT, YOUR ONE OF THE THREE. What can I say other then thank you for sharing your talent with us.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/26/2013 1:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much, Sean. It's great to see you back around again!!! =)
    Sanders Avatar Sean L Sanders Date: 8/26/2013 12:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I meant to say Drake not Drape sorry about that
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 12:02:00 PM

    soup mail!..:)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/26/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    M'kay!
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 11:15:00 AM

    "Great writing Drake...enjoyed this poem"

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/26/2013 11:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks very much!
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 9:05:00 AM

    Dropped back to read the comments of those who appreciate your talented beautiful mind.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/26/2013 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D You're too kind, Richard. Thanks again, so much!
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 6:52:00 AM

    Once you taste that freedom, you will end up wondering why it took me so long to get here... In the end sometimes the journey is our main lesson.. okay I am babbling again. Just love how you ended it! Gotta love that " Is simply a hoax for their recycled victory" says so much :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/26/2013 7:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Indeed, it does. ;-) Thank you so very much, Wilma!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 5:29:00 PM

    searing imagery coupled by yet another cubistic feel, drake...you dovetail the dynamics of being investigated with some serious , underlying effect.... wpw, a deep write!..:) hugggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/24/2013 7:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =) Thank you so very much, Nette! I'm quite grateful for that!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 11:02:00 AM

    Very descriptive piece. Thank you for your comments on my poem. You must have a very wise Father :) Love, Juli

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/24/2013 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, my Dad taught me a thing or two. ;-) Very nice of you to come by here, Juli! =D Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 8:06:00 AM

    Drake what can I add that has not been said? A fantastic write form a very skilled pen love it Shadow x smile

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/24/2013 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your presence here is greatly appreciated. That alone is awesome in of itself. :) Thank you dearly, Shadow!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 7:28:00 AM

    I so look forward to reading a new poem from you and this did not dissapoint. I also love the reactions you receive. I dub thee Master of The Metaphor! well done my friend.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/24/2013 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D Yeah, the reactions are getting more priceless by the day. It's a beautiful thing. You're truly too kind, Richard. Thank you so much!!!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:42:00 PM

    A powerful write and very well expressed...A metaphoric masterpiece...leaving me to read and ponder several times... "Portraying fickle sonatas in these stale winds" ..

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/23/2013 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so very much, Karen! Making the reader think is my goal. =) Very happy you stopped by!!!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:40:00 PM

    Too metaphoric for me to finish.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/23/2013 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are the 1st to ever say that. But, I'll just thank you for showing up here. :) Cool of you to stop by!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 8:34:00 PM

    We all hate to be judged, especially from those that don't understand or think that they are better than you! We surely need to be free from this oppression that comes to us at times! I really loved reading this incredibly wonderful write this evening Drake! This is a fantastic poem my friend! What a brilliant piece, so very true, and in need of this freedom, Great Work!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/23/2013 10:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    On the mark, Russell. Definitely. It's very annoying when it comes from the ignoramus. I appreciate you stopping by here! Truly. :)
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 8:20:00 PM

    I'm using spoons to dig through the bull sh#t too. (hahaha) I borrowed a line from someone commenting below here so that you could tell me I grasped your meaning. In all sincerity, I loved the metaphors here having to do with lyrical poetry!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/23/2013 10:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HA! You have jokes, Andrea. ;-) Well said, yes, thank you very much!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 12:45:00 PM

    I like this... I think I understand it... well, I'm not entirely sure but it gives me the sense of someone feeling judged, by people who haven't really sought to know the facts. Not a good feeling. Awesome poem though, as usual :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/23/2013 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yup, definitely. Being judged by those who don't know any better. But, instead of wallowing in it, you resolve it, by breaking free. Thanks very much, Becca!
    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/23/2013 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oh I just saw Charmaine's comment... I was on the right track maybe?
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