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35 Minutes before Midnight

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35 Minutes before Midnight

‘Tis a lavender breath
That I sheathe
For this everlasting trip

Forsaken
This raft I float upon
Raging streams of consciousness

Tonight, I am undone
Yet, conundrum pieces
Remain glued under atrium curfews

A 60 degree wind
Warranting dander of sin
To disconnect its worm
From embedded lyrics coating this Adam’s apple

Holding solace’s microphone
As one
To an ocean of maple shrouded dinner tables

No attendees tonight.

My chocolate depths
Layer tears under vivid duress
Temptation choruses
Opening weary floodgates
To picture her without
Silken
Dress

But, I digress

Partially

Another cryptic footstep
Walks with me

Communion comforting watered down seeds
Implanted within gum lines of inhibitions’ mouth

Quarter to midnight
Mystified wrist pulses on round-trip flight

My sentences craving wanton vowel

Needing
Missing

Y o -

©Drake J. Eszes 

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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 7:42:00 PM

    I enjoyed rereading this one Drake and also the added comments. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/7/2013 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I had an incredible weekend. I hope you did too. Thanks so much, Richard!
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 12:57:00 PM

    I loved the line, "Another cryptic footstep Walks with me". Our loved ones are always with us, whether they are near or far. All we have to do is remember them. Awesome poetry, Drake!...Thanks for the nice comments, once again!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/26/2013 2:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are certainly right about that. :) Thank you so much, Kelly.
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 1:09:00 PM

    It amazes me the places your thoughts take you when you let them loose and let the words tumble free. Stunning poem.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/22/2013 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Monterey!!!!! =D I'm glad to amaze you. Because your amazes me. So, awesome! :) Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 2:24:00 AM

    Free flowing thoughts...dropped in sparkling streams! Truly refreshing, Drake! jimbo

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/14/2013 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    JIMBO! =D Hey man. Thank you so much. 11pm nights took over my mind. It felt quite good.
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 2:43:00 PM

    this is really quite a stunning piece; I love the metaphors you use and the unusual word combinations you come up with; you have a very creative, original mind, and your writing is never dull or predictable :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/14/2013 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =) I'm very grateful for that, Charlotte. You're a powerful writer. Don't lose that edge. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 12:37:00 AM

    YOu use such a strong vocabulary, Drake. It makes your meaning clearer to us.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/12/2013 6:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =) I do what I can here. What I can't/won't do is please everybody. Thank you so much, Andrea. You're very kind.
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 6:55:00 PM

    I for one love your use of metaphor...your style and images are always so unique...excellent poem Drake :) hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/11/2013 7:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =) That's very kind of you, Sandra. Thank you so much.
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 12:53:00 PM

    Predictability can ruin a poets surprise. Stick in some plain english between some of those metaphors.

    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 9/14/2013 2:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Don't change a word!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/11/2013 1:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Plain English makes it clear & obvious, therefore in most cases, predictable. Which I fully understand, that's fine. Metaphors will make one think, if they believe they're understanding the overall message in a poem. Thank you for stopping by.
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 9:03:00 AM

    Good morning Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/11/2013 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Buenos Dias, senor! =D
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 3:16:00 AM

    Wow!i am reading a very creative and charm piece of poem.I love the theme and enjoyed it.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/11/2013 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks very much, Litan. Great to meet you!
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 3:14:00 AM

    i agree with laura...your style is unique and outstanding...ocean of maple shrouded dinner tables...beautiful drake..just beautiful..cheers!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/11/2013 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there, Lady Red! =D Thank you very much for that. It's cool to see you again here!
  1. Date: 9/10/2013 8:06:00 PM

    Very stylish way of expression, as always dear Drake. Your work is always very entertaining to read. Thanks eternally for your visits and reviews. I appreciate it. Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/11/2013 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Laura! =D You're very welcome. I'm very happy you stopped by, per usual. :)
  1. Date: 9/10/2013 1:59:00 PM

    okay, this can stay on for another day or two, unless you want your vowel to disintegrate, lol.. meaning..oh never mind; i'll be nagging for " got more?".. hello, drake.. :) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/11/2013 7:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL Thanks...tomorrow there may be something new. ;-) You're a doll, Nette.
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 11:57:00 PM

    This is another stunning write my dear friend Drake. You really write so well. Thank you so much for sharing this precious gem. Have a great day! Big hugs! love lots, Leonora

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/10/2013 12:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Leonora! =D Thank you so much for that! Have a wonderful day too!
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 9:17:00 PM

    Ahh loved the fourth stanza Drake..among the whole of course..piano huh? Hmmmm do I remember that right? Sounds like a start of a great symphony!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 11:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good call. Ah, I love me a good symphony! True story. Thank you very, very much, Donna. =)
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 8:37:00 PM

    Another creative poem. You sure have imagination to create poetry. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 11:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's very kind of you to say, Lucilla. I'm glad you stopped by! =D
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 1:56:00 PM

    .......whoever she is, I hope she deserves the wrenching longings of the separation...that keeps you apart. wow..your descriptions are amazing.."your chocolate depths......" where do you get those lines?? I must look into my fridge, and see if I can find something so yummy to use in my next poem!!!! :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HAHHAH! That's hilarious! I'd be glad to share the "your chocolate depths" approach (hold on tight): Dark Brown eyes -> Brown = Chocolate -> Eyes = Pools -> Pools = Depth; You're just learned 0.00001% of how I think. ;-) You're a doll, Carrie. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 10:57:00 AM

    but ohhh, the longing is so wrenchingly yet wonderfully implied, drake... and that choke in your throat can't say what one needs to express...how vulnerable this is and i like that about you!..now, go and say it ( the hag said so:)... you move me... huggs!

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

    HAHAHHAHAHA! You're so charming. I'm very happy you liked this. Crazy enough, this wasn't one of those poems that I took my time on, like others. This one really did come to me at around 1120pm, for whatever reason. I just ran with it. :) Thank you SO SO much, Nette! =D
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 8:40:00 AM

    Good morning Drake, your response to my comment also made my day.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/9/2013 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    For sure!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOO HOO! And this is how ALL Mondays should start. =D
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 6:28:00 AM

    What a rapturous write ! "conundrum pieces Remain glued under atrium curfews"... my muse comes at 3:17 am and still I'm waiting to finish a few words... You have a stunning gift of creativity :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 6:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Karen!!! =D 3:17am, eh? Interesting. I'm curious to hear the story behind that one...you're very kind in your comment to me. Really cool of you to say. Thank you so much!!
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 5:11:00 AM

    Been watching and waiting for another masterpiece from you... and here it is :) "Another cryptic footstep walks with me.." Love your work.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D That's quite awesome of you to say, Kim! Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 6:21:00 PM

    Your verse is penned in excellence. Such a yearning inked here. Cindy

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/8/2013 6:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Cindy. I do appreciate that very much. Thank you for coming by here!
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 3:31:00 PM

    EXCELLENTLY PENNED BEAUTIFUL DEEP HEARTFELTT

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/8/2013 6:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nice to meet you, Liam. Thank you very much for that.
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 2:09:00 PM

    Drake....this is beautiful in it's sadness...Quarter to midnight....Lavender....chocolate depths....without silken dress..needing...missing...Y O...Ah..but that missing U says it all! These are the words that spoke to me..The rest is fill in the blanks that only you know. Lovely write, Drake...hauntingly sad...There is a depth in you that your nonchalance defies! Beautiful.....

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hee hee! =D
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/8/2013 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Glad to be a heart-warmer, Drake. After all, I'm returning the favor! :)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/8/2013 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D Thank you for that, Eileen. Yes, that missing "U"...indeed, that missing "U". Your comment was very heart-warming.
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 1:20:00 PM

    I believe the writer is loved because they help the reader discover a previously hidden or undisclosed part of themselves. Also knowing someone else has experienced the same emotion makes us feel less isolated and a part of a much bigger reality. How can we not love such a person. You sir are one such person.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/8/2013 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A wonderful bit of perspective, Richard. Truly. You've made me smile wide...
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 1:16:00 PM

    - Awesome poem, Drake !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/8/2013 2:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you kindly, Anne Lise. :)
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 12:22:00 PM

    Its when the night is taking over when we feel such emptiness(abandoned on a raft).Its when the sky gets dusky when emotions whisper with wonton desire..Yet restricted are the words sometimes.I can feel such loniliness here that saddens my heart yet the first lines of lavender breath well protexted in an everlasting flight gives me a beautiful feeling..Somehow that somewhere in that emptiness fragrance linger in the soul .A prodound enigmatic poem with profound wonton feel and dare i say lov ~

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/8/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes. Spot on, Charmaine. There is the loneliness, but there is that refreshing "lavender" to help the heart make it through, definitely. And stop selling yourself short with your brain power. =) Thank you, as always, Charmaine.
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/8/2013 12:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    To my favs..Hopefully i understood all..If not enlighten me pls..Im not as smart as you ..B-)
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 11:06:00 AM

    you forgot the u baby, xxxx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/8/2013 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    In this piece, intentionally. Outside of the stanzas, never. ;-) Thank you, Rose!
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 11:00:00 AM

    The mood...I feel an emptiness, a loneliness while I read this illustrious write! But there is an intense feeling all throughout this write! I love the allusion to the Adam's apple! And you have found one of those words that bring significant delight to me, 'conundrum'! Awesome Work!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/8/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My good man, Russell. I hear you loud & clear. Yes, I'm glad you caught the "Adam's Apple" approach. "Conundrum" just rolls off the tongue with such authority...imagine the irony, eh? :) Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 10:43:00 AM

    Once again, your expressions of feelings are painted so magically within your words that always captivates the reader's soul. Thanks for stopping by my poetry as well. Hugs and love, Gail

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/8/2013 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome. Thank you very kindly, Gail. =D
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