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The Same

You used to look at me.

You glanced upon my ripened, caramel skin
With palpitated affirmations
Of your smile

Love
Friendship

Inebriated

Your titanium pupils
Illuminating across Merlot filled chalices

Another umbrella drop
Another hungry thrust
Unto solemn choruses

Another choir of sonatas
Filling our bells
Turning the tides
Against full moon deceptions

Yet, the sun rose.

We would lie on park benches’ lap
As I covered my thorns
To avoid your judgments
Drawing your attention to cresting waves
By our lakeside

Yet, the clouds rolled in.

As vehement rainfall
Caused my roots to blossom
My thorns to strengthen

You were poked by my errors.

Another angel cries.

These wingless flaws I shed
Within retinal waterfalls

As I hold onto empty, rickety barrel
For dear tomorrows

Am I
Now
Not good enough for you

Has your pulse’s arrhythmia from yesterday
Become
Stagnant

Will you still take my hand
In whimsical slow dance
Through God’s uncertainty

Because, tomorrow,
I will still be the same.

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 10/30/2013 12:27:00 PM

    "I covered my thorns to avoid your judgment" You Drake, are the most talented artist on this site. Beautifully written dear one.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/30/2013 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    (HUGE BLUSH) I'm really not the most talented. But, you are WAY WAY too kind. You've made my morning...thank you, Sarai.
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 9:14:00 AM

    I love the way this poem ebbs and flows with the waves of emotion cresting ever higher. It seemed to peak with the line 'Another angel cries', then flowed gently to your certainty at the end. Absolutely magnificent!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Monterey!!!!!! Awesome to see you again! =D Your commentary is so enlightening & reinforcing to my poetic methodologies. I cannot say enough how grateful I am!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:58:00 AM

    The same line captured my heart as did Donna's "I covered my thorns to avoid your judgments" WOW, I was overwhelmed by the power and emotion that drew out of me! Your an amazing artist!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 7:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Sarai! =) It's awesome of you to stop by here. Thank you very much for that.
  1. Date: 10/5/2013 10:38:00 PM

    As I covered my thorns To avoid your judgements,,,powerful statement..why do we do this...but we do...completely relatable piece...awesome....youre damn good..

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/5/2013 11:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We do it to avoid judgments. Fearing that, while we give somebody new the benefit of the doubt, we'll still be marked. Thank you so much, Donna!! =D
  1. Date: 10/1/2013 5:41:00 AM

    We need to embrace the things that makes complete sense even if it means having to except someone for who they are, ultimately longing/willing for them to change might just make them unhappy.. Quite dig this write of yours.. but I reckon you know that by now.. Just to get back to the show on Sunday.. Was some heart stopping moments there.. Made me realize that writing from my heart aint such a bad thing.. Cant wait for the next show :D

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/1/2013 6:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very, very true. It's a very tough call to make. Yes, this past show was utterly unexpected & truly memorable. Thank you so much, Wilma! =D
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 7:18:00 AM

    Drake. _ soupmail... Jack

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/30/2013 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You got it! I'll be waiting. :)
  1. Date: 9/29/2013 12:22:00 AM

    Drake; I loved this poem. We should always be the same. we should always be who we are. Thanks.... Lucilla

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/29/2013 12:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I couldn't agree more. Thank you, Lucilla.
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 11:02:00 PM

    You are abolutely a beauiful person, an astonishing writer that writes with such passion and honesty. I just love this verse! Cindy

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/29/2013 12:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That is a truly, truly sweet thing to say, Cindy. Thank you so much. =)
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 11:38:00 AM

    here's a toast to yet another succesful show on the 29th, drake...can't log in but will cheer fo you..:) huggs and thanks for passing by; so appreciated!.. how you?..

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/28/2013 10:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nette!! Thank you so much! I wish you could tune in! But, I understand that you may not be able to. You'll be missed! =) This weekend has been deeply invigorating. Many, many thanks...as usual.
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 10:22:00 AM

    I have a tendency to smile while reading your poems, no matter how serious or dark or deep the message, because I am fascinated by the way you assemble words and phrases. To me they are somewhat like an artist's collage - disparate elements brought together into a whole. I'm looking forward to your show tomorrow... Jack

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/28/2013 10:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And that damn comment just made my evening, sir. Jack, it takes a real man to see the big picture and cherish it, rather than belittle it. Thankfully, you do not do the latter. I look VERY forward to you tuning in tomorrow! Thank you so very much.
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 6:39:00 AM

    I love coming to your poems late and reading all the comments :) This is a very profound poem of course. Yes to what Marlon said, and we can become better in our character. But we will always be the same soul. There's no point trying to cover our thorns. I'd rather be loved for who I am... loved and accepted with full knowledge of all of my flaws, all the mistakes. It's an encouraging write, Drake, and beautifully written as only you can.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/28/2013 10:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Fully agreed. I'm very glad you enjoyed this. Thank you, Becca.
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 2:55:00 PM

    very deep and beautifully penned

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/28/2013 10:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Many thanks, Liam!
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 10:30:00 AM

    Good Morning Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/27/2013 10:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Buenos dias & happy Friday, Richard! =D
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 5:44:00 AM

    whewww!!!!! as Ruben would say..."to mine faves!" gotta print this one.......pour over line by line this wend! thanks! jimmy

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/27/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HA! Awesome. :) Thank you so much, Jimbo! I'm very grateful.
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 4:01:00 AM

    Amazing work, and your style is very distinct, your poems make a huge impact... thank you for this interesting read.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/27/2013 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi there, Bindu! Thank you very much for that! =)
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 3:45:00 AM

    Hi Drake.. Was hoping you had posted, and it seems you have been busy-- made my day this poem. Your writing is as always so descriptive, avoiding cliché so professionally--"In a whimsical slow dance through Gods Eternity"-- beautiful!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/27/2013 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've been busier than I probably need to be. lol Hi, Kim!!!! =D I don't do cliches. They're no good for my complexion. :) Thank you so much!!!
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 7:29:00 PM

    I always want to read your poems more than once, to make sure I get your full intention.....and my full attention.... You have the ability to say what you mean....no: "ifs, ands or buts" .... I think you hold the prize for telling it like it is.....whether it's painful, or easy on the ears. If only such honesty could be heard in face to face confrontations... I hope whoever she is ....is listening closely....you share your soul.... And tomorrow, you will be the same honest guy! :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/26/2013 11:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As they say, "Hate me for who I am or love me for who I am not". If the worst thing about me is that I'm too honest, well...I'd rather be that instead of being too much of a liar or fake. I'm grateful for you seeing me beyond mere words, Carrie. That's what matters at the end of the day. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 6:19:00 PM

    deeper thought and bitter pill, sanctioned for the whipporwill, but life is just the puzzle sought, where hearts a pinned butterfly is caught,...oh anguished heart be still, soul seeker wants its fill, poor butterfly is caught, just life's sweet bitter pill, when naut is sometimes ought, until....Don re:"The Same" Drake Eszes

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/26/2013 11:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Don, damn man. =D Color me impressed! Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 2:31:00 PM

    Hi Drake, Inked well my friend with rich metaphors and imagery.. Ken

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/26/2013 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Ken! Thanks very much for stopping by! :)
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 1:07:00 PM

    We have good and bad in all of us. We only need change for better. Being the same eliminates the guess work for someone who wants to know the true you... Some potent work!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/26/2013 2:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Choose to be better, absolutely. I truly appreciate your thoughts on this. :) Thanks so much, Marlon!
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 12:48:00 PM

    Good morning Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/26/2013 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hola, Richard! =D
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 6:37:00 AM

    Such grace, remaining the same can be a great comfort in this fast changing world, and the awareness of how it affect another, is divine intervention, you wrote an amazing poem D, dam I love your pen, xxx p.s. this baby still writes with an old hb pencil, love you D,

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/26/2013 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, it seriously can be a comfort. It's vital to the growth of a truly meaning bond. Be it from love and/or friendship. HB Pencils, for the win! =D Thank you so much, Vienna!
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 11:17:00 PM

    you rock with this one in a most melodious way, drake... go dance among the thorns; that's the fire of sweet bliss... yeah, i approve of this one!!..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/25/2013 11:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Strong perspective on this one, Nette. I can't say I disagree with you. :) Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 8:45:00 PM

    We all suffer from thorns, we even get poked by the thorns that we have on ourselves! It takes love to endure thorns, especially those thorns on others! Our hearts are quite thorny too, and envelope pain amongst many, even family members! I really enjoyed reading this tremendous write my friend! You are truly a fantastic poet, I love to read your poetry, quite a magnificent piece, Great work!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/25/2013 11:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, yes it really does. Spot on, Russell. You're way too kind!
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 7:31:00 PM

    A bold free verse piece with intense surreal constructed peaks. An interesting waltz, that you compose behind the poem's lines. --- Thank you for honoring me in your contest, sir. G.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/25/2013 11:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good evening to you, Giorgio! It's very cool of you to stop by! I seriously appreciate it. You're very welcome, by the way! =D
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 4:33:00 PM

    profound reflection, Drake. Of course you are right. People seldom really change their colors!! Looking at C.L. Comment below. I am to be admired for staying with one man for 38 years. lots of suffering indeed. hahaha.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/25/2013 11:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Quite right! Ha, indeed, Andrea. :) Many thanks to you for stopping by. 38 years, impressive.
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 12:36:00 PM

    Forgot to post my 7!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/26/2013 12:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the smile!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/25/2013 1:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Here you go! -> 7 <- =D
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 12:35:00 PM

    Wow you have done it again! you are a Handy Man and a Gardner of Love. I enjoy watching the petals unfold and the essence of your heart being revealed.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/25/2013 1:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D Thank you so much, Richard. This is how I roll.
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 10:58:00 AM

    What is special about friends is that they reach deeper than the thorns and beyond roots and love beneath our beautiful without judging us..Sometimes they re able to give more than We expect.Friends.Special ones i mean remain friends ..They won t change.Their days..moods might be different but how they feel remains the same..Re 'your slow dance"..Hope this friend of yours won t forget her dancing shoes : )and hope she dnt step on your toes 2 hard lol : )Ouch.Very unique writing Drake.Ur poem is gr8

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/25/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're quite right, yes. Well, this wasn't about a specific person. But, it's always reassuring to know that the friends I DO have will be there like I will for them. Ha, no toe-stepping. :) Thank you, Charmaine!
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 9:45:00 AM

    Drake...this is very deep. Every poem that we write, is a piece of your heart laid open wide...A world of vulnerability...a chance taken.....This is beautiful. We all have thorns...Those who love us...even if they have been wounded...will move on past. Sometimes it takes just a bit of time. The assurance of constancy is a healing balm. I enjoyed your write thoroughly. A very deeply touching piece. I applaud you! Catie is so on the money with the caramel comment. My favorite dressing on ice cream.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/25/2013 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree, fully. Ha, yeah her caramel comment was not how I expected the 1st comment on my poem to be. :) Your thoughts mean a lot. Thank you so much, Eileen.
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