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You asked Me

To speak plainly
So you can understand my thoughts

To translate my dialects
With greater complacency

But, you cannot touch my smile.

You cannot touch my smile
Exhaling from these lips through
Liquid monitors

My words are my heartbeats.

They don’t hang onto cliff…
...notes.

This infinite Victorian ink
Will not be filtered
For you, I promise

…

You asked me to commit perjury
Against a befuddled society

Giving them sense of security’s facade
By becoming one of them

Denied

For I am not
Melancholy’s sheep
Infused with Cloud 9 cotton balls
Urging to be plucked

I am a landscaper
For the herd to walk

…

You asked me
To be your shoulder

But, you couldn’t be my wings.
You asked me to be your voice.

Yet, you remained mute 
When two-faced solidarity made me speechless

So, WHY would I NEED to be YOUR microphone?!

When you already pulled the plug…

©Drake J. Eszes

Dedicated to those who continue to make love to the clutter…

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  1. Date: 1/28/2014 4:29:00 AM

    The title invited The read mesmerized The content landed inside.. (in my own surroundings) TY for beautiful poetical moments Dutch Greetings Elly

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/28/2014 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi & thank you very much, Elly! :) Greets to you!
  1. Date: 12/23/2013 11:38:00 AM

    Drake my darlin' friend this is one awesome write hon'! I enjoy reading your hearfelt thoughts.Though just a plain ol' country girl I can tell when someone has a good heart and you sweetie I believe have a wonderfully good heart Drake.Big hugs my friend! :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/23/2013 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi! That's very kind of you, Mary Jo. From what I've read of your work, I must declare that you are far from plain. =) Many, many thanks.....
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 8:47:00 AM

    One of your strongest, Drake. Great poem......all those messages needing to be understood. You are so deep.....

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/4/2013 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So, so awesome, Eileen! Thank you so very much! =D
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 12:28:00 PM

    Great poem Drake, almost called you Drew again, your works are entertaining I enjoy them very much

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/16/2013 12:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha! That's ok. :) I appreciate it, Ruth!
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 9:11:00 AM

    I do indeed hang on cliff. . .notes. Your words leave me in that beautiful place between hanging and falling, with vivid lines "This Victorian ink will not be filtered" I love everything about this write!

    Loveless Avatar Jay Loveless Date: 10/26/2013 9:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your very welcome :) Thank you for writing it ^ ^
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/15/2013 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D Quite the sweet compliment, Jay. You've made me smile this morning. Thank you for that!!!
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 4:23:00 AM

    Dear Drake, your words are indeed your heartbeats, and you never skip a beat(had to throw that in). Your innate sensitivity allows you to see what many do not. I think that there was probably a time when you could not imagine how utterly uncaring some people can be. I say that because you seem to understand life's ups and downs so well now.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/11/2013 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well done, Beverly. You have indeed unwrapped a small layer of how I work. Yes, you're right. Sadly, it started w/family. Then, friends. Then, the internet. So, yes, the sensitive reslience, if you will, is there. "Never skip a beat", cute. =) Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:37:00 PM

    I wish I could write the way you do, but you are you and I am me. I write plain and simple - you write in a unique way that only you can do it. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You write as you do. That's what makes you stand out. It's from heart & your memories. You are unique in your own way. Nobody can take that from you. ;-) Thank you very, very much, Lucilla!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:32:00 PM

    Excellent poem which deeply portrays your feelings! Never change for anyone because if someone wants to change you, they do not really care! Great piece :-)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 12:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    "Those who matter, don't mind. Those who mind, don't matter." For sure, Julie. :) Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 10:33:00 AM

    Yes!! Do not change who you are....each of us is so unique....but it is so easy to be swayed by a need to be one among the pack. I see it here, even within our poetry site.......and I am often guilty myself, of being led astray by contests...or "poetry experts"....or comments of those who offer help to change my words... but along the way, the change is to change the heart of the poem....and the heart of the poem is my own heart. You are stronger than I....no need for approval..I applaud you!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 10:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A great point. I've almost been swayed myself. I feel you there. Yes, "poetry experts"...I don't think so. Maybe to THEM they're an expert. But, we each have 2 eyes for a reason. To see things for ourselves and walk our own path. It's easy to be a sheep. It's much more difficult to be wild horse and ride off into our own sunsets. Thank you so much, Carrie. You are a real lady amongst women.
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 9:21:00 AM

    Brilliant poem. You make the reader think about what it means to be real and be true to yourself and others.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And that was the plan all along. ;-) Thank you so much, Monterey!!!!!!!!!!!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 8:51:00 AM

    I agree Drake, there are way too many phonies out there and you've nailed it in a very poetic way (of course). I always said that the best way to define sophistication is "the ability to be a complicated fake".

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 8:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes! A vital statement & quote. Very cool of you to stop by here, Craig. I seriously appreciate that, truly. Thanks so much! :)
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 8:29:00 AM

    Your voice is so loud and clear you do not require a microphone. Another outstanding piece Drake. I prefer a woman to clutter myself *lol*.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    AMEN TO THAT! Say no to clutter! =D Thank you so much, Richard!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 2:26:00 AM

    A person whose words are his heartbeats! Yes, only someone like that can write this way. someone whose words don't hang to cliff-notes. WOW! A very deep and interesting poem.. I particularly love the line "I am a landscaper for the herd to walk". Excellent work, Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Bindu! =) Yup, saying "no" to cliff-notes. ;-) Thank you so much for coming by here!
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 5:48:00 PM

    So true! How can one be there for someone, when they are never there themselves. This poem gives the reader much to ponder...I love your lines, they are so unique and original. A terrific poem, Drake!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/9/2013 7:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi there, Kelly! Thank you so very much! =D Yes, making the reader ponder is certainly a goal of mine w/each poem. Many, many thanks!
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 11:03:00 AM

    A stunning piece!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/9/2013 11:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi & thank you so much, Miss Wattle! =D
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 10:50:00 AM

    Drake, you already know how I truly feel about your poetry but I'll state it once more. "Your poems are treasures that a soul gets to open and let it shine to a special place in this world!! Thanks for stopping by my poetry as well. Always hugs, Gail

    Courtney Avatar Ruth Courtney Date: 10/16/2013 12:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree with Gal
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/9/2013 11:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D Thank you so much, Gail. It's always a beautiful feeling to hear your thoughts on my work. Stay awesome!
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 8:12:00 AM

    Awesome way to end this one Drake, so many lines that pop out at me.. ;) a def fave for me

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/9/2013 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YAY! Awesome! =D Thank you, Wilma!
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 1:48:00 AM

    Nicely done. That's a great question and this is good poem

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/9/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nice to meet you & thank you for that.
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 8:59:00 AM

    Drake :) Great to see you back on the grid. Loved this--- your words are simply BRILLIANT in their expression....I mean... "For I am not melancholy's sheep.." Where do you find these perfect words??

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/8/2013 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Why thank you, Kim. :) The words just kind of come to me. For me, it's about thinking of a line and then asking myself "How can I twist this"? =)
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 8:15:00 AM

    Love the dedication... Jack

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/8/2013 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you kindly, Jack! =D
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 7:23:00 AM

    i was going to request for a part 2 of ' just because' when my internet zoomed out.. ohh, , this one speaks volumes, drake..know when to give and when to hold back when boundaries are at stake..and to love without terms when both know the meaning of spaces in between.. incredible!.. how art thou? :) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/8/2013 7:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You want a part 2? Hmm, perhaps. That said, yes, you have quite the grasp on this. Especially the "spaces in between". =) I art GREAT! How are THOU? =P
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 7:05:00 AM

    I don't know why people ask us to change...we need to be who we are, who we are meant to be...I love this well written poem from you...it speaks volumes :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/8/2013 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Because many people don't know how to be themselves. Even worse & in most cases, those same people are judging others and/or being loudly critical of what another does. It's hypocrisy at its most disappointing. Thank you very much, Sandra. :)
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 7:05:00 AM

    deepand very beautifulpiece of writing

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/8/2013 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Many thanks, Liam!
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 10:51:00 PM

    Hey Drake....I just luv that you challenge my mind...I wouldn't ever want you to change a thing....:-)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/8/2013 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi there! Then I shall continue to entertain your mind. =D Thank you so very much, Donna!
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 8:08:00 PM

    You, my man, are a poet extraordinaire! "I am a landscaper for the herd to walk" Absolutely BRILLIANT my man! You blow me away... if I only had half of your poetic genius!

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

    You do, Jack. You absolutely do. You are you. You change for nobody. That makes you more genius that most I come across. I can promise you that. Thank you so very much!
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 5:48:00 PM

    this is a COOL one, Drake!!! I loved a lot of the lines in this one.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/7/2013 10:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very kindly, Andrea. :)
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 4:42:00 PM

    Excellent write, Drake! So thought provoking...we can choose to be givers or takers I think. It's also a choice not to let others drain us... My words are my heartbeats...I love that line Love and Blessings, Rhonda.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/7/2013 10:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Rhonda! Great to meet you. Yes, "choice", that's the key word for all of these things. Thank you so much for stopping by here.
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 4:29:00 PM

    Why do people ask us to be different from who we are..Why do they expect us to say the words they want to hear.Never be one of those sheep Drake..Never.I do love to share my thoughts but I love to let them be seen and not shown.I know what i want to share and not share from my life with others.I have my own dialect as you have your own...You know what s to say ..share..and keep.Do i get the msg?A very sinciere poem.Just let those wings fly in the direction you want them to.I feel your pulse here

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

    Because they're don't understand what it's like to appreciate who they are unless they "fake it to make it". You're on the right path with this. :) Thank you so so so much, Charmaine! =D
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 10/7/2013 4:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tnks for your beautiful comment.I love your dialect as it is cause its what makes you who you are..
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 4:04:00 PM

    Love your imagery. That end line is full of surprise and irony. Nice to read your words agai. I've been off...kissing the Blarney Stone. SUZ

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/7/2013 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there! Welcome back! =D Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 3:38:00 PM

    You have captivated me by the splendor of your glorious write my friend! You sure know how to express yourself fluently and tell it like it is, I'll never have to second guess you Drake! I really enjoyed reading your masterful poem that you have so illustriously written! What a fantastic piece, Great Work!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/7/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D How awesome to hear that! Thank you so much, Russell.
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