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Flickered Candle - A collaboration with Eileen Ghali

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Flickered Candle - A collaboration with Eileen Ghali

A huge shout out to my dear friend, Eileen, for creating a wonderful memory with this collaboration. There is a vital lesson when moments like this are created: The cure to uncertainty is togetherness. May we all make more memories like this. Friendships, real ones, are a commodity.

Surrounded by impenetrable marble

A stained glass perception
Milks dignity from dilapidated pores

I stare unto retribution’s flame
Gliding softly on waxy façade

Holding the hand of a friend

I hold on, 
Strength
Waning

Distorted view of reality
Piercing inner sanctum

Veil of peace

Tranquility
Torn asunder
Set aflame

Melancholic facades
Dripping in hardened tears
Waxy build-up

Inner core of existence

Reality

Licked by burning infernos,
Extinguished

I hold on…

Holding the hand of a friend

We raise eagle’s wing
Banishing oppressive lips

Venomous soliloquies
Tasting alliterated misdirection
Uninvited to solace’s peak

Our time is now
Our time is now!

Our time
Turning hourglass sands
Into horizontal awakenings

This eloquent candle will never wane. 

Our strength faces resurgence
Your hands to mine

My soul awakened, revived

Our orange-hued sands of time
Reversing ravages of melting tears

Candle light, incandescent,
Burning
But not melting
On this night

Burning,
But no hesitant flickers,
On this night

Generating heat of bonded hands
Bonded minds

Burning flame of mystery
Light

I hold on to your hand.

This is our time

OUR TIME!

Words set to eternal flame

Oh, yes. 

This eloquent candle shall never wane.

©Drake J. Eszes & Eileen Ghali

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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 12:21:00 PM

    Sorry I messed up that last line, Partner......of all things, it had to be OUR poem......Forgive me? ;)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/27/2013 12:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I think my laughter on the show defined that there was nothing to apologize for. =D
  1. Date: 11/15/2013 10:42:00 AM

    Hiya PARTNER! ;) Stopping by to say....hey! Hope your kicking butts and taking names today! ;)

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 11/16/2013 2:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sure as ......... am!!!!!! SO SO EXCITED!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/15/2013 6:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HAHAHAHAH! Cute. =) I just moved and doing great. I hope you're good too. Ready for next week? ;-)
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 12:03:00 PM

    Well you guys came together here and stitched together a fine piece, a fantastic masterstroke of poetry -Great job Guys! MC

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/9/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Marquis. I do appreciate that. :)
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 11:38:00 AM

    Thought I'd pass by and see how we were doing! :) How you been, Drake? Hope all is well.....Hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/24/2013 11:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D As you can see, we're kicking butt & taking names! I've been super busy, but quite good. I hope you have been too.
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 12:19:00 PM

    A wonderful success is this collaborative work, Drake! I know Eileen is a very inspired poetess but if you didn't give your part of empathy, the reader would rather feel the "frontier" between your spirits. But here you are really one, dedicarted to the most important feelings for human beings! Congratulations; keep up the good work! Blessings, Hanitra

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/22/2013 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    One hell of a comment from somebody I've never spoken to on here before. :) Nice to meet you, Hanitra. Thank you very much for your kind words!
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 9:06:00 AM

    Wow! I'm ready to burst-through brick walls after such inspiration as this, you two! BRAVO!!! jimbo

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/19/2013 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You friggin ROCK, Jimbo. That's all I ever want to do with my poetry (solo or collab) is to simply inspire another. If I can do that, mission accomplished. This means a lot. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 11:52:00 AM

    A wonderful collaboration! The two of you write like one, not an easy thing to do....may your candle burn eternally! Love and blessings, Rhonda

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/17/2013 12:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Rhonda! =)
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 10:33:00 PM

    Words set to eternal flame I do believe..rising rising..joining soulfully... wonderful....

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/16/2013 11:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =) Yes, indeed, Donna! Rising...thank you so much!
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:42:00 PM

    Writing by candlelight definately gave this collab the atmosphere of true friendship and appreciation. Beautifully penned by both of you, congratulations. Take care, Richard

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

    Hey, Richard!!! =D I feel you on that one. Thank you so very much!
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 11:11:00 AM

    Bonded minds indeed! You two shine in this creative write that shows the treasure of friendship and both of your talent. Hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/15/2013 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Cecilia! =) Thank you so very much for that. =D
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 3:02:00 AM

    Perfect collaboration. this made a very interesting read... Lovely!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/15/2013 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Thank you so much, Bindu!
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 8:18:00 PM

    You two fit together like a glove. Gr8 job. Clapping.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/13/2013 8:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Many thanks!
    Situation Avatar The Situation Date: 10/13/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You both are super soupers
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 6:38:00 PM

    Friendship sure can fill a person's heart with warmth. I loved this poem, and all of the metaphors within it. This is very genuine and heartfelt. An amazing collaboration between you two! Wonderful work!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/12/2013 9:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It absolutely can. Thank you very, very much, Kelly!
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 12:23:00 PM

    It is great to see both both yours and Eileen's talent being appreciated. I have enjoyed reading the comments. Have a gret weekend Drake.

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

    Awesome! =) Thank you much! The feedback from all, including yourself, is always welcoming. =) Have a wonderful weekend, Richard!
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 9:35:00 AM

    What an absolutely awesome combo... you guys couldn't miss!!!!!! Kudos!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/12/2013 9:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HEY HEY HEY, JACK! =D Thank you very much!
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 9:13:00 AM

    Hello, Mr Popular....YES YOU! Drake...coming to check in and read all the lovely comments..THANKS, EVERYONE! :) Drake....what a joy to have a poem that I have a part in get so many views and visits......YOU, my dear....are the reason...How about I write poetry and just get you to sign your name along the dotted line of all I write and shoot up into fame! HA HA! Just wanted to say....hey! ;)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/12/2013 9:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL you're amusing, Eileen. You're very popular in your own right here on PS. Don't sell yourself short. ;-) Thank you & HEY! =D
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 9:00:00 AM

    This is such a sweet poem between two very special people. One of the best collaborations I've ever read.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/12/2013 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's very sweet of you to say, Becca. Very nice to see you around again. Been wondering where you've been. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 5:26:00 AM

    Brilliant collaboration with one of my favorite poets Drake...It's obvious that the two of you inspire each other...Eileen is a true treasure is she not? I'm sure her verses are the ones in italics...I recognize both of your styles...Good stuff! - Tim

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 10/12/2013 9:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tim...you are so so sweet! :) Blushing here....Hugs!!!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/12/2013 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, definitely. :) Thanks very much, Tim! It's great to see you pass by here again!
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 12:51:00 PM

    I don't know... I rather like being smacked by your use of jarring adjectives. As I've said before, I like your style. And, I truly enjoyed the collaboration. Nicely done, both of you... jack

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/11/2013 1:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's just AWESOME of you to say, Jack. :) Many, many thanks to you!
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 6:11:00 AM

    Awesome collaboration Eileen and Drake with such a brilliant message as well :) love the ending especially!

    Neels Avatar Wilma Neels Date: 10/11/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol I was wondering when that Flintstones thing was gonna come Drake lol , searching for Fred =D
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/11/2013 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WILMA! =D (Just had a sudden Flintstones flashback, lol) Thank you so much!!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 9:12:00 PM

    I have to say that my friends on this site have this very special candle that never wanes, always there for me and I for them! This poem illuminates our poetic friendship that we have like a candle that will never wane...you two(Drake and Eileen) are master poets and it shows with the quality of this tremendous piece! I truly loved reading this masterful poem, Great Work!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/11/2013 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I must agree, Russell. I definitely agree. But, we are no masters. We just have heart. :) Thank you so very much!!! You're very uplifting. I'm grateful for that. :)
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 7:13:00 PM

    this is an excellent collaboration between the two of you...the metaphor is very vivid, the words woven perfectly as the two voices blend...love, love, love it! Well done :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 7:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome!!! Thank you so much. Sandra!! :)
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 5:09:00 PM

    Since im used to reading both of you..I guess I can figure out who wrote what..And if i had to pick a favourite..I favor you both.To my favs this poem goes.Ahh friendships how strong they can be and how far its candle flame can lead.If all nations could join hands..Your night and Eileen s night of holding hands seems so beautiful.Going to my favs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 7:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, absolutely. You can thank the internet for making it just a bit easier to make those connections. Thank you much.
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 5:02:00 PM

    way to collaborate and I think you guys complimented each other excellently with this superb message of good will.

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

    That is greatly appreciated, Andrea. Truly. Thank you.
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 4:16:00 PM

    Excellent collaboration! May the candle of friendship NEVER burn out! Thanks for sharing, Julie :-)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes! Cheers to that. Thank you so much, Julie!!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 1:42:00 PM

    - A good and pleasant cooperation! - Well done both !!!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :))

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 2:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi & thank you, Anne Lise! =D
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 1:28:00 PM

    Excellent, this is beauty at it's best, it comes to o surprise that when you mingle to talents such as yours, you get a burning candle that refuses to burn down, congratulations, you both shine, love & hugs xxx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 2:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree & I'm completely grateful for that, Rose. :) Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:30:00 PM

    You two are obviously totally in sync to have come up with such a powerful piece. It's hard to discern what was your contribution and what Eileen's. Kudos to "bonded hands and bonded minds". Good poetry, Drake. Well done to both of you, Drake and Eileen. Licia :-)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there, Delysia!!! Nice to see you around again! There was a wonderful sync in these lines. It was awesome. Thanks so much! =D
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:23:00 PM

    priceless is the wonder of friendship.. you and eileen are a great pair, meshing souls with grace everlasting... applause and more candlelights to the both of you, yeah!..:) huggs

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

    Amen to that, my dear Nette. Thank you so so much! =D
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:10:00 PM

    Stunning piece; I could not help but read and re-read! Beautifully melded. Kudos to both of you!

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

    That's what I like to read! =) Poetry should be like a good potato chip, you can't have just one. The Lays Brand of chips had the right idea. ;-) Thanks so much, Miss Wattle!
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