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I ask you this

“If I have to cry to keep you, I will keep weeping.”- The Temptations

If our atmosphere
Becomes a shattered animosity

If our cumulus clouds
Become wrecking balls against our Sun

If the touch of your hands,
Turns into rabid, feline tongue

If your messages of clarity & “I love you” 
Translate into a Mime’s distress signal

If the sway of your rosemary breaths
Disappear

I ask you

Would your love
Your real love
Really
Truly
Make me shed oceanic leaks

While you ride leaky canoe
Above our water garden

Never tossing raft

Never diving in
To become my lighthouse savior

Because love
Real love
Should never
Ever
Make you embrace torment’s cry

Nor should love
Ever reciprocate
With muted stanzas

Date stamped:
“Return to Sender”
©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 12/24/2013 9:07:00 AM
    Blake, thank you for your kind and generous support this past year. May you have a fine Christmas and a fantastic 2014... Jack

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/27/2013 8:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My good man, Jack, you too! Thanks so much! =)
  1. Date: 12/8/2013 7:29:00 PM
    An exquisite piece, Drake. Well done!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi & thanks very much!
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 12:14:00 PM
    drama and love, a perfect combination to express one's deep emotion... I was carried away with those lines,can't even stop my heart for beatting...I felt it!!! you amde me fall in love again...fantastic!!!..one love_AiyaH :")

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/4/2013 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A deeply awesome comment. Thank you so much, Aiyah! =)
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 11:08:00 AM
    This is a beautiful poem! nothing can move me more than being still and reading. :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/26/2013 11:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Daisy!!! Nice of you to drop in. :) Thank you so much for that charming comment.
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 9:38:00 PM
    Oh the power of your words, they punch a hole through the atmosphere, well done D, xxx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/18/2013 11:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thank you very much, Rose.
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 1:26:00 PM
    One word: Brilliant!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/8/2013 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    =D Thank you, Miss Wattle!
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 4:26:00 PM
    LOVE the message in this one. SO TRUE!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/8/2013 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for that, Andrea. =)
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 3:16:00 PM
    A perfect seven! Amazing poem with such a dramatic ending. Going to my fave. Thank you for sharing this, DD. xoxo

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/7/2013 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    =D You have no idea how much I appreciate that, PS. You're truly awesome.
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 12:39:00 PM
    fantastic fantasy.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/7/2013 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Indeed it is, John! =D Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 11:55:00 AM
    Gut wrenching circumstance you've depicted.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/7/2013 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there, Blake! =D Thank you so much.
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 8:56:00 PM
    Amazing verse. Your words are exceptional and mesmerizing. Hell no - I'd never return something so awesome :D hahah Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/7/2013 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A smart move, Laura. =D Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 6:42:00 PM
    Hey Drake...I'm patient I guess...there is that point caring tears turn to pain..then respect is lost...thanks for the wonderful poem sir

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/3/2013 6:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Some are patient, yes. I can understand what you're saying definitely. No argument there. Thank you so much, Donna. :)
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 3:11:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this one, partly because I believe I chose the correct corridor of understanding. I spoke of some of the same emotions in my post, "True Love Never Knows Why." The silence of a love unreturned results in an almost unbearable pain. Growing doubt of someone's love for you is hard to bear. I believe we use ink from the same inkwell, but use different quills. Nice, writing. BTW thanks for your comment on "Eternal Hope." I left you a reply on it. -Jake always respecting your craft.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/3/2013 4:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Cheers to you for this. Seriously. Epic comment. I have been on both ends of the spectrum. I see what youre saying loud and clear. Damn. Thanks so much, John.
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 8:58:00 AM
    A stunning write! Love the ending. How sad when love loses its way in the echoing mazes of silence.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/3/2013 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are quite right, Monterey. Quite right. Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 7:01:00 AM
    Free flowing art! Nice! Jimbo

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/3/2013 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    JIMBO! Many thanks sir!!!! =D
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 3:12:00 PM
    Clouds described as 'wrecking balls' against the sun........omg........how your mind conjures up such amazing and wonderful lines.......I am always in awe !! As always.....I loved this one!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/3/2013 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You leave me in that same awe, Carrie. True story! You're are SUPER sweet. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 2:35:00 PM
    Hi Drake wow those last 2 stanzas really sum, these fantastic words up. I miss your.poetry:) tyfs...Cherie:0)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/3/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Cherie! It's been ages! :) How have you been doing? Thank you very much. Ending have to hit hard. I'm glad that did it for you.
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 9:04:00 AM
    Stopped by to read the comments. You have some really good ones here.

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    Date: 11/2/2013 10:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awesome. :)
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 9:00:00 AM
    Wow breath taking. Loved this write. By far one of my favorite poems. you have such great talent.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/2/2013 10:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Lisa! Thank you very much. You're very kind to say that. :)
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 9:16:00 PM
    no real love should not make us embrace torments cry...though sometimes it does, made me think of the song by brandy, have you ever loved somebody so much it makes you cry...I think many of us can say we have...now you have me pondering so many thoughts as good poetry often does...excellent poem Drake... from a sincere and beautiful heart it flows :) hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/2/2013 1:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, having been on both sides of the fence, I can say it can make us cry. But, that's kind of when you know. That Brandy song is a good example, certainly. I'm glad this is making you think. Thanks so much, Sandra!
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