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Crying over spilled Women

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Crying over spilled Women

His bleeding heart
Was flustered from that torn parchment
In their leeching chapter

Pushed aside
As if “friendship” was aggression’s bull
Running through crowded cemeteries
Under quartered, sapphire moon

He sipped pitied shots of century-old whiskey
With a dusty glass of pomegranate w(h)ine

“Why isn’t she coming back to me?”
“My heart will make empty declarations until her return!”

As he childishly latches onto recycled yesterdays
Praying for God to give him
White picket gate’s access code

Writing lavish, debt-ridden sonatas,
In whiplashed curiosity,
On why she chose to forget him

Unbeknownst to decrepit author
That he
Could simply
Return the favor

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 2/13/2014 7:20:00 PM

    WOW! very creative. I love this one. I find myself liking your writing a lot.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/13/2014 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, that's a very cool thing to see you say. I do appreciate that, Lillie. =)
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 7:52:00 AM

    Wonderfully done my friend! I enjoy reading your writes very much.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/11/2013 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey again, Mary Jo! =D Thank you so much for that. Nice of you to come back!
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 5:14:00 PM

    Return the favor indeed! Fine flow!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/6/2013 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi & thank you, Chuck!
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 9:02:00 PM

    Very emotional. Creative word choices,Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/6/2013 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Juliet! Thank you very much!
  1. Date: 11/27/2013 10:23:00 AM

    Wow......glad I didn't miss coming back to see this one! Phrases you use, just blow me away.......the w(h)ine factor just knocked my socks off........you are so clever, and unique in the way you think and process your feelings... What a healthy explosion of words....in almost every poem you are able to vent, cry, laugh, feel, and you take us along for the ride! Thanks for that! Happy Thanksgiving, Drake!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/27/2013 10:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HI CARRIE! =D Just awesome...I am always open to your thoughts & feelings on my work. They mean so much. Thank you for that. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 4:26:00 PM

    Great ending...the shifting of power... too few realize it. Said like a psychology Major. Hugs and all. SuZ

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/19/2013 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Suz!!!! =D Fantastic comment! Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 11/16/2013 3:20:00 PM

    why is'nt she comming back to me? my heart wil make... I have been there to that place for so many days. great write.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/19/2013 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, indeed! Thank you so very much, John! =D
  1. Date: 11/15/2013 12:38:00 PM

    Those words, oh it's wonderful :) I was drawn in by your title and i was not dissapointed. You are so talented, I love reading your work. The last stanza is my favorite. Simple retaliation. I love it. Love, Juli-Michelle

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/15/2013 6:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Spot on with your observation, Juli! =D I had to bring it home strong. Thank you so very much!
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 8:06:00 AM

    Drake in addition to the pomegranate w(h)ine the ending was perfect! lol How you phrased it was as simply frank as you can get! Very Nice Sir Drake!

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 11/14/2013 9:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol touche!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/14/2013 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's how I roll. ;-) Sugar coating thing is no good for ones' complexion. =) Thank you very, very much, F.J.!
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 12:57:00 AM

    As I thought of all the things about this poem I could comment on, they all fell short of the hug I wish I could give you. I wish you could see the look in my eyes reassuring you that for all you feel you've lost... You will one day be so overjoyed that you were denied the access code, so the "One" who will cherish the treasure of you; could have her own serendipitous entrance into your own picket fence. Loves my friend :-)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/14/2013 6:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh my goodness...I'm just waking up and reading this extravagant comment. Holy damn. Sarai, I will say that this wasn't about me (though I used to be this way about 10 yrs ago). Your sheer reassurance in this comment is mindblowing & a deeply kind thing to say. There aren't enough characters in this box to REALLY say thank you...
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 12:01:00 AM

    It's foolish to hang onto could-have-been's and miss out on new opportunities. You've nailed this one well, Drake. Good stuff, my friend. Licia :-)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/14/2013 6:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh, certainly! =D I couldn't agree more, Licia. Life does not give us such luxuries to wallow like that. ;-) Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 3:41:00 PM

    Oh. My. Damn. That was Freaking amazing. Your Stanzas are magical

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/13/2013 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D WOO HOO! Thank you so much, Jay. I definitely appreciate it.
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 11:56:00 AM

    Wow! You have written this so well that I can visualize it and am taken in. I agree with someone else who said that last stanza really does say it all, though getting to that realization seems to be the hardest part! Fantastic poem!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/13/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, hi there Tina! =) Yes, it is as difficult as we allow it to be. Thank you so much! Very cool to see you here!
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 11:12:00 AM

    I think sometimes when someone doesn't want us, we want them all the more lol Maybe it's the challenge. I have to agree though, no point crying for long, we should move on, and find the one who appreciates us. Time is too short to waste it. Outstanding poem, Drake. :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/13/2013 11:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yeah, the thrill of the challenge is almost an instinctive response. But, it can ruin a really good day if we let it linger for too long. Thanks so much, Becca.
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 8:30:00 AM

    Wow! This time I can't pick a stanza that leaps out more than the others. It is all brilliant. We can try to write the pages of our lives but the characters we choose to have a place of prominence don't always behave as we would like. So we can keep digging up unfulfilled memories from yesterday's cemeteries or choose to move on into tomorrow.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/13/2013 9:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, Monterey!!! =D A very striking comment. I couldn't agree more. You rock! Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 12:32:00 PM

    A crushing blow to one's ego when the one you want doesn't feel the same way. 'Access code to white pickets gate"....awesome line! Cry those tears and move on to someone who will appreciate and return your love. Brilliant write! Hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/13/2013 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, for sure. But, of more concern & in most cases, it's those exact egos that will break their spirit & heart. Additionally, they'll take it out on everybody else who didn't deserve it. 'Tis a pity. Thank you so much, Cecilia. :)
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 10:33:00 AM

    Drake----Yet another excellent write...I think this has happened to most people at least once in their lives...like you indicate in the poem, it's too exhausting to run after someone that does not want you the way you want them! Well done and enjoyed reading your poem today! Julie :-)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/12/2013 11:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, for sure. You make a good point on the "exhaustion" aspect of it. I think that is the determining factor in a person's happiness and finding that closure when the dust finally settles. Thank you for coming by here, Julie! =)
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 8:38:00 AM

    A very beautiful t heartfelt poem which was excellently written both from your very loving heart and brilliant mind my dear friend Drake. So love it and enjoyed. Thank you so much for sharing my very dear friend. Thank you so much as well for your precious time to read my work and for the inspiring comments. Thank u as well for the love & concern to the Phil. I've just read your blog. Sorry for being late. More blessings! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/12/2013 9:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm glad to help however little way I can, Leonora. Thanks so much for coming by here.
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 11:41:00 PM

    Hi Drake; the last stanza says it all. I always say - if someone don't want you, you don't need them either. there will always be someone better. Thanks for sharing and smile... Lucilla

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/12/2013 7:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes!!! Absolutely! That is precisely it. The whole "want what you can't have" thing can break a person. Thank you for that great comment, Lucilla! :)
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 1:38:00 PM

    Very nice sorrowful, twisty piece, beautifully written, as usual... Jack

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/12/2013 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much, Jack! =)
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 11:45:00 AM

    Great verse Drake. I wish to master free verse in this way. I'm still wet behind the ear. Thanks for giving me such an induction. Friend, JM

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/11/2013 11:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    With Free Verse, it's all in the spacing of your lines and how "efficient" your lines are. Meaning, cut out the cluttered, unnecessary words. Keep a tight focus on the ultimate message of the Free Verse. But, how you express that message, it's up to you...thus, "Free". I hope that guidance helps a little? Hopefully? :) Thank you very much on this, Joseph.
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 11:22:00 AM

    Man alive... your words are awesome as always !! Sending you an inbox re: USA trip.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/11/2013 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D hey there, Kim! Awesome, sounds good!
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 10:08:00 AM

    reciprocity is the main ingredient in anything...what if people are not on the same page?.. a most intruiging write that separates the men from the boys, the women from girls, venus from mars... riveting in its imagistic expression.. yeah!..:) huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/11/2013 10:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If two aren't on the same page, then the book won't have a good ending and end up on the Clearance rack at a Wal-Mart or Target. ;-) You started saying "Venus from Mars"...if you had went with a "Uranus" joke, I'd have collapsed in laughs. Thank you so much, Nette! =D You're so so so awesome!
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 9:56:00 AM

    Good writing Drake. In Re: to you recent question. I am in Cali. on business a couple times a year.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/11/2013 10:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there! Thank you, Cindy! Oh, cool stuff! It would've been cool if you were in Cali too! That'd be like 3 or 4 of us on PS that are in this state. :)
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 9:44:00 AM

    Good morning Drake. I responded to your comment on my last poem. I hope you are having a great day.

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

    Sweet! =) I sure am! I hope you are too.
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 8:30:00 AM

    Very very clever write..the last stanza took my breath away..( RETURN THE FAVOUR. .) DRAKE , I seriously believe that you are an intelligent writer..I enjoyed this...cheers !

    Fiery Avatar Red Fiery Date: 11/13/2013 2:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    i was a bit lost..it happens with me time to time...:(
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/11/2013 8:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Red!!!!! It's been so long!!! =D Thank you so much for that. Catch your breath, ok? =) You rock! It's great to see you around again!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/11/2013 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey sir! =) Wow, "She's"...I completely missed that. Shame on me. Thanks! Fixed now! Nonetheless, "recycled yesterdays", the only kind of recycling that isn't good for our environment. ;-) Thanks so much, C.L.! =D
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 8:02:00 AM

    I like your very modern, clever and original wording. I say this a lot, but I really admire your style. :) Nice verse. Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/11/2013 8:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Laura!!! Hi. =) And I admire whenever you stop by here...that is greatly appreciated. But, if ANYBODY has clever wording, it's you. Thank you so much. This was a pleasant surprise. =D
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 4:46:00 AM

    Wonderful work, Drake!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/11/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Bindu!! =D Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 7:59:00 PM

    Deep and poignant write Drake, melting moments on the heart xxx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/10/2013 9:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm all for melting, Rose. =D Thank you very, very much!
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 7:23:00 PM

    This is a very inspiring poem.Drake.I do find it sad but sad are really the most beautiful poems Drake.Im going to favour this gem.You are so very talented!!Hope she came back to you with lasagnia..m &m s..ovaltine.wearing a dusty blue jasmine in her hair and a smile : )

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 11/10/2013 9:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It is certainly sad, yes. Came back to me? I don't wait for anybody, Charmaine. :) Life will happen between two things, how I make it happen and how everything else happens out of my control. But, now that you say that, I could use some lasagna. =D Thank you so much!!!
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