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A Diminished Respect

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A Diminished Respect

There was a time.

There was a time
When your fabled dreams
Seemed honest

A time when
Your open arms
Coated in dented silver and tainted dreams
Understood my Size 12 shoes

When the world seemed to be against you
Yet, still,
Your blunt eloquence welcomed me home

Then, your “rainbow”…
…shat
           t
                er
           ed

Your heartbeat became an arrhythmia of petulant theatrics.

Your topaz coated spit
Released from refilled white-out bottles,
Brushing away quartered moons of an iridescent shame

A copycat of robotic muses
Infringing upon your pedestal,
Turned loud mouth, afflicting broken tongue

The “Stalin” of a messenger’s wit,
You raised your voice to a poignant sky!!!

And, as if Yahweh cured your muted disorders,
EVERYBODY HEARD YOU!!!

Including me

That was your goal…
…excluding me

From incipient edge, I witnessed you,
A turpentine puddle in front of a confessional booth 
On a melancholic Thursday morn,
With ripened glares to avoid your hallways

Tangled, dangling pacifiers as your doorbell

...

There will come a time.

There will come a time
When social feeds will deprive your vexing smile
Of validation

Where ignorant heartbeats will awaken
Through lyrical epiphanies
To see your “rainbow”
As a faded, stolen crayon

Where flirtatious dialect from withered accomplice
Licks cubic zirconium’s aftertaste
Forgetting that karma doesn’t tolerate one-night stands

For me, that time is now.

Then, I knew who you were.

Now, I know who you are.

You are not what you say.

A false advertisement in Sunday’s illiterate paper…
…with erased verbatim amongst your mirrored peers

Remembering how you falsified truth’s smile

Dire requests for empathetic warmth of our yesterdays
Yet, my Agnostic coat could never be thick enough
For your saturated, dual face

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 9:49:00 AM
    BAM!!!!

    Kelley Avatar James Kelley
    Date: 12/19/2013 11:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yuuuppp
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/19/2013 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Emeril style!!! =D
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Love it! Great words, interesting read :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/18/2013 12:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi & thanks! Nice to see you around again.
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Daaaaannnnngggg Drake...how long it'd take you to clean that 'person' off the ground when you smeared them across it?!! WONDERFUL!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/6/2013 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Not long. Not long at all. ;-) Thank you so much!!!!! =D
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 4:24:00 PM
    Unfortunately, I have known many people like this in my lifetime. And, now I am forced to feel like I can't trust anyone, anymore. Except, for those who have experienced the same thing! Another deep and captivating write by you, my friend! So well done, Drake!

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


    Thank you so much, Kelly. I relate FULLY to what you're saying. But, I will always give benefit of the doubt to somebody new. No need to punish a new person with past indifference...unless they play with my heart. Then, all gloves are off. :) Many thanks again to you!
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 11:04:00 PM
    This is a captivating and a poem that is full of passion for revealing the double sided coin! You are a master at writing these poems my friend, Great Work!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/6/2013 12:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Double sided coin"...indeed, Russell!!!! Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 8:26:00 PM
    Yowser.....!!! Have you ever used a sand-blaster???? You wouldn't need to rent one.......just spout off this poem, and paint will peel right off her face!! You are ssooo good at saying what you feel !! Awesome!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/6/2013 12:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL!!!! Classic!!! Sand-Blaster Poet? You might be onto something, Carrie...thank you for making me laugh before bed. You rock!
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 7:11:00 PM
    Love this one. Had to read it a few times with how great it is.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/6/2013 12:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there, Tahnee!!! That's very much appreciated! It was nice of you to stop by!
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 12:07:00 PM
    What a superb end to this one Drake! Loved each and every line.. You said it all and I love the title too ;)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/6/2013 12:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ahh, you just need better inspirations, I think. ;-)
    Neels Avatar Wilma Neels
    Date: 12/5/2013 12:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hehehe don't worry Drake still around. Words have dried up I think :D
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/5/2013 12:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WILMAAAAA! =D Hi there & thank you so much! Just when I thought you disappeared on me. YAY!
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 8:17:00 AM
    I can't read a poem of yours just once. There are so many layers of emotion tied with barbed wire of brutal honesty. You outdid yourself on this masterpiece. The line that jumps out at me is 'your rainbow as a faded stolen crayon" So many of us paint out lives with colors stolen from someone else's dreams.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/5/2013 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Monterey, that's just so cool of you to say that. Yes, I've met quite a few like that. It's a very sad thing to witness, still, in our daily lives. A riveting comment! Thank you so much! =D
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 11:31:00 PM
    Powerful, deep, honest, and brutally expressive:) There is absolutely no brains or wisdom in being two faced about anything in life, is there...Say it again, Drake, you say it the best!!! Every fake face ought to disintegrate reading this poem about who they are:)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/5/2013 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HA! As if they stared into the holy grail and just went POOF! I love it! You're awesome, Bindu. Thank you so much for the awesome comment!!!
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 9:10:00 PM
    Wow! Impressive, passionate piece. I love how you formatted it, especially the word "shattered."

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/5/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Now that is SUPER kind of you to say, Juliet. Thank you so very much!
    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/4/2013 9:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Adding to faves.
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 7:21:00 PM
    Hi Drake I was looking for your take on the other mans clothes poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/5/2013 10:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Let me know when you post it.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/5/2013 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Coming today or tomorrow. ;-)
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 10:25:00 PM
    You are a master poet. Size 12?

    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo
    Date: 12/5/2013 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/5/2013 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Quite the confident statement. :) Should I hold you to that? Thanks again, Beverly!
    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo
    Date: 12/3/2013 10:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'll always be around.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/3/2013 10:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just a poet, not a master. :) Yes, Size 12. True story. Thank you so much, Beverly! Nice to see you around!
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 6:54:00 PM
    Oh lots of fav lines! [an arrhythmia of petulant theatrics][ flirtatious dialect from withered accomplice/ Licks cubic zirconium’s aftertaste] very nice! Light & Love

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/3/2013 10:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Debbie! That is greatly appreciated. Very cool of you to say. Thanks so much for coming by here. I owe you a visit or 3 to your stuff again. :)
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 6:49:00 PM
    powerful and deep full of truth great poem

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/3/2013 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very cool of you to say. I do appreciate it, Joseph!
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 5:54:00 PM
    Tough and eloquent, as always... Jack

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/3/2013 6:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Indeed, Jack. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 10:23:00 AM
    Hardcore lines within this piece. Sword swinging write, good one!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/3/2013 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Scribe. I do appreciate that very much.
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 8:23:00 AM
    I met a man this weekend from South America and the thing he found most disturbing about north American culture was how so few people where actualy who they presented themselves to be. Your poem is a good example of that. That makes me very sad. I really felt this one, it resonated and shook me to the core. I have had this experience more times than I wish to admit. But other times people have surprised me in the most delightful ways.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/3/2013 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As have I. :) Amen to that! =D
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/3/2013 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I choose to spend my time with people who are real. Life is to short to waste time on the fakers.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/3/2013 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It makes me very sad too. How often folks claim to care for others, yet scream/whine/pout aggressively when things don't go there f-ing way. They're very quick to remove what they say...yet, it changes nothing about their character. Utter pettiness. Still, like you, some refresh my hope in how adults should be. Thank you so much, Richard!
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 4:24:00 AM
    this nails the argument that without compassion. or deep honesty, one is doomed...of his own volition...payback time to love yourself again, drake ( froget the victim mode).. this is slam---- brutal and true the way it should be... impactful!..huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/3/2013 6:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I believe you have said it all here. I will step back with a smile on my face. You get it. Damn right. You friggin rock, Nette!!!! ;-)
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 7:38:00 PM
    Good evening Drake...wow...I was living my own nightmare reading this! Such a relatable poem...like a room you can just step into and walk through the words.....awesome....

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/3/2013 6:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Indeed, I understand what you mean. Thank you so much, Donna!
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