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The Subtle Knife

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The Subtle Knife

Beg for sadness, end
Fighting, a castrated peace
Open cuts, betray

©Drake J. Eszes

"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity." -Carlin

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  1. Date: 4/2/2014 9:47:00 AM
    Sometimes the blade isn't even sharpened for an easier cut....just left dull to inflict more pain. Hi Drakezes, very nice :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 4/2/2014 7:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I know. Sad, right? Thank you darling!
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 9:42:00 PM
    Powerful senryu. SandyIvy

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 3/24/2014 11:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate that. Thanks!
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 8:30:00 PM
    Reads like salt on paper cuts.

  1. Date: 12/25/2013 9:32:00 AM
    Yours are sharp words and so very true.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/27/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks, Betty. I do appreciate it.
  1. Date: 12/22/2013 6:03:00 PM
    H yes

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/22/2013 8:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL! Awesome. :)
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 8:16:00 PM
    When we have to fight for peace, no one wins. Peace should be free for everyone to enjoy, like fresh air and sunshine. What's the point of fighting over something that we already have access to in our own hearts? A very powerful message in this poem! Amazing work, Drake!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/19/2013 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hell yeah, Kelly! Definitely! I absolutely couldn't agree more. When an entity or group has to tell adults that treating others poorly is wrong, that is the equivalent to McDonalds' warning labels on cups that coffee is hot.
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 8:31:00 AM
    shiiiiitttt-ake mushrooms...

    Kelley Avatar James Kelley
    Date: 12/16/2013 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 12/16/2013 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ooohhhh James I'm teeellling. LOL
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/16/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HAHAHAHAH! YES! Agreed.
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 8:43:00 PM
    A very thoughtful verse here. Rewarding to read- thanks for sharing. : ) Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/16/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And thank you for stopping by, Laura! =)
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:56:00 PM
    Drake Well said and true! Truth has an unwelcome ring! My Best, chuck

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/16/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Chuck! Yes, quite right!
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 1:57:00 PM
    You don't mince words my darling, good on you, wish I were this brave with words, ah, but rather than envy it, I embrace it with pride, you and you're ways, are endearing to me, have a wonderful day, one day you and I will collab, about what I don't know, but we should make an attempt, heh? hugs xxx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/13/2013 2:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I sure don't. Not going to ever stop either. :) We will absolutely do a collab. Something will come to mind, this I have no doubt on. :) Thank you so much, Vie.
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 8:53:00 AM
    Good morning Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/13/2013 12:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hola sir!
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 3:15:00 PM
    Hey! Just passing by...Miss ya! Hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/12/2013 10:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And hi to you too. =) Hugs!
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 7:51:00 AM
    Yes, sometimes peace seems to be the most fought over concept. Your talent for exposing the bare belly of truth amazes me.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/11/2013 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's one of the saddest ironies of our time. Yet, the sheep continue to walk that path in cotton bunches of immaturity. Thank you so much, Monterey!
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 7:47:00 AM
    Good morning Drake.

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


    Hola!
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 4:20:00 AM
    piercing way to clamor for peace, drake... i am blown by the magnitude of your message in just a few words.. some kind of awesome!.. huggs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/11/2013 6:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Then you see/understand the bigger goal here. I'm so grateful for you, Nette. We're long overdue on a Skype chat. Hug!
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 7:08:00 PM
    True that...Thanks for stopping by, I was channeling Bly's "Men's Retreat!"

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/11/2013 6:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HA! Awesome! =D Makes total sense. Thanks so much, Jimbo!
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Perfect chose of words. It reads like looking from the outside with s clear internal view? Crafty peace of work!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/11/2013 6:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is certainly a good way to look at it, since that's exactly how it felt for me when I wrote this. "Crafty peace", I see what you did there. :)
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 11:31:00 AM
    You never cease to amaze with your talent. Always so thoughtfully deep. Hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/11/2013 5:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awesome. I'm very glad to hear that, Sarai. Thank you!
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 9:27:00 AM
    a powerful one, Drake!! what a quote you put with it!!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/10/2013 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I absolutely appreciate that, Andrea. Truly. :)
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 8:58:00 AM
    I do love that quote from Carlin. Thanks for making me smile. "castrated peace" what a great coupling of words!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/10/2013 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, that quote resounds strongly with me. You're very welcome, Richard! =D
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