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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
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 4:56:00 AM

    Wow, the power behind your words is extremely exceptional my friend! You have impressed me wit this Senryu, a form I haven't seen you try yet, but it suits you well, you did very awesome with it! "...screwing for virginity" Ha ha now that is funny, but also a very serious ring to it! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this illustrious piece Drake, What a fabulous poem, Great Work!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/10/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've dabbled in a few Senryus in my time. ;-) But, I do WHOLLY appreciate it. =D You rock, Russell. Thank you!
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 9:13:00 PM

    THAT is it...I'm glad I saw this before I left. Drake there is no better way to sum up war in a way that every single person from every single culture can understand. THIS is it :)

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 12/15/2013 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You know if you read my responses to your comments you'd know I'll be here a bit longer Drake Eszes. Don't pull the fussing wife out of me....I have to save that energy for Jack!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/9/2013 10:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, precisely. F.J., I dearly appreciate it. You're going to be missed.
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 1:01:00 PM

    Drake, my dear........you tell 'em! Lovely write full of desire and longing for a better more peaceful existence. Great job! Hugs

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/9/2013 1:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I shall. Promise. ;-) Thank you, darling Eileen!
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 12:10:00 PM

    This says so much Drake...and makes much sense.As always..I love the way your ideas mingle..Excellent.

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

    Indeed, Charmaine. Thank you very, very much for that. =)
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 10:57:00 AM

    I could not agree more! :) Very well said Dear Drake. :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/9/2013 10:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D You rock, Catie! Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 10:49:00 AM

    Love your mind...love your quote...love where you take us..

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/9/2013 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And I value yours as well...thank you so much, Donna. =)