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Please, don't call me your 'Friend'

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Please, don't call me your 'Friend'

You will never write me.
You will never call.

You will never inquire about my day.
You will believe my heart will never fall. 

Your words will be made
Of incendiary copiers
Of toddler’s glue

To tell hundreds of others
How unique
They never were

Without online reminders,
I will be another passing celebration.

Another misunderstood gasp of amnesia
Reaching out with curdled arms
Amongst plucked yesterdays

Where were you in the weeks of our passing lull? 

Did you crawl towards remedial rest stop
As you pleasured tomorrow’s misguided wish

Because
It was never guaranteed

But, you knew that.

Just like admiration,
Yet, never expecting its counterpart
To be awoken from fantasy’s French kiss

I hold the bliss of hopeful awakenings
From this familiar rooftop
That you will know what it really means
What it really means

To become what you have forgotten

A solicited facade of bonded breaths
Ready to fall

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 2/23/2014 7:41:00 PM

    Drake, Powerful like a snowball that grows from beginning to end and explodes in those wonderful final "A solicited façade of bonded breaths ready to fall".

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/23/2014 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A very kind comment from you, Craig. That is greatly & deeply appreciated. Many thanks! :)
  1. Date: 2/18/2014 1:26:00 AM

    Some friends are better friends because of space. I love my space, but I definitely check up from time to time. I like the way you laid out your thoughts on this issue.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/19/2014 10:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I absolutely agree. Some folks are best in small doses. Thank you very much, Kira. :)
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 7:17:00 PM

    Drake, friends are important, but if they never come around to check on you or pick up the phone to say hi, they are not friends. I love this poem. It says a lot and it gets close to the heart. great work, thanks for sharing.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/13/2014 10:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You got that right. Many, many thanks to you, Lillie. It's very cool to make your acquaintance. :)
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 7:03:00 PM

    i feel the emptiness to and so have a lot of people i'm hearing. but we faithful everyonce in a while come looking for you and that thing you do with words. john

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/11/2014 8:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're are a very, very kind man, John. That's a wonderful comment. We have all been there, yes. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 2/10/2014 9:19:00 PM

    Well coming round to check on you...haven't seen that smiling face on the wall..too many days now..hope all is well Drake..dj

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/10/2014 9:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =) You're adorable, Donna. I'll be posting something new tomorrow. ;-) I hope you're feeling better!
  1. Date: 2/9/2014 12:02:00 PM

    Yee-Hawww Drake! Danged if you didn't tell it like it is darlin'! Straight up and to the point..really tickled me plum to death to see someone with some gumption to let people know how you feel hon'...loved this 'balls' of fire write...lol ;)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/9/2014 12:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HA! Fantastic. I'm all about the gumption, my lady, Mary Jo. :) Thank you kindly!
  1. Date: 2/7/2014 2:41:00 PM

    7 drake! The fall .....past friendship The recovery......not an option! The write....brilliant! My best, chuck

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/9/2014 12:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very, very kind of you to say, Chuck. Thanks so much!
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 10:11:00 AM

    Hello Friend, did you rewrite this one or was I insane the last time I read it*lol* I do in fact see your imbedded humor this time around.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/5/2014 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nope, no rewrites. Lol. Yes, youre insane. :P <3
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 8:24:00 AM

    Good morning D, I hope it isn't snowing hard where you are, cause here, it looks like I a hug Marshmallow exploded in the sky, oh spring oh spring wherever you are, come quick, sending you warm thoughts despite of the cold, take care xxx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/5/2014 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Buenos Dias, I'm in Cali. So, no snow. :) You too!!!!
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 7:04:00 AM

    You have all the right words to speak your mind. and thats a soldier's Salute. Well written. The title just inspired something in me. Thank you

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/5/2014 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As they say, "come correct with who you are". I try to do that. I'm better at that than I used to be. I do appreciate this, Raymond! Cheers sir!
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 9:19:00 PM

    Well another heart stopper...it sure is nice to know who they really are....isn't it....been gone sick almost a month and it was so nice to have those few inquiring messages..waiting...how unique..they never were..a sad line..keep em coming...:-)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/3/2014 9:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yup! You got that right, Donna! You've been missed! It's awesome to see you around again!
  1. Date: 2/2/2014 6:16:00 AM

    - Interesting ............ I am thinking ...... hmmmmmm ...... Some have 49,289 "friends" on "F.BOOK" ..... I do not .... because I have not "gossip book"- Have a great Sunday. - ..... The end ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/3/2014 9:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hell of a comment there! Good call on that, Anne Lise. =) Thank you very much for that!
  1. Date: 2/1/2014 5:31:00 AM

    Ow ..This is powerful and deep Drake.I do feel that there is more than friendship going in these verses...I hope this persona realizes..She s the one you re writing about..I hope she fulfills your wishes and bliss your dear heart with joy.I do feel forgotten by friends at times..till everynow and then they visit or send me a message..But this seems to be more than friend to friend bases.Heart touching.Hope I always be a good poetry friend to you..Im sure you have many friends who care.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 2/1/2014 7:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have people who care and I'm grateful very much for that. But, my wishes are being fulfilled just fine on my own without the reliance/dependency on another. Plus, this wasn't about me, personally. :) It's just folks who use the "friend" word like it's a buzzword on Google. It's pitiful to say the least. You're awesome, dear Charmaine. *big hug*
  1. Date: 1/31/2014 5:07:00 PM

    So expressive. I love how you don't hold back. Very well done!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/31/2014 11:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there, Juliet! :) Holding back is not something I'm good at...ever. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 1/31/2014 3:49:00 PM

    the title grabed me but for a different reason. your words, all i can say is that one day long after we are dead you will be admired for your work. your work is poetry personified.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/31/2014 11:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That is a hell of a comment. Very cool of you to say! Thank you so much, John! :)
  1. Date: 1/31/2014 12:28:00 PM

    Very deep and raw emotions here... you always open a vein and thats a great sign when your pens bleeds... really a great piece Drake...

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/31/2014 11:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there. Yup, for sure. Thank you very much, Debbie.
  1. Date: 1/31/2014 7:29:00 AM

    You constantly amaze me! This is raw, emotional, and powerful. There is pain in feeling insignificant to someone who matters. I always read your poems more than once. And every time I find some new nugget of truth that jumps up and gives me a little smack. This read it is the line "another misunderstood gasp of amnesia". It keeps playing in my head. I think it wants to break free and become its own poem.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/31/2014 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    MONTEREY!!! WOOOOOT! I am beyond elated this morning with everybody's comments, and now yours!! I am so damn fortunate!!!! I'm all for those nuggets of truth. Mmm, I want chicken nuggets now...ANYWAY, the line you mention, well, perhaps something more can come from it. Perhaps...thank you so much, Monterey! =D
  1. Date: 1/31/2014 4:39:00 AM

    Even without an online reminder, you will never be a passing celebration to me. Your heart and talent has captured me over the months. I've been laid up recovering from surgery for the past week or so, yet it is my friends on the soup who are often on my mind and in my heart. Too drugged to write, or read much, but every day I've looked forward to reading your poems... Yes, just to get a feel for how my friend is doing. This was a vivid emotional write... Beautiful though sad.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/31/2014 7:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sarai, first & foremost, I hope you get better quickly! I miss your touching work! True story! You're ENTIRELY too kind with your comment. I can't thank you enough!
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 12:39:00 PM

    Personal! Friend-ships sink. I'm not an introvert, extrovert, just a skeptical-vert. The few friends that I do have, we go way back to crayons and fingerpainting. I make small deposits and watch to see if it accrues, the same, less, or tenfold. Powerful lines with traces of hurt imbedded, taking a stance. A burner for sure... Who's the defendant that you are prosecuting?

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/31/2014 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    "Skeptical-vert", I can dig it! Your small deposit is how I roll too, as I've been through too much to do anything else. The defendants, lol, life & some people on the internet who don't know any better. Thank you very much, Marlon! =D
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/30/2014 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hhmmmm....inquiring minds would like to know who this deceadant...uhh defendant is!!
  1. Date: 1/29/2014 3:34:00 PM

    the most important things about friendship are reciprocity, emotional connection, and respect...actually, i got sick, had a birthday that went on for a week, and learned my speakers got busted, drake... i hope we are still friends???... seriously, you gave this so much energy and was a bit dark.. it's as if i were right inside your mind giving this person on the rocks a blow ... just wow!.. huggs!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/31/2014 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, you are absolutely right, Nette. Are we still friends??? Do you really need to ask that?? ;-) You rock so much. I am deeply grateful to know you. Thank you so much.
  1. Date: 1/29/2014 2:59:00 PM

    If I were to presume to read between the lines, this one comes from the gut of some true feelings It is too easy to think a friendship, or (more) is the real thing,.especially when it is an online communication happening.Sad to say, not everyone is sincere, some only live in the moment for the "thrill" of it...while one on the receiving end, has faith, trust, and honor..The sting of it is painful indeed,..you write for many who have felt the sting of neglect, and carelessness.This packs a punch!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/31/2014 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're spot on, dear Carrie. And, yes, that was my goal. I think it hit a few folks here. I'm all for punch!!!! Speaking of which...I need a drink. Huge hug & thank you, Carrie!!!!!
  1. Date: 1/29/2014 2:39:00 PM

    I love this one, Drake, because I can totally relate. We are too quick to call someone a friend, when really we don't know them at all. Then again, sometimes it is hard to know, there is kind of a blurry spot when a relationship transitions from acquaintances to friends. Or, maybe someone feels there is a friendship while the other one doesn't feel it. Anyway, I enjoyed your poem, it definitely makes a statement.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/31/2014 7:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, quite a few are without realizing the actual value to it. How & when did people start diluting the meaning? You do make a good point on who considers the other as a friend or not. I knew a girl like that where she said "well, I'm HER best friend, but she's not mine". It stung to hear it. Thanks very much, Becca!
  1. Date: 1/29/2014 11:05:00 AM

    LOL "A solicited facade of bonded breaths Ready to fall"... Drake you floor me! Well no surprise to you this goes to MY favs! lol Had fun the other Sunday; thanks again Drake.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/29/2014 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) You rock, FJ. Sunday was impeccably awesome. Thank you so much!!!!!
  1. Date: 1/29/2014 7:18:00 AM

    I just love this Drake.. Yep sometimes people get forgotten so quickly..Don't even realise the person has moved on.. Really enjoyed this one, going right to the core :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/29/2014 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Geez, duplicate posts. Sorry! Anyway, HI WILMA!!! =D You're spot on with that, for sure! Thank you so much! The core is my friend.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/29/2014 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It does go a bit deeper than what entails on its poetic surface. Nice catch. ;-) You've brought me my morning smile. I'm grateful for that, Bindu. Thank you so much!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/29/2014 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It does go a bit deeper than what entails on its poetic surface. Nice catch. ;-) You've brought me my morning smile. I'm grateful for that, Bindu. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 1/29/2014 7:18:00 AM

    The last part of this poem is particularly beautiful. you say it is about friends but somehow to me its seems like there is more to it. but then you know me, I always confess i dont understand everything you write, though i absolutely love your work! I admire the way you pull lines like "just like admiration, yet, never expecting its counterpart", and "I hold the bliss of hopeful awakenings", wow, thats some cool power, dear Drake:) I'm faving this.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/29/2014 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It does go a bit deeper than what entails on its poetic surface. Nice catch. ;-) You've brought me my morning smile. I'm grateful for that, Bindu. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 11:42:00 PM

    this is strong, but very well written. Many will tell you that they are your friends, but very few will be. thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/28/2014 11:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You got that right. Hi & thank you so much, Lucilla! Awesome to see you around! =)
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 7:21:00 PM

    I feel a lot of pain in these words...great one, Drake. Love your work. Always, Laura

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/28/2014 7:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Indeed, Laura. Thank you very much. I'm always happy you come around here. =)
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 4:49:00 PM

    Maybe they didn't know how much they meant to you. Anyway, despite the disappointment , it's a very good poem. Bev

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/28/2014 6:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Those who know me, know I am absolutely not a shy person. I'm about as bold & direct as they come. So, rest assured, no real friends of mine will doubt my feelings for them. :) In the case of this poem, this was just something I had seen happening with others and it just triggered me to say this. Thank you so much, Bev!!! =)
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 2:12:00 PM

    Oh my, just one question Sire, did you scribe this one from your roof top? Have a good one, little lamb, he's watching over you, your fan, xxx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/28/2014 2:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nope, it was from a Starbucks as I drank a huge cup of Chocolate Milk. Thank you darling!!!! :)
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 11:28:00 AM

    I love the wisdom that flowed through your soul on this one Drake. A pure masterpiece! Hugs and love Gail

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 1/28/2014 11:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Gail!!!!! That is very, very kind of you. I am grateful for that. :)
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