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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: 8/3/2014 4:11:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this peer into your heart. This resonates well. Just got done with Facebook myself. Wastebook Tracking Device. I too, am 37 Sagittarius . (early Dec) Wisdom is definitely for sharing!~JSL 7 rate, but I won't call you "friend:)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/29/2014 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there, Debbie! :) I look forward to you reading more too! Thank you so much!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/3/2014 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha! Nice. That's awesome. Sags rule! Cheers, Roboto!
  1. Date: 4/23/2014 4:08:00 AM
    to become what u hv fogttn ...<3

  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!
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