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As the dust settles

Pheromones’ anguish, settle for censored compromises Windows layered across beckoned cathedrals Shattered by chipped stones of the hypocrite Wanton hearts scramble to restore weakest links To a forged importance Vacuumed tears towards a leader-less Sun Yet, these incipient bonds Will NOT BREAK For it was today Where cognitive dissonance fell unto a rejected, abstract morrow As disarrayed perceptions Copy & paste their way to mirrored confessional booths Begging for error’s atonement In order to repeat pencil-drawn, vicious circles Tomorrow … Oh, what good is a curdled beggar reaching out for God’s clarity? When they already took back the “change” left in His basket? ©Drake J. Eszes

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 1/23/2014 9:44:00 PM
A moment of spirit humble...with two feet firmly in poetic reality....nice effect! Jimbo
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Drake Eszes
Date: 1/23/2014 9:51:00 PM
Yes sir, precisely!!!! Thank you so much, Jimbo!!!
Date: 12/30/2013 5:59:00 AM
Great write Drake. Hope to read many more in the new year!
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/30/2013 6:00:00 AM
Possibly, yes. But, thank you very much, Gerald. =)
Date: 12/29/2013 9:34:00 AM
People will remember what you did not what you said, so I am totally with you in this piece Drake!! Awesome piece once again.. Happy New Year :)
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/29/2013 9:38:00 PM
PRECISELY IT!!!! YES! It's so damn easy to talk, but nothing more. 'Tis a real shame. Thank you so much, Wilma. =D
Date: 12/27/2013 9:03:00 AM
Good morning Drake. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas. As for me I need to buy a good pair of stretchy pants.
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/27/2013 9:06:00 AM
Me too! =D I hope you had a kick ass Xmas!
Date: 12/25/2013 9:37:00 AM
Powerful words Drake. Have a very Merry Christmas with your family. Betty
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/27/2013 8:44:00 AM
Awesome. Thank you, Betty. And to your family too!
Date: 12/24/2013 6:10:00 PM
Hello, my man Drake! As usual, another great write! Must tell you how much I enjoy your show where we get to hear these sweet folks recite their works! Understand FJ will be co-hosting Jan 12th...YOU WILL HAVE YOUR HANDS FULL, Mr. Drake!!! LOL She's a bit on the wild side but deep down she's such a sweetie! One of my favourite Soupers! Merry Christmas my very talented man!
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Date: 12/27/2013 8:44:00 AM
Jack, Jack, JACK!!! Yes, FJ is my next guest. It's going to be quite the damn day. lol I like wild. It's good for my complexion. My body is ready. :) I hope you had a great Xmas!
Date: 12/24/2013 2:31:00 PM
excellently penned piece to you and your family have a beautiful love filled christmas and a joyful new year
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/27/2013 8:40:00 AM
Thanks Liam, you too.
Date: 12/24/2013 8:52:00 AM
First, Merry XMAS! My friend! 2nd.....my daughter called me from her hotel Sun. morning, inviting me downtown to breakfast, I completely forgot about the show! and later felt remorse....like I let you down...even had a poem (and story, of course!)I ready....missed you and community! All my love, jimbo
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/27/2013 8:39:00 AM
JIMBO!!!! Merry Xmas sir! No worries, FAMILY FIRST! =D You didn't let me down at all. You were missed though. You rock sir!
Date: 12/23/2013 3:34:00 PM
No new posts meaning you are busy.Really wished I could call just to wish you a merry christmas yesterday but was impossible..But at least i can thankyou right here and a merry christmas to you ..your mum and loved ones too.
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/23/2013 11:14:00 PM
Hi there! Yes, quite busy. But, still here! Would be nice if you ever could call. Either way, Merry Xmas to you too!
Date: 12/23/2013 9:19:00 AM
Good morning Drake. I hope you are enjoying a cup of eggnog maybe a bit of Rum and surrounded by those you love. Merry Christmas Drake.
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/23/2013 10:14:00 AM
Buenos Dias sir! =D Merry Xmas to you too!
Date: 12/22/2013 6:59:00 AM
Very deep imagination. Unconquerable thoughts.
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Date: 12/22/2013 9:24:00 AM
Indeed! Thank you so much, Wendy! It's nice to meet you. :)
Date: 12/19/2013 1:17:00 PM
Awesome piece! You make your points vividly with creative ways of getting the point across. Never a dull moment in your writing. Always, Laura
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Date: 12/19/2013 1:27:00 PM
I aim to please and never, ever be dull. :) Thank you very much, Laura.
Date: 12/19/2013 7:56:00 AM
- Must admit that I do not always understand your poems Drake ..... but you are proficient! - I read over and over again to try the best I can :) - You use words that ... not even "google" manage to translate into Norwegian :))) - I want to thank you for a enjoyable friendship in years 2013 - Wishing you and your family a happy Christmas - thanks for the many beautiful poems - and thanks for the many pleasant comments on my poems. - Love / always to you Drake !! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/19/2013 11:32:00 AM
- Maybe you need Google with a Norwegian phrase! ---- " Du må ikke snåfle i tøflene dine"------
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/19/2013 8:16:00 AM
HA! If my words are causing disruptions on Google Translate, that must be a huge achievement in of itself. =D My best to you & your family too this Xmas!
Date: 12/19/2013 7:13:00 AM
Good morning, see my response bellow. Have a great day drake
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/19/2013 8:13:00 AM
You got it! You too sir!
Date: 12/19/2013 7:00:00 AM
I face the hypocrite daily, in a mirror! Well written Drake,,,Merry christmas,, Chuck
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/19/2013 7:09:00 AM
I understand, Chuck. Merry Xmas to you too sir!!!
Date: 12/17/2013 3:17:00 PM
There is such a moral message to be learned here........words come cheap, but actions prove one's sincerity and true intentions.....one's moral truth is what one does when no one can see us. Such a timely poem for this season of giving, this season of love and the season of humility. Nice one, Drake!
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Date: 12/18/2013 8:32:00 AM
Very, very well said...spot on, per usual dear Carrie! =D Thank you so much!
Date: 12/17/2013 7:54:00 AM
Well done! Those who walk through life looking down on everyone else cover themselves in sadness. Those with humble hearts are blessed because they are constantly looking up to the source of all love.
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Date: 12/17/2013 8:32:00 AM
Yes, absolutely. What's worse are those who continue to correct the same errors they put on themselves, which end up affecting everybody else. Thank you so much, Monterey!
Date: 12/16/2013 3:21:00 PM
Hi, Drake, this is a good one at this time of year. the last part very powerful. yes, mountains seem to be looming, they are so close to my house!! So pretty.
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/17/2013 8:28:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea. Ah, sounds like a very pretty area then.
Date: 12/16/2013 8:56:00 AM
"the holier than thou" attitude springs forth.. when will people walk their talk and stop pretending to be far superior than the rest with their lies ?.. worthy, defining write!... huggs
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Date: 12/16/2013 8:58:00 AM
This is why I adore you, Nette. It's like you understand me. =D Spot on comment! Thank you so much!
Date: 12/16/2013 8:20:00 AM
Ah, man...I've missed your words. I thought you had stopped posting completely when you left ol' FB...wish I would have known, would have came here sooner! Ha. Like I said, great surprise. Hope you are well. -BROFIST-
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/16/2013 8:26:00 AM
MY GOOD MAN! WOOT! Yup, I've been here since 2010. I left FB and didn't look back. You have a LOT to catch up on, lol! I'm doing quite well. Damn, you've been missed man! -BROFIST-
Date: 12/15/2013 5:33:00 PM
Always a pleasure to read your verse such a unique perspective fav line [Where cognitive dissonance fell unto a rejected, abstract morrow] marrow might work there as well! Happy Holidays Light & Love
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/16/2013 7:01:00 AM
Yeah, that could possibly work too. Thank you very much, Debbie. I appreciate that.
Date: 12/15/2013 8:48:00 AM
If not for us hypocrites all the pews would be empty. There is a song that was recorded by Pat Boon called " Put Your Hand In The Hand" I think it illustrates how flawed we all are. Thankfully God loves us and asks us to come to him as we are and he will help us see ourselves in his light, a truly transforming Experiance!
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/19/2013 8:15:00 AM
Yup...this sounds about right. Love this.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/19/2013 7:07:00 AM
We are to forgive Seventy times seven or as many times as we want God to forgive us. I will just keep on forgiving and forget the counting, I don't want to take any chances. It doesn't mean I have to spend time in their toxicity. I choose where my mind rests.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/15/2013 9:14:00 AM
Look up the words to the song, I think you would enjoy them.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/15/2013 9:12:00 AM
Yes but if those toxic souls are in Holy places they may be purified and in the process become a refreshing drink.
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/15/2013 8:59:00 AM
You're not wrong about that. Also, that song sounds vaguely familiar. We are all flawed, yes. But, what good is an apology when it becomes repeated? It's not a concern of hypocrisy, so much as just sheer toxicity of the hearts around us who are trying to better one another. Cheers, Richard. You rock my soul, sir!
Date: 12/14/2013 9:18:00 PM
Deep, you have taken me into the deepest recesses of your intriguing mind my friend! I loved reading this tremendous write here this evening! You have bent the world into your own brilliant mind here and shared it with all of us! And I for one am loving what you have done! I am always impressed with what you write Drake, you have opened my mind to unique thoughts, awesome thoughts! What a glorious piece you have written, Great Work!!
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/15/2013 8:55:00 AM
I just call things as I observe from a distance, both good & bad. I am truly appreciative for that, Russell. Thank you so much!
Date: 12/14/2013 8:17:00 PM
Loved the forged importance Drake...more action speak louder than words? You aways leave me happy and wondering about things..but I always feel in agreement with you even if it's over my head..:-)
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Date: 12/15/2013 8:54:00 AM
Haha. That's cute. I understand what you mean, Donna. Well, it's not necessarily actions being louder than words. It's actions determining who one is. "Our choices make us", as it is said. This is more about the same kind of apologies always being the action and nothing more. When does one finally learn from their mistakes so it doesn't hurt others? Thank you so much!!!
Date: 12/14/2013 12:28:00 PM
Some can't resist going back... Flesh can be stronger than spirit. Yet, that a sinner - not a hypocrite make. If I read this right that is. Love the deep mystification of your writes. Incredible my friend <3
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/15/2013 8:49:00 AM
You speak with wisdom!
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Drake Eszes
Date: 12/14/2013 3:26:00 PM
Indeed, you make a good point & I do not disagree. :) You're on the right track, yes. But, this was more about those who simply don't practice what they preach. Many thanks, Sarai.
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