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The Final Stand

And I witness
Your deplorable “glory”
Hunching over my tattered spine,
So we can have something in common

You walk with glorified shell-shock,
Another sentient tongue, 
Straddling on the Eros of vindication

Your sandpaper hands
Reach for an assaulted tenderness
Embracing lambasted lyric

Another tenor’s proclamation
That their oxidized octaves
Are legitimately sound

…

Nobody is listening.

…

So, you try to rectify your ill-erect
Compass
Only heading south
Bound
By meandering prophecies,
Unwritten
Undeclared

Just another pre-historic fool
Believing the Jamaican grass is greener on
The other side

Puff your corrupted beliefs
Toward laundered Benjamins
While I soak in the bloodied joy,
That I remain priceless

…

Approach me
While you suffer tiny warden syndrome
In High Definition

Be the insignificant syllable that 
Becomes, you, a fragmented figment
Of your re-imagination

Call in your slobbering pinchers and
Convince them why dethroning my smile
Will be that change you conspire,
Because I stood taller than the arrogant
Umbilical c(h)ord that breastfeeds your high horse

For I am you
I am you
Every kick, every punch, every verbal attack
Every overcompensating, born-again glare
You blasphemously portray

But, it is not me you scar.
IT IS NOT ME THAT YOU SCAR!

…

Your one-night stand with perception
Succumbs your third-eye

Keep drinking from your bloodied, rustic w(h)ine glass,
As you drown in your declarations of dependence
Screaming to be louder than love
Louder than your ordained intentions
To become a speck of importance

To be worth something,
Something more,
Than the lunging foot you believe
Will keep me down

©D.J.E.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 6/13/2017 11:59:00 AM
I so admire the great depth, beauty and shining truth in this well written verse gems my friend!! A magnificent poem to be read and admired.... A fav and a gleaming gem to read over and over.
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Drake Eszes
Date: 6/13/2017 12:01:00 PM
Many, many thanks, Robert. Cheers sir.
Date: 5/31/2016 3:42:00 PM
You are so good at what you do, Drake. Always such fine imagery. The poetry of the thinking poet!
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Drake Eszes
Date: 6/16/2016 9:40:00 PM
I do appreciate that so much, Andrea. :)
Date: 5/31/2016 10:30:00 AM
Hey, where have you been hibernating? Pleased to see you back with your pyrotechnic use of eye and mind wowing language! Always a pleasure to read you. / Maurice
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Drake Eszes
Date: 6/16/2016 9:40:00 PM
Still around. Embracing life. But, still around. :) Thank you so much, Maurice.
Date: 5/28/2016 10:50:00 AM
Drake, I have missed your peculiar style of writing that I can only seem to find from this page ... reading this over again, I think I understood it more ... "meandering prophecies" "corrupted beliefs" "born-again glare" ... it seems that some overtly pious person has gotten a bit full of himself and is using his enlightenment to shut others down rather to build them up ... another passionate call-out with your own deeply metaphoric voice. Creative wordplay with the c (h) ord, w (h) ine.
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Drake Eszes
Date: 5/28/2016 11:08:00 PM
You are 100% spot on. I'll share the story w/you one day, as this happened some time ago. But, you absolutely nailed it. Power > Empower...one day, they'll get it right. Thanks so much, Tim!
Date: 5/28/2016 9:32:00 AM
A treat to start my day! It's good seeing you back writing. I hope all is well my friend.
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Drake Eszes
Date: 5/28/2016 11:06:00 PM
Many thanks, Richard. I hope you're doing good too, kind sir.