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a spectre resurrected

a spectre resurrected

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


a spectre resurrected 

 

 

four ghosts in Ohio

fill empty seats in a classroom

where nothing was really learned

 

and militia danced into a blue horizon

guns cocked and loaded

with idealistic triggers taped to their

itchy fingers

 

their books lie dormant

gathering the dust of delusion

ammo for the emulsified movement

 

nothing came of it

in the end,

the matter was simply contents

in a book of unresolved motion

 

that became hard bound inertia

and unread lines between the lines.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

8/1/15


© 2015 jacob erin-cilberto



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oh jacob! your title and first line hit me like a ton of emotive bricks ..damn!! the times so different and yet not ...but the passion of the youth back then really did hold the high ground ..senseless war and government double speak ... baby boomers outnumbered them all and the war ended ... everyone was wounded at Kent State that day and I am surprised how your poem re-opens that wound in me ... I wasn't present physically but I was with them just the same ... well timed remembrance sir ..we should all take a step back and do some serious soul searching ...
E.

Posted 7 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

7 Months Ago

i wasn't there physically either, E. but at SIU we felt the repercussions and percussions...and sch.. read more
erin-cilberto,
In "a spectre resurrected" I feel the pain within the desire for relief; looking to find relief from what needs to be rectified. protest that turned against. Your chosen thought process and word choice gave this person a new revelation into this period of time and place. Hard to read, to think. so bless you for this tribute. Kathy

Posted 7 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

7 Months Ago

it definitely was a period that had its moments, good and bad...but mostly good because people got t.. read more
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A truly talented gifted writer penned this piece....nicely inked!

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your very kind words, Jane.

j.
i'm hearing neil young....

"four dead in ohio...."

and because "nothing came of it", all the more reason never to forget....

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

responded to this review two weeks ago...but sometimes they just don't go through...
thank yo.. read more
We shouted out for peace and love that never came...so we looked around the place to find a face to take the blame for wars and scores of other things we found a shame...now there's holes in our umbrellas and the rain don't stop...their trying to pave paradise to put up a parking lot...

From...Big Yellow Taxi Revisited ...a song I wrote in tribute to Joni. I enjoyed the read Jacob...always a pleasure to read your musings my friend.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind review...i am going to look up that poem again...

"don't it a.. read more
I remember reading about the Kent State protest shootings... such a senseless tragedy...this brought to mind Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Youngs, "Ohio"...great write, my friend...

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

yes, it was tragic....it started the protests at SIU...that eventually shut down our campus that May.. read more
four ghosts four dead and all but forgotten and nothing learnt. Very nice J

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, andrew.

j.
Four Dead in Ohio! Who couldn't forget the stark shocking images from a government bungling on a day where students lay dead. CSNY echo in my head.

What a write! BRAVO!

Regards,
Al



Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind review...

j.

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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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