and probably then

and probably then

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


and probably then

 

 

 

i write simple

from a mind of complexity

confusion states itself

in terms of agreement

with other self

the one who sold out

to a life of mistakes

and now,

i write simple

because there are no conflicting terms

conflicting themes

conflicting dreams

 

in fact, there are no dreams left

at my ripe old age

the mold on my words is showing

the leftovers of errors

no Gold Glove for this poet

 

i write simple

because?

 

it's all i know

all my capabilities will allow

for now...

 

 

 

1/28/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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Love the introspection. You still hit the ball out of the park, with this leisurely triumphant trot to home plate. As we struggle to surpass last year's home run record perhaps it seems the stadium is not packed and tinnitus hushes the cheers as the season fades to winter's bones.

Posted 6 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, my friend.
j.
VALORMORE DE PLUME

6 Months Ago

Welcome, my pleasure.
Maybe there are no conflicts when one surrenders
to the inevitable that life is as it is, and what one makes of it . A lovely thought provoking write J a clever Fav of yours, multi dimensional for me lol.

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, andrew.
j.
I love your poetry and your thoughts.
"in fact, there are no dreams left
at my ripe old age
the mold on my words is showing
the leftovers of errors
no Gold Glove for this poet"
The above lines. Dryden would of loved. Honest words is all we bleed to paper. Thank you Jacob for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

thank you...and what a thought...that Dryden might have liked a line or two of something i have writ.. read more
Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

You are welcome my friend. Dryden did love the word.
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Gee
Excuse me Jacob, don't be treading all over simple, it's mine and has been for a while now (50+ years)


Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

i hear ya, Gee!

j.
It is good to dream even at old age,you never know that dream is waiting for you to dream it. I disagree that its simple, you are always an exceptional writer and i do love reading you. This simple is good

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Cassie.

j.
the older we get the less our dreams are in color. More often than not, we thrash and flail our arms at the least who fails to believe in us. So, when we were younger we could rely on dreams as a template for creativity. Now we call it "external stimulation" or current events. It's just how we cycle thru the creative process, which i understand, never dulls within us.

I start each day with a drink of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar (with the mother), cinnamon and honey, one baby aspirin and my blood pressure medicine. By 10:30AM i'm feeling like s**t so I try my hand at writing something. Sometimes something comes out....Often times it doesn't. I,like you dear brother, have no conflicting terms, themes or dreams.....Either I feel it or I don't.....great poem....dana

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

your responses always move me...your insights are incredible, just about life in general, and are al.. read more
There must be a dream left, somewhere tucked away, perhaps within your subconscious.

I fail to see the mold on your words...only a salacious appetite for more!

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

you are kind, thank you, Kelly...

j.
Best way to write, it seems to me. Simple. And deep.

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

thank you, Archie.

j.
I do so enjoy simple..its easier to feel, to savor, to remember.. thank you for the simple... write on..

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Tbear.
j.
There is nothing wrong with simple. I say this as the simplest and most straight forward of writers, of course, so I am biased. I don't really like poems that leave me thinking wtf? unless it's so out of the box that it is funny. But hey, what do I know? I am just a simple gal.

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

you know plenty, KL...you know plenty!

thank you,
j.

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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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