the force

the force

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

the force


love's ruinous nature compels
hearts to suicidal empathy
moribund expansions,
pulsating conundrums
we can't figure out,
solutions condemned to wonder

but regardless,
we manage to drive the reckless abandon
into the first beautiful tree 
we see.


erin-cilberto
6/20/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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The below lines. I have known.
"but regardless,
we manage to drive the reckless abandon
into the first beautiful tree
we see."
Those beautiful trees. Make us hope and wish. Thank you Jacob for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

glad you could relate, my friend.
thank you for the visit...
j.
Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome Jacob.
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Gee
For some strange reason the last few lines had Marc Bolan spring to mind.
We all crave love, to love, be loved, many spend their lives yo yoing between euphoria and heartache.
Evening Jacob, hope you are well

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

thank you, Gee...appreciate your words, doing fine and heading out to tennis in a few...

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Love it Jacob I really do as usual

Posted 4 Months Ago


When love casts it spell over one we have no power but some do those who have been hurt too often will resist with undying force

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Julie.
j.
it's like driving a car, love is, dear brother...At any time you can choose to not stop at the red light and then name it anarchy, or to drive over the cliff and be resigned to it's revolutionary spirit. But imbedded in our desires to be transported is our unquestioned desire to get somewhere...

Every love affair is not a train wreck and every beautiful tree does not have the names of lovers carved for posterity. But sometimes we wish it so....great poem my friend...
ps: I've been trying to be the care taker for an old mother....haven't been around lately...but so glad you still are.....dana

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

your philosophies are so spot on, dana.
thanks for the visit and the words...
j.
Don't we though?! Every time! "We manage to drive
The reckless abandon into the first beautiful tree we see." " Love's ruinous nature compels hearts to suicidal empathy." So eloquent, so true. One and one doesn't always add up to two but love makes us all daredevils...Great poem!

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Annette...
j.
jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

is the site working okay for you now? been okay the past two days for me...
I had to smile. You certainly wrote this wonderful poem with force.

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

thank you, Aunt Astri...

j.
Hopefully, this is a force almost always with us--an emotion heavily muscled.
May we all know suicidal empathy, live in glorious wonder and end up wrapped around the nearest beautiful tree. A special kind of tree-hugger.
Powerful poetry, Jacob!

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Jimmy
Beautifully expressed reckless love.

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

thank you , Moon....appreciate your visit....and kind words.
Condemned to wonder, now there's a prison I wouldn't mind as my own address.

Regards,
Al

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

thank you, my friend....
"return to sender" eh???? yes.
j.

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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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