in you

in you

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

in you

 

 

emergency embraces,

miming lip service,

entwined in the chaos of life

the sanctuary

 

a ride in the ambulance of friendship

takes us to perfect accord

accordion emotions played out

the music of each other

 

close the doors

find solace in tingling skin

touch the nerves

and then we walk again

 

paralysis of pain assuaged

massaged from the heart

grateful eyes need no voice

silent arms hug goodbye.

 

 

erin-cilberto

6/25/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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always nice to have that comforting blanket, that special friend where no words are exchanged and everything is understood, its like a second home!

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your insightful words, andrew.
i used to have someone that i always ran to when things went wrong and i got the comfort i needed, but it was one those things that was good in the moment but unhealthy in the long run and this makes me think of that

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

although for us, it has been almost a 40 year bond....
still strong----thank you for your wor.. read more
sounds like a fiercely emotional roller coaster of a relationship ... i treasure my peace and non-disturbance ...me thinks i would run from this one ..and not as ambulance chaser ;)
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your words, E.
j.
I love the way your word sounds reflected one another within the stanzas. So much great imagery here too...

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you, Zeitnot...i appreciate your kind words,
j.
The last line is sad and profound summing up the whole piece

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you, Poetic Beauty...appreciate your kind reading.
j.
Emotion-packed and metaphor messaged.
You are amazing! One a*s-kicker after another.
Take a bow, kid!--you've been tearin' it up.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your kind words, Jimmy.
j.
You are one of my silent teachers, Jacob, and I thought I would acknowledge that publicly here... Your work never fails to astound my sense of grammatical knowledge...

*paralysis of pain assuaged
massaged from the heart*

Just... Brilliant...

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

you are kind, Silente...

thank you.
j.
Silente

1 Year Ago

Aye, thank you...
grateful eyes need no voice

Really like that line. Feels like an ancient proverb.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your words, Alessander...

j.
What would any of us be without simple words from a friend that extinguishes the heat of frustrations and worries. It can resuscitate hope in the smallest, yet most needful way.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your words, Relic...

j.
comfort is something that in our moments of need we would give anything for but in everyday life is forgotten how powerful it can be. how it is given or received varies but the effect is indescribably unique. a most cherished friend knows just what the doctor orders when sensing it is needed. I agree: "grateful eyes need no voice"... we all look for that connection, that comfort, that momentary escape from everything that I see in your write. ((big hugs)) this one made me want to give you one :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your kind words, April...

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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