idiot poet

idiot poet

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

idiot poet

 

 

i'm now an older sot

without much of a plot

 

steeped in disarray

sorting out one awry cry 

at a time

 

if wisdom is sense

or sense, wisdom

i possess neither,

and my cornea is no clearer

 

the one in my fading mind

but with love i do mind you

in the heart's sense

as well as following your plot

 

regards to modification

but i'm modified enough, thank you

 

and the reality is

a subordinate stream of assent

 

is how i'll be ascending

when the end comes

 

of me, 

or us

 

no thematic twists left

no surprise endings

 

there will be a last word

and i will probably misspell it

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

7/26/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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In the Book of Errors you stand next to a tall E.

Regards,

Al

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, my friend.
j.
I love the irreverance here Jacob. Excellent 'bad' poem.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Ken...:)))
We are what life has shaped us to be, with all our faults we are still unique ... idiots are often geniuses lol

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Stella...
j.
A lovely, clever write J, yes we all strive for that classic, bending the rules, stretching the imagination of the reader, to try something different only to find if it fails there are no reviews lol, but it was fun at the time and at worst for me I find, I only lose two maybe up to four readers/reviewers per year on my writes.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for sharing that....yes, we do take risks sometimes and have no idea how our work will be .. read more
I'm kinda flattered and somewhat honored that you've invested some of your very valuable time to write a painfully accurate poem about me.
Gratified, that you've correctly spelled "misspell"--a word commonly "mispelled."
As for the actual last word, "it," that was also handled quite nicely.
"idiot poet" consists of many insightful metaphors, stinging lines and clever turns-of-phrase: truly outstanding work!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your very kind review, Jimmy...i always find your works so clever---
j.
Bloody fricking brilliant... I just... I have no words... In regards to modification... No thanks. I am modified enough... Your wordplay... 1,000,000/100.... Masterfully penned....
But no really...
Masterfully penned...

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Silente...
j.
Oh dear -- the old age blues! The secret is to just carry on and you will surprise yourself. I loved this fictitious poem. I think I will print it off and hang it above my bed.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you so much Aunt Astri.
j.
We all feel unimpressed with ourselves, once in awhile. If our work made us happy all the time, we would not improve. That's the feeling your poem has invoked in me.

To be content with yourself when the bell tolls, a lifetime challenge. A challenge of never being content. I enjoyed your poem. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you Joe...yes, we strive to write the classic, and often times we look at what we write with e.. read more
lol, same here my friend...this was cute and the last line made me chuckle out loud!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Corset---:)))

j.
"there will be a last word
and i will probably misspell it"

True words of an humble poet...



Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Carol.
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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