token interpretations

token interpretations

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


token interpretations

 

 

magic buses

on polluted highways

exhaust fumes from exhausted poets

high intensity traffic of themes

driven into the ground

 

the same ideas get on at each stop

every day,

ditto routes

ditto stops

ditto conclusions

 

each seat taken with the same faces of revolution

and the same tired lines

get off at the end of the day

 

no resolution.

 

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

9/9/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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Gee
Bit like writing country and western lyrics, samey but with a different coloured hat.
Hi Jacob, hope you and the United States of "is he still in charge ? " are well

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

tend to ignore the news these days, same old story every day...one thing after another---tweet tweet.. read more
Like the man said, there is no new thing under the sun. The best we can hope for is to say the same things, but in different ways. Unfortunately, those who write relationships poems find this concept hard to understand.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

yes, and how many different ways are there?

just like how many chords are there?
read more
No one said it was easy to be a poet. That's true for any endeavor worth pursuing. I'm guilty of similar themes which is why I've slowed down to a pause.

This poem is one I can relate to strongly when browsing this site. But, still, here I am.



Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

yes, still here you are...and i am glad of that, Tim.
thanks for the words,
j.
Step outside the cat box
Let my SHEEPLE GO !!
Following the loudest leader
Seems to have lost it's verve .

Sound Thoughts !!!

Jazzy

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your insights, Jazzy...
j.
J. J.  Nightingale

2 Months Ago

You are welcome jacob...............:).....
The tired in this is almost overwhelming.
It reminds me of two things - the poem which includes the line 'Rage... against the dying of the Light' and a more modern take on it in the form of a digital dance track 'The Film's Cr*p - Let's Slash The Seats'.
A metaphorical masterclass Jacob.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your very kind words and insights, Tony.
j.
So true – innovative and originality of thought takes practice; using all the senses – and yet – that is in itself - no guarantee! Still, you got to start somewhere … bless :-)

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Phill...
j.
Yes, the same themes, "exhausted fumes from exhausted poets on circular highways- great metaphor uncanted j. We have the same human experiences, perhaps seen and interpreted through unique filters...perhaps...

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Annette.
j.
how do you take the same old feeling and present it differently, maybe dress it up a little, or offer a different point of view? so hard. we love, we hurt etc... these feelings are constant and to feel them is human. brilliant metaphors as always. i feel tired of the day in / day out sometimes. i think that's why for me going away and coming back is good

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

yes, taking a break is smart....thank you, Ana...

j.
Guilty as charged. I do find I return to themes and I think that is because they make me feel emotions. Such as catholicism. And yes the internet/computer age has clogged the highways and byways with 'poet' upon 'poet' but such creation is better than killing or taking Prozac I guess. You tell this tale in your word perfect metaphors Jacob.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, John.
j.
An ode to tired conversations and growing hopelessness.
Have sung various versions of this song, myself--though hardly of such quality.
Whether political or poetic, passionate action eventually leads to some form of resolution.
Hard-hitting piece, Jacob!


Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Jimmy...
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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