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along with the poems that can't be saved

along with the poems that can't be saved

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

 

along with the poems that can't be saved

 

 

don't need a bucket list....

i have enough of them,

 

one for my old sandbox

which has become a quicksand box of painful memories

 

i have that bucket of tears

but cried it dry

 

the bucket used to clean up my emotional messes

but so many holes made it useless years ago

 

i had buckets of well wishes for friends

but they kicked the bucket

before i could send them

 

and now i have a bucket of unused flowers

which never survived the weeds

of shame

 

don't need a bucket list...

i will continue to do what needs to be done

the wishes will have to be saved

 

for the next flood of philandering 

miscues and hopeful attention

that might need to be thrown into the 

 

wishing well.

to drown with my sorrows.

 

 

erin-cilberto

9/22/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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Poets write past their bucket list...
Writing is a way of learning how to live well.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

i do agree with that statement 100 percent...
thank you, Bacchus.
j.
The poems will still run in the background

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Jon....
j.
Self preservation...sometimes a cold view of life rattling events. Sometimes it is easier to be flippant than to be swallowed by circumstances. Such strong emotion...so well expressed. Love your writing as always.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

like your insight...thanks for the kind words, Larq..
j.
Hopefully all sorrows will drown and a happy poet will survive.

Regards,
Al

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

that is a sweet thought...
thanks, Al.
j.
We are creative at different stages of our lives. We put aside poems we intend to post , that seem relevant to the status quo but as time goes on they seem to bear little significance to life measures. I can see where you are coming from with this piece. I agree totally.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words, kitty,
j.
kitty

2 Weeks Ago

You are very welcome, my friend and fellow writer.
The contemplation of sorrows binds all our miseries and joys together, leaving us to sort out that mess. Very insightful.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you, Stonz....
j.
We can not plan to be happy when some event happens...a new car, a new love, a concert. Nope, we have to do what we want NOW...no one is promised a certain amount of time in this lifetime. Life is filled with potholes...it is how you navigate them that determines your happiness. Lydi**

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind review, Lydi.
j.
Jacob
brilliant yet again
love it

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you, Julie.
j.
Life gets in the way. It's terribly ironic don't you think. This pitch perfect piece carries sorrow on its journey.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words, Anne----so good to see you.
j.
loved it great work emotional and beautiful

''i had buckets of well wishes for friends

but they kicked the bucket
before i could send them'' amazing soo good
 

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind words, Annette,
j.

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jacob erin-cilberto
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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