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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Jacoooobbbbb!!!!! ?This is so so beautiful, I enjoy getting lost into your poetry, how do you make your muse stay up so late, so around you? I have enjoyed this one with all that there is in my mind. I gotta libray it for an often read..

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cassie

1 Month Ago

and this line here made me laugh
(i had buckets of well wishes for friends but they kicked t.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your kind review, Cassie.
j.
Poets write past their bucket list...
Writing is a way of learning how to live well.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

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

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months 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 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months 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 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months 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 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, kitty,
j.
kitty

2 Months 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 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months 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 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

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

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months 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 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Anne----so good to see you.
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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