caught in a Bell Jar of sorts

caught in a Bell Jar of sorts

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

caught in a Bell Jar of sorts

 

 

 

there must be passion somewhere in this ocean of madness

or maybe the madness is all the passion we have left

 

or maybe what's left of us is what the world needs to summon

a summons,

an arrest of our better nature.

 

a coming out, of sorts

from the closet of apathetic suits

that all hang the same from the hanger of numb, twisted metal

 

our metal, our guts, our hearts

ask for the light to be turned off

shadows are more comfortable

 

when the ocean is a flooding house of white coats

something's coming to take me away

 

a suicide of caring,

will today be the day i pull the silent trigger

 

or maybe the day i put away the gun

surrender to what could be

 

and get on with it.

 

 

erin-cilberto

10/22/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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They're coming to take me away! Ha ha! Ho ho! Hee hee! La la! I was reading most studiously until I got to that line, then my imagination exploded into a less serious direction. Thank you for the fun magic carpet ride (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

ha ha, yes, Napolean Bonaparte the III--
thank you for sharing my friend.

j.
awesome the ending was right on

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you, marilyn...
j.
Another clever write j, like
opening a can of worms. The closing line is fitting!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words, andrew.
j.
Sylvia Oh Sylvia... It's starting to rain..
Deep dark recesses of a mind-framed
searching a soul that can unmangle this maze
Sylvia Oh Sylvia.. It's starting to rain..

Sometimes and Ending ..... cures.

Deep/Sorrowful/Sad/Depression

Jazzy.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind and insightful words, Jazzy...

j.
J. J.  Nightingale

3 Weeks Ago

You are welcome .... This one hit close to home....J.J.
The what ifs are clearly illuminated in a stunning choice of poetic silence.

Regards,
Al

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you, Al.
j.
My favorite phrase 'get on with it' sooo English! Desperation jumps of the page.... sounds like our world right now! Amazing!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your insightful point of view, Hebe.
j.
A manifesto of profound despair.
"To be, or not to be"; more accurately, perhaps, to mentally check out or remain engaged, and accept.
Hoping the poet will do neither.


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words, Jimmy.
j.
A bell-jar would be a difficult place to exist, so exposed and yet trapped. You create such an atmosphere of confusion and frustration and despair in this one Jacob.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words, John.

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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