Who's Next, Identified

Who's Next, Identified

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

 

 

Who's Next, Identified

 

 

sidewalk surfin'

pick 'em truck

layin' them down

 

bike paths widened

flattened with smoldering skin

as bandage

 

the eclipse has finally hit us

there is no moon over the city tonight

 

just reckless rubber

with portal purpose meeting

frenzied faces

scurrying for cover

in parallel streets

 

Paris re-happens

London re-happens

life re-happens

death re-happens

 

blame it on the pit bull

who lay in the previous doghouse

take that theory for a walk

 

it's a blame game of satisfaction

for the smiling, thumbs-up devil in disguise

 

semi-gravity lowers the boom again

and the sound is heard

 

ever closer

ever closer

 

ever closer.

 

 

erin-cilberto

11/1/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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Bombs re-happen again as the eclipse of your sick verbiage and references rips through me... As always, again, and forever possibly... You teach me new ways to string thought in a congruent flow-landscape... Brilliant stuff...

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind words, Silente.
j.
Silente

2 Weeks Ago

Of course...
i can't imagine .. the pain and suffering is horrible .. the futility of "blaming" rings loud and clear in between your lines, jacob. it is a very dangerous world and we all have to be aware and responsive .. a terrible, terrible day for victims, families and America when these kinds of things occur.. :((
E.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

yes, a terrible day for all of us....thank you, E.

j.
Hello old friend.
I've missed you.
A person who greatly intrigued me passed away in Manhattan. He went by the name Kantbot. In a video, where I first discovered him, he was going on about German Idealism in relation to politics. I didn't follow his connection, but I'm poised to investigate further. I hope he rests in peace.

I really enjoyed this piece, it reminded me of the past feelings I've had reading your work. Thus, a feeling or sense that I'm reading something of high value that's been purified or has been distilled in the perfect amount.

thank you,
Dalton

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

good to hear from you again...and thank you for your words...i am sorry about the loss of your frien.. read more
Yes, it re-happens and the eve of destruction looms. When will it all end? Will we ever feel safe? Very scary world we live in now. Questions are all we have and the answers seem questionable at best! The emotions come through loud and clear. Lydi**

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind words, Lydi.
j.
and what I wonder is ..... at what point in these pathway bombers lives did everything start to fall apart. I mean, I am a big believer of the human race beginning and ending in love, but what has happened to these cirb mounters ..... have they been brainwashed so much they no longer see straight Puppets - all of them puppets - life should never have to be spent looking over your shoulder for trouble.

Poignant words Jacob ... a lot of questions that need answering before its all really too late X

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

i agree with everything you said..puppets who just let themselves be manipulated for the most bizarr.. read more
When I think of Hilter & Stalin, a huge scale of human devastation cast upon innocence, I just think they came back and are trying out the terror on a smaller scale just so they can hang around longer.

What is next?

Regards,
Al

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

yes, Hitler reincarnated...i see that for sure.
thanks, Al.
j.
It saddens me greatly that there should ever be a need for words such as these, but since there is clearly such a need, I am truly glad that you jacob undertook to write them. Therefore, on behalf of all decent folk everywhere, I thank you....N

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind words, Neville...

j.
A brutal subject to deal with because there is no easy answer to the question. Hard to deal with people who do not seek an ending, but only a continuation of mayhem. All in the name of God...or Allah...or Buddha... or whatever name the religion knows him by.
It has gone on for centuries and I'm afraid there are centuries of this to come.
Seems the only thing we tolerate nowadays is intolerance.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

yes, i am afraid it has only just begun...
thank you for your insights, Ted.
j.
Million questions. No answers. This is now the world we live in.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

yes, no real answers...and supposedly all this done in the name of God?what God would want this done.. read more
An apt questioning of this brutal act told in wonderful pictorial metaphor. I think IS is now desensitising us all to their cause as we grow so accustomed to reading about and being vulnerable to, such acts of violence against the 'innocent'.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

yes, a bit desensitized but is there really a cause?

i don't see it.....thank you for.. read more

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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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