Still Carrying your Books in my Mind

Still Carrying your Books in my Mind

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


Still Carrying your Books in my Mind

 

 

 

a reprimanded student of love

detention with no touch

 

lips mumbling alone

not touching other lips

 

the essay disorganized

feelings full of fragmented refuge

 

calling your name from the principal's office

empty hallways answer

 

my own voice

the textbook, heartbreak echo

 

studied your heart for nothing

I would never graduate into your life.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

1/27/18


© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto



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Oh yeah...this says it all. I really love the last line.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Leslie.

j.
So sad...unrequited love from long ago. The metaphor is wonderful. We never forget that school yard crush, do we? Lydi**

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

no we don't..she never knew, and i never got a chance to tell her...thank you, Lydi.
j.
I still have that "where are they now" feeling and what could have been. It's funny how old feelings still have a pang in your heart even though the reasoning part of you knows it all B.S. But what would we be without memories? Thanks for always stirring the pot. CD

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

yes, the do have that pang, no doubt...and keep pinning...
thanks for your kind review, CD..... read more
i flunked 10th hoping to avoid vietnam, not so. we relate on our failure but i was more interested in booze than women. better fortunes ahead Jacob!

regards,
al

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

yes, let's hope better fortunes...
thank you, Al.
j.
Being an entity belonging to the ecosystem of the academia I can fully relate to your thoughts and emotion. Poignant write :)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words, Anand...
j.
'.. the essay disorganized ~ feelings full of fragmented refuge .. ' (the only place to go!)

Cleverly put, metaphorically you. The past certainly gave your readers food for thought, jacob

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind words Ms. EM...

enjoy your pic with the cat...your cat looks .. read more
emmajoy

2 Weeks Ago

It's always such a pleasure and some time intriguing adventure when reading your work, jacob! My.. read more
wanted that "A" so bad!!!! got a "D-" instead :(( especially like the work with "detention"...how relatable that is ...i was taught by the "Brothers" in high school and got caught skipping classes .. if we were absent one of our parents had to call in by a certain time so they knew it was real...i use to call in and claim to be my mother until that day my voice was "cracking"...i had my friend say he was me Da and i was busted..i had to stay after for a whole month ... oh well ... it was all boys Catholic school so was only distracted by my own images of the ladies ;) i especially like these lines:
"calling your name from the principal's office
empty hallways answer"

i can so hear those empty, cold halls :(((
E.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind review, E.
j.
Wow...an amazing poem and the title i found a better one....and the last four lines are really too good.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words, Priyanshi.
j.
Priyanshi

3 Weeks Ago

My pleasure
Forever crushed by a crush and to add insult to injury she's probably forgotten you too or didn't even know!A relatable piece giving rise to" if only I asked what would have happened!" Nicely articulated J

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words, andrew.
j.
andrew mitchell

2 Weeks Ago

Yes carrying memories of her, forever locked in mind!
Wow. This is so sad. Im a new generation and all but I can still kind of relate, especially to the end.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind words, Aleha.
j.
h d e rushin

3 Weeks Ago

there is a decided cruelty about school days. Looking back, I would rather the death penalty be invo.. 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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