the ties of destiny's child

the ties of destiny's child

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

the ties of destiny's child

 

 

superfluous blues

union dues

and black eyed susans with dirty faces

 

and pumice scraped hands

that have seen too much

for too little

 

and signatures barely dry on the page

when the picket fences

blow away in a California breeze

 

and old motor cars

with broken windows

try to escape the monotony of the fields

 

only to break down

with the broken hands

and broken hearts

 

of those who cross the lines

dot the T's 

and end up on freight cars of desire

 

wishing they could back track

to the womb

and hold on to the umbilical cord

 

until the wounded country

could dry its eyes of depression's tears.

 

 

erin-cilberto

2/4/18


© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto



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Fear, tears and gears in depression years.
Down and out in America; folks desperately clinging to that last dream.
You paint a grey landscape, Jacob!

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

was greatly inspired by the movie about Woody Guthrie---with David Carradine...

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The depression years would be tough times indeed but their was a sense of unity back then and everyone helped each other unlike today, time is money and if you have none, that's it! We live in a world of not being able to afford now with the cost of living sky high.

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

so true, andrew...so true.
wishing they could back track
to the womb
and hold on to the umbilical cord


until the wounded country
could dry its eyes of depression's tears.


Wow J. those are some powerful lines, i like the way you connected it back to womb.... :)
Superb creation...

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Galadriel.

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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