emotions with toast

emotions with toast

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

emotions with toast

 

 

 

you were once blond deliverance

and i a muckraker poet of college descent

trying to get a decent education

but descending into an abyss

of circumventing lectures

 

you served me breakfast

at the cafeteria with your hazel smile

and my heart longed for scrambled

six days a week,

we embraced on Sundays

 

and my grades found cushion

in my fall of you

Bells swished in spring winds

kisses made clouds blush

crimson rain fell joyously

 

and then the books closed

i had a few torn-out pages

left for posterity

thought about you from time to time

 

but never touched scrambled again.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

1/30/19


© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto



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Amazing how our emotions are linked to places time spaces tastes - the senses that control life and the heart- 🌹

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Kelly,
j.
Amazing tale in the poem my friend Jacob. You made me wish to know more. Just toast, great title also. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry. I did enjoy.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Coyote,
j.
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

You are welcome my friend.
This is great, because, there might have been ten other students walking by. But the girl in the cafeteria is worldly wise and works in the real world. But you just can't go up and order anything, you need her opinion on the food to get the conversation going if you're going to ask her out. Bet that was a great day.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Paul...love your philosophy.
j.
Romance you don't get over easy. Nicely done. :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Lyn, appreciate your visit.
j.
Loved the brevity of emoted thoughts

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Dr. j.
j.
This reminds me of college. I like it!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, glad it related to you.
j.
I love these ones especially, the poems that hint at your past experiences and loves.
Very much enjoyed this. :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Ana,
j.
Truly one of your sparkling best! Love the play on similar word sounds & the imagery bringing back old memories for me, too. I'm catching some strong nostalgic waves on this website lately . . . must be that winter melancholy setting in. Love the lighthearted tone of this one . . . your young narrator is not yet so jaded on his path, I guess! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Margie...
if only we could avoid that "jaded" thing...yes.read more
evidently there was a time when breakfast was without doubt the most important time, if not the most important meal of the day... you have created a little masterpiece here jacob and one that many will certainly relate to, one way or another... I prefer mine two at a time, fried and sunny side up these days.. but hey.. dont tell the wife... :) Neville

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

okay, Neville, won't tell...:)

thank you,
j.
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

phew, cheers & all that jazz.....
N.
J.
Love the title. I see another ramble back thru time and left with "a few torn-out pages." Reminds me of Dylan's old song, "My Back Pages." I like that line, "and my grades found cushion in my fall of you."
I remember my wife saying how her grades in nursing school fell off after we first met. Now I'm probably a distraction in other ways!!

Tom


Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

ah yes, " i was so much older then, i'm younger than that now"----love that song, but actually not h.. read more
kentuck14

2 Months Ago

You are welcome.

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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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