Priceless Junk

Priceless Junk

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Priceless Junk

 

 

you were sadly expensive

a greedy relevance in my life

until the funds ran out

as well as the fun,

 

smiles, and a heart's trust 

is free, until we can't get it back

then it becomes a rare artifact

 

auctioned off to another,

and we count the emotions we have left

realizing, 

 

love has priced itself out of 

range

in counterfeit posture.

 

 

erin-cilberto

2/17/18

© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto


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You cannot unlearn that bitter truth but it's better to find it out and be broke than have a leach on your arm.

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

so true, Cherrie.. so true.
thank you.
j.
The soul of wit, an epigram, I loved it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

thank you, Gandre.
j.
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mou
heart's trust is free...probably the most expensive thing in the world..how beautifully the emotion gets mixed up with the ink..as usual that's why visiting your page is always a profound experience...thanks for sharing with us

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

thank you for your very kind review, mou.
j.
mou

3 Years Ago

my pleasure :)
I can tell when a poem is priceless by how bad it hits you in the gut. I can relate to the whole work and it reminds me of terrible time in my life when I didn't believe in love or trust at all. Those feelings were relics. Being used is always unpleasant and I think I have never seen it expressed in such a poetic way. Great vocab and flow. Have a good day, Jacob. CD

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, CD...and you have a good day as well.
j.
I think this could hit home for a lot of people. Caught my attention and I'm glad I gave it a read, a few times I might add.

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, T.J.
j.
While I hope life has no price. I have to admit the things were are led to hold into in life become anchors in later years. I myself have been going through a period of getting rid of junk. The things we value often hold no value to our heirs or friends. They would likely get rid of them if they inherited them. Best to not fall in love with things. Better to love people as I’m sure you do.

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

thank you for your insights, Tate...appreciate your visit.
j.
worste thing ever is to come up short at the cash register ...but hey...it can save a man a whole lot more trouble if he gets out soon enough to save a few of those invested treasures
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

thanks for your words, and the smile, E.
j.
I especially like the title; those words have a personal meaning for me. But also since I like fooling around with words so much, the clash of "priceless" and "junk" makes sense. (I was complaining one day to my husband about not being published and he said: Is your writing priceless or worthless?)

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

that was a good question he asked...we have to develop a faith in our own writing before others can .. read more
steppenwolf

3 Years Ago

I forgot to thank you for your kind words about the poem Lauds. Much appreciated.
I love this! So relevant and an epiphany of a conclusion to come to.. we ought to all be introspective enough to come to grips with.. alas, it's usually in hindsight that we encounter such truth. Thank you for speaking to this!

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

thank you for your kind review, Alexa,
j.
Alexa Apothic Red

3 Years Ago

My pleasure!
A stark truth brilliantly portrayed.
Unsettling poetry!

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

thank you, Jimmy...appreciate your words.
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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