like over driven pick-ups

like over driven pick-ups

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

like over driven pick-ups

 

 

 

drifting country,

roadside attraction

tailgating politicians in corn dog fashion

line the streets of insanity

 

there is a gravel sentiment

heavy stone, moss laden tears

introspection is a dead end turnoff

 

we are all being driven mad

we just don't know it

because the logic we are in

is self-parking.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

11/2/18

© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto


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Pickup Trucks are for Seekers of pleasure...
where "dare-devil" fellas fantasize about a
red corvette with a shy brunette exceeding the speed limit.
It is fortunate that Politicians cannot determine what a
person dreams about. Why do we pay men and women to
be in charge and then pay the price of giving up our freedoms?
There must be a Riddle to solve. Clever poem that left me
looking for Sandy Beach to walk along and ponder the lines of your
poem. tenderly, Pat

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

I will join you in that walk on the Sandy Beach, if you don't mind...
that would be such a pe.. read more
Patricia Wedel

2 Years Ago

You are welcome.. as the waves of destiny take us to a place of sacred prayers . gently, Pat
Chuckling here... "Rides through hell, handles like a dream ...and who NEEDS breaks anyway!"

Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

thank you, Chris.
j.
Summing up your political situation over there. I have to say at the present time ours has similarities. Cleverly done Jacob. Have missed you.

Chris

Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

thank you for your words and sharing parallel universe, Chris.
j.
And the sad part is is that nothing will change. There is too much hatred from both sides and the power they wield is too intoxicating to give up. I like corn dogs btw. Great work.

Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

thanks for your words, CD.
j.
Liked the analogy, Jacob. Sometimes reverse gear can be quite useful when negotiating a hazard. We are also having a similar problem with ego driven runaway policies .
N.

Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

yes, we are, Norman, yes we are.
thank you,
j.
Woah, that’s a wicked ending!!! Idling in the car that’s driving us mad! :):)
Now, that’s my kind of twisty spiced black licorice of a write!

V

Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

thank you for your words, Verse.
j.
Verse

4 Years Ago

You’re welcome, J. :)
The bridge is falling down and soon the cold water shall take us. Most days I dont wanna get out...dont wanna see people...wont turn on the news...Im pretty much self parked shut in. I keep wondering is it for me or for them? lol

Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

i hear ya, Crippled Queen...thanks for your read and words,
j.
That is so true and I want mine in a butter cream yellow 57 Apache. Heavy on the chrome.


Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

thank you, Cherrie. Heavy on the chrome, like the old Packards...:)
j.
Your poem is ever more meaningful as we go thru this crazed election cycle. I've unplugged my phone to ward off robo-calls & I stopped watching the news to maintain my peace of mind. All this talk doesn't get anything done . . . we just gotta vote our way into a better direction hopefully! Love this poem. Perfect way to express this without taking sides (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

i am about to unplug my phone also...thank you, Margie.
j.
One of the best poems on describing our current political situation which is sad and destructive to the fabric. A great clown at the helm of insanity and people think it is an entertaining circus. People(some) want someone to validate their fear, hatreds and biases. So when he plays the tune or tunes, they sing and chant along. A pitty indeed to reach this level. I don't think he wants to make America great, he wants to make himself great to no avail. God will humble him eventually.

Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

thank you for your words, Sami,
j.
Sami Khalil

4 Years Ago

You are welcome, Jacob.

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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 a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..

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