of love and life we write

of love and life we write

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

of love and life we write

 

 

 

too much drivel about loves

found and lost

abused at a heart's cost

and those peaceful white doves

imploding with hate

the world is mad

kindness we relegate 

to those who had

but never shared

never dared to be human

too much drivel about loves

found and lost

a poet's bane

to write sad crap

to fill the gap

between feelings and dealings with the heartbreaks

of life,

amid the strife

of a world gone mad

imploding with hate

but that's our fate

to pick up the pieces

tape them back together with crazy glue

and how about you?

 

do you write 

too much drivel about loves

found and lost

abused at a heart's cost

or are you too poor of pen

crapped on by those peaceful white doves

to share

if you dare

 

to be human

imploding with love

picking up the pieces

of the feelings, the dealings, the heartbreaks

of life.

 

erin-cilberto

5/14/19

© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto


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Poetry has such a human and vulnerable aspect to it. One knows one is writing what has been written and said countless times before, yet it is vital to the soul to pick up the pen and write the drivel. As people who can find an outlet only through words, there is sometimes little choice. So I often compromise with my mediocrity, pick up my pieces and be my human self, imploding with love on the paper.

Posted 5 Months Ago


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jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

i am right with you there, DIVYA...i drivel all the time...we need to.
j.



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I really enjoy this poem, and agree with it wholly. If it is your first writing experience, I say, write about anything that breaks you out of your shell. However, ultimately, I think continuously writing about romantic conflict or heartbreak is cliche and slightly frustrating. Because there are many other real and meaningful topics or experiences that have been neglected that could be given some attention. Who knows, maybe I'm just bitter?

Posted 5 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

i think you make perfect sense...when we first start we have to write what gets the pen moving...and.. read more
Poetry is certainly an outlet for withheld emotions Jacob, and better to share heartbreak than keep it in....
There ia a lot of empathy among poets for lost love and broken hearts..

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

yes, lots...and this is not a slam on those who write about lost love...it is more at those who crit.. read more
Stella Armour

5 Months Ago

well that is their problem Jacob lol
I think we all get branded in a way about the sort of po.. read more
indeed, it does seem at times as though the world has gone mad. If you doubt it, the internet is happy to remind you. Actually, tales of loves found and lost make much more pleasant reading than any morning's headlines.

Posted 5 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

yes, the world has gone so mad...i am reminded every day watching the news...and tales of loves foun.. read more
there is a certain milieu of poetry that deals with love the way chick flicks deal with romance, rather sweet and right...and the doves of love are going down in flames shot by spurned lovers armed to the teeth with indiscretions and hate.
Ah well, another round if you please, barkeep...I believe my friend is thirsting to deal with heartbreak...but he doesn't have the stomach for it.

An enjoyable bit, j.

Posted 5 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Ted.
j.
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When I joined writer's cafe it was my first time joining a site, I was never a writer or poet. Certainly not one of those people who wrote in high school or anything creative. It all sort of happened by accident. Anyway, my point is, I've grown here. I don't think it would have happened if I had filtered myself. Instead I wrote the pretty and the ugly. And it felt good. I think the best poems are born of those love and life experiences that we fearlessly share. Good and bad. When I'm making stuff up for the sake of sounding good, even I know it's just drivel. I guess what I'm trying to say is that this poem here makes me feel that inner push/pull conflict that comes with deciding to open your heart, versus wearing the facade. Which one leaves us feel whole? One, both or neither? I think maybe a balance of the two? Like guarded vulnerability?

Posted 5 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

you have hit on the true meaning of the Care, the sharing and how we need to just let it rip...even .. read more
You’ll reach 99% of the Cafe poets, J. I’ll be the first to confess. Add whiskey to the list of love, doves and the other stuff. Strangely, I also thought about the speaker/writer, Brene Brown, and her plea to embrace vulnerability. She’d like this poem, too.

Posted 5 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

I am not familiar with her, but am going to find her now....thanks R.E.....
and for the confe.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

ah, "courage over comfort"---i like her already.

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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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