"Top 'a the World, Ma"

"Top 'a the World, Ma"

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


"Top 'a the World, Ma"  

 

 

at nightfall

i fall

into conspiracy with you

we beckon careless love

unaware

of intentions

or impending detentions

 

into each other's arms

at nightfall

we fall

sensual embrace

to erase

previous lovers so ephemeral

amidst the quarrel

that comes with careless love

 

but the road is paved with 

good intentions

as well as impending detentions

 

and we aren't good drivers

just careless lovers

bound to crash

when the conspiracy

is uncovered

 

and the sun rats us out.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

7/11/19

 

title borrowed from the last line of the movie "White Heat"

© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto


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Your poem causes me to long for the good ole days when I didn't overthink my romantic & sensual inclinations. Sometimes it can be as simple as making each other feel good & not weighing that down with expectations. I love the way the ending forgives our foolishness (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

yes, Margie, expectations ruin everything...those days mmmm
thank you,
j.
Hidden lovers and secret ways. Spring to mind. Great build-up and the ending. Eventually does come to a conclusion and found out.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your words, Dawn,
j.
I bet no one thought of the impending detentions.Their road was filled with good intentions. The sense of doom here is building up nicely. Someone is going to get found out. Young love eh?

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your insights, Chris,
j.

that damned sun.. dont it make ya feel bleached at the side of a sharp and unforgiving kerb... nice one jacob...

N.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you, Neville,
j.
Neville Pettitt

1 Month Ago

......... pleasure :)
A song springs to mind,"Secret love.." Doris day I believe. 'When the conspiracy is uncovered...'Thank you for bringing to the fore the chances taken in unsolicited love.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your words, kitty...

i need to look that song up...not familiar with it.. read more
Very polished and stylish. Well Done.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you, Hades...
j.
James Cagney...one of my favourite actors and such a great villain...not a bad dancer either.
careless lovers seldom make good drivers...could never understand 'keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel'. But the road to Hell was paved with good intentions until the sun went down and it was every man for himself until 'our goose was cooked and her reputation was shot'.
Oh how things have changed!!!

A good write, friend.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your words, Ted...yes a really good song and dance man...he was.
j.
Loved this, j. it was the title that got me, used it myself, if you remember, lol, impending detentions and good intentions, the ruin of many a fine man, we are all angels with dirty faces

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

yes, we were....thank you, gram,
j.
jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

and yes, i remember you using that title, now that you reminded me...
Yes careless love is an innocent love somewhat ephemeral, the moment beautiful until the sun rises and the spell is broken and one longs for that reconnection.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your insightful words, andrew,
j.

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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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