to Whom it may Concern

to Whom it may Concern

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

to Whom it may Concern

 

 

i am compromised

desensitized,

a glorified poet

sagging themes wrinkled with age

now unread

nearly dead

 

creative consequence

they all went out the fire door

exited like my inspiration

 

one last spark

allowed me this write

but i am writing it with no feeling

nothing

nothing

 

just nothing

 

grave stone will read, 

an "anonymous poet lies here"

just like he did in most of his poems.

 

believe nothing

nothing

 

just nothing.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

7/27/19

© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto


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Jacob you are my go to in this site you will never be anonymous
I am one of many I’m sure

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Julie.
j.
sorry Jacob every time we read a piece.... a piece of it come with us so your just gonna have to come to peace with the fact that your epitaph is a continuous creation of your compose!
But the feeling of you words do not escape this bunny's ears good sir but i guess I had to be the spoiler:)

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, bunny...and i will accept that.
j.
Once more you've moved me.
Deep, open and provoking. Top work as always Jacob.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Jordan,
j.
Nothing being the great basis for emergance! Rising out the ashes as the common cliche would say and yet, this cliche will persist. Nice write j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Mark,
j.
This is a brilliant depiction of the dichotomy of writing . . . my words create a little spark for a moment, but too soon lost & forgotten, by all, including me! I think this bothers most writers becuz they harbor a secret desire to be more widely known. I honestly don't care if I'm forgotten. My life is so boring, I often forget about me, too! *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words and for sharing...although i very much doubt you will be forgotten my .. read more
I do understand these words. I have been studying poets for many years. Many become forgotten. I wonder often. Will my words outlast me? Thank you Jacob for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Coyote,
j.
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

You are welcome Jacob. I will return and read more tonight. Had my daughter wedding and now. A week .. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

well, congratulations to her....and you for a new son-in-law...


j.
it's so wonderful and relatable!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, leticia,
j.
I think you are really "something"... the way you
rant and rave about love... when all along you
remember the treat of an ice-cream treat shared
with two straws on a summer day... a walk along a
sandy shore with the one you most adore...
Your Epitaph will read... He knew when to hold on
and when to let go... he knew when to say hello and
when to say goodbye. He knew all the rules and obey'd a few.
Life is "long" if you stop and whistle a new tune. Who knew...
As ever, Pat

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

what a fantastic review --thank you for your insightful words, Pat.
j.
Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear Jacob... thank you for accepting my review with a grain salt... like the sands of time... we ve.. read more
Though you may be a dying poet, your words bring a spark of one last ember burning bright, such words hit home as many sparks have gone to burn among the coals for me. Often loosing them in the night sky.Sparks leaving into the night ;-] Wonderful write.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Willow...

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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