an air of gratitude

an air of gratitude

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


an air of gratitude

 

 

blistered emotions

over and over

the scabs

remind me of her cutting

remarks

abrasive ascension

to another plane of disrespect

 

leaving me grounded

healing

on my own

 

then blissfully reemerging 

 

a pilot of discretion

flying solo

through clouds of reinstatement

 

i am human, again

soaring against an azure sky

 

a deeply contented blue.

 

 

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

9/21/19 

© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto


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I love the feeling of getting lost!!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you, Gandre,
j.
A beautiful story of strength and transformation. Blistered emotions, cutting remarks ... sounds like this person didn't even realise how painful they were being. I almost hope that was the case and that they were not causing this pain purposefully. It must have been lonely on the other plane, but how tremendous that the protagonist healed and found peace again in solitude in their beautiful blue sky. Such hope for the future here. A lesson learned perhaps. I also thought BLIStered emotions - BLISSfully reemerging was clever!
Laura

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your insightful review, LauraKate,
j.
It is such a shame that sometimes it takes terrible trials and pain to finally realize the beauty that awaits us after all. This is beautifully put, thank you so much for your sharing.

Take care - Dave

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind words, Dave,
j.
I am hoping my recently abrased son will also soon soar in that azure sky but unfortunately, still mostly grounded

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

i hope for that too, Dave...and he will.
j.
I read this amazing poem as a personal statement of triumph over hurt and pain. I feel your wings as you soar above the suffering in this celebration of closure and ‘moving on’. “ I am human, again” you declare, and recognize that you have no more shackles. You are free from her at last. Kudos my friend and keep flying!

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind words, Annette,
j.
I rarely mention this about my childhood abuse . . . it may strike some as unbelievable . . . I'm very grateful! Not grateful I survived, but grateful it happened. As Chris mentions Maya, I must say I've been deeply influenced by her journey & writings, embracing the person she became BECUZ of the tough path (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

thank you for understanding...and yes many become so much more because someone treated him or her as.. read more
When I read your lines Jacob, I immediately thought of Maya Angelou.
And still I rise - your words in this poem are a triumph. Where you were locked feeling like a grub in a chrysalis, you have emerged a butterfly. Oh yes, an air of gratitude. This dame did you a favour. You have found your wings and how you soar in contentment in blue skies. Love this happy poem Jacob. You are healed.

Chris

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

Chris, you are one very insightful poet...thank you for your words, here.
j.
victory at last!!!! my plane takes off in your closing .. oh the brutal pains we can and do endure .. pushing us to limits we thought did not exist .. and then beyond and above them .. ahhhhhhh i feel positive .. going to cling to that as the sun comes up today ;) gratitude, says i, is the best of all healing herbs and balms )))))))00
E.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words, E.
j.
dear Jacob... a deeply contented blue is a beautiful feeling...
we can find solace in knowing we did what we could under
the circumstances.... It is in giving that we experience the
"torch" to carry on. truly, Pat

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

you are so right, Pat...so right.
thank you, my friend.
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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