from her cheek to mine

from her cheek to mine

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

from her cheek to mine

 

 

 

bitter blue skies

i am a cumulus

lover

 

accumulating rain

in a heart

deprived of shelter

ravaged by the storms

of discontent

 

forever changed

weathering life

 

summarily sutured

as if the 

surgery were a teardrop

 

that fell from her cloud.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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And folks, that’s how you write a poem!

Posted 1 Day Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Day Ago

thank you for the kind words, Pat,
j.
Such beautiful metaphors
Love this Jacob

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

Thank you, Julie,
j.


I see ya got the tears sewed up perfectly .. now what ya gonna keep em in
If I am reading this proper, then this is great .. if I'm reading it wrong, then it's proper great ..

N.


Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

in a little baggie....
thank you, Neville
the site will not allow me to post now...at .. read more
Neville

4 Days Ago


......... it has got me too jacob ... if I manage to get in .. spits me out mid message or r.. read more
I loved how you used the words Jacob.
"accumulating rain
in a heart
deprived of shelter
ravaged by the storms
of discontent"
I did like the above lines. You said everything needed. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 6 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Days Ago

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

6 Days Ago

You are welcome Jacob.
I have hope for the future. love is like an integer, excluding itself, it is always equal to itself. It is never larger, nor more pure, than the soul that pitches it's doctrine. Great title for a troubled land.....dana

Posted 6 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Days Ago

thank you my friend,
j.
Don't you just hate when a reviewer grabs the reserve parachute and just tells you that this is just so good on so many different levels that it makes me dizzy trying to even count the amount of aforementioned levels, so I best stop and have a lie down? I mean, okay you might appreciate the sentiment and all, but at the same time smile wryly, or wry smiley and think saying "this is a poem!" would have been as equally observant 😊



Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

you are too funny...I just hope you don't parachute into the trees...that is dangerous.
j.
Lorry

6 Days Ago

I had to read it 4 times before realising any comment would be superfluous as its greatness is obvio.. read more
This looks simple interesting poem good work

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Arundass.
j.
I pictured a naked heart trying to stand on its "feet" through a hurricane. We are forever changed after going through every experience in life, but more so when it is a sad experience I think. Empathetic souls feel the pain others are going through almost as strongly as they feel their own pain. Lydi**

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

I think that is true, Lydi...no doubt it is true.
thank you,
j.
You are so brilliant. You deserve all the accolades you have received lately.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

you are very kind Light...thank you.
j.
light and ashes

1 Week Ago

you're always welcome, my friend. :)
You are lucky... so lucky to be able to express with words like this. I can't tell You how deep this one goes... how I can write a page about it. for women, tears are treasures, it's the way they express and release what's inside them, if they stuck unable to weep, it means they are ladened with so much inside, until that "one" teardrop falls, it's the moment when everything changes, the moment of releasing and then rising, and what's more precious than sharing this moment, this teardrop, with her man, the man who can feel that teardrop over her cheek as if its his... I applaud You warmly, highly, and with real appreciation for You could paint something special and sublime as this.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your very kind review, lightsong.
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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