incoherent structure

incoherent structure

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

incoherent structure



Plantations rose over the next hills

of stubborn entitlement


and there were real people

with real hearts of gold


minted into servitude

and masters of the art

of intimidation

and wishful thinking of being kings

with subjects

enjambed by their verbs


semantically injured

pride wounded more than adjectives

could ever conjure


a war evening the sides

those monuments just shattered casings

of an old faith

Nothing like God's


in an adverbial affront

they all died slowly


and then civility

bloomed in that field

over that horizon

where something that once blocked the sun


stood in its own vanity

a symbol of caustic splendor.





© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto

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Only God can make Statues in the Sky that come and go...
for Inspiration in the Valley's below. Whatever it takes to
lessen the suffering of the Human Race. We do not see Politicians
go to War to save the Spirit of Freedom. And yet they can-- if they choose--
cause Chaos and more human suffering by not handling Change properly.
This is my Plea for Prayers to be answered. Amen... Pat

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jacob erin-cilberto

6 Days Ago

If they Choose, that is a key phrase...
they seem to not Choose to do what helps the people, .. read more
I just finished "Heart of a Woman" by Maya Angelou -- of her several autobio's, this one is filled with her abundant activities among civil rights leaders for years & your poem resonates with what is still echoing in my head after reading this book (((HUGS)))

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Love Maya...thank you, Margie,

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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL

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..