Voices

Voices

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


Voices

 

 

write faster

said my thoughts

weep slower

said my eyes

poem yourself to sleep

said my better judgment

 

wake up with a new heart

said my wit

 

as I drifted off

to laugh

 

and they quieted.

 

 

erin-cilberto

11/14/21

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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yep, that is how it is exactly, except you laugh, I pout :) so frustrating those sleepless nights, I feel one coming on now and no muse to amuse but the night ain't over. what a great little write j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Patricia.
Appreciate your words,
j.
Patricia

1 Week Ago

you're welcome j.
Hi Jacob, another wonderful write from your pen, Yes, those voices can surely drive you mad, if you let them. They always seem to want to have the last word, but that word should always be ours. Another creative and skilful write from your golden pen. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs....Mike.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind words, Mike,
j.
shadrach hah

1 Week Ago

You are welcome, Jacob. Have a wonderful Wednesday....Mike.
oh man! how those voices can drive one insane ... trying to fall into slumberland .. poets weep and write .. inspirations flash and we scramble to get it all down ... sure of it's brilliance .. until the infamous "morning after" :)))))))))))))))) ... what a great idea "poem yourself to sleep" ..I typically "novel" me self and it usually doesn't take long ... my difficulty is not in falling to sleep but in staying asleep ... waking the "Voices" command my attention ... I usually just get up to "quiet" them ;) ...love your poem ...i feel a kinship in it.
E.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

yes, "weep and write, write and weep, but never sleep!"
poetry often wakes me up...but I neve.. read more
Love this, makes me think of a person who has trouble falling asleep. Love the imagery in this write.
I enjoyed this

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Alex,
j.
I think words own us writers more than we own the words and sometimes that can be intensely emotive, your poetry is stunningly visual as it is written, beautiful :)

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

I don't own them, never have professed to, just a conduit who grabs them from somewhere and nowhere .. read more
Love this one as at times when you go to write your words from voices deep, they slip away from you, leaving in a peril ;-]. Nice one

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Hate it when they slip away, don't you?
Oh crap, there goes that poem.
thank you, will.. read more
This is great piece. Short and precise.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Eric, for your kind words.
j.
I love this piece and your use of the word, so imaginative! Tell those voices to run….
Your poetry is perfect, and they are criticizing you… glad you could laugh it off at the end…..
Best, B.



Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind review, Betty,
j.
Betty Hermelee

1 Week Ago

You're very welcome J
To die, to sleep—
To sleep—perchance to dream. Ay, there’s the rub!

As our friend Will stated ... and yet we embrace the little death each night and poems often rise unbidden in the darkness.

Sometimes our better judgement is found at our wit's end and laughter is truly the only medicine that cures.

Good one j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Yes, Ted, it is exactly like you infer...It is a rub, I love when those poems rise.
but then .. read more
GOOD! that You ended this with a smile even if an irony because if not I was about to shed few tears! that's the life of a true poet, words, thoughts, feelings, haunt him everywhere and anywhere, expectedly and unexpectedly. great and clever one Mr. J!

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, lightsong....makes me feel so good when you like my work.
j.
lightsong

1 Week Ago

Oh! we all LOVE your works Mr. J :> anytime*

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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 a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..

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