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A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

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empty trailer,

I lived there once

among the narrow halls

and tiny rooms

insulation tepid, half-hearted

the cold crept in often

without regard

duct tape windows of plastic feelings

 

life was a short walk

to a lonely boulevard of mistrust

security a bare cupboard

scarce of food

and alliance with self-esteem

too close to the busy road

too close to that short walk

 

the halls narrowed even more in the night

wrapped in blankets of fear

the traffic moving faster

sounding louder than my thoughts.

 

erin-cilberto

11/26/21

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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Hello Jacob, You're such a prolific writer gifting us with multiple gems every day. I look forward to reading you work each day. I see this was posted last year but, it is new to me today! :) Such a bleak write. It is easy to feel the despair and loneliness in your words. Many can relate to this on some level. Temp

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your very kind words, Temperance,
j.
Temperance

2 Years Ago

You’re very welcome!
Continual calamities seem to now be cluttering those empty cupboards along that ever narrowing hallway which more and more, appears to be an ever increasing staple of existence

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your words, Dave,
j.
(empty trailer, I lived there once among the narrow halls and tiny rooms) Been there done that my friend. Gratefully life is much better now. I hope the same is true for you. Great writing as always. ~Sharon

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

Yes, I feel the same way...was good for a metaphor...and I live in a house now...much more secure.read more
So many lines that hit chords. Nerves. Read it and came back.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, duff,
j.
The lessons of life. Good days, bad days. You allowed the reader to feel and understand the wild twist of life. The poem left the reader with things to ponder. Thank you Jacob for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years Ago

You are welcome Jacob.
This spoke to me of the loss of confidence that goes with losing our basic needs. Home and sustenance. And memories freezing in the emptiness.

My landlord died and I emptied my house but ended up living there for many years after. A cold empty house full of memories. Your poem touched those memories.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

I appreciate your insightful review, William,
j.
Jacob, so much of life is here. The narrow hallways, perhaps the narrow path that leads to we know not where Trying to protect ourselves from the outside incumbrances that want to invade the little solitude that we can call our own. Ever fearful of what is outside our narrow confines and so we dear not go and see what other possibilities there are. I find this very powerful.
Take care, Jacob - Dave


Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

I appreciate your understanding of the metaphor here, Dave.
sometimes real life does make for.. read more
Wow… Jacob… my first born was brought home in 1970 to a lovely Trailer with a Narrow Hall … and he slept with us in the Captains Quarters at the end of the Hall.. although he had his own room in the middle of the Hall. At the other end of the Trailer was a Raised Kitchen with a Bay Window. Too many speed bumps to live there forever in such a large Circle. Unfortunately the marriage did not last; however, now my Son has two daughters and is happily married. Your poem is very poignant and indeed a Cup of Tea with Leaves worth Reading. Gently, Pat

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind review and the share...
j.
Reading this I think of a homeless man.....
very good writing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, light,
j.
light and ashes

2 Years Ago

You are welcome, my friend.

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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 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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