They, We, Us, me...

They, We, Us, me...

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

They, We, Us, me...

 

 

enablers,

thieves to our well-being

all things being equal

 

we adore them

as they implore us

to continue our quest

 

for banishment of our senses

garnishment of sound decisions

nourishment of lavishly lame behavior

 

friends to the clothed eye

but to the naked one

blind spots shielding welfare

 

we have been sated

filled up with fantasy

we portray the fool

 

they applaud

extol our lost virtue

climb the stage

 

to celebrate

our performance

in deterioration

 

I bow sheepishly

sign autographs

disappear from the limelight

 

a one-act catastrophe

they loved

in my worst moments.

 

 

erin-cilberto

11/14/21

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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The best part about weekends is coffee, bed and these poetic stuff. Great content Jacob. I really enjoy your writes, they are so touchy, meaningful and relatable.
Thanks,
Anu

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your kind words, Anuja,
j.
Hi Jacob, you always know how to put your thoughts down in a poetic way that brings forth your meanings, powerfully. I love the content of this flowing write. I always find something that stays with me within your poetry, Jacob. Have a wonderful Saturday....Mike.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your kind review, Mike,
j.
Well wow, yes! Now whoever can’t relate needs to reevaluate their lives, which I constantly do but this write humbles me.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your understanding review, Patricia,
j.
Patricia

1 Month Ago

You're welcome j.
Reminds me very much of my mother. Well said, you have so accurately pin pointed these types of people.
100

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your words, light,
j.
light and ashes

1 Month Ago

You are welcome, jacob.
Jacob, I had to read this one three times before leaving a comment. Your words hit home for me on several different levels due to things that I chalk up to "life". I won't go into the boring details of my dysfunction, but instead just say, thank you. Your words have made a difference. Julie


Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

that touches me to hear that, Julie...thank you.
j.
dear Jacob… I think of the Western Movie “Stage Coach” with John Wayne.. Many people help others on their broken paths… We are Enablers of the Heart and Soul… Amen

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

with heart and soul....maybe too much of it.
thank you, Pat,
j.
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

We mend each other… with stitches of laughter and vegetable Soup with Letters for Scrabble… now .. read more
This poem feels huge, cinematic even and a punch to the gut! Every word is powerful and fits perfectly with everything else. You describe everything amazingly here, and enablers in of themselves. ‘A one act catastrophe they loved in my worst moments’ may be my favorite line of yours written, just ever. It’s one of those lines that just takes you aback and you reread it and are blown away all over again. Thank you so, so much for sharing this piece!

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your very kind review, Colacat,
j.
I often stare in awe at people that find so much meaning in other's arrangement of words, even when I just KNOW that it wasn't what the author was speaking toward. But who am I to argue semantics? So many argue Shakespeare to this day with AUTHORITY and certainty... nuff said.

On this one Jacob, the last stanza was downright "definitive" to me.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your insightful words, Chris,
j.
jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

An I am happy that they can find different meanings and somehow relate...that makes me smile.
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Quite the intriguing read here, I am guessing that some fools never learn, This is wonderful

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you, Kenzie,
j.
In our world. Seem the fools are in control. I liked the flow of thoughts leading to the strong ending. People do enjoy the fall of greatness. Thank you Jacob for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Coyote,
appreciate your words,
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 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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