love poem to a myth

love poem to a myth

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

love poem to a myth




ailments to composure
your smile,
i relish the painful reaction

i can't kiss that smile
your aloofness 
betrothed to another

my pills are sacrosanct
heartbeats
your smile

i embrace the torture
of not having you
yet embracing your body with my tears

ailments to composure
i would lie prostrate
for eternity

to find you at the end
pills expired
prescription of death filled

somewhere in heaven
two hearts beat
one has come down the other risen

lips to lips
betrothed only 
to each other

sharing
ailments to composure.



erin-cilberto 
6/16/22

© 2022 jacob erin-cilberto


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Our Spirit is on the Horizon… where the Sun Sets until the Chosen are Ready… “Gather Your Rose Buds while Ye May … Come the Day the Night … tenderly, Pat

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jacob erin-cilberto

6 Days Ago

you are much appreciated, Pat,
j.
Us, who love to remember, us, who love to write. We love the lovers, who escaped.
"i embrace the torture
of not having you
yet embracing your body with my tears"
I liked and I understood the above lines. Thank you my friend for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your understanding words,
j.
Such a read dear Jacob! Two hearts together again. This is a sad, romantic poem with a loving message/outcome. Thank you! Temp

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Temperance...
appreciate your comment,
j.
I wonder, was Romeo and Juliet united after death??? was their passing a sweet sorrow or a fulfillment?? I think your title says it all really, we write poetry to a myth.... love is and always has been aa sickness that a kiss has cured.... unfortunately in todays world, it is an ailment that is lacking....

thanks Jacob for your poem.... loved reading it

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for the reference to my favorite play...maybe for them Parting this world was not sweet so.. read more
Dear J, she is killing you. Maybe another time, another place? This is so romantically head in the clouds hopeful. You know I admire the optimistic outlook into death here and what follows.

Chris


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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind words, Chris.---insights that make sense.
j.
WOW, together only in death. The longing, the yearning, the desire....all are so real in this poem, Jacob. They say love is special the second time around. Perhaps love found at the end of life is the real love. Who knows? So romantic...lips to lips! I really liked this one. Lydi**

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Lydi...been a vacant muse for awhile...
kicked in a little this morning...
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Lydia Shutter

1 Week Ago

you NEVER write god-awful, my friend. It is not part of your repertoire!

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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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