scratch the page numbers, don't need them

scratch the page numbers, don't need them

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

scratch the page numbers, don't need them



moonlit words
mounting adjectives
superfluous sounds
"please shut up"
she pleaded
her lips begging
for mine to be mum

her hand approached my shoulder
"I should have read the 'how to'
manual' ''
my mind suddenly taught me
but I kept talking
as her hand got closer

quickly, I went into action,
took out my pen,
wrote some passionate words
placed them in her hand
my shoulder nearly breeched

my heart writing a mile a minute
damn moon
I kissed her 
with my poem.

now the adverbs were mounting
if only the pronouns hadn't been
so personal.

I could have saved her in my
notebook.


erin-cilberto
6/16/22

© 2022 jacob erin-cilberto


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Alas, all these scribblings are now out of reach. This is very relatable, j. And we continue to jot down however fast of slow in that moment. Thank you for sharing this deliciously convoluted verse. /Frederick.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

I love the oxymoron,
"deliciously convoluted"
thanks, Frederick...for your visit and t.. read more
Frederick Kesner

1 Week Ago

Most welcome, j. I may not have any oxen and possibly stock a bit of moronic but language is definit.. read more
Complex creatures women to the simplicity of man so a notebook would come in handy. You really have to listen for they are so good at metaphors, disguising how they really feel and reading between the lines. Superb writing.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your insights, andrew,
j.
“I could have saved her in my notebook”. How many times have we written something great, in our own mind’s eye, and not saved it? You have a way with words dear Jacob. Temp

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

and I have saved a lot of those notebooks...always thinking I might find something worth resurrectin.. read more
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LJ
I like this. It also makes me wish someone special was here right now, so I could kiss them with adjectives, adverbs and pronouns. Very clever and well done. A writer has a learning curve... we all differ on it, but we do learn when to stop writing and experience life. You wrote a really fine bunch of words to celebrate the times we don't need them. Thank you!
LJ

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

I hope you get to kiss those parts of speech, LJ.
maybe your sentence would be a happy one.read more
I smiled. There is a time to keep quiet and put your pen down and make love with your lips and not your words :) There was humour here J and I enjoyed it. Great reading.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your words...yes, I should keep quiet more often.
j.
ah, those notebooks.... filled with all the verbs, adverbs, nouns, similies and of course metaphors.... filled with HER and the way she touched you, no matter how hard you threw those adverbs.... LOVE, that goddess we kill with our poetry, still lives and affects our heart, and there are not enough adverbs, nouns, adjectives to stop HER... she haunts us always, even if we skip the page numbers...

pretty cool poem Jacob....

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

I get haunted...just trying to understand things I am not good at understanding.
thank you, C.. read more
You are the best jacob. As always in appreciate this

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Ranger,
j.
Ranger Kessel

1 Week Ago

Your welcome
damn my friend ... what a ride to read this ... i wrote one poem to a woman (of my dreams) at the end it simply said "Kiss me, kiss me, kiss me" ... nothing was saved in my notebook ... actually, at the time i did not keep one ... ohhhhhhhh how i loved her ... that sweet Irish Rose .. red headed to the heart .. miss her still ... the notebook of me head and heart ;) brilliant write says i! ... i am finding it hard to spend time here at the Cafe' ... so glad i did not miss any of this .. to many things speak to me to mention .. well done sir .. in my humble opinion of course! ;)
E.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

did she kiss you?
Are you Okay? You said it is hard to spend time here.
thank you for.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

she did actually ;))))))))))) and what a kiss that was for me anyway .. yes! i am fine .. time const.. read more
Your inspiration it is very inspirational, I read it and it is touching and inspiring.
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Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you,
j.
A quite amusing ending beginning with moonlit words - and kissing with a poem! Well! Love that!

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Andrew,
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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