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A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

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sparse brew,
swollen throat
words foaming in transit

really wanted to drink you in
let you settle in my heart
drunk or not

I would have loved you
in that moment,
in the next

even pulled over, I would not give you away
you would be my secret ticket
my license to be bound forever

and when the sirens
sounded and the lights flashed in my rear view
again and again and again

I would have driven myself insane
rather than give you away
Love is like some stolen vehicle

possession of it
nine tenths of the law of gravity
as we have one last sip

before we hit earth in 
inebriated descent
sworn to secrecy's honor.


erin-cilberto
6/20/22

© 2022 jacob erin-cilberto


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Quite often love feels like stolen moments
That little bit of Time ... that hint of happiness
It is the only "wealth" that is necessary.

As Peter & Gordon sang (thanks to Sir Paul)
"Please lock me away and don't allow the day..."

Good one j.

P.S. haven't been around much as I am taking a course in novel writing & it is eating up some time.

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Days Ago

loved Peter and Gordon...and am actually friends with Gordon's ex wife Georgie.
great duo...<.. read more
When the sirens sounded, we can be driven wild by passion. Reaching the heights is ecstatic but then the downhill. I found this poem bitter sweet J. Some just have amazing staying power and will cling on even though most would have called it a day by then. Beautifully penned and quite moving too. This poem has multi meanings for me.

Chris

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Days Ago

thank you for your kind and insightful review,
j.
"Love is like some stolen vehicle." Good analogy, especially if the thief is drunk. That inebriated descent, alas, is not perceived until the contact with earth ends everything.

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

can't argue with these words....thanks, John,
j.
I swear you get better and better and I didn’t think it was possible because you are such an excellent writer and your metaphors blow me away and then you throw in passion just dripping off the page like this wow! I didn’t want this ride to end ;)

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you for your very kind words, Patricia,
j.
You finally found her in the Heat of the Moment with Sirens flashing… Passion… Much Happiness… tenderly, Pat

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

oh, those blessed Sirens,
j.
A romantic piece, just oozing with passion; “ love is like some stolen vehicle “ a great line….inebriated with love ,up in the clouds somewhere “ before we hit earth”…..this is quite lovely J…very moving.
Best
B.

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

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

3 Days Ago

You’re very welcome J
Best
B.
How unbridled passion gets you up the hill only to see it slowly dissipate into something more endearing.

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

thank you for the smile, andrew,
j.
This is beautiful, like an old classical love song baring it’s soul without fear. It’s hard to pick a favorite line, they’re all beautiful and full of so much heart. It’s bittersweet, strong and intense. A truly moving piece that I enjoyed, thank you so much for sharing.

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

thank you for your kind review, Vertigo Cat,
j.
Hello Jacob and I enjoyed the dance of words.
"possession of it
nine tenths of the law of gravity
as we have one last sip"
Yes the above lines, can be true on a blue moon. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

thank you for your kind review, Coyote,
j.
Nice syntax, J. As WCW showed us, choice of line end makes a major difference.
Do you want to say my rear VIEW or
MY
rear view.

Posted 6 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

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

5 Days Ago

as the reader, you decide which...how it reads to you...
sometimes ambiguity allows for fligh.. read more
W. Barrett Munn

5 Days Ago

Agree. If conveying emotion specifics work best, if conveying an idea that is different.

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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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