CNN Reports

CNN Reports

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

CNN Reports

 

 

 

the West end

of a heart

evacuation is imperative

the tears will flood away

what's left of love

 

drown the impetus

to move on,

you were so beautiful floating

away

i refused to vacate what

 

was left of us, clinging

to a notion, scourged

by the storm

i suppose there will be

a state of emergency

 

and funds allocated in the form

of smiles and best wishes

but there is no insurance

or assurance

that we can rebuild

 

so maybe relocation

will be the only

option, 

if the poetry cannot put us

back together.

 

 

erin-cilberto

9/27/22

© 2022 jacob erin-cilberto


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Deeds are Done … and we become another struggling Country. The Culprits need to be taken to an Island in the South Seas and cultivate their own democracy… if they can Walk on Water. Amen

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

be fun watching them be unable to.
thank you, Pat,
j.
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It's a well-developed, relatable metaphor. Much like the quick bites of news, you cut directly to the message. Frankly, it's better than anything on CNN. That's the problem with the world, I'd say, too damn much bad news and not enough good poetry. And, you'd think with the short attention spans of today, poetry would be more popular. The emotion certainly comes through, too.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

I agree....we need more poetry and less graphic sensationalism for news.
thank you, Zeb,
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A great metaphor here Jacob running through this melancholic love story.

the tears will flood away
what's left of love

Chris



Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Chris,
j.
well crafted metaphoric here Jacob, took a couple of reads to digest how deeply some of the lines are embedded into the story line especially enjoyed there is no insurance or assurance we can rebuild

melancholy at its sweetest

ken

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Ken,
j.
Terrific extended metaphor, Jacob. Splendid.

Winston

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Winston,
j.

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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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