Short

Short

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Short


evidently the sun took the day off
clouds burst
in a dark room
as love, a burned out bulb

sat waiting
for the next dawn
to clear out the tears

inside the filament
of his heart.


erin-cilberto
5/14/2024

© 2024 jacob erin-cilberto


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"Sit waiting for the next dawn" I'm sure it'll come some day, because I am waiting too. Only hope can keep us going.

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

Thank you, Senu,
j.
Interestingly enough this is the first piece of poetry that I've read in some time, and it tore to my spirit as it captures precisely how I feel right now. Thank you... your words have transcended art for me here.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

I am glad it could touch you, Travis.
But don't like the hurt involved.
j.
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

3 Weeks Ago

Unfortunately, it is the byproduct of a life spent loving and being loved.
Like the heart how delicate is that filament in the light globe, doesn’t take much to alter its demise.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

So true, andrew,
j.
This made me choke up a bit, the imagery and diction point toward this illusory hope.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words,
j.
This is nothing short of a heartbreaker dear J. So much feeling in so few words. Masterful.

Chris

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Chris,
j.
dear Jacob… it is amazing that we were born to
💗 love and when the light burns out we are left forlorn. Wishing you Candles that keep your Romantic 💜 Heart healthy and hungry for an
Adventure among the Stars ⭐️ tenderly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

thank you, Pat...appreciate your muchly.
Love can in a number of ways, be compared to a lightbulb. It can be switched on and fill a once dark enclosure with luminescence. On the other hand, when it finally burns out, there is darkness until a replacement is installed. And, depending on the power of the flameout, that can take a long time.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you, John,
j.
Heartbreaks are tough, but they help emerge the poet in us. In such a short poem, the imagery is beautifully done. Can't wait to read more.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

Yes, they do help do that.
Thank you, Brokensoul,
j.
It's so easy to get burn-out of the heart. But a heart that doesn't burn for something has no passion. It's left waiting for the dawn of day to hopefully clear out the cobwebs of confusion. A short, pensive and powerful write. F.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your words, Fabian.
j.
jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

your daughter is such a little lady now, really growing up fast.
Oh wow, another deep write..

"in a dark room
as love, a burned out bulb" I felt this emotion a little to much.

Great poem
-Amy

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your kind review, Amy,
j.
Amy R

4 Weeks Ago

You're welcome

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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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