Poetry Review: BROKEN FLOWERS by R.M. Drake

 

4 Stars

(Not his best, but definitely awesome)

 

“I Used to Love You” by R.M. Drake

And I loved you

for the way you wrote music on my skin.

And you loved me

for the way I played the strings on your hair,

and together we made love in such a way

that artists do

when they create their works of art.

But in the end, none of that mattered,

for you were just another music lover,

and I

was just another one of your songs.

Top Reads So Far (Feb 2017)

I’ve been writing and reading. . .writing and reading. Finally finished Theirs to Crave (Billionaire Games 2).

The manuscript is with the first round of beta readers. Currently writing Flaming Tongues (Santeria Habitat 4)

 

Published on Feb 9, 2017

 

Favorite Reads:
My Favorite Reads so far for 2017
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#1 Concrete Park (Sci-fi Graphic novel)
https://goo.gl/Ue8ri1

#2 Meredith Wild’s Hacker Series.
https://goo.gl/m0L8Fp

#3 The Dining Club (Erotica)
https://goo.gl/kPYMnO

#4 An Exorcism of Angels (Horror Poetry)
https://goo.gl/TyCtpy

#5 Hook (Memoir)
https://goo.gl/Hzbni0

#6 A Brilliant Madness
https://goo.gl/hfZ0n3

R.M. Drake’s Haunting Poetry

 

She was broken from moment to moment

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watching her world collide 

she felt lost inside herself.

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She fell apart for a passion

that flamed beneath her.

She waited

and died a hundred times, 

it dripped from her pores.

The moment she let go,

she soared

over the stillness

like the star she was born to be.

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(A poem from Science.)

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I’m a fan of poetry.  Good poems teach me lessons in writing.  

A poet must be concise, descriptive, and emotional all in a few lines. 

 

That’s a pretty goddamn awesome skill to have. 

 

So . . . I’m always reading poetry. 

 

And Robert M. Drake has always had a luscious way with words. 

 

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How could I live above the water 

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or breathe under it?

How could I swim in darkness consumed in an ocean of you?

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Falling or flying towards you.

Losing or finding myself in you

and beauty was never the word to catch all that you are,

for now i know

the means

never the word

to catch all that you are

for now i know the means

of the infinite

and it all starts and ends with you.

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I definitely enjoyed the poetry! I found the author just from walking around Wynwood in Miami and seeing his poetry written on the sidewalks. Later, I googled him and found his books.

This one is definitely a keeper!! I give it FIVE STARS!!