Jesse Ellsbury was born in Washington D.C. but grew up in the suburbs. He wrote his first poem when he was fourteen, and it started a lifelong passion. He attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County of a full Humanities and taught with AmeriCorps before earning his Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a licensed English teacher and enjoys it, but his heart ... more »
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Jesse Ellsbury Poems
Even Depressed People Say That They're F...
Depression is something nobody gets, not even those afflicted with it. With the sponge on your eyes and the veil on your head, you’re too busy wond’ring what it’s like to be dead
A Poem in Rebellion
Poem! How dare you defy me the words at my command. I am your creator,
Does A Friendship Fade (When A Friend Go...
Does a friendship fade when a friend goes away never to return? Or so it seems, I met him in a dream of convenience,
Melted Like Candles Together
To love is to surrender to a person, to an object, to an action, to a concept love is like a time capsule:
Arbeit Macht Frei
Tomorrow is the day of judgment, brought before the king unelected, forever protected he thinks by years, he thinks the tears
Love is Not a Shallow Pool
Love is not a shallow pool, you don’t break your neck when you jump in, you just break your heart: and you never know your heart was whole
Adept at the Helm
Long ago, her serpentine fingers skipped the ivory shuffle across the keys of music. In crowded concert halls the voices of Bach, Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninoff echoed passionately, filling the sanctuary of sound.
Amethyst Stalactites (How to Fail Like A...
Vacant eyes, naked skies, where did I go wrong? I bled for no reason at all. All the times I stumbled, bumbled, never learned to try. I learned how to fail like a pro,
Times in Heaven
It was a day in early May When the two sat on a hill, Staring into the sea.
“Another time and in another place, ” Was what my dear woman would say to me, While kissing my way to her neck and face, “I’m not in the mood, my dear, can’t you see? ”
“You have the right to remain vibrant, anything you say or do can and will be used against you in a court of love; you have the right to take this journey if you cannot afford it, one will be provided for you by your mate.”
In My Later Years
In my later years I discovered fears not meant for normal life: broken hearts, unspoken parts of a career, my wife
When You Give Up
When you give up, the thing that you hate wins. Whatever it is will continue to live and you’ll be remembered as the one who gave in,
Piece of a Different Puzzle
I’m a piece of a different puzzle from the one I’ve been packaged with, my appendages do not fit the grasping hands of my neighbors,
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Even Depressed People Say That They're Fine
Depression is something nobody gets,
not even those afflicted with it.
With the sponge on your eyes and the veil on your head,
you’re too busy wond’ring what it’s like to be dead
to even see what’s going on,
when you look at yourself all you see is a pawn
captured too early in the game,
you spend so much time seeking someone to blame
that you never ask what you did to get to that place
where the sun never shines,
where everything is offered and yet nothing is mine.
But you get used to the pain that you feel every day,
and the loneliness leads you ...