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A Clean Break

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A Clean Break

He was happy
He had made a clean break
A Clean
He could start over
With the past behind him
He inhaled deeply
The air was fresh
The sky was clear
Everything seemed in focus
A new start
New adventures waited
New dreams
New people to meet
A new love
What could compare
To the freshness 
The excitement
The burning desire
The consuming craving to taste
A new love

Yes, he’d made a clean break
In a room entombed
With the staleness of yesterday
Still lingering
Was a woman
With a clean break
From the top of her heart 
Right down to the bottom
No perhaps and what if's
No hopes or promises
No remembrances or dreams
A clean break
A heart broken
From top to bottom
Two broken halves
One broken soul

A clean break
He had made a clean break
Of her heart….

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 9/29/2013 11:01:00 AM
    beautiful photo excellent piece of writing eileen

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 5:08:00 PM
    I think Becca hit the nail on the head with this one Eileen, a clean break is always best, saves more pain in the long run. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/28/2013 5:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The sound of all that hitting nails by the two of you is deafening....I get it, Mr Seal....Life goes on....Life always goes on. Thank you for your kind visit....Desert Orchid thanks you!
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 3:24:00 PM
    you are so clever, eileen! i love the play on words and the brilliant way you've composed this. bravo!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/28/2013 5:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Sweetie! :) You bring me joy with your words. You like the play on words, huh? The idea came to me today...It almost slipped away because I had things to do, but....I caught it again. Glad I could get it down fast enough. Hugs! Thanks for the visit......
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 8:22:00 AM
    This is so well expressed although I don't think there is ever such a thing as a clean break. I have been on both ends and it was painful and lingering. This poem causes emotions to flood pack. You are an artist Eileen.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/28/2013 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Richard....YOU hit the nail on the head. NO...there is NEVER a clean break. Lingering...yes, that is the right word to use....Some of that lingering takes a lifetime...An artist...thank you kindly, Richard...
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 5:21:00 AM
    This is a fantastic write, a sad but truthful and realistic write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem this morning! What a tremendously outstanding piece, quite the sentimental poem, Great Work!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/28/2013 5:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Russell...I appreciate the visit and your very kind comments. Glad you liked this piece. Hope all is well with you and your loved ones.