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I Cant Keep you Safe

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I Cant Keep you Safe

I can keep you safe from harm
That is lurking in the night
I can protect and keep you
From prowlers hidden from sight

I can shield you from the glare
Of the sun that wants to scorch
I can chase demons away
I can set the fiends to torch

I can stop you from sinking
Wrap my arms around you tight
I can pull you to dry land
Be your warrior in a fight

I can shield you from the truth
That can pierce your tender heart
I can keep you dry and warm
When deluge from heaven starts

Oh, but my dearest loved one
I can’t make this promise true
From my passion and my will
No safety is offered you

I cannot lend you safety
From the storm of desire
I can’t offer you shelter
From passion’s scorching fire

I can’t keep you from drowning
In the torrent of my need
And I cannot hide you from  
My frenzy on you to feed

I cannot vouch protection
From the raging of my heart
I cannot promise you now
I won’t tear your clothes apart

Perhaps I better leave you
Never look upon your face
For your eyes, your lips, your smile
Will make me storm that safe place

I’ll surely leave you exposed
Defenseless against my will
And because I know all this
I will leave you tranquil…STILL

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 4:05:00 AM
    Lovely. I really like this one. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 8:18:00 AM
    Few my dear wouldn't be willing to offer themselves as pray to your voracious appetites! Ha-ha! Wonderful battle of divine and carnal love. Who the winner would be doesn't matter as both bountiful ecstasy offer!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/19/2013 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My dear poet...Voracious appetite indeed! ;) Yes...a battle it is...I love your post...As bring a smile...Filakia pola!
  1. Date: 9/19/2013 3:45:00 AM
    Hello everyone!!! PLEASE forgive me for not being able to answer each one of you individually. My life has been chaotic recently...1) Semester begins Monday...been to meetings in preparation 2) Out of internet connection at home...waiting for that to be reactivated 3) my husband and daughter are traveling to Cyprus tonight...spending time wtih them getting them ready and weeping!! Thank you for your comments, I've read each and every one! I will get back on when I can..HUGS to you ALL!

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 6:41:00 PM
    Nobody is safe from you my little Desert Orchid, you just rampage along there little lady, go go go lol. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 5:04:00 PM
    Oh wow.......the passion simply oozes from this wonderful poem!! Well done!

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 4:15:00 PM
    wew, is it getting hot in here? this is a scorcher!

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 3:34:00 PM
    Eileen you are a wonderful poet, your rhyme and flow is perfect and your words are so very beautiful and sincere.....Peter

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 12:22:00 PM
    my,eileen.. an honest display of vulnerability that i feel you through this gently strong work...wonderful write!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 10:25:00 AM
    amazing, poem Eileen, breathtaking... wow! to WOW!... the ending, made the moment of you all worthwhile... love love Linda

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 9:49:00 AM
    Very very thought provoking and touching expressions, Eileen

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 8:22:00 AM
    You don't just wear your heart on your sleeve. You wear it on the belt of your pants and the bangs of your hair. Another very deep & touching expression.

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 6:58:00 AM
    Gorgeous, beautiful, stunning, Miss Boop! Particularly love this line, "Can't promise I won’t tear your clothes apart!" Zowie! LOL xoxoxox