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My Cross

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My Cross

I hate what you’ve done
Reduced me to nothingness
Wrapped me in a shroud of shame
Crushed is my spirit
Forgiveness not an option
Loving you- the cross I bear

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 8/12/2014 9:32:00 PM
    Simply beautiful, with a twist of melancholy

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/12/2014 9:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yup...that's me! ;)
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 8:39:00 AM
    Married life

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/30/2013 2:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, John...it sure has its ups and downs, doesn't it, but its good to know that someone is there for you for the long haul and is committed to helping you survive! It has its perks... ;)
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 4:54:00 AM
    Eileen, your work is double purposed. We readers receive not only a lesson in life, but also a lesson in poetic form in which you choose to write.... kudos on both counts.... Love ya dearly...... Jake

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/28/2013 6:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much, Jake. Lovely to hear from you. The praise is good for me, though...I'm sure you don't need any lessons. :) Be blessed.
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 4:07:00 PM
    Eileen; This is a beautiful write, but I hope you don't have to carry a heavy cross. Many blessings to you..... Lucilla

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/28/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We all have crosses to carry, my dear. Some big...some small...but they are always there. He will help us carry them if we give Him the chance. Hugs.
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 3:53:00 PM
    You have packed a lot of feeling in a relatively small amount of words. Good write.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/28/2013 6:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Robert. I'm glad you liked it.
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 11:50:00 AM
    Eileen, it's gorgeous! - Have a peaceful and restful weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Anne Lise! :) You are just a bit of sunshine! Hugs!
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 10:03:00 AM
    your cross is our cross Eileen, your poetry so profound so much feeling, written so well we all can feel the sincerity....

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Harry, you've been very supportive when I've wanted to bail. Thanks so much for being there and being the wonderful person you are. Hugs
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 8:12:00 AM
    Good morning Eileen, thanks for your visits and comments. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hope you are having a great one too! :) You NEVER have to thank me....believe me, it's my pleasure.
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 1:58:00 AM
    Thanks for pouring your heart out when you read The Golden Standard. As usual I have responded to your comments. Also I just wanna let you know that I'm going to take a break from the political stuff... I know the people on here are very civil, and many are very good friends of mine. But I don't wanna push anyone's buttons by being "overly bold" with my views on things. There are certain things I just couldn't keep to myself and I had to let those feelings go...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Timothy...I understand. It isn't easy. Standing up for what you believe in never is. I admire you for what you've done so far. You do what you can...I admire you for speaking up, but also for respecting others feelings. You are an all around great guy!
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 2:50:00 PM
    Love knows no bounds. It at times amazes me, our capacity for forgiveness. We may have grudges for a little while, but if you really love the person you'll forgive them without even really noticed it yourself. I've written some sedoka before... nice to see you try your hand at it!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thanks Timothy. I thought I'd written a Tanka till someone had the grace to correct me. Glad you enjoyed it. Yes...love keeps no record of wrongs. Love endures...as it says in the Word. Glad that you enjoyed this.
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:02:00 AM
    Good morning

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Our worlds are about ten hours apart....I never know what to say! :) Good every part of the day, Richard! :)
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 5:08:00 AM
    Love is great sacrifice just like the cross that Jesus bore to sacrifice for the sins of the world.It takes a lot of sacrifice to love. Love is indeed a cross to bear. Eileen this good.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much for the visit and comment. Yes...love does involve sacrifice. "We pardon to the extent that we love." So true! :)
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 12:07:00 AM
    Hi Eileen, thanks for your visits today, got in late so I had no chance to respond till now. Goodnight.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No problem....I understand. Respond when you can. :)
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 8:20:00 PM
    Hi Eilleen. whoa this is such a beautiful picture, reading through the lines, being in love is not easy, we all have our ups and downs, tomorrow is another day, hope for the very best. Love Terry

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/25/2013 9:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Terry...always good to hear from you. Yes...love is not an easy thing. We can just ask Jesus who actually had to bear the cross. Hugs!
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Should I be worried for you? or are you just like me today and just writing whatever comes in your head. You don't seem in a dark place based on your comments today.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/25/2013 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No....well, hmmmmmm. Yes and no. Every poem has a bit of truth to it, though sometimes we take a thought and just run with it and embellish it. So...I'm ok. Just really tired of some situations. Thanks for dropping by.
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Blooming heck Auntie, you're all over the place, one minute you're a child, next a fairy, now your nothing lol. I can't cope never mind keep up, it's hurting my head lol. Suppose it's just a cross I have to bear lol. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I do that, my dear....and yes, I DO take note of your ramblings...so, too late for that. ;) Hope all is well!
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/25/2013 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey, Wildcat, take no notice of my ramblings, go where the flow takes you :)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/25/2013 10:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    oops...thanks for stopping by....and my changing hues...silly me!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/25/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard!!!!!!! :) Yea...let's not try to over analyze. It can get dangerous! ;) Isn't it better than same old same old? A little bit of spice makes all things nice! Thanks for stopping me! Yes...if you want to be my friend...you must put up with my hanging hues!
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 7:46:00 AM
    Absorbing sacrifice for the sake of heart. This is beautiful, even though it's painful.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/25/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Drake! Lovely to hear from you...as usual! :)
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 7:45:00 AM
    This is a very special and sentimental write Eileen! I really enjoyed reading this Sedoka this morning! You have inspired me to write another relationship piece! Thank you for sharing this incredible poem, Great Work!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/25/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Russell, thanks ever so much! Is it a Sedoka? I haven't got a clue! Thanks for stopping by and for the encouragement.