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Since Youve Been Gone- A 24 Year Old Poem

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Below is the poem entitled Since Youve Been Gone- A 24 Year Old Poem which was written by poet Eileen Manassian. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Since Youve Been Gone- A 24 Year Old Poem

Since you’ve been gone….
	The flowers have lost their color
		The sun refuses to give its light
			The moon weeps in her sorrow
				And days have turned into night
					Since you’ve been gone

Since you’ve been gone…
	The birds sing a mournful requiem
		The wind moans at the windowsill
			The sea threatens and billows
				The starlight has grown suddenly dim
					Since you’ve been gone

Since you’ve been gone…
	My world has crumbled down
		The people laugh at my pain
			My strength has withered away
				My tears mix with the rain
					Since you’ve been gone

Since you’ve been gone
	I’m haunted by the beauty of your smile
		I count the endless seconds and days
			I moan your name to my bedroom walls
				I wander around in an endless maze
					Since you’ve been gone

Nothing, no nothing has been the same…
Since you’ve been gone

Eileen Manassian
Circa 1991- 1992

I know there are some changes that need to be made to this, but I wanted to share this with you as I wrote it when I was about...24ish. I wrote it for my then boyfriend who is now my husband. He is the only man who has ever made love to me. I've known him since we were 12....

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  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:33:00 PM
    Nice to see this one in the top 100!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/20/2013 8:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks.... :-D
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Don't you dare touch this for any changes--some things are meant to be and this certainly is. Thank you for sharing this touching poem.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/10/2013 7:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why thank you, Craig. This is very kind of you to say!
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 3:14:00 PM
    Eileen this is a treasure to read! Thanks for sharing such a sweet emotions of everlasting love. I would not change a word. Hugs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/7/2013 5:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thanks for this endearing post. I love it!
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 1:07:00 PM
    I wouldn't change it Eileen, it's always interesting to look at your old work and see the comparison to how you write now. Tell me, had he only nipped to the shops when you wrote this lol. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/7/2013 5:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No...we were living in different countries.Thanks for the post, Richard. Hope all is well!
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 6:15:00 AM
    Hi Eileen, see comment below. Have a great day

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/7/2013 5:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I did. You too, Richard. Take care.
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 11:43:00 AM
    I don't know what changes this needs. To me it's beautiful - just like everything you write. Thanks for sharing.....Lucilla

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/7/2013 5:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lucilla, how you lift my spirit!! Bless you for this post. It has touched my soul. Hugs!
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 11:06:00 AM
    So Beautiful Your Love, Beautiful Eileen ˜ Many Times Throughout The Years I Thought What A Wonderful Blessing As Gift To Hold One Love Whom Shares Life's Moments Across Decades While Growing Old Together ˜ Even Better If In 'Faith' They Know That Eternity Shall Find Them There, Still, Within Each Others Arms And Deeply In Love ˜ I Am Going To Favour This Extremely Beautiful Love Song ˜ Love, John

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/2/2013 11:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW! Thanks ever so much, John. Your post in itself is poetry! :)
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 7:56:00 AM
    Eileen, my dear! This is an instant fave for me. It seems you have been tugging at heartstrings with your poetry for quite some time! Your husband is one lucky guy. Also, a funny coincidence - I started writing poetry last year... when I was 24 :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/2/2013 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hubby is happy that I'm happy, but he isn't much into poetry....
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/2/2013 8:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Imagine! Tell me, did you also write yours on a word processor??? I was a teacher at the time in Cyprus Overseas School and I have this poem as it was then typed on SCHOOL STATIONARY (shame on me) and on the school's word processor! ;) I didn't start when I was 24, but some of my earlier work is...what can I say. This one stood a chance to share. I'm going to share some of my religious work soon! HUGS!!!!
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 6:55:00 AM
    I kind of was expecting a write of mediocre quality(no offense, you were just younger), and I was pleasantly surprised to see a poem beyond even your most excellent works, such a tremendous poem this one truly is! I really enjoyed reading this delightfully grandiose piece this morning! What an enormously wondrous poem, Great Work!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/2/2013 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Russell....thank you!!!!!! Very sweet post. I do have a volume of earlier work that I will slowly incorporate into the site....they will be mostly religious pieces as the others were mostly very specifically for hubby or family members..... :) We will see...First, I need to dig them up! Thanks for the visit....
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 6:23:00 AM
    Magnificent! Your talent has deep roots. You wrote with great emotion for one who was so young.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/3/2013 6:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your love for writing is evident and we are the beneficiaries. In total I have really only written for a total of Three years with most of my experience here at poetry soup. There was a seven year gap from the last time I wrote until a year ago.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/2/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Richard....I loved writing from an early age. I have a few chapters of my novel, A Broken Man, that I wrote at 17 or so...during the war time. I've also written religious plays. Being a teacher in COS...I put on school plays and wrote most of them because I had to have enough characters to fit my number of students. I was a one room, multi grade teacher...I do love to write!!!! :)
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 4:08:00 AM
    Dear lady, I would not change one word of this poem...Let it stand!...This kind of love is literally one in a million - Tim

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/2/2013 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Tim. You are very kind. I'm afraid hubby does take advantage of that! ;) He often tells me, when I'm having some sort of fit and threatening to leave...."You CAN'T live without me!!" (very smug smile) True...true...he drives me bonkers sometimes, but I can't live without him!
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 4:00:00 AM
    being young and in love is the most amazing part of life and you have portrayed it so beautifully with this languid wriite, elaine... keep the fire burning!... beautiful!..:) huggs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/2/2013 9:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Nette.....eternal flame sort of this! ;) Thanks for the visit! HUGS!!!!