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TAKEN- not for contest

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TAKEN- not for contest

“Mama, what happened to your smile?
I haven’t seen it for a while”
She looks at her and sighs
“It’s been taken”

He holds her trembling hand
As he hopes to understand
Where the love that they had
Has been taken

She tries to write a line
Of the poems they called, “fine”
But the grand thoughts that she had
Have been taken

She looks at the shining knife
Wants to end to her sorry life
Her passion and her desire
Have been taken

They all stand round her grave
Each one trying to be brave
She had given them all love
But they had only taken.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 1/21/2013 3:44:00 PM
    I second the others, this piece is worthy of being entered. Based on the responses I have read your work has already been critiqued and the response has been positive. Take a chance, it is very empowering! Hugs Rick

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/22/2013 11:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard....thank you for being so supportive! It means the world to me! :) I just might...
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:17:00 AM
    Hi Eileen like this so true write, should be in the contest, all the best Owen

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/20/2013 11:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! Think it has a chance? I'm quite....hmmmmm....what's the word...apprehensive about having my work critiqued! Oh well...thanks for the vote of confidence! Hugs!
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 6:57:00 AM
    Dear Eileen, Oh, how many times those scenes have been repeated but us, mortals, never learn till is too late! Dramatic but true verses that tear the heart to pieces amplified further when guilty as charged! Thank you for visiting. Sou stelno pola filia mazi me tin agape moy.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/20/2013 7:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, my dear! :) You always buoy me up! Philakia! :) Please keep up the Greek. How I love this language! Then milao kala, ala...katalaveno ti les! ;)
  1. Date: 1/19/2013 4:26:00 PM
    A sad poem ..... everything is taken - Big hug / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 6:30:00 PM
    So nice to read your poetry this eve. Light & Love

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/18/2013 9:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Debbie! Hugs!