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The Ride

I push my head out the car window
As far as I can reach
I’m on a ride
Through Beirut
Oblivious to the walls
Of restriction
On my soul
I lean out futhur
My hair wild and free
The wind making love to me
Caressing me
Moving over me
Touching me
The spirit of Freedom

I turn my face upwards
Close my eyes tight
The music flows over me
As I experience
Mounting exhilaration
My heart pounding
The speed of the car
Pushing me far
Into the wild raging
Of my thoughts

Moments pass
I open my eyes
Take in the passing lights
High rises
The sea
Fingers of land
Diamond encrusted
Stretching out greedily
To capture the lights
That hover over the water
I see
I feel
I experience
I drink it all in
Living other realities
My thoughts free
My dreams unleashed
My memories fighting
For precedence
Crowd my mind
I smile deliriously
This is my moment of victory
Riding the crests of the waves of my spirit
Who I was
Who I am
Who I will be

I turn my head back
Looking behind
Seeing the speeding cars
Trying to catch up with me
My black hair flowing over
Obstructing the view of all else
But the headlights
That bore into my soul
Tunnel vision
I smile
The wind overpowers me
Rushes over the nape of my neck
Pushes itself into the back of my blouse
Chilled hands that devour
Set my thoughts spinning
Sensuality reeling

I pull my head back in
Needing a reprieve
I rest my giddy head against the window
Giving in
The wind rushes to find access 
Bellowing its frenzy
Pushing open my blouse
Whipping it out
Reaching in
Touching my breasts
With chilled fingers of pleasure
Touching me
Moving me
Caressing me
Mauling me
I sigh

For a moment
I surrender
I close my eyes

I feel myself rise
The feelings inside
Demanding expression
Wanting to climax in a frenzy
Of euphoria

I push my upper body out the car window
My hands reach out
Trying to embrace
The illusive wind
To pull it in
To me
My hands dip in and out
Diving in wind waves
Bursting free
Rhythmic dance of ecstasy

People in passing cars stare
I don’t care
About age
Or decorum
Or custom
Or tradition
I’m in my element
And yet...

I know one day
I’ll cease to be
Tears run down my cheeks
The wind brushes them away
Flirtatiously whispering
“Concentrate on here, now
How I make you feel
Forget yesterday
There may not be a tomorrow
This is your moment

Sweet release
I rule the wind
Songs burst from my lips

Eileen Manassian Ghali

Copyright © Eileen Manassian

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  1. Date: 4/29/2015 7:33:00 AM
    I so enjoyed reading this one again. I like how you weave small details into your work, it draws people into the experience and makes it feel more real.

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 6:24:00 PM
    Utterly fantastic whirlwind of a write my little Desert Orchid, sensational to say the least. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 7:02:00 AM
    Hi Eileen, A moving write as I felt your excitement while reading it..Nicely done.. Ken

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 6:42:00 AM
    - You enjoy the day and the joy of what life gives you in the moment - Keep it up dear Eileen. - Happiness is now .... embrace it..... love it !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise ;)

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 4:47:00 AM

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 9:41:00 AM
    yes, you fly with such spontaneity, eileen, and his just memsmerizes me... one of your best!... glow, and flow; ride with the wind!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:23:00 AM
    When I eat a good plate of Lasagna or Manicotti, I feel the EXACT same way. Add some garlic bread to it, and I'm feeling like a whole new woman. (True story) ;-) Awesome writing!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/1/2013 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A WHOLE NEW WOMAN???? Drake!!! You crack me up! :) Well, the lasagna and garlic bread is no problem to whip can have your pick! THEN...THEN the R I D E! WOW! :)
  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:06:00 AM
    Quite the ride Eileen. As a kid I used to love sticking my hand out the window and let it swim through the air in waves. I really enjoyed the ride through your beautiful city.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/1/2013 6:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Growing up is highly over rated. The most intresting people I know have never grown up. I find it delightful. My son tells me I have a lot of kid in me. By the way I think you did a great job of capturing the essence of the memory.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/1/2013 8:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The music last night? This time it wasn't Bryan Adams...CLOUD # 9...DOES IT GET BETTER??? Inside Out....or....Coming Back to You...Please Forgive me..... or BEYONCE....HALO!!! Satellite... :) It was Air Supply...I'm All Out of LOVE....Lost in LOVE....I was singing away....crying....remembering...dreaming....Hubby was sweet to humor me...We had supper at my brother's place and were going home, and I asked, "Please...can't we make the ride longer?" He drove me all the way out to Jounieh...a port city. I was euphoric. He was sweet!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/1/2013 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Richard...I'm a 46 year old woman! :( Shouldn't I EVER outgrow this???? I'm like a poodle howling at the moon...Seriously...people just think I'm crazy! Should I care? Talk about low maintenance....Don't give me the opera....or some fancy treat...just take me on a good long ride, with music I like...So many poems went through my head...The whole time...I was singing, thinking, "writing" knowing I couldn't capture the feeling. This is the best I could do with such a magical night.