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They are ALL my Children Part I

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They are ALL my Children Part I

Each poem I birth
Is a child of my heart
Flesh of my flesh
Bone of my bone
Word of my soul
Conveyor of my emotions

Each one is unique
One is always happy
And sees the bright side of life
The eternal optimist
With not a care in the world
With a song on her lips
She traipses about and everywhere she goes
Flowers bloom
And the sun peeks out
To welcome her

The other is intimately acquainted 
With her mother’s world
Of suffocating despair
She sees the tear behind the smile
The insecurity behind the laugh
Her loneliness
This child of my is consumed by worry
That Mama may go through with it this time
And no longer be there to love her
She quietly watches 
Her daily fight for survival
For escape
From the demons that haunt her life
And so…she bears her sorrow
Trying to be strong for MAMA
Her tears she hides as she cries in the closet
Knowing its Mama’s tears in her eyes
And Mama’s pain in her heart
I love this child of mine, for she sees what no one else sees

One of my children was conceived in frenzied passion
And she is its embodiment 
She devours life
Her passion relishes 
She is intense to the point of insanity
Those who know her are electrified by her presence 
For she is….
Always endearing
Always charming
Always in love
Always flirting...teasing...pleasing
Always passionate….to the point of losing herself
In the moment

My little one….ah, my little one is a romantic dreamer
Her eyes never focus on the here and now
She perches on the windowsill
Seeing her castle in the distance
Waiting for her knight in shining army
To sweep her away on his gallant steed
With flowing mane
And thundering hoofs
Matching the thundering beat of her heart
She waits to be whisked to 
A forever land of dreams
Of flowers and sunshine
Of birds chirping by streams
And love better than in the world she’s seen

Oh, but my eldest
How my heart bleeds
For my child of wrath
Born of my affair with Zeus
Sending out thunderbolts
Livid by injustice
Seething with anger
At all that is inhumane
Welding his sword
Eager for revenge
For retribution
I fear for this my child
Who often is about to draw blood
In mortal combat with the enemy
Ever at the point of death...

(End of Part I)

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 8/10/2014 11:15:00 PM
    Love it...this is the one you talked about...yes I did not to part 2...hugs

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 10:04:00 AM
    This was really charming, and you're ending caught me off guard. It was all so sweet and peachy and then hints at chaos and destruction from a "not so lovely" child. It's a neat thought to think of one's poetry as actual living things with their own minds running about. I did notice your emphasis on "ALL" my children... love them or hate them they are still YOURS!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/10/2013 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Timothy. They surely are! ;) I'm very protective of my work! It's a part of who I am! Thanks for the visit and the kind comments!
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 10:21:00 PM
    Exceptional, a testament to your talent. I'm off to part two.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/4/2013 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Richard. This post brings my much joy and satisfaction! :) Hugs!
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Wow.....I'm off to part two also

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/3/2013 10:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Donna. Sending happy thoughts your way!
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 3:30:00 PM
    just got to go to part 2 Eileen,, this is amazing poetry...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/3/2013 10:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Harry....thanks. :) I thought many would not read it due to the length, and as I'm not yet a premium member, I can't post long poetry. :( Hugs!