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Unable to Sleep

Eileen  Manassian Avatar Eileen  Manassian - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Unable to Sleep

Unable to sleep, I pull out my book of memories. I open to the chapters about Cyprus. They are many. I've lived more in that enchanted isle than in any other place in the world. My mind caresses each memory as I wander through each room of my home, remembering where everything was placed...afraid that time will erase...the beauty that I trace. A time when my family was complete, whole, an entity of three...sweet unity. A place where I could drive....wild and free, just being me, speaking a language with a cadence that cheers my soul, making me whole. Last night...I couldn't sleep!

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  1. Date: 7/5/2013 3:53:00 AM
    Memory lane...what a great place to walk in the mind when it is all but sleepy. Always, Laura

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Laura. So good to hear from you. Hope all is well....hugs
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 4:46:00 PM
    This is a good place to go if you can't sleep. I'm sure your family is still complete, like mine just in a different way when the kids grow up but those memories will always stay with you. I do agree they are lovely memories though, I sometimes find myself sighing to go back to those times. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You mirror my sentiments well, Richard. I guess you must be made of stronger stuff, though. I'm a hopeless little cry baby at 46. I want my little girl home...NOW! Thanks for understanding.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 12:05:00 PM
    I went with your pick for the sleepless contest, thanks for the feedback

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I SO HOPE YOU DO WELL, RICHARD. :) Thanks for valuing my opinion.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 8:18:00 AM
    Taking a journey to help you drift into another. This is beautiful. Your heart shines in these lines, once again.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your post is so amazing, Drake. Very delightful indeed.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 6:14:00 AM
    If you can't sleep this seems a pleasant way to pass the time.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) This and other ways, Richard. Thanks for the post.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 5:41:00 AM
    This is a brilliant and sentimental write my friend! I truly loved reading this delightful poem this morning! What a lovely piece, such a tender poem, Great Work!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tender...yes, my heart is tender with memories. Thanks for the visit, Russell. All the best.