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Unloved

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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Unloved

She cocooned herself
Spinning the thread tightly
Around her troubled mind
Knowing out there
Out there were the people
Who watched her unwind
Who could not be kind
Losing ground
Every day
She fought to stay
Sane
Untouched by pain
She cocooned her mind
Her weak troubled mind
With layer after layer of silken threads
Threads of self defense
From a world
Who only loved to see her dance
And smile
And play the fool
For a while
From a world who couldn’t bear
To see the raw pain that was there
Behind the pretty face
And the bewitching eyes
Were the jagged lies
The mirrors into a soul
Incomplete...not whole

Unloved
Unwanted
She was too much trouble
Complicated
An emotional drain
They comforted the physical pain
Yet feared the mental pain 
They could not understand….

"Sh…….keep it a secret"
She told herself as she spun away
"For now….
Play the game
Play everyone’s game
Give them what they want
Whatever it is
Give it to them
Maybe they will learn to love you
Maybe they will see the beauty
Hiding behind the beast
Waiting for release...

No....you know better
They have no eyes to see
So dance....dance....alone
In the quiet of the room
Where there is no one to pry
Or see you cry
Dance alone
Live alone
Breathe alone
Alone
Alone
Hate the world
Hate them all
They deserve it
Damn every single last one
Whoever walked away
Leaving you cradling your throbbing head
Afraid of their own monsters
They keep you at bay
Vulnerability not their game to play
Damn them all
For not loving you enough
For not being tough enough
Weaklings one and all
EVERY SINGLE LAST ONE
Unable to be strong
To carry you along
When you are weak
Unable to think
Unable to speak
Unable to breathe
Unable to muster the courage to live
Unable
And unloved
Finish what you've begun"…..

She spinned the threads tighter… tighter
The cocoon complete
She fell asleep
Her last thoughts
The bitter knowledge
That she would never awake
Transformed
Knowing this would be her tomb
For she was never meant to be
A butterfly…
A beautiful airy creature of the day
Loved by everyone in every way
She closed her eyes
And slipped away
Unloved....

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 8/24/2013 6:52:00 PM
    There is elegance in this sad poem. Stunning visuals of sewing a cocoon to stay inside and hide. A perplexing mix of emotions, sadness, anger melancholy.. brought together in a sad yet peaceful ending... it's a wow

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/25/2013 6:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Karen...Thanks, once again for being so kind and sweet and amazing! I'm coming to value you more and more as a friend! Sometimes....it all does seem to hard to bear....life. Sleep at times beckons...Thanks for the visit and kind words.
  1. Date: 8/17/2013 12:55:00 PM
    ..i write a lot of things about love and passion...i loved this poem Eileen and this is going to be my fav now...thanx a lot for reading my poems too.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/25/2013 6:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;) And so are YOU!
    Fiery Avatar Red Fiery
    Date: 8/17/2013 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hahahah....you are a wonderful poetess
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/17/2013 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :-D Is there anything better to write about....take care, my dear....
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 4:50:00 AM
    Ow gee..this is heartbreaking and sad..I guess everyone in life feels unloved at times or loved not for whom he is but for whom.he represents.For some people we will always be a cocoon but for those few special ones so close to us We are already a butterfly and always will be.You are a beautiful coloured butterfly and I love to watch you dance sweet friend.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/5/2013 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh, Charmain...this was so sweet and tender and soothing to my soul. Thank you for your kindness to me. Every word and gesture of kindness is treasured by my little heart. HUGS!
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 7:58:00 AM
    The rhyme flow & setting here is equivalent to a very melancholic swan dance. Yet, there is a hunger & a need for definition. For substance. But, the character here was inflicted with a very sensual sense of doubt. Love & friendship should never be so cruel. Wonderful job!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/5/2013 1:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Only you would compare it to a swan dance, Drake! Beautiful indeed! Yes...to all the rest. Thank you for being so insightful and caring! Means so much! Hugs!
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 7:07:00 AM
    Hi Eileen great composition from you really enjoyed though sad at the end, all the best Poetowen

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/5/2013 1:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes...sometimes there are no happy endings, Owen. Thanks for stopping by! That's a happy visit! :)
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 1:29:00 AM
    so sad this one. I love the "cocooned" idea. Some people just feel forced to do that.This poem has that great trickle down format and effect!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/5/2013 1:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Think I should join it for the trickle down contest? You've given me an idea. Thanks for the visit, my dear! Hugs!
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 9:41:00 PM
    deep.... :-) ~SKAT~

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/5/2013 1:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the visit, Skat! :)
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 9:28:00 PM
    This really was special...like someone fighting for sanity.... really enjoyed.....:-)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/5/2013 1:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh MD.....It is JUST that. SOMEONE....fighting for sanity! ;) That someone is ME! LOVE YOU!
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 4:52:00 AM
    Another gem from your golden pen.Just moving

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/3/2013 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Mustapha. So kind of you to visit me. :)
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 4:20:00 AM
    Like a scene from the opera, graceful, poignant, deeply emotional. One of your best writes and that's saying something. To faves. I'm off to London for a couple of days, have a great weekend my little Desert Orchid, be back soon. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/3/2013 11:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Why thank you, Mr Seal....one of your best posts ever! One to cherish. Do have a grand old time in London. Been there...fascinating place. Stay out of trouble, but who am I talking to? Trouble is your middle name....D for Dangerous! ;) Take care
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 3:39:00 AM
    - Proficient written Eileen .... but so sad. - Have a beautiful weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/3/2013 11:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Anne Lise. Yes...life is full of joy and sorrow. It is thanks to the sorrow that we learn to appreciate the joy. Have a fab weekend. Hugs!
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 12:11:00 AM
    your range of sentiment are amazing Eileen, reading this, reminds me of a journey, one that begins to move me, and no doubt linger in my mind..i cant visit to often now a days, but i am sure glad i saw this...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/3/2013 11:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Harry for coming by. I have missed you and your wonderful words of comfort and cheer. It is always a great time when you visit. Yes...this one was carved out of my heart and has some blood and tears in it....life goes on! :) Hugs
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 11:33:00 PM
    This is immensely dark and sad, but so gratifying to read. If I could I would provide applause! WOW! Always, Laura

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/3/2013 11:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW! Thanks for taking the time to read, Laura. :) So glad you could stop by. Applause???? Well, I'm touched! Hugs!
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 5:37:00 PM
    Adding to my favorityes as well. This is palpable, raw, significant. Many people are under the illusion they are not loved when this could not be further from the truth. Still peoples feelings become their realities and they build wall/ cocoons to further seperate themselves from the ones who care. Power to the ones strong enough to break through and become butterflys. those that love them will celebrate.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/3/2013 11:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard....what an endearing post. I know what you say is true....however, perceptions and illusions sometimes hold sway. That is why it is good to have people on the outside strong and brave enough to be there outside the cocoon, whispering words of encouragement...visions of flight...that will help the butterfly break free! Celebration indeed! :)
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 5:18:00 PM
    Bravissimo!! I'm seldom stumped for a comment, Eileen, but I'm speechless. I was ooh-ing and ah-ing all the way through. Though a longish poem I wanted more. Need I tell you this now graces my fave file? Warm hugs, girlfriend. Licia :-)

    hendricks Avatar delysia hendricks
    Date: 8/3/2013 5:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nooooo, of course not, silly person. My PS time is limited, so I only read poets whose writing style appeals and I comment only when a poem does it for me. Moreover, I took this one to my fave file. Come on, girlfriend. Accept due credit. Huggies right back at ya. Licia :-)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/3/2013 11:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lecia....are you sure it's not because you like me as a person???? ;) Sometimes we are gracious to those whom we care about. Either way...I'm so touched by your post. I do love you, girl! You rock! HUGS!!!