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What Mama Forgot

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What Mama Forgot

Mama never told me that I should not get caught
She taught many lessons well, but this one she did not

She never told me that I must lead heat to the chase
Or to be an enigma with an angelic face 

Mama never told me that I should keep love in store
Try to be mysterious or risk being a bore

Mama never told me to stay just out of his reach
How to be coy and demure, my Mama didn’t teach

She didn’t say wonder was a big part of the game
That to give a man your heart will make you really tame

Mama didn’t tell me to keep some things locked inside
She didn’t say that when he seeks...I should go and hide

Mama didn’t tell me every man desires to hunt
Or that in speaking to him I must be shy not blunt

She didn’t say the chase is the driving force of man
Or that you must prolong it...just as long as you can 

Once he has caught his prey and has feasted at his will
Your body he will discard, another prey to kill

Always try to stay ahead, let your scent lead him on
Let him paw you for a while, and then arise…be gone

A man’s nature is to chase; it’s the air that he breathes
Let him think he’s captured you, give in by small degrees

But let your soul be ever free, don’t you dare get caught
Oh Mama, you didn’t teach me this, Oh mama, you did not!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 1/29/2015 2:05:00 AM
    I think this is the best so far. My god you have talent! I am in total awe. It is not man though it is all of nature. Evolution has programed the male of the species to " strut his stuff" have his way and move on to the next conquest. I only know that an Albatros mates for life and looks no further.possibly it has out evolved we poor human males. This is not justification just an observation. Still in AWE love Shane xxx

    Cooper Avatar Shane Cooper
    Date: 1/29/2015 3:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Kisses xxx They are the best I have seen here. And that is no lie.
    Celeste Avatar Jade Celeste
    Date: 1/29/2015 2:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) I'm so glad you are enjoying my writes, Shane. Your observations are spot on. Hugs
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:54:00 PM
    Ooooooo Eileen, if only I were not a married man lol, your perfect prey you is lol, is better when the fem knows the game, much more fun. Sometimes though it doesn't the chase is better than the end result. I think you've written a brilliant poem on the weakness of man and some women. Take care, Regards Richard. Oh, and stop letting your scent lead me on, you hussey ha ha ha

    Celeste Avatar Jade Celeste
    Date: 3/29/2013 1:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    RICHARD!!! BE GOOD! If I didn't know that you were just teasing, I'd give you a scolding, my dear. Yes, still, I lay the blame on men. They need to learn some rules of commitment and we would all be happier. :)
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 6:25:00 PM
    Sometimes a man likes to be chased as well. Taking turns can be a lot of fun. I really enjoyed this one as well. You are on a roll today.

    Celeste Avatar Jade Celeste
    Date: 3/25/2013 7:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Richard. Jut read Harry's blog. Don't want to post too much, but some days you have more inspiration than others or more free time. ANYWAY...Sure there are definitely times for women to chase...and there is wonder in that, but I've learned the hard way that when you give your usually are taken for granted. C'est La Vie...even here on the soup.
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 1:02:00 PM
    Mama didn't tell me I'd meet up with a certain Miss Ghali who knows all the stuff that men do. The jig is up... our M.O. is exposed! LOL A man chases a woman until she catches him! Big big hugs sweet Eilene, Jack xoxoxox

    Celeste Avatar Jade Celeste
    Date: 3/25/2013 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, sweetie, then change your Modus Operandi and be a good boy! ;) Once we catch our's the old ball and chain routine, eh? ;) Hugs, Jack!
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 12:26:00 PM
    This was a real pleasure to read! :) hugs!

    Celeste Avatar Jade Celeste
    Date: 3/25/2013 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, sweetie pie! :) Hugs!
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 9:46:00 AM
    Interesting poem here Eileen.Enjoyed reading this evening.

    Celeste Avatar Jade Celeste
    Date: 3/24/2013 9:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Kash! :) Great to hear from you!