I've heard the music a smile secretly sings
And the sudden thunder a teardrop brings
No beginning or ending round a golden wedding ring
Together love and time keep on turning
It takes but one breath to keep on living
When your dreams and sorrows become the same thing
Empty eyes open there for the forgiving
Then memories invade, night becomes morning
Like the ring we wear, no beginning or end
We search to see where this journey shall send
Apart we are halfed neither night or day
Where nothing can grow, shall it be that way?
I come looking to take your hand
We can no longer stay apart
This day I have forever planned
You have captured all of my heart
My darling I've longed for this day
Two of us together as one
In my heart I hope you will stay
Our hopes and dreams have just begun
Come take my hand darling please
For you are the light of my life
I say this while down on my knees
I would like you to be my wife
As the Miami Beach sun was hot,
you said that I was lying in your spot.
You got my attention from that very first look.
Just one short glance was all it took.
You have many good things my wife hasn’t got.
I have determined Layla really doesn’t have a lot.
What a hasty and impetuous move I would make.
I realize now that marriage was a mistake.
In your trap you have ensnared me.
What a complete young woman I see!
Somehow, someway, I should get myself free.
I must break these bonds of matrimony.
How did I ever get stuck in a situation like this?
With you, I can have a lifetime of marital bliss.
I intend to follow you out to Minneapolis.
I will take this opportunity and seal it with a kiss.
Based on the 1972 film “The Heartbreak Kid”
You’re not adept at using words
But your body language can speak
Fluently of all that you feel
And expresses all that you seek
I know just from a simple look
It’s time to be at your command
Or if you want me to take control
To make you obey my demand
I feel in every single touch
Just what your heart’s trying to say
How you want to make love to me
With passion till night turns to day
And then there are those blessed times
When your arms are my protection
Or when you feel I’ve wandered off
They keep me in tight detention
When jealousy is burning hot
And you want me to heed the sign
Your arm tightens on my shoulder
And tells him, “Beware, She is MINE!”
And when you gently stroke my hair
Just before I drift off to sleep
Your fingers speak these very words:
“Your dreams in my heart I will keep.”
When I awake and see you smile
The mischief written on your face
I know that I can bring you joy
For I take you to that sweet place
When your full lips close over mine
I can sense that you are in need
So I guide you much like a child
To where you can hungrily feed
When you force your hands over mine
I know I need to surrender
I can see it there in your eyes
You want to claim not be tender
At those times when you turn your back
And you close up your face to me
I know I need to do penance
If your favor I wish to see
And though you don’t give me the words
That express your feelings so deep
Your body language speaks to me
In eloquence that makes me weep!
Eileen Manassian Ghali
I pledge to love you all my life
no matter what may come
There's nothing you will face alone
our life has just begun
I open up my heart and soul
there's nothing hid from you
I'll always be there by your side
there's nothing we can't do
I give to you this precious gift
please take it from my hand
And now I'll give my solemn vow
and wear your wedding band
All Rights Reserved Jon Arno 2013
My step-mom brought her stuff today.
It really made me mad.
She moved right in and changed the house.
She even changed my Dad.
She makes my bacon way too crisp.
She tries to fix my hair.
And when she shops for nail polish,
She buys enough to share.
To make it worse, she brought her cat
It hides beneath my bed.
And then she made me go with her
To a hill where we could sled.
My step-mom' isn't like me
and there are different rules,
But just between the two of us
My step-mom's kinda cool.
Who can un-travel the journey of love
of a thousand and one contradictions
of moments more - then less than enough
the weapon for a minds ammunition
for all get wounded in the unsought war
the plight of being shot by friendly fire
eye on the enemy while at the door
lie the unsuspecting repercussions of desire
Much like soldiers fully geared
suited with the warfare of Cupid
It's not just the suffering that we fear
but the suffering because we were stupid
There's more to marriage
than want of bliss, more than euphoric kiss
lest it leave you with no more than a vestige
one must weigh their hope with the risk
And so with cautious heart we trod
this road we cannot un-travel
and hope beyond hope there is a God
for loves journey is a fragile battle
It can crush and it can kill
or make all your dreams sublime
make no mistake this journeys uphill
but in the end you can only hope... it's was every bit worth the climb
Five years come and gone without your heart on the line.
Your voice has almost chased away all the sanity left in my brain.
Somehow you take up residence where there is a "no vacancy" sign.
It still fathoms me at how easy this all was for you to feign.
I am so tired of trying to understand all these childish notions.
True love is and always will be nothing more than a fairy tale.
I may have had better luck had I used Tarot cards and potions.
To grieve for our horrible marriage I shall wear the blackest veil.
It seems as if I was a wife, but you were never ready to do your part.
You can't have it both ways, either choose the wrong way or the right.
Why doesn't it feel wrong to you to toy with another person's heart?
A marriage takes work from each partner and I no longer wish to fight.
I thought this was forever and I loved you more than you'll ever know.
You turned the once warm feelings I had for you to hard stone.
I am no longer in love with you and I'm sorry I now have to let you go.
Sadly, as I always suspected I was in this marriage all alone.
He didn't see her tears
He didn't hear her sigh
He couldn't see the longing
That was burning in her eye
He didn't notice her
He didn't seem to care
She was slowly giving up
Dying in her despair
She just didn't know how
To make the embers blaze
She walked around in gloom
Her life an endless maze
But then…someone came by
A chivalrous kind knight
Who saw her real beauty
And took note of her plight
He tried his best to woo her
To fill up the empty space
He said, “Look in my eyes
See the reflection of your face.
You are altogether lovely
A goddess from another plane.”
She couldn't believe all this
Did he think she was insane?
But slowly her heart melted
She started to tingle inside
The joy shone from her face
It was hard from love to hide
Now she faced a dilemma
What was she supposed to do?
Leave the one she still loved
To grasp a love that’s new?
Dear Reader, to this fairy tale
We must find a happy end
For we have yet to see
If the knight is heaven sent
There are many simple truths
That are woven in this tale
But clearest of all is this:
Love unurtured is bound to fail.
Eileen Manassian Ghali
Gat not much to say
But that all will pay
Both hubby and wifey
In the life race that
Dream not again
For the reality is
now a rain
Very cold to the skin
thickest cover to the
Together you are
Forever and ever,
so take a bow!
From us all
And walk with heads
Barakah and Sakinah
Flowing with you in a
Swim and dwell in it
And felicitate forever
Happy Married life!
A life free from strife!