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This Moment

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This Moment

Life offers 
A few choice moments…
Pregnant with promise
Open to opportunity
Dense with destiny
Moments in time
When everything
You have
Everything you are
Hangs in the delicate balance
Replete with risks…
Should you speak…
Or keep silent?
Should you reach out…
Or withdraw?
Should you embrace…
Or walk away?
Should you write…
Or wait for a message?
The seconds pass…
You hold your breath
Knowing
This moment
May change your life
Forever
Almost gone
It’s almost gone
The chance
To make happiness yours
To reveal all that you hide…
The lasting love
The possessive passion
The moment is ripe
To touch
To feel
To fly
To melt
Into the essence
Of eternity
This moment
Here
Now…..
Don’t let it pass by
This moment 
Could change every other moment
Of the rest of your life.

Eileen Manassian Ghali


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  1. Date: 5/22/2014 8:29:00 AM
    This moment could change every other moment Of the rest of your life. Oh so true. When my mom was here, Mary my mom, her friend and myself barely escaped a head on collision. When I think how a split second decision could have changed everything I get a shiver. I am so thankful God was protecting us.

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 8:10:00 PM
    I love the way you have captured cinematic montage in poetic form. It is absolutely fabulous. Great write Eileen.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 1/2/2013 12:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jon...you always buoy me up! Thank you for being there! :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 1:10:00 PM
    Great job, Eileen. Live in the moments. Yes, and with no regrets. So important. Enjoyed!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 1/1/2013 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, dear Toquyen! I appreciate your post! Have a wonderful new year!
  1. Date: 12/30/2012 2:15:00 PM
    oh, this one is magical, eileen! i love your use of alliteration and the poem flowed so beautifully i was pulled along most gratefully. bravo!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 12/31/2012 12:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, my dear Ilene...you are a constant source of encouragement! :) Hugs!
  1. Date: 12/30/2012 12:56:00 PM
    I like this, very well written Eileen. - HAPPY NEW YEAR!! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 12/31/2012 12:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Anne Lise! Hope you have a wonderful New year too! Hugs!