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In Defense of my Romantic Poetry

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Below is the poem entitled In Defense of my Romantic Poetry which was written by poet Eileen Manassian. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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In Defense of my Romantic Poetry

I’m a hopeless romantic
Now please cut me some slack
Yes, there’s more to this life
Than love’s beaten track

I just can’t write about fish
And I can’t write of the farm
I can’t write about frogs
For me that holds not a charm

I can’t write about wars
And I can’t write about keys
I can’t write of history
Go easy on me, please!

Yes, I guess I’m limited
Stuck in mediocrity
I’m trying to be diverse
It falls flat, can’t you see? 

So I write tales of love
And I write about passion
Can’t write about trends
Or the latest fashion

I write about suicide
And I write of addiction
I write about my life
Not some sort of fiction

I write about my daughter
And I write about hubby
I write how much I suffer
To be thin and not chubby

I write about God
And I write about heaven
But can’t write about 9
Much less about seven

So please hear what I say
What you all write is grand
It’s just not my way
I’m stuck in love’s brand

I’m cheesy, I’m sappy, 
Dripping with goo and such
But this hopeless romantic
Loves your poems so much!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 5:00:00 PM
    No defence required. You are a gift to the world.

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 7:36:00 PM
    Eileen; This is very beautiful. People write about different things, as for me I myself can not write much about love. I write about other things. The beauty of poetry is that people write about different thing, if everybody wrote about the samething. It would really be boreing. Thanks for sharing and keep writing love poems. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 12:53:00 PM
    What a reward for stopping by; I too am a romantic and did my share of saying so. Your poem is beautiful, with a touch of humor and confession that makes it top notch. I so enjoyed this. Elizabeth

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/31/2013 1:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much, Elizabeth! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 12:05:00 PM
    Stay Romantic!!!We need more romantics in this world.Beautiful poem.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/30/2013 6:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Kash. Sweet of you! :)
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 9:55:00 AM
    Gorgeous poem... love it my dear Eilenn! Hugs, Jack

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/30/2013 10:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Jack! I'm really touched that you took the time to read and post! :)
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 3:30:00 AM
    Eileen, absolutly no need to apologize.. your poetry, is uplifting, heartfelt,, but most of all, it is truth in as much as what you put in to your poems is you, you create magic for others, and a smile, and affection, it does not get much better than that.....

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/30/2013 4:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Harryyyyyyyyyyyy! Thanks ever so much for this lovely post and the sentiments it conveys! I do appreciate it ever so much! Blessings!
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 2:19:00 PM
    This was a lot of fun, I for one love how you write. Have a great day. Thanks for your visit and comment on my smile poem.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/29/2013 8:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard....it is reciprocal! Believe me! :) Thanks for the taking the time to read! :)
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 2:08:00 PM
    Absolutely beautiful poem, I love this poem. Nicely done poet

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/29/2013 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, my dear! Very sweet of you!
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 7:10:00 AM
    good poem. I like your honesty - JH

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/29/2013 1:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, JH! :) Honesty is the best policy as they say........
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 7:09:00 AM
    Remember...so they tell me....no one need apologize here on soup for being themselves... this was so cute though!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/29/2013 1:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Donna! :) You are so so sweet! God bless!
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 3:47:00 AM
    Dear Eilleen, Just to remind you that when Zeus decided to create the world he transformed Himself into Eros, the love God, in order to unite the opposites. St. John Tells us (First Epist.} that God is love! So, you have the two most powerful allies to defend you. No need to do it yourself! Great poem in defense of romanticism which by the way, is not a crime! Ha-ha! Thank you for sharing!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/29/2013 1:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Demetrios, than you for your vote of confidence! I appreciate it ever so much! Glad that I have a great poet and philosopher like you to defend my little poem! Filakia!