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My Heart is Not Mine to Give Away

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My Heart is Not Mine to Give Away

My heart’s not mine to give away
I stand here empty handed
My heart’s not mine to give away
So I beg you, don’t demand it

You see, some twenty years ago
I gave it to my lover boy
And though careless he is with it
And treats it much like a toy…

I did pledge him full ownership
And then gladly gifted the key
I can’t now ask to have it back
Though he’s negligent as can be…

You promise better times to give
To bathe it with love and care
You promise to do all the things
That only a lover would dare

Tempting, tempting, but oh my dear
This I cannot…should not forget
Were I to fall into your arms
It would only cause me regret 

For, my heart’s not mine to give away
It’s a truth not so confounded
My heart’s not mine to give away
So please don’t try hard to woo it

You write words that captivate
I’m drawn by every sweet line
You promise to be my knight
But darling, you can’t be mine

Your tenderness and your love
Are ever hard to resist
You’re tempting me to steal my heart
To hand it over with a kiss

I must remind my foolish mind
Like Eve strolling unattended
My heart is not mine to give away
So don’t you dare allure it

Though I care more than you know
And am longing for attention
My little heart stays where it is
So hear this tortured confession….

My heart is not mine to give away
It cannot bear to be stranded
My heart is not mine to give away
So don’t try so hard to entice it…

No, my heart is not mine to give away
On it his name is branded
My heart is not mine to give away
So please, oh please, don't demand it.

Eileen  Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 11:31:00 PM
    Hi Eileen wonderul descriptive and true love it, all the best Owen

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/11/2013 11:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Owen, thanks for the visit! :) Hugs!
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:19:00 PM
    I wish all women were like this. Eve unattended was a great line. You have my attention but if you want to stay true to this poem. Don't read any of mine.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/11/2013 11:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Fidelity is hard to find these days, to be sure! Thanks for the visit! I did read one of your poems...fantastic!
  1. Date: 2/10/2013 4:34:00 PM
    Eileen..I think this is how everyone feels about their first love whether they admit it or not...wonderful poem..loved it

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/11/2013 11:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Donna...thanks my dear! I love hearing from you! Hugs!
  1. Date: 2/10/2013 4:15:00 PM
    DearEileen,What an admirable devotion! He should be proud of you and proud of you every one would be! Very strong sentimental verse, even though you have written it with…no heart! Ha-ha. Lovely poem! Enjoyed it, although I do not like if he treats your heart as a toy! He should Treat it with respect at least! Thank you for sharing. Certain all will be fine, for you know what to do!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/11/2013 11:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ataktos ese, agapi mou! ;) Yes...I am heartless indeed! Better that way, isn't it? Hope you are well, my dear! Hope to read a new poem frfom you today!