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Stay Away from the Fire

Eileen Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Stay Away from the Fire 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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Stay Away from the Fire

Stay away from the fire, or you'll get burned:
Something to avoid at all costs and yet….
and YET…
Pain is a primal cry signaling that the fight for life has begun…
It reveals the presence of feelings
Of hopes and dreams
Of stagnant love bursting into streams
A sign of LIFE….LIFE and all it means

“Stay away from the fire, or you’ll get burned,”
Mama wisely said.
Oh, Mama…
I need to feel the pain to know that my stone cold heart is…. 
ALIVE!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 2/16/2013 1:46:00 PM
    What a good poem that makes a lot of sense.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/16/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, David. So good to hear from you!
  1. Date: 2/16/2013 12:56:00 PM
    A second wow from me, another one heading to my favorites.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/16/2013 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard!!!! That is music to my ears! :) Thanks!
  1. Date: 2/15/2013 11:11:00 PM
    wow, what an original take on that warning to stay away from fire. Very nice one!!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/16/2013 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Andrea. I take your compliment to heart! :)