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For Your Eyes Only

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Below is the poem entitled For Your Eyes Only 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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For Your Eyes Only

They said we'd never make it
They said we would not last
And though we've had it rough, dear 
For us, the dye's long been cast

They don't seem to understand it
They don't have a single clue
That though we have our problems
There is a magic glue

A glue so rare and precious
A glue so exquisitely fine
Forged out of our young love
Making you forever mine

We have a precious daughter
She is the forever bond
The union of our souls is she
Of whom you are so fond

Today as I watched you sleep
I longed to kiss you awake
With passion dipped words to say:
“Wake up, sweet love let’s make!”

And so I teased and I pleased you
Laid your head on my bare breast
I smiled at myself for I knew
That would bring on all the rest

I was not disappointed
You made me scream and sign
With techniques tried and true
You took me to the heavens high

And now you're getting older
You're climbing the ladder of time
Remember when you're old and grey
I'll still think you are sublime! 

Eileen Manassian Ghali

A Little Background:

I wrote this some time ago for my husband, but I added to it to post it today. I met him when we were twelve, he asked me out at 14, I accepted him at 17 when I came back from the States, I married him at 26.  We were neighbors, but our families were rivals of sorts. Regular Montegues and Capulets. His parents threatened to disown him if he married me. He was willing to go through the risk. This explains the beginning of the poem. It's been twenty years now. We are still together. The Title of the poem, a song by Sheena Easton, was "Our SONG."

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 3:02:00 AM
    No regrets what so ever! Apart from her only sister still blames us and only occasionally writes to my wife even though my wife became ill with Cancer. Sorry to say! Anyways I enjoyed your poems look forward to reading more! Love~ Ali

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/18/2013 3:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm so happy that you decided to go for it despite all the odds! I'm so happy for you! Thanks for sharing your story with me! :) It's a pleasure to meet someone from this part of the world to understand! :)
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 3:01:00 AM
    Dear Eileen, thank you for sharing this excellent poem. As a fellow country man I know how you must feel. I had a similar experience with my wife's family. My wife is British from Ireland, and her parents gave us so much problems because of my nationality, but we decided we will not be effected by them and 33 years later we are still together, and we have three beautiful boys.

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 7:28:00 PM
    This is a beautiful poem of love and more special because it's yours. I thought it had something to do with the James Bond Movie ( for Your Eyes Only ) I am very glad that I read it. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/18/2013 3:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lucilla...thanks for your kind visit and comment. I do appreciate it so much! Read your poem about the rain. WOW! How deep!
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 4:22:00 PM
    What a wonderful poem this is,, you are so sincere Eileen, and a rarity i'm sure, with poetry as good as this..

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/18/2013 3:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Harry! I'm so so glad that you're back! :)
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:23:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your poem of your love for your mate..Great expressive work..I am glad that I chose this one to read this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by..My work about the two men side by side were my husband and our son walking together..I never thought of my husband as an apple shape but when they were side by side both looked like an apple shape..This is suppose to be the worst shape for health problems..Sara

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/17/2013 12:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes...I know! At least when we carry it in our hips...there are no vital organs there! ;) Thanks for the visit! Hugs!
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:22:00 PM
    True love always wins..... a very touching tale...loved it dear,,,,

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/17/2013 12:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, hugs!
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 11:20:00 AM
    As a poem it is beautiful! The person it was written for must be blissful! Excellent!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/17/2013 11:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Demetrios! I appreciate your post!
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 10:17:00 AM
    I am sad but happy too! You speak of REAL life, dear Eileen... extremely well written as usual! Hugs, Jack xox

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/17/2013 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Jack! Thanks for the post. Wish I could chase the sadness away! Thanks for the post!
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 8:37:00 AM
    What a great story! I love it Eileen, a real life romantic tale.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/17/2013 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Richard. It hasn't always been a bed of roses. There were many times that family obligations made us break the relationship, but then...we'd always get back together again. It isn't easy in the Middle East to divorce the family from the marriage. Who knows...maybe it was that strong opposition that made us fight for what we had.
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 6:22:00 AM
    An amazing poem.So passionate and romantic.Love conquers every thing.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/17/2013 6:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Kash! Great to hear from your!
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 3:39:00 AM
    A lovely poem Eileen - + a romantic story in the end. - Have a lovely Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/17/2013 6:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Have a wonderful day, Anne Lise. I'm in my office preparing to teach my English II course tomorrow: Writing Arguments! Preparing a power point presentation, yet...always happy to have a peek into Poetry Soup! :) Hugs!