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Beauty in Brokenness

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Beauty in Brokenness

I see the beauty in your brokenness
The brilliance in your sad eyes
The exuberant smile tugging at your lips
The passion that escapes in your touch
The softness of your harsh words
The tenderness of your anger

I’m not afraid by your brokenness
For I am broken too
In different ways
In different places
Perhaps less obvious
But broken nevertheless

I welcome your brokenness
For I know, it makes you need me
It makes you want me to bind you together
In a strong and shielding embrace…
A restraining embrace that holds the brokenness together
Not letting even one piece fall
Not letting one piece crash

You ask me how?
How can I love a broken vessel?
I can’t believe you don’t know the answer!
Look at your reflection in my eyes
Do you see any brokenness there?
Look…you are beautiful, my love, my life
In my eyes…there, there is the truth
For I don’t see as others see
My eyes see what lies inside this broken vessel…
A heart that’s pure and devoted
A spirit that was born to soar
A soul that sanctifies 
And mind that invigorates

I see…I see it all
It doesn’t matter what the world sees
I only see beauty
Because you are mine
You are MINE!
Your brokenness allures me
Come, my love
Let us fuse our broken parts together
And make each other whole!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 2/21/2013 5:10:00 AM

    this is just so beautiful..

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 10:56:00 AM

    This is very special Eileen. Reading it is one of the highlights of my day. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 2/20/2013 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Richard. That means a lot to me! :)
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 5:08:00 AM

    so nice

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 2/20/2013 10:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank, Betty! Kind of you! :)
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 4:15:00 AM

    Eileen, how beautiful !!! ..... - Thank you for YOU ARE YOU!! - Have a beautiful day, hope the sun will shine on you. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 2/20/2013 10:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Anne Lise...you bring sunshine to my life! Thank you! I've come to be more accepting of my...issues. I know God loves me and has plans for me! Hugs!
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 2:14:00 AM

    Hi Eileen, A beautiful piece indeed. To love is to accept all. My dear you know how to love. Ali xoxoxo

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 2/20/2013 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Ali dear. I'd like to think that I do. Only God's love is perfect and unconditional! To that we aspire! Hugs!
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 10:30:00 PM

    What wonderful sentiment and tenderness. I especially love the last two lines. Beautiful poem.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 2/20/2013 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jon...how dare you be truant for so LONG! I've missed you! Glad to see your post and the kind words. Please...start writing again!
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:24:00 PM

    Magnifico!!!!!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 2/20/2013 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Donna...thanks for your word of affirmation! I love it! :)
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 3:14:00 PM

    oh eileen, this one is just magnificent! i love the message, which you've expressed with such power and pizzazz - kudos to you!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 2/20/2013 10:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, my dear Ilene. I'm glad that you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 1:31:00 PM

    Excellent work! Wish you the best!Some times one has to be broken to become whole!High marks!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 2/19/2013 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks ever so much! You are one of my favorite poets, and I greatly admire your work! This means a great deal to me. :)
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 12:58:00 PM

    Your definitely a romantic at heart Ghali, how else could you write such beauty love xxx

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 2/19/2013 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh dear, I am...I really am! Thanks for your kind words..and please, call me EILEEN! :)