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Tone Down the Intensity

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

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Tone Down the Intensity

Tone down the intensity
Is like telling the sun
Not to reach its zenith
Of blazing, scorching heat
Or telling the waterfall
Just as it is ready to gush
Down in a tumult of
Freshness to hold back
At the edge
Or telling the volcano
Seconds away from erupting
Hot molten lava
To reingest the heat
And lie dormant
Or telling the tsunami
That is rushing headlong
To the shoreline
To recede back into
Nothingness and let go
Of its momentum of power
Or the shooting star
To not leave a sparkling trail
As the friction with air
Causes it to burn in brilliance
But to remain motionless
A pale light
On a dotted black sky

Tone down the intensity
For a person who embodies it
Is like telling nature to stand still
With bated breath
When all it wants to do
Is burst into a song of celebration.

Tone down the intensity?
Not a chance…
Tone UP the capacity
To live life!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 9/10/2014 6:45:00 AM
    I love your intensity, and your descriptions are awesome ;)

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 10:02:00 AM
    Awesome Eileen! Loved the descriptions and the images of nature really got your point across. Why should anyone be anything but who they are? I appreciate you being yourself :) Also I'm not back quite yet (10 days until I'm in the states again)... but I had a little free time and thought I'd check up on the Soup!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/10/2013 1:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yea....thanks, Timothy....not everybody likes...Intense people! It sort of freaks them out...laid back and easy. That's seems to be popular....Oh well...it takes all kinds, doesn't it? Thanks for the post!
  1. Date: 4/9/2013 10:03:00 AM
    Intense...in every way. I don't have to worry about turning down the intensity...I'm too laid back...GREAT poem!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/10/2013 1:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Be happy, Caleb...people like laid back! :) It sure has its perks! Hugs, and thanks!
  1. Date: 4/9/2013 8:40:00 AM
    WOW! Adding this to my faves, Eileen! Your descriptions are perfect, and the message is so full of truth.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/10/2013 1:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Heather...what a wonderful thing to say! Thank you! :) I'm honored.
  1. Date: 4/9/2013 7:48:00 AM
    This is a good one Eileen.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/9/2013 7:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why thank you, Richard. I'm glad you like it!