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Below is the poem entitled Imperceptibly which was written by poet Eileen Ghali. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Very gently...
You eased yourself out of my life
There was no drama
No cataclysmic event
To mark the passage
Just an imperceptible retreat
Like the slow ebb of a tide
You left behind
The dry sand of my heart
And one solitary figure…
Looking longingly at the sea
How did your love 
Ever get that far away
From me?

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 5/1/2013 5:04:00 PM
    Sad, but so beautiful! Certainly a seven! Sorry by mistake was erased my previous comment!

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 7:03:00 AM
    - There are so many difficult choices to make ...... things change ..... new choice .... choose right or wrong. - A beautiful written poem Eileen. - First of May have a happy day! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:14:00 AM
    beautiful Eileen xx

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 3:02:00 AM
    I'll tell you something Eileen... your beautiful poetry, is like a magnet, who could ever leave such sincerity..

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 5/1/2013 3:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Really, Harry? A magnet? That is such a sweet thing to write. I appreciate it so much. Life is full of sadness, Harry. This poem testifies to that, but then again....when the tide is out, we get to build sandcastles and pretend.
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 12:02:00 AM
    The thing about waves is that they return even when you think they have gone. Sometimes the moon is pulling them in a different direction. Great poem Eileen. Good night

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 5/1/2013 2:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Richard. I've missed hearing from you. The moon is naughty, then and should be given a talking to that will make her realize she needs to play fair! ;) Over stretching the analogy perhaps. The glorious month of May is upon us! It's a special month, in many way! ;) Have a great day when you wake up, my friend. :)
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 10:08:00 PM
    So true sweetie when love becomes obligation then resentment....

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 5/1/2013 2:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello, my sweetie! You are a lucky lady with a poem dedicated to you. You deserve it MD. I'm so thrilled for you! Hugs galore!
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 5:06:00 PM
    We just drift apart sometimes, the sea comes in but always has to go out, is just a case of how long you hang on together, if the anchors firm that helps. Lovely sympathetic poem Eileen, Take care, Richard

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 5/1/2013 2:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry so good to hear from you. :) Well, every single type of relationship has its ups and's true. I just hate that aspect. That's why I made mention of Paul. He was constantly focused and on fire. I'm all for cataclysmic events. At least there is passion involved. Indifference I HATE! Have you read my poem Hate Me? It is on this theme. Hugs
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 1:31:00 PM
    This is so moving. What a emotional , expressive poem. I really enjoyed reading. I really like Timothy's comment! So true! Once again, amazing work. Always, Laura

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 5/1/2013 2:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Laura...thanks sweetheart. So good to hear from you! You made my day that much sweeter! Hugs!
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 9:27:00 AM
    I think the painfully slow loss of feelings hurts worst than the "cataclysmic event". You feel yourself draining away when that happens... it really is like the tide. It's inevitable that the tide will come in, but it happens so slow we don't pay much attention to it. Another stunning poem!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 5/1/2013 2:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Amen to your first sentence, Timothy! So so true. Thanks or the post. I really appreciate hearing from you. :)
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 8:21:00 AM
    One does not know what one has until it's gone. On the other hand, one can suddenly know what they have within themselves when another is finally gone. Beautifully written!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 5/1/2013 2:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Deep thoughts there, Drake. are right, of course. It's just that I like swimming around in waves! :)