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The Door of His Heart

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The Door of His Heart

The door will not budge
It’s locked and bolted
Doubly secure
It was once wide open
He was waiting at the door
To welcome me in
Arms outstreched
Love shining in his eyes
His heart home
Decorated in all the best
Waiting for me to come in, to rest
To relive memories
Of a young love
After all these years

His heart home
A refuge a comfort
Warmed by the fire
Of glowing embers
Now bursting to flame
Of a love never gone out
A love still the same

After all these years
Having found him again
I was a welcome visitor
I stayed, I loved, I lived
In the heart of his home
But I was overwhelmed
Giddy, delirious
With his love
Sure it was not real
How could he love
Someone like me
After all these years?

And so, the moment he looked away
To give the finishing touches
To a love feast
He was preparing for me
To feed my famished heart
While his softly uttered words
Were hovering around me
Kissing and undressing me
Melting me to the core
In that moment
I slipped out through the door
Afraid of what I’d do, say
If I stayed too long
By the fireplace of his love
Leaving behind me 
His broken heart

And now
A weary traveler
Filled with regret
Not finding any kindness
Any welcoming embrace
Or any heart home
With passion ablaze
I come back to the door 
Only to find it locked and barred
But I know he is there
I see the dim light
There…he looks out from the window
And pulls the curtain tight

I knock and I knock
Till my hands bleed
And my eyes run out of tears
But the door stays shut
Firmly shut
And day upon day
I wait and I pray
Squeeze bloodied love letters
Under the door
Beginning, pleading for more
Another day ends
And nighttime descends
And here am I
Here am I
Down on my knees
On the other side
Of the door of his heart.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 5/6/2013 2:12:00 PM
    Eileen; This is awesome. I would say a MASTER piece. Thanks for sharing. manny blessings always.... Lucilla

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/7/2013 1:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lucilla...this is very high praise indeed, and it is indeed an honor for me. Thanks every so much! You are very kind to me! Hugs!
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 1:03:00 PM
    great attention to detail along with art-words that paint a laguis scene... beautiful!..:)huggs!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/7/2013 1:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nette! :) Glad to make your acquaintance. Hugs right back at ya!
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 9:24:00 AM
    Well, you really is my giddy Aunt aint yer lol. This is deliriously super Eileen. One of your best, love it. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/5/2013 9:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW! Using my own words in the post? My dear Richard....spring for some new ones of your own! ;) Come on, make the effort. Glad you like it! Hugs!
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Nice metaphorical descriptiveness in this read. Good write as usual.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/5/2013 8:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Robert. Kind of you! :)
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 7:31:00 AM
    Wowy another amazing piece. Such passion and angst.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/5/2013 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, Richard. This one cost me lots to write. :( Thanks for the visit.
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 7:21:00 AM
    Hey teach!!! As Anne Lise said... "three times stunning" Always, love and big hugs, Jack xoxox

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/5/2013 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I've missed you Jack! Where you been hiding, my dear! Going over to check you out! :)
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 6:29:00 AM
    - Then there will be three times stunning from me........lol. - oxox // Anne-Lise :) (Love it Eileen!)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/5/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anne Lise, you are so sweet. That tribute to you was amazing! Darling of Poetry Soup. Hugs to you from Beirut.
  1. Date: 5/4/2013 9:48:00 PM
    Stunning dear. .....

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/4/2013 10:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    MD...thank you for being my mother here on the soup! I love you so much! :)