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The Best of You

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

Below is the poem entitled The Best of You 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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The Best of You

What do you do?
When your best isn’t good enough
Where do you hide?

When you’ve stretched yourself
To very limit of endurance
When you’ve poured out your love
To the very last drop
When you’ve sacrificed
To within a breath of your life
Where do you go?

How can you live?
How can you feel?
When the best that you have
Is just not good enough
To make him love you

Where do you go?
Where do you hide?
When your most precious gifts
Are left unopened
The receiver convinced
That they’re just not good enough
To meet his needs
Gratify his desires
Fill his hunger
Thrill his mind

Where do you go?
Where do you hide?
When you no longer have
Anything to give
Because the best of YOU
Just wasn’t good enough
For HIM.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 5/15/2013 5:16:00 PM
    Sometimes, we set high standards for our actions and we do fulfil them, at least from our part. But then we stop at others' part.. we wait appreciation.. we wait attention.. we expect many things.. but are we going to have it all?! Some people fail to react perfectly as we please. To me, it is their loss, not ours!! For as far as I know, We did our part!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/15/2013 5:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, my dear. Wise words indeed. We can only try go so far. The rest is up to them and God. Thanks for taking the time to read my work! i so appreciate it.
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 6:33:00 AM
    Perhaps he's afraid to open because he knows on some level he is incapable of fully experiencing all you have to offer. Do not count it as your failure but rather his own.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/15/2013 5:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard...this is so true. But...unfortunately, he misses a lot. Thanks for your insight on this.
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 5:58:00 PM
    A man like that will never love you, just himself, I guess the answer is to look for someone who will appreciate opening those precious gifts and sharing them with you. Lovely write. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/15/2013 5:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard...thanks for stopping by and for your advice. I appreciate it! :)
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:50:00 PM
    Love this Eileen!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2Llrp9TWqU? You might like

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/15/2013 5:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a rendition!!! WOW! The words are fitting...."What was the charm that I've run dry of!" Thanks for sharing, Craig! :) You're right! I did enjoy it! BTW...Glad you like the Betty Boop look!
    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 5/14/2013 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    BTW--love the Betty Boop look!
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Wow, I would get right on writing poetry about my feelings, and I would share these feelings with my family and friends! It's important to talk about things like this, to get it out into the open, probably one of the most difficult things you can do, talking about your feelings, but it is crucial for a healthy life! Your poem goes into the core of this, what do you do, where do you go, and do you hide? I also spread my pain out into the poetry community so I can reduce my pain there! Great Work!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/14/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Russell! As you know...we poets usually take a though and run with it and embellish it to make it more...what's the word...powerful? Anyway...sometimes I feel like my poetry isn't good enough, or my best efforts at something...or...and the list goes on. I need to toughen up and look at the bright side, right? Maybe I'm using the wrong evaluation scale on some of these things...could be..could be. Thanks for the visit, and I'm glad Poetry Soup means so much to you, like it does to me.
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 7:13:00 AM
    The only place you go: Forward. No hiding, for somebody actually worthy of you will miss out. And it's never you not worthy of him or her, it's them not worthy enough for you. Self-confidence: the key ingredient to removing the devil's workshop in an idle mind. Great piece!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/14/2013 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thanks, Drake! Lovely advice. Never sell yourself short! True True True! Thanks for the visit. I've written on this theme before....I don't now why it popped in my head again! Hmmmmm never to work through that one.