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A Romantic Fool

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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A Romantic Fool

I beg him for a kiss
As he heads out to the door
I’m crushed by his response
“We’re not teens anymore

It’s been twenty years
Why don’t you act your age?”
And I’m left to wonder
Am I a fool or sage?

Does romance have a life span?
Does it vanish with passing years?
Am I a hopeless fool
For romance to flow in tears?

Does romance touch a heart
Only once or twice through life?
Is it only a welcomed guest
When you’re a young and pretty wife?

Then I must be a fool
For romance is the air 
It’s in the pretty flowers
Oh, I see it everywhere

It’s when I look around me
And revel in nature’s hue
It’s when my heart will burst
When making love so true

I am simply dipped in romance
From my head down to my toes
It rains down from the sky
When I point up the garden hose

It whispers in the wind
That flirts with me at night
It’s in the flickering glow
That lights up a love filled night

I breathe in romance daily
From scented candles in my room
It’s in each line of the books
That make me sigh and swoon

He says I overdo it
And it just makes my heart bleed
Romance is what I thrive on
It’s an ever present need

I guess I’m just a fool
For romance fills my head
But take that away from me
And I might as well be dead.

For Kim Morrison's Contest
Incurable Romantic
May 23, 2013

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  1. Date: 5/25/2013 4:21:00 PM
    Beautiful. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 11:36:00 PM
    Plato said that 'at the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.' But for you, at the touch of romance you sing like lovey-dovey bird. Lol Congrats on your win.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/25/2013 2:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's a nice saying to learn. Thanks Chuma. :) Glad you visited and posted. Your words are sweet! :)
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:38:00 PM
    Eileen, congratulations with your winning poem, in the "Incurable Romantic" contest... ~xox* Linda

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/25/2013 2:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, PD! Glad you to read this post! :) Hugs!
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 12:37:00 AM
    superb Eileen xx

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/24/2013 2:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mandy......HUGS and THANKS! :) XOXOX
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 11:28:00 PM
    Yes... that lines sounds so much better methinks. When people don't post for awhile and I wish to read them, I typically delve into the older work... you got quite a lot of pages going on so there's no way I'll ever get to them all... maybe that's a good thing, cause then I won't take all you in at once, but spread it out slowly :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/24/2013 2:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Double visit? Am I to complain? ;)
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/23/2013 11:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ... sorry for the double post... not sure why it did that?
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 11:28:00 PM
    Yes... that lines sounds so much better methinks. When people don't post for awhile and I wish to read them, I typically delve into the older work... you got quite a lot of pages going on so there's no way I'll ever get to them all... maybe that's a good thing, cause then I won't take all you in at once, but spread it out slowly :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/24/2013 2:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) You do what makes you happy, my dear...but I do that too. Sometimes poets are away and I miss them...their work...and so I read the old poems as well! Thanks for bringing that last line to my attention. I'm so glad you did! Hugs!
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 10:09:00 PM
    Very well written poem here. I like it immensely!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/24/2013 2:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Isaiah. I'm so glad that you read and posted! :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 6:07:00 PM
    You are certainly are "A Romantic Fool" dear lady. Excellent write! Kim

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/24/2013 2:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    KIM......You honor me again! WOW!!!!!! Thanks ever so much! You are in my good books forever! The first contest I won first place in and now this! :) Thanks ever so much! Yes...I am a FOOL. :( Better be a fool than dead!
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 5:14:00 PM
    Very nice Eileen..bet it will be among the top...sorry I've been away so much but you are always on my mind...you have a beauty of a daughter...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/24/2013 2:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awwwwww...the best compliment ever! I'm so proud of my 18 year old! :) You are very sweet, my dear! I have missed you! Glad you could pass by!
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 10:01:00 AM
    This is a stunning poem from you Eileen!To my Favs!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/23/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Really Kash? Music to my ears! :) :) :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 8:59:00 AM
    If this isn't a winner I don't have any understanding of romance. This is tremendous!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/23/2013 10:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And I, dear Richard, am flying with this compliment! :) Well...here's hoping! :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 7:37:00 AM
    The term "hopeless romantic" is often used by many. But, to me, romance shouldn't be "glass half-empty". I think "hopeful romantic" is what invokes your spirit. Beautiful.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/23/2013 7:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're right, Drake! Hopeful does sound better. I remember that line from Romancing the Stone...Kathleen Turner said that as she waited day after day for him to return! :) Thanks for the visit! Lovely to hear from you!
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 1:37:00 AM
    This is what you call life. Love hurts... TAT

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/23/2013 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It surely does sometimes! Thanks for the visit!
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 12:41:00 AM
    I imagine that would hurt... to lose that sense of wonder is a sad thing to witness. So well expressed... and you're perfect for the contest for that title fits you so very well... Incurable Romantic... don't try to deny it! He he he... I will say one slight criticism though. In the last line I believe it'd sound less awkward saying, "And I'd rather just" instead of "I'd just rather"...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/23/2013 1:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow! Please, Timothy...criticism from you I can bear with grace! I change the last line altogether....what do you think? Would love to know...BTW...thanks for reading the old poems! My Be Exorcised was just about this. I got only 40 views on it when I posted it eons ago and NO comments. Now I have double the views AND comments. The words are the same, but I believe knowing someone makes the difference. Any thoughts?