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How Could you Know

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How Could you Know

How could you know?
How could you possibly understand?
My heart yearns…
My heart burns…
Famished and fainting
Waiting….
For a glance
For a word
Written by your hand
No, you can’t understand

How could you?
Intensity is unknown to you
Emotions so raw
So demanding
Emption so deep
That it could swallow
The Mariana Trench
And not be satisfied
How could you understand?

Ah…what’s the use?
As much as I want you
To the same degree
Of mad obsession…
I pity you….
For what is life
Without being lost
Crushed and tossed
In the tempestuous sea
Your breath knocked out
Your body dipped and churning
In the liquid ecstasy
Of realized fantasy!

How could you understand?
These surges
These relentless urges
The pulling and tugging
The coaxing to swell
Of the moon of my heart
On the tide of your body?
For I cannot reveal
What I feel
How could you know?

I pity you…
Yes, and yet I adore you
I could crash over you
Render you senseless
I could please you
Make you breathless
I could possess you
Make you defenseless
Once you've tasted me
I guarantee
You’ll give up here and now
And fast forward to eternity

How could you understand?
How could you possibly know?
My love’s constant flow
The passion I cannot show

How…oh how could you know!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 6/21/2013 12:41:00 AM
    Not entirely sure what Drake means by subtle. It seemed quite passionate to me! This just goes to show that our own personal bubbles gotta be popped now and then. So that we may KNOW even if in the smallest ways... powerful is a word that comes to mind when i read this.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/21/2013 1:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Powerful is good. I like powerful! I'm POWER MAD!!! Naw...just teasing. I think Drake wasn't referring to the passion of the poem, but rather to the inspiration behind it....We never can really know what inspired a poet though we can guess at the inner meanings. People often tried to relate Shakespeare's work to specific events in his life...but you can never be absolutely sure the person it refers to, yea...I'm Shakespeare. HA HA!
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 9:39:00 PM
    I am starting to think people are stealing my "wows" LOL loved it

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/21/2013 1:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Steal them back, is what I say! Thanks for the visit, Arthur! :) Hope all is well!
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 2:22:00 PM
    You're so.......subtle. ;-) This was a tremendous declaration!!!!!!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/18/2013 2:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Drake...whatever do you mean? ;) Thanks for the visit and post! :)
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 12:31:00 PM
    Wowza!...You are red-hot, Eileen. That kind of passion could kill a man....;) Love the poem!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/17/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Oh Caleb....what a sweet post! :) Hugs!
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 8:49:00 AM
    My, my! The passion here is INTENSE! I'm imagining your pen catching on fire as you wrote this one! Fabulous write, my friend :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/17/2013 9:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Heather....pretty AND smart. Boy...aren't you the fortunate one! ;) Hugs sweetie! Thanks for the visit!
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 7:40:00 AM
    Good morning Eileen. Hugs Rick

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/17/2013 9:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's afternoon here, Richard! Right back at ya! Thanks for the greeting. Brought me a smile.
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 8:27:00 AM
    If he doesn't know he must be stupid lol. Tell me his name and I'll have a word lol. Very intense write my little Desert Orchid, Another thought, maybe you're not trying hard enough lol. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/18/2013 2:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    At least we aren't like men who are in a constant state of DENIAL......what say you to that, Mr Seal? ;) Ah....you must admit....I usually get the upper hand with you, don't I?
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/17/2013 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am fine thank you Mrs Ghali. No I did not expect a confession. It's a well known fact women are in a constant state of innocence eeeeerrrrrrrrrr lol
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/17/2013 9:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mr Seal....How art thou??? Thanks for coming to my rescue....You are the sly one...trying to get me to confess, eh? No....a poem is a mystery....sweet and enigmatic! Thanks for the visit. :)
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 3:26:00 AM
    wow.. an intense write with such beautifully worded plea...love the mystery of it all, eileen.. :) hugggs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/17/2013 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Nette! Your visit brings me joy! :) Love the HUGGGGGGGSSSSSSS!
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 1:53:00 AM
    Very passionate poem here Eileen!Enjoyed very much.Thanks for visiting my poem page.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/17/2013 10:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure, Kash. You are an amazing poet!
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 10:56:00 PM
    What soulful write Eileen.I like the emotions in this one.Well penned!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/17/2013 10:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Mustapha! Oh my...I get such a kick out of saying your name! :) Finally...I know a Mustapha.
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 5:29:00 PM
    Thank you for taking me far in to your poem. how could they know? maybe you should stop hiding the love. and expose it. enjoyed. SKAT

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/17/2013 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, my dear SKAT! Glad you took this little trip with me! Thanks for the advice!
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 3:39:00 PM
    Very passionate indeed. The question mark on my response was suppose to be an exclamation mark. I can see how it would be confusing.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/17/2013 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yup....that's me...passionate indeed! ;) Thanks for the explanation. Glad to know!
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 2:48:00 PM
    wow, very passionate and heart felt. Is it real? This unquenchable love? I used to feel this way for someone! long long ago. Love this.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/17/2013 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea...thanks for the visit! :) Is it real???? Well, every poem has a bit of reality and a lot of imagination! :) Thanks for the visit, my dear. Hugs!
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 11:34:00 AM
    - Beautiful poem, Eileen - Love has many languages. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/15/2013 11:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, my sweet Anne Lise....Sometimes it is nice just to let imagination take you somewhere and let the words flow...That's what happened here. A simple thought and I embellished it! Thanks for the visit! Hugs!