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The Strange Marriage of Love and Pain

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The Strange Marriage of Love and Pain

Love and Pain
Decided to get married
I know it seems strange
For you would have expected
Love and affection to want to tie the knot
After all…they were similar
They socialized in the same set of word families
The artistonyms
Love and passion also wanted
To be forever joined
That everyone condoned and blessed

But, oh, how everyone laughed
At the strange request
Of Love and Pain 	
To be wed
“What’s wrong with your head?
You two are from different worlds
From antonym slums
You can’t unite
And become one!”

Love held on to Pain
And would not let her go….
He smiled a knowing smile
“There has never been
One of us without the other
We belong…
For only when you truly encounter Love
Will you experience Pain.”

Pain shed a tear
And yet she smiled
“Where Love exists
I hover near…
Have no fear
Our union will produce
Beautiful babies
Love sires Joy
A darling child
Love fathers Peace
And Tranquility, in turn
These are the children we will bear
But do beware
Love can’t survive, without Me
For how would He know
How would He be certain
That he is alive….and well
Were it not for ME!

And so Love and Pain
Were wed
Amongst great fanfare
It was a match made in heaven
For never did they depart
One from another

Love and Pain?
Not so insane
Everyone did testify
That one did not come
Without the other
They were tied together
Inseparable
Nothing could come between them
Except their little babies
The most beautiful mixed babies
That eye shall ever see!
Sweet harmony
Of Love and Pain
Who lived.......companionably ever after!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 6/20/2013 10:30:00 AM
    this is so imaginative, so clever, just gets better, to my fav.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/21/2013 1:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TO YOUR FAVS!!!! Now that is a something to smile about! Thanks, Harry!
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 8:47:00 AM
    You are so amazing! I love the way your mind works. I never would have looked at it this way. Bravo!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/21/2013 1:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard....My mind is at times clear and lucid and at times a muddy mess. Thanks for seeing the beauty in it. :)
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:22:00 AM
    Hi Eileen what words of wisdom, these two most certainly do go together brilliantly put into words, all the best Poetowen

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/20/2013 12:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Poetowen.....like that! Thanks for stopping by! Yes...rarely will one come without the other, so I guess we can call their marriage full-proof??? ;) Thanks for the visit and post.
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Has your hubby been telling you you're a pain lol I'm sure love goes with many things. A very thought provoking write too. Take care, Richard

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/20/2013 5:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awwww lol
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/20/2013 12:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A pain, I am!!!! I confess, but how did you know??? ;) Well....again, those who love me, forgo the pain, for they know that ecstasy is around the corner! Yes...I'm being silly! Thanks for the post, Richard.
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 4:54:00 PM
    Hey missy...this is awesome..one does always seem to feed off the other doesn't it...very very nice poem...MD

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/20/2013 12:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    MD....my sweet darling, MD. How are you???? I sure could use a nice visit from you and this will just have to do it! Hugs to ya! Yea....one does NOT come without the other...how true!
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 2:38:00 PM
    Gosh, this is so good! What a clever write. BG

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/20/2013 12:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Barbara! :) So nice to read this lovely post!