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Shutting the Door of my Heart

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Shutting the Door of my Heart

I’m shutting the door of my heart
To give myself time to heal
I’m entering into silence
I'm numbing myself not to feel

I’m going to stoke the fire
And throw painful memories in
I’m going sit and watch them burn
For what you’ve done to me is sin

I’m going to purge my heart of you
Use the strongest lock on the door
I’m going to survive and move on
Won’t accept the hurt any more 

I’m going to wrap myself in beauty
Will burn incense to the Divine
I’ll pray for the needed wisdom
To bring grace to this heart of mine

I’m going to have a good cry
Unleash the torrent of pain
I’ll wait for cleansing to start
Be purified by salty rain

I’m going to learn the hard lesson
To never mean words that I say
I’ll be my heart and soul’s sentinel
Guarding the entrance night and day

Yes, I am closing my heart’s door
You've demolished and torn the place
I’m going to trash reminders
That make me envision your face

I’m going to make this a fortress
A haven from the storm without
I’m going to make the walls sound proof
So I can rant  and rave and shout

I’m going to endure withdrawal
Live through this madness and pain
I’m going to reclaim my life
I’m going to be well and sane

I'm shutting the door of my heart
But the window's open, you see
How I hope that you will climb in
And make passionate love to me

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 7/8/2013 4:39:00 AM
    Eileen...WOW! I could have written this, it's like you read my mind. Reminds me of my 'Layers' poem. So full of heartfelt emotions. Love the twist at the end. Hugs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/9/2013 3:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey, sunshine! Thanks for this lovely post. You are a sweetie pie! Yes...it does seem we are on the same wave length on some things! Hugs!
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 2:41:00 PM
    Typical woman, ranting and raving then changes her mind!!! lol, anyway, he'll be too done in for all that malarky by time he gets to you lol. You always have to make things difficult don't you lol. Otherwise grea write indeed. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/9/2013 3:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes...I do...for only then do you know how is in it for the long haul and then......then you let him taste bliss! :) Mr Seal....I sense a great deal of skepticism in the feminine mind set and way of behavior.....You KNOW you can't live without a challenge...so stop complaining!
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 1:13:00 PM
    I love this with a twist at the end. I would do the same, but there is no one that would climb the window. Ha Ha... Lucilla

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/7/2013 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HOW adorable! I'm sure there is someone already inside there, cutie pie! Hugs!
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 10:26:00 PM
    Wow x 300, you are even darker than I

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/6/2013 10:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;) Yes....I do have a dark side, my dear....Don't we all???? You are way too kind to me, Arthur...You, whose poetry is always devoured as soon as it is posted......thank you. I'm humbled. Hugs