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To Bring His Heart to Grief

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Below is the poem entitled To Bring His Heart to Grief 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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To Bring His Heart to Grief

Her silken web she spins fine
Dreaming on what she will dine

Her work done behind green leaf
Waits to bring his heart to grief

He looked at the shining thread
At inviting silver bed

Her smile soft, and sticky sweet
A taste of love making treat

Closer to her web he drew
His friends becoming far and few

Drawn to lies, he forgot truth
Her heart of hearts was uncouth

Behind leaf, her eyes beguile
Yet in her heart is bitter bile

Revenge on every single soul
For him who’d made her not whole

She waits with still bated breath
To catch and lead him to death

Her web of passion invites
He’s drawn to her sheer delights

Around his body she will spin
Gilded layers of her sin

Pleasure he has never tried
What his woman has denied

Secure now within her grip
Seductress role she lets slip 

Shows her ugly seething face
Devours him: leaves no trace….

Eileen Manassian Ghali

Proverbs 6: 23 - 29 
For this command is a lamp,
    this teaching is a light,
and correction and instruction
    are the way to life,
24 keeping you from your neighbor’s wife,
    from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.
25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty
    or let her captivate you with her eyes.
26 For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread,
    but another man’s wife preys on your very life.
27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap
    without his clothes being burned?
28 Can a man walk on hot coals
    without his feet being scorched?
29 So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife;
    no one who touches her will go unpunished.

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  1. Date: 7/26/2013 7:50:00 AM
    Even if you had not added the scripture I would have known what you were referring to.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/27/2013 11:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Richard...Good to have your point of view.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 3:25:00 AM
    This is a beautiful poem."Around his body she will spin Gilded layers of her sin" Very strong imagery here. However, the bible commentary at the end distracts, it weakens the poem. It would be better to use the bible commentary in another poem and let it stands on it own. Nice work

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/27/2013 11:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much for sharing your honest opinion here. It is always good to know others opinions on your work. I do appreciate your words of praise...
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 12:05:00 AM
    lots of deep reflections on this hideous kind of woman, Eileen. WELL DONE.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/27/2013 11:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Andrea...Glad you stopped by.. :)
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 9:25:00 PM
    at first i thought about the black widow, but this is more fitting a poem for unfaithful husband or men, going after another men's wife! but who is listening. . . ? thanks

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/25/2013 9:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm listening, Danesh. You have a very good point here...It could be, yes, because I did allude to "his woman" in the write. Still, I wanted to show it through the woman's point of view. Many woman..married or otherwise...don't have an affair because of neglect, unfulfilled needs of love, hurtful relationships. They are very intentional about what they do and the purpose is to destroy...get revenge...take advantage...This poem was about this type of woman who is crafty and sly, and waits to lead astray. Everyone, man/woman is prone to wander...It takes strength of character and divine grace to stand firm.
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Hi Eileen,so nice to be graced by your delightful poems once again.Loved this one from you my dear.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/25/2013 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mustapha......Mustapha...so much to have you visit again. Hope all is well. :) Thanks for that adjective...delightful. It is one of the best words around. Hugs
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:54:00 PM
    I thought this was about a Preying Mantis lol, but if it's about women, aint it the truth lol. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/25/2013 8:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yea...I do love the female mantis who gets her sexual desire fulfilled and her hungry tum tum by biting off her mates head and eating him up! Count on you, Mr. Seal, to make it all about the woman...A woman will never get anywhere with a man unless he gives her the green light...FOR SOME....that green light is always ON!
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:25:00 PM
    That's it, why aren't you in my list of fave poets!!? Happening- right NOW!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/25/2013 8:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YIPEEEEE....YIPEEEEEE.....YIPEEEEEE.....Yup. I'm thrilled with this post, sweetie pie! You honor me! Hugs!
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 3:01:00 PM
    Can you pls regive me the name of your young nephew..i lost his poems in the soup bowl..: ) So maybe i can read his posts dear..but i ll visit tomorrow..im so sleeepy

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:49:00 PM
    A great piece of poetry, and so filled with truth, well done...Peter

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:46:00 PM
    Too bad a lot of people, men and women, have to learn the hard way....good poem sweetie...

    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 7/25/2013 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I enjoyed sharing some time with your poetry dear..ninite..Off to bed sn
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:45:00 PM
    As Drake said below ..Dark..Seductive..I can add intriguing and somehow mysterious.. Where there are lies and no truth..there is never success..wether its by a mistress or her lover or even between husband and wife.It would be great if all marriages were full of love..If the husband could love his wife the way she deserves and vice versa...No one would stray and lovers would stay at bay.The bible is very clear about its rules indeed.Very powerful

    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 7/25/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry i continued above by mistake oops.Must be tired :)
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:22:00 PM
    Be sure to change the title to "Grief". =) You know the way you describe this piece is the same way I lure my dinner into my mouth when I'm hungry. Especially Lasagna...just sayin'. This has a very, very dark & seductive bit of tone. I LIKE!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/25/2013 8:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Drake for pointing that out! :) HA HA HA HA HA! Yes....I don't have to lure my lasagna...it just jumps into my mouth...knows where it belongs and is appreciated! ;) Thanks, Drake, for always ready and commenting on my work...It really does mean so much to me! :)
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:17:00 PM
    Wow is all, I can say The flow was fabulous I enjoyed reading your poem and the story to! Laura

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/25/2013 2:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Laura...Good to hear from you! :)