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The Classical Argument for LOVE

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The Classical Argument for LOVE

let me make an argument for love you can’t refute
I want to win you
I want you to be convinced
I’m the best thing that there is
give heed to this, my argument of logos
for in that you will find peace
it makes sense
logical
I can satisfy your needs
a good arrangement
I know the empty spaces
of your heart
I will make you whole
completion is within reach
I am here

and what of ethos?
am I credible?
are you scared to trust in me?
afraid you will break
like before
By others who were untrue
stop keeping the score
I am not of the same hue
my color is faithfulness
I will never let you fall
ask anyone to testify of my honesty
ask now
believe
I am the real deal
rest in this my bed of honest devotion
trust me
in my eyes truth lives
I am credible
let my actions of the past now speak to you
dispelling your doubt
I am genuine
never fear

what can compare to pathos?
my all-encompassing love?
the oceans are impotent
the “mighty” waves weak
so unlike the mighty swells of my passion
that pound
that withdraw
only to come crashing down
stronger
Leaving you gasping for breath
pulling you under
again and again
tugging and churning
helpless in my liquid arms

the moon hides
unable to compete with my love for you
shamed by the brilliance
of my devotion
she gathers the stars
my love can illuminate
your way in the darkest night 

even the sun is no match
to the fiery heat my passion ignites
wilder than an inferno
hot flares
Oh….so....H O T
it blazes with licking tongues of desire
able to melt your restraint
consuming
let it set you on fire
let it sear your heart
let me smell the scent of your burning body 
in my unquenchable flame

I implore you to consider my great love
it is life
it goes beyond life
it is deep
it goes beyond depth
it goes beyond star embroidered veil of night
it goes beyond the horizon of today
tomorrow
and eternity

consider my love
the logos
ethos
and above it all, pathos
let them be my voice
open wide your heart to me
…today
don’t wait
surrender to me
s u r r e n d e r
to...M E

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 8/8/2013 7:06:00 AM
    Wow, you have a lot of reads on this one. It's great that you have had such a response. Well deserved.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/17/2013 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Richard! :)
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 6:24:00 AM
    This one absolutely blew me away... I'm speechless, my desert orchid! Warm hugs from the heart, Jacko xoxoxox

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/8/2013 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey, Kenny..........Don't get blown away too far away! ;) All hugs are welcome....especially those from the heart!
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 9:06:00 PM
    Wow, I am overwhelmed. Each line a prime. With an intense message as if from God or nature herself. What a profound poem. Great write Eileen.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/8/2013 6:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Overwhelmed??? Thanks ever so much, Jon. It is so good to have you back! :)
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 4:23:00 PM
    Well done. I like how the avatar goes along with your poem. Nice touch

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/8/2013 3:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yea...glad you noticed the avatar...It does fit doesn't it? Thanks for stopping by....
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 2:43:00 PM
    Ok...I surrender...;) How ya doin' sweet lady? Missed ya. This poem is a stunner!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/8/2013 3:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That was quick! ;) CALEB!!!!! Where you been, eh? Sweet lady missed you! Glad this stunned ya! ;) Hugs....stick around this time, ya heart?
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 11:08:00 AM
    ohhh, a beautiful mix of logic and emotion, eileen.... i am speechless; beautiful!..;) huggggs

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/8/2013 3:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You? Speechless at my write? HOW GLORIOUS! ;) Hugs, Nette!
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 9:03:00 AM
    Fantastic! I see Suzette really appreciated this wondrous piece as well. Way to go Eileen!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/7/2013 9:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard....HI! Missed you yesterday! Is all well? Glad to see you again here on my page! Thanks for the encouragement! :) :) :)
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 5:56:00 AM
    expertly weaved together lovely Eileen well done Shadow x smiles

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/7/2013 5:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thanks, Shadow! So glad you could stop by!
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 5:53:00 AM
    An accomplished piece of writing Eileen.Cleverly woven.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/7/2013 5:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mustapha...thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate hearing from you! :)
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 5:29:00 AM
    I will update the blog. BTW it is: embroidered ~ Love, Su

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 8/7/2013 6:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are right about "it makes sense".. :-) Regards to the maths teacher. <3, Su
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/7/2013 5:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THANK YOU! :) HUGS! Providential that I visited my friend today who was a math teacher! HA HA! Imagine...I needed her to set me straight.
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 8/7/2013 5:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    OK. Lets just say "Poetic licence" and I love the poem - and I will update my blog in a few minutes time. :-)
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 8/7/2013 5:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Also> Ending with " to ME", because one is not a prime number. :-)
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/7/2013 5:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Suzette...it makes sense is only 3 syllables! I'm PRETTY SURE! ;)
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 8/7/2013 5:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have allowed some leeway, eg "it makes sense" = 4 syllables. :-) Grammar is more important and it is not always possible to stay within the boundaries of prime numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, etc. Check our my poem, A Zany, where I have used Suzette Prime and a new form I designed, nl AssConZee. THIS should drive anyone nuts, if nothing else will.... lol
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/7/2013 5:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I've already fixed that my dear! :)
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 1:56:00 AM
    From the blog on my website: www.suzette-poet-author.webs.com : "The following poem by Eileen Manassian Ghali, using the Suzette Prime poetry form, is a fine example of a philosophical argument successfully conducted using poetry as a vehicle." ~ Love, Su

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 8/7/2013 3:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Share away :-) I love the poem.
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/7/2013 2:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ARE YOU FOR REAL????? :) :) :) :) I'm so so honored, Suzette! Really! Just got out of class and am here in my office, and you just brightened up my whole day with this post! :) :) May I share on Facebook for my friends and family who are rooting for me? Thanks! Thanks! HUGSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 10:58:00 PM
    How cleverly written...beautiful!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/7/2013 2:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Christine! So happy you stopped by! :)
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 10:47:00 PM
    "Applause! You have done Suzette Prime a great honour. It is a beautiful piece and deserves to be read more than once." This from Suzette Crous HERSELF! :) Imagine...what an age we live in. I get feedback from someone who INVENTED a new form of poetry. I'm THRILLED! :) Hugs everyone!

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 8/7/2013 1:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    <3
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 7:06:00 PM
    Ooh-hoo-hoo, beware the unquenchable flame!! HOT-HOT-HOT, Eileen. I'm faving this one, girlfriend. I might need it soon to floor a potential (wink, wink). Good one, my friend. Huggies, Licia :-)

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/6/2013 10:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YES BABY...HOT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO! ;) You do use it on that potential beau....You've got what it takes, my sweet...you lovely beautiful heart...what are these feeble little words. WOW him! HUGSSSSSSS
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 6:35:00 PM
    BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am speechless, dear Eileen my loving friend! You blow me away! XXXXXXX

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/6/2013 10:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW! Brilliant, eh? EH? All those exclamation marks as well....all those cute X's....you KNOW your audience well. HUGS back at ya, Kenny! :)
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 5:30:00 PM
    So Sven Ghali are you trying to hypnotize us into believing this equation for love is the answer to all our problems lol, if only it were this easy eh. Very dramatic write here Eileen. Take care, Richard

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 8/7/2013 3:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I know
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/7/2013 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ok....got to confess...it's not easy for me either, Mr Seal.... ;) I'm trying to hypnotize...In ideal worlds...utopia...these equations always work! ;) Thanks for stopping by, Mr Seal...Desert Orchid thanks you...
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/6/2013 10:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's that easy with me....have a good day, Mr Seal.
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 1:55:00 PM
    a brilliant poem, written by you here Eileen, beautifully written Peter

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/6/2013 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    OH....Thanks, Peter! So glad that you came and read this rather lengthy poem! :) I'm so pleased that you did and that you left such a lovely post. Bless you! Oh...sorry for the mess up below! Silly me!
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/6/2013 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Drake!!!!!!! You are here!!!! :) Liked what you read, did you? ;) (remember the winky?) I'm so so glad. Coming undone....For me.....that's the easiest part....Sail away!!!! :) I haven't shared this with my students....I can just imagine the reaction! Oh dear!
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 1:20:00 PM
    Giving in...giving in. Do not surrender, just come undone. Do not give in, give your all. Let us sail together on this boat and ride it good. =D Double entendres for the WIN! This was a highly enjoyable piece to read. Great thought-provoking stuff. I'm sure your class had a field day on the topic.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/6/2013 2:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Drake!!!!!!! You are here!!!! :) Liked what you read, did you? ;) (remember the winky?) I'm so so glad. Coming undone....For me.....that's the easiest part....Sail away!!!! :) I haven't shared this with my students....I can just imagine the reaction! Oh dear!
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 12:13:00 PM
    The classical Greek argument....logos (logic of the message), ethos (credibility of the speaker), and pathos (the appeal to the emotions). I teach this in my Argument Writing class....Nothing like the Greek method of formulating an argument. As you can readily see....LOGOS...logic, I'm short on...ethos...I start to warm up...Pathos...emotions....that is the greater part of my poem...Need I say more? ;)

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/6/2013 1:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/6/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    NOPE! =D