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The Story of the Door

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The Story of the Door

Part One- Reality

The door is closing
I’m loath to close it
And yet….and yet
I feel….I must
Close it gently
Close is surely
Close it….SLOWLY
Oh, so very slowly
Hoping against hope

Part Two- Fantasy

How I long to fling it open
And dash outside
Grab your retreating frame
And pull you inside
Eager to show you
The wonders I’ve prepared
The love decorations I’ve hung
Perhaps if you could see
With your own eyes
My little and cozy heart
The warm fire that continually burns
The bed that I’ve prepared and perfumed
The food…delicacies for your tongue
Treats bursting with flavors 
You’ve never tasted before
Sweet dainty desserts for when
The night has turned to day
And we arise hungry
Searching for what will sustain us
For our next expenditure
Of passion tinged energy
From which we never tire
Perhaps then
You'd come inside 
My heart kingdom

Here, you reign
In this kingdom
All is under your command
My soul and body
Yours to do with as you wish
Without asking
Without demanding
For I belong to you
And I know you well
Aware of what will please
When to appease
When to placate
And when to tease…

I serve you with tender hand
Longing to satisfy you
So you will never want to leave
To make you dream contented dreams
As you sleep soundly
On the soft silken pillows
Of my body
And awake to dream again
For life is but “A Dream within a Dream”

Part 3- Back to Reality

No, your figure continues to retreat
My voice does not reach you
My tears fall unnoticed
This door of my heart
Must close forever
I will bolt it too
For I cannot bear the thought
Of letting another in
Only you
Only you…

I sigh behind the door
Looking at the bed
That will not hear
My moans and cries of ecstasy
Nor your contended sighs
A bed that will never hold
Our entwined bodies
Tossing and turning
Finely tuned to the rhythm of delight
A bed that will never feel
Hands that clutch at its silken sheets
Desperate to hold on…a little longer
In that pulsating world of blinding light

Part 4- The Final Act

I lean with all my strength against the door
To close it “forevermore”
And yet…
There is resistance
It will not close
Frustrated, with tears spilling down
Threatening to turn into a deluge
I fling the door open
Only to look at a massive chest
My eyes travel up to your face
And those beautiful eyes
My source of delight
Your hand reaches out
And wipes away tears
My breath catches in my throat
As I hear your mellow voice speak
“Won’t you invite me in?”

Part 5- Yes, the happy ever after! 

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:16:00 PM
    Hooked. Tears. Love.

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 5:41:00 PM
    Another emotionally charged poem from you my little Desert Orchid. Can't imagine what brought him back though, maybe he was hungry lol. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 5:36:00 PM
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  1. Date: 8/20/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Boy...I don't always read others comments..never have time...I thought the jist was you were offering someone all the happiness they could STAND if only invited...guess I'm simple minded....I liked it sweetie...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/20/2013 2:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HEY, MD...thanks for stopping by, my dear! Yes, that is the message of the poem! :) All is well! No worries! Thanks for your support and love as always! Hugs!
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 6:06:00 AM
    A long but through, very nice peom, keep it up.. Eileen!..

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/20/2013 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Ahsan....Good to see you went through it though long! ;) Thanks for the post!
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 8:55:00 PM
    My apologies for talking straight from the heart. I didn't mean to offend. It makes me angry when people think they have to stick it together. One suffers, and the other one lives on your expense. Your struggles were my personal struggles, prior to divorce. Personally, I do not regret for closing the door. I was just trying to be of a help. You can delete my posts. My apologies again Eric

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/20/2013 6:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Eric please forgive my reaction as well. You sound like a thoughtful and considerate person. I am glad you took time to explain. I guess all og us have our own crosses to bear. All part of being human I guess. Please let me know when you post I would like to read your work.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/19/2013 10:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    After my initial reaction, I had a feeling that perhaps your comment was sincere...Please, again, forgive me if my response was strong. I'm sorry you had to go through such difficult times, Eric. Sometimes it is easier to throw in the towel. I've at times told hubby, in moments of frustration, "I"m going to leave you!" His reaction? "You can't live without me!" That is how sure he is that despite all the problems, ...I love him. I'm no angel, so how can I expect him to be. Thanks ever SO much for the explanation, Eric. No...the comments stand. Especially this one. Do take care! :)
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 9:14:00 AM
    Love your response to Mr. Linden... kudos! Big chuckles and a bunch of love my dear SWEET Betty Boop! LOL

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/19/2013 2:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :( I'm not so proud of myself, Kenny. Perhaps he meant well.....I hope he isn't upset. Anyway...thanks for passing by....Yea, Betty BOOP. I owe Craig Cornish for that title that stuck after he saw an avatar of me puckering my lips!! ;) HUGS!!!!
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 8:38:00 AM
    I am sad, it was really good, I would put it back. Have a great day Eileen.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/19/2013 2:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I just got back from a lovely evening out with friends at this enchanting restaurant up in the hills. I laughed so much....the music, the food, the dreamy atmosphere...A night to remember. About bed time here....hope you are having a great day!
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 5:38:00 AM
    Wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoyed and Loved it !! :)))))))))) . ...................Saanvi

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/19/2013 2:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, sweet Saanvi! :)
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 3:16:00 AM
    Excellent. Very touching write. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/19/2013 2:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ravi, thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Much appreciated!
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 12:10:00 AM
    The best thing about this writing, it's just a story. A very well written one. Loads of vulnerability, melancholy, & honesty. Kind of what poetry should be about, no matter the topic at hand (sadness, happiness, etc). Don't stop, Eileen. :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/19/2013 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My Pappy always says, "I joke about serious things and tell serious things in jokes." Ah....remember...I'm not a night person...I think it went something like that meaning....there is truth in every little joke! ;) Explode with creativity? YES!!! Silly me, thinking that was Tweety! I'm SOOOO embarrassed!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/19/2013 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Everyone's head would explode if they had my way of thinking. =D (half jokes)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/19/2013 12:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Drake......thank you for that. I wish everyone had your way of thinking...I wish....Hugs
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Your poems evolve around your unhappy marriage, and an unloving mother in law. it is time to close that door forever. Time to move on.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/19/2013 2:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So much for an explanation. I guess you haven't read some of my poems about him....Look up the Sound of His Breathing. It won in the sound contest by Frank H. That is how I feel about my husband.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/19/2013 2:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard, thank you. I hope that I didn't overreact. Perhaps Eric meant well. :( I'm a hot blooded one! Eric, if you meant this in sincerity, forgive me...I just found it a bit too intrusive. Some doors are meant to be closed....but not this one! :) I have a beautiful daughter from this marriage, and I've known my hubby since we were 12. We've stuck it out for 20 years...No marriage is perfect...I'm not the perfect wife...Could things be better? Yes...Any married person would say that. Oh well....
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/19/2013 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's amazing how easy it is to arrive at assumptions without knowing a person. I think Eric is overly familiar with his comment. If everything we write is taken literally we would all be on 7th marriages, and have lived at least 12 lives. I like your response.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/18/2013 11:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    However, I am amazed that you find it so easy to share your take on my life. It was definitely unsolicited and you have no work posted where I can have a peek into your life and pass my valued opinion on yours. OH..wait a minute! I wouldn't do that!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/18/2013 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What an interesting observation! Hmmmmmmmm.......All I can say to that.
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 8:06:00 PM
    Oh this is really amazing..loved it

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/18/2013 11:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Shah Jehan. What an interesting and fascinating name....Conjures up the story of Taj Mahal in my mind all over again. Thanks for the visit.
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Two totems for my favorites in one day. Fantastic!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/18/2013 11:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HA HA! I was trying to get the totem reference here....Totem poles of what? So, it was the darn spellchecker was it? :) Well, my dear, only one...only one! I pulled the other one so as not to possibly offend others....Thanks for stopping by, Richard. I need encouragement.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/18/2013 7:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Darn that spell corrector, I meant two poems *lol*
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 6:23:00 PM
    Eilleen, this is so touching and moving to read, I am a real sucker for happy endings, I wish nothing more than that for you love xxx

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/18/2013 11:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thanks, MR....I appreciate your visit and kind words!!!! HUGS!
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 6:13:00 PM
    Wow, a poem of such passion and longing. A lovely write this is

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/18/2013 11:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Poetic Justice...It is lovely to take sometimes a germ of truth and embellish it. Thanks for visiting....you're always welcome!