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Insulting My Intelligence

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Insulting My Intelligence

There are things I can forgive
I try to turn a blind eye
Insult my intelligence?
Don’t you dare even try!

My intuition is strong
It’s backed up by some facts
So don’t try to pretend
I’m not fooled by the acts

Please search deep in your heart
See who has been there for you
Perhaps then you’ll discern
What’s the right thing to do

An angry foe I can face
I can be on guard and pray
But a “friend” who backbites
I won’t give time of day.

Eileen Manassian Ghali


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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 5:34:00 PM

    Are we Mrs Angry today lol. Who would dare to insult your intelligence? Is discern the word of the month lol. Take care, Richard

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

    I love it when your angry hahahaha
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/26/2013 11:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So upset I've made mistakes in tense usage, spelling..and what have you!
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/26/2013 11:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hmmmmmmmm....Do you REALLY want an answer, Mr Seal? Yes, I AM Mrs. ANGRY.....You have disappeared without a trace leaving us to wonder if you had met with some sort of accident or some such tragedy. Not thoughtful of you....Grrrrrrrrr....Be ware, Mr Seal....Little Miss ANGRY is on the prowl!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 11:08:00 PM

    Very well written! and you will not believe the code I have to type to post this!!!!!!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/26/2013 11:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh Arthur, you are very funny! I love the sense of humor. Hmmmmmm...No insult taken from you! ;)
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:03:00 AM

    Bloody hell Eileen, the poetry is strong and meaningful, yet not being around much lately wow i hope i have not offended?

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 9:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You Harry???? Oh no! :) You know you are one of the best! HUGS!!!!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 8:58:00 AM

    Wow, this is strong, I hope who ever it is gets their act together.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 9:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by, Richard. Maybe it is all just in my mind...who knows?
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/23/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's nice to see the outpourings of love for you, some great comments.
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 6:31:00 AM

    I guess we've all been back bite by a so called friend one time or another..and its a sad feeling but on the otherhand situations like this male us realize how few friends really are..and those few..how we would treasure them.I loved this poem..maybe cause i ve been there and knows how it feels.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charmaine, we are survivors...We have to be. What other choice is there? Thanks for your love, support, and friendship! I'm so thankful I have some really great friends here with whom I can be myself! HUGS!
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 11:57:00 PM

    You tell 'em, Eileen !!! there is nothing so horrible as betrayal by a friend!!!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 3:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Andrea....I once had someone look me in the eye and lie to my face! The pain is bad enough, but the fact that you are considered to be foolish enough to believe the lie, well that just adds insult to injury....Oh dear...Thanks for the post....
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 5:36:00 PM

    Who could possibly giving my dear sweet Miss Boop from Beirut a hard time. If I find out who it is, I'll take care of them for you... no one attacks my dear sweet fiend! I love the way you handled it here so I guess you really don't need my help... kodos! Warm cuddly hugs, Jacko xoxox

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 3:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Jack.....planning on being my knight, eh? :) So sweet of you...this damsel is in a bit of distress right now. It will pass, have no fear! Thanks for your love and support...HUGS! BTW...A damsel ALWAYS needs help! Well, I can be a fiend sometimes as well! HA HA HA HA!
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 8/22/2013 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh crap! "my dear sweet fiend" YIKES................... You know I meant "FRIEND"!!! LOL
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:18:00 PM

    My dear Eileen I love this one. It is realist and bears a lot of truth. It rhymes beautifully and flows well with a nice rhythmic pattern. Nice work.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 3:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Christine!!! Thank you ever so much for this visit and these kind words. I so appreciate hearing from you. on a bit of a downer at the moment...Hope the weekend perks me up! Hugs!
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 3:54:00 PM

    All my friends did that. so I dropped them one by one, wonderful write, Eileen....Peter

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 3:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the visit, Peter.....I'm sorry you went through pain as well. I guess it can make us stronger.
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 3:00:00 PM

    oh yeah, tell it straight up and don't mince words.. Great poem :)

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 3:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Karen...Sometimes I just got to let off steam....Thanks for being there for me! Hugs!
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 1:45:00 PM

    Right on! I'm with you, Eileen. Whether it's love, anger...or whatever...your passion is always so clear. Love ya, gal.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 3:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Caleb, I've missed you! :( I hope nothing too serious is keeping you away except work and family! That is forgivable...OTHER THAN THAT! Get your rear in gear and get back over here!!!!! Love ya, too!
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 1:27:00 PM

    a great way to let off some steam! i hope your "friend" realizes the error of her/his ways...

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 3:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Thanks sweet, Ilene.....You are kind to visit and leave a message. I appreciate it. No one is perfect....I guess I've not always been a great friend, so....this too shall pass!
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 1:02:00 PM

    I totally agree with you Eileen. A great write with plenty of wisdom. Have a great day luv. Love always, Gail

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 3:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, my dear ANGEL! :) You are always so full of light! Hugs!
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 12:20:00 PM

    They say "strength in numbers". But, in your case, 1 is all you need, at the end of the day. Strong message here.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 3:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No....I need the numbers, Drake. I need the numbers! Thanks for your visit here. :)
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 10:31:00 AM

    wjoa, that's the tigress in you so beautifully in rage... couragepous, eileen.. love it!..:) huggs

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 3:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Nette. This tigress wishes she could just spend the day in bed......I'm not a kitty cat in need of some attention. Thanks for the visit!
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:53:00 AM

    Well said and well written Eileen! Those who insult our intelligence don't deserve out time! Hugs

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 3:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Maybe I'm too proud, but sometimes...my intelligence is all I have and when someone messes with that...I have NOTHING! Oh too complicated....never mind. Thanks for your posts, Cecilia....Hugs
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:15:00 AM

    so true... hugs, Catie :)

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 3:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Catie....Thanks for stopping by my work! :) So glad to get acquainted!
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 8:00:00 AM

    Oh boy, I can so relate to this! Nice one, Eileen. This is a very empowering piece.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/23/2013 3:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Life isn't easy, is it? Thanks for stopping by, Becca.