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Vicarious Lines

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Below is the poem entitled Vicarious Lines which was written by poet Eileen Ghali. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Vicarious Lines

Poets dream utopian dreams
Dreams of ideals and perfection
Dreams of places never visited
People never met
Songs never sung
Love stories never written
Passion never experienced
Lives never touched
Hearts never caressed

And so…they dream...
Intensity of emotions
Brilliance of thoughts
Too hard to bear
Too heavy to carry
Inside the soul
Breaking free from within
Bringing exquisite release
From visions on hold

Self-proclaimed artists
Mixing colors on heart pallets
Splashing them on the canvass of the soul
Word colors that bring to life
The ethereal atmosphere, 
The very aura of paradise

Paintings of passion’s pleasure and pain
Vivid hues of nature’s finery on display
Humorous caricatures exaggerating life 
Holy word pictures revealing mere glimpses of...
The sacred 

They write
They paint
Mostly, they just try to live
Vicarious lives
In those lines
Another life
Another time
Another love
Another clime
Another dream

Escape artists from the horrors that surround
Exhibitionists of the naked beauty of truth
Lovers with a prowess that rivals the gods
For isn’t that what love making must be?
The climax of human emotion
In a burst of eternity?

Vicarious lines
Vicarious lives
Yours…and mine…

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 5:47:00 PM
    Vicarious lines indeed my little Desert Orchid, Beautifully written. Take care, Richard

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 8/27/2013 6:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    OK Prickles I get the idea, can is under the tap now
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/26/2013 11:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mr Seal...No need to call me Desert Orchid, for indeed I have wilted for want of water.... Desert Cactus would do fine! Yes...I'm in a prickly mood! However, I do thank you for your kind comment after your LONG absence! Much appreciated.....
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 10:16:00 AM
    Excellent write Eileen! The workings of a writer - Artists and writers really are the same but different. You've brought out the dreams, wishes and realities well.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/26/2013 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Vicky! So glad you took the time to read this! :) Yes, artists and writers do share many things in common! I'm glad I'm a writer! YOU?
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 10:01:00 AM
    excellent concept of your wonderful mind, your release being wondrous poetry,

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/26/2013 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, my dear Harry! Yes...poetry does the trick for me, but I do think I need a bit of a break! Soon to go on holidays! Hope I'm missed!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:56:00 AM
    Strong, strong message. Your mind was on fire as you wrote this. I felt it. Awesome job!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/26/2013 1:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Did ya get burned? ;)
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:48:00 AM
    Rereading the first part re dreams of a poet.Its just beautiful..

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/26/2013 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    AWWWW...thanks, pretty lady! :)
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:47:00 AM
    This is very deep..Eileen. Very powerful poem with a profound message-I love the question re what love makimg oug to be..So easy to be defined bit so difficult to br lived with all its glory at times-Havea nice day..Charma

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/26/2013 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YES YES YES YES! You are SO SO right! :) We, as poets, make it glorious indeed! ;)
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 6:17:00 AM
    Okay no silliness... this is brilliant my dear Teach! You're an extraordinary writer the likes of which are rare in this fast paced world we live in. I am sooooo impressed dearest Eilenn! Big warm cuddly hugs, Kenneth xoxoxox

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/26/2013 1:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awwwww...what an amazing accolade. I'm unworthy, but thanks ever so much for these sweet, kind, endearing words!!!! Warm cuddles back at ya!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 5:52:00 AM
    Fabulous, this is such a fantastic write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this tremendous write here this morning! You have created a masterful poem here Eileen! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 8/26/2013 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thanks, Russell. I'm glad you found it to your liking! Brilliant works for me! :) Have a good day!