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Overinvested

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Overinvested

I overinvested again...
The story of my life
Or so it seems
Overinvested

I've overinvested

In my dreams….
Thinking I’d reach the stars
When I can’t break through 
The atmosphere of my world

In my friends….
Thinking that they ARE my world
When they are sometimes just islands
Inaccessible to me

In my wisdom….
Thinking I can discern all truth
When I can’t even fathom,
the simple workings
of my own mind

In worthy causes...
Thinking I can save the world
Make a difference
When I need someone
To save the endangered species
Of ME

In love…
I've overinvested in love
Thinking the dividends will pay off
But I’m overdrawn…overdrawn
Unable to cover the costs of loving
When not enough deposits are made
In my personal love account

I've overinvested in my words...
Thinking that with them
I can change perceptions, thoughts, feelings
When I can’t even change
the thought patters and emotional grooves
of those in my sphere of influence
With the little things I write

I've overinvested in people's words...
Thinking they are specially crafted for me
Each one embued with magic and charm
When they are mass produced
In the same factory
Said to others
With the same intensity

I’ve overinvested….In everyone...in everything
But me….
Poor little me...
From me I've withheld 
Time
Love
Compassion

I've not invested in ME
The only one I have to live with
Every minute, every hour, of everyday
From now till eternity…

Yes…YES…It’s time to invest in ME!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 8/27/2013 2:36:00 PM
    hmmm, you said I missed some major mistakes earlier. But by now you must have corrected them. If I see major stuff wrong, I often say something. Sorry if I missed something really wrong the other day!! I know how THAT goes at 2 a.m!!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/28/2013 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Yes, Andrea....I welcome corrections from you... :) Thanks for getting back to me on this. Yes, I shouldn't be such a silly goose to post at 2 am. Perhaps I have the same sickness Van Gogh had....hypergraphia! He wrote SOOO many letters to his brother. Came in handy because we know so much about his life...Ooooppsss, there I go again. Ok..I'll stop now!
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 12:57:00 PM
    Yes my girl, it is time, enjoyed your heart felt poetry today Eilleen, your heart is an ocean and you're to swim in it, love xxx

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/28/2013 11:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, my dear...Love that analogy as I do love to swim! Hugs!
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 10:05:00 AM
    HI Eileen, Good original write as it was a worthy investment today to read,, Ken..

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/28/2013 11:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awwwww....thanks, very sweet of you!
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 9:54:00 AM
    Yes, you need to invest in yourself..God first, then you, then husband and children or family then those out side of the family that are important...Let things and the to do list get smaller..Thanks for the visit to my work..Your comments are uplifting..Sara

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/28/2013 11:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sara....I see you have your priorities straight! Thank you for the advice...Somehow...when you put God first, the others fall into place...hmmmmmmm....Yes, food for thought! Hugs!
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 8:31:00 AM
    So many are uninvested and they will never receive the dividends that you do. This is a truly amazing piece. Well done! Hugs Rick

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/28/2013 11:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Richard...sweet post.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 7:32:00 AM
    Water your roots and grow first, before you help another do the same. I was that person for a long while where I gave too much for another. Today, it's the other way around. I grow. I shine. Wonderful writing!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/28/2013 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You surely do, Drake...So proud of you! Yes...you are right...I'll try! Thanks for helping me learn and grow....
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 2:24:00 AM
    NICE AND SIMPLE..ONE

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/28/2013 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks...Simple is good too! :)
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 8:19:00 PM
    Silly me... I forgot to mention one thing... please click on ---My Biography-- or Blog Bio... Hugs... LINDA

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/26/2013 10:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm ABSOLUTELY OVERWHELMED BY THIS! PD...it must be one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me! YOU ROCK! The time it took to get those pics of BEIRUT....and to send people over to my poem....just awesome!
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 8:13:00 PM
    Hello Eileen, I have a beautiful surprise for you.... http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15842&PoetID=18720 please click on the link..

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/26/2013 10:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    IT'S AN AWESOME SURPRISE COMING FROM YOU, PD!!!!!! I LEFT MY PROFUSE THANKS ON YOUR SHOUT OUT BLOG! I'm honored, humbled, overjoyed and thankful! HUGS galore!!!!!
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 5:11:00 PM
    I loved your poem, it is so very true. love yourself and make each day a happy one, that's what I have found out. nice write Eileen...peter

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/26/2013 10:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    AWWWWWWWWWWWWW..........thanks, Peter. You'd think I'd have learned this lesson pat at this ripe age. I'm a teacher, but I sure am a SLOW learner! ;) Thanks for the visit! God bless!
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 4:54:00 PM
    Eileen this is a really cool poem. Some of those things you mentioned I too have been much too overinvested in; however, I always invest enough in ME!!! Clever girl!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/26/2013 10:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THANKS, sweet Andrea. :) You are a dear....Yes, I have neglected myself of late..."Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all" (the late great Whitney Houston). Hmmmmmm...Well, Jesus did say, "Love your neighbors as YOURSELF." So, He did point that out LONG before....I'll try, Andrea. It's one thing to say it and another thing to do it! HUGS!
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 4:38:00 PM
    This is very powerful, very true and YES!! Invest in you---without loving ourselves we cannot give of ourselves without expectations.....not only that but I think you're a damn good investment!! Hugs---a great poem

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/26/2013 10:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Charmaine...you can write WHEREVER YOU WANT, sister! LOVE YA!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/26/2013 10:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are a poet and a sage, Craig. :) Thanks for the visit and the encouraging words. I'm touched... :) Have a great day...after you have had your good sleep tonight, that is! :) Hugs
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 8/26/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    oops i replied beneath craig by mistake : )..and not even one glass of red wine : )
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 8/26/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    sorry for typo dear and hope you rle enjoyimg what smost important in the world..I know your bro is with you..Make the best of it..hugs
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 4:36:00 PM
    Eileen you are such a besutiful soul..and the wsy you express your emotions..so deep.Its time to invest in special you dear.I can understand your emotions precisely..Excellent words.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/26/2013 10:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Charmaine. You are a soul sister to me. I only have two older brothers, so believe me, having a sister is a blessing...and one such as you! I'm sending you my love. Yes...I do plan to invest more in me...starting with my health...Going to start an exercise routine!!! Also, have to work on my thesis to finish my studies....it's on Collaborative Writing a a means of increasing motivation to write. So many things...I might be less here...WHO AM I KIDDING??? I'm addicted! LOVE YA
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 3:52:00 PM
    The concept of withdrawals and deposits into a love bank is taken from the book: 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman! A great read. Look it up! The Five Love Languages are as follows: 1) Words of Affirmation (me), 2) Touch (me) 3) Acts of Service 4) Gifts and 5) Quality time....