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You are the Dead Sea

Eileen Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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You are the Dead Sea

You are the Dead Sea
You just take and take and take
Never giving back
Concentrated...with your needs
Buoyancy made of your pride

The one who enters 
Cannot dive into your depths
Cannot open eyes 
To see what resides inside
To me, you are the Dead Sea

I flow with my love
I just give and give and give
I am parched and dry
Immersion is what I need
You will never be a stream

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 9/8/2013 5:37:00 AM
    excellent piece

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Eileen, this is sad when one feels life has no doors, so they take all they can with no good intentions. I hope, my waters will always flow. a deep poem, like a waterfall...xox~ Linda

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/4/2013 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Linda....Yes....obviously it is easier to get than to give, but as the good Book says....It is more blessed to give than to receive! :) Thanks for stopping by, my dear...hope all is well! Hugs!
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Ferocious lines! This was almost a Slam style message. I loved this! "You will never be a stream"......only a waterfall, falling ever downward. Hell yeah!!!! =D

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/4/2013 7:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ROAR...... ;) I had to do that after reading FEROCIOUS! LOVE that word! I'm getting to be a slam kinda gal! Hmmmmm...should we be worried? Drake...don't go pulling a disappearing act again, ya hear? Missed these kind of posts that give me such a boost. Hugs!
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 8:08:00 AM
    A good metophor. I understand that the dead sea continues to shrink.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/4/2013 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Richard....that's what happens when there is no outflow of life! ;)
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 3:44:00 AM
    My dearest Eileen, your wisdom blooming, your poetry maturing, enlightenment is coming, stay fast on the Lord's road and you will never walk alone! Fantastic metaphor that hits the nail on the head! 7!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/4/2013 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    These words from you, my dear sweet poet, are a balm to my soul and music to my ears! :) Thank you for being so gracious...I'm touched! Filakia!!!
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 9:18:00 PM
    I love this metaphor you have developed. Restricted to the surface of a dead sea seems like a very superficial relationship. Excellent write.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/4/2013 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, Jon...that was what I was hoping to portray...No relationship can last if there is no reciprocity. Thanks for the lovely visit!
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 4:59:00 PM
    You're really on the ranting trail today my little Desert Orchid, Now, is this a man or a woman you're alluding to? Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/4/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh dear me! Need you even ask??? Come now....Women are flowing with love and sweetness...Most definitely a man, my dear!
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 2:55:00 PM
    Eileen, I have given myself to everyone I have met, and I have found there are many takers in this world and so few givers. I love your poem....Peter

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/4/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Peter...Yes, this word is truly full of takers. I guess they are the real losers...We are blessed by above when we give...
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 2:38:00 PM
    great analogy! i love the way you've developed the theme here...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/4/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Ilene...a visit from you is always a great pleasure....You GIVE me a boost. Hugs!
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 2:21:00 PM
    I love the connection between the murky, salty depths of the Dead Sea to a person's inside...Great Stuff! I am clear and cool...hahaha....well, maybe a little muddy..

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/4/2013 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I do believe you are clear and cool, Caleb...Muddy? We all get that way sometimes!!! ;) Thanks for passing by!
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 1:31:00 PM
    Hope nobody thinks I am a dead sea ...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/2/2013 2:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Some people are just naturally more giving, I guess...An idea that popped into my mind. The Dead Sea is so densely filled with salt and minerals that you just float whether you want to or not. You can lie there and read a paper! ;) I guess at some time we can be a little like that. It is good to give as well. I hope the same for me! :)
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 1:29:00 PM
    Very passionate poem.Feelings expressed very emotionally in this tanka series.Beautifully written.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/2/2013 1:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Kash....where you been???? So glad to see you! Thanks for the visit!
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 12:52:00 PM
    I feel the waters of your flow baby girl, and so sorry to hear about your mom having MS, it must have been a difficult time of your life, if she were reading your works right now, she would be so proud, love you much xxx

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/2/2013 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Yes, she believed in my writing skills...That is why I sign my maiden name on all I write. It was her wish for people to know where the talent came from! ;) Bless her for believing in me...I know I will see her someday...By HIS grace! HUGS!
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 12:23:00 PM
    touching me deeply with both angst and beauty of your feelings... smashing hit, eileen!..:) huggs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/2/2013 12:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Nette...You are amazing! :)