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Knowing My Place

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

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Knowing My Place

You ask if I know my place
And I smile a knowing smile
I raise my hand to your cheek
And caress it for a while

So many dreams I’ve dreamt of
Places that I’d like to see
So many plans I’ve crafted
To reach the apex of “me”

Yet, I live in your shadow
I'm content to let you shine
For if you reach noble heights
Your successes will be mine

We're not a simple twosome
We are not a "you and I"
Rather, one whole entity
Together we sink or fly

You ask if I know my place
I’m a mother, lover, wife
A teacher and a preacher
I love my domestic life

I know that the time will come
To spread my own wings and fly
My sweet dreams of being great
Will unfold, dear, by and by

I WILL write a book of rhymes
One day all my dreams will live
But right now my place is here
Your woman, my love to give!

For Drake Eszes's Contest
Know Your Place
September 15, 2013

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  1. Date: 9/16/2013 7:24:00 AM
    It makes me think of the Wind Beneath Your Wings song. I love that movie with Bette Midler, I can't think of the name of it?

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/17/2013 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I ADORE her rendition of Wind Beneath my Wings...ONE OF MY ABSOLUTE FAV ALL TIME SONGS!!!! Yes...this was reminiscent of that....The shadow line...you are SOOO astute! ;) The movie? I googled it...Beaches? Haven't watched it...Any good?
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 7:45:00 AM
    No question... you are one of the shining stars here on the Soup! Your writing is unmatched dearest Eileen! Your humble fan... Kenny! Love xoxoxox

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/15/2013 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh Kenny...I needed to hear this tonight...I'm feeling down....One of those nights when you wonder....what's the use anyway....This is a sweet post and it brought me comfort...thank you, Kenny...Will get around to you soon! HUGS!
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 9:40:00 PM
    This is yet another wonderful poem!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/15/2013 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And yet another lovely post...Thank you! :)
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 6:20:00 PM
    I see the 'I WILL', is positive thinking, but left with the impression your place will change when 'YOU DO', interesting write my little Desert Orchid. Take care, Richard

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/15/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mr STEEL???? Hmmmmmmm....perhaps a Freudian slip??? What say you?
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/15/2013 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are observant, Mr Steel...I almost feel guilty writing this, for my feelings are not quite aligned with my write...That I WILL got the better of me. I have put so many of my dreams on hold....Perhaps, if I have more years to live...I might pursue them...Desert Orchid
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 1:36:00 PM
    you surely know your place, eileen...a very heart felt rendition that shows how th your life moves in charminng and devoted ways!..:) huggs

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/15/2013 4:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ahhhhhhh....well, yes...at least in the poem, my dear. I have already set aside some dreams due to the cultural setting I live in....It isn't easy to see a dream die.....I've buried and made my peace with most of them...but, I have ONE FINAL ONE...I will DIE if I don't see it come to pass....We will see. HUGS