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Be on Guard Against Poets

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Be on Guard Against Poets

My sweet child
My daughter
Be on guard
Be on guard of the man
Who plays on your heartstrings…
Not with flirtatious smile
Nor with flexed muscles
Not with devouring eyes
Nor with intellectual prowess
Or clothes so fine

No, these you can resist
You can set boundaries
And be done
The threat, false alarms 
Their charm easily undone
Your defenses will withstand
The groping hand
The false charm
No, don't be alarmed

Oh, but child
My precious sweet one
Be on your guard
I beg you
I implore
Be on your guard
From the man named, “POET”
A man who wields words
Who crafts and designs them
Like a carpenter with wood...
Who makes them into jewels
With a jeweler’s touch...
Who makes them sweet delicacies
That simply melt in your mouth

He can shape and design his words
To fit your every need
He writes down your dreams
As though they were his own
His words an homage
To your beauty
Your form
The light in your eyes
The way you entice
Your captivating smile
Your dark tresses
Cherry lips
Or the curve of your hips

Oh, dear one
Be on guard
For he means to take you
To sweep you away
In the tide of beautiful rhymes
The rise of fall of passion
Making your body move in time
He means to ensnare you
To capture your soul
He means to dominate 
To slowly undress
Intoxicate with his words
So you forget common sense
He wants you to eat from his hands
Choice morsels of love
While he whispers in your ear,
“There's more where that came from.”

My child
Be on guard
For words cannot pay
Your rent or expenses
Cannot save your day
Words won’t be there
When you cry in the night
They won’t be able
To turn on that light
Words won’t be your lover
With hands nice and slow
That touch you in places
Words can never go

My child, 
My darling
Listen to me
Stay away from those poets
They’ve got potency
They will woo and bewitch you
Throw fairy dust in your eyes
But at the end of the day
Only a few don’t tell lies

My child, my sweet
Get a man who will be
With hands that caress
And with eyes that speak
Of your body in that dress
Spoken words make you weak
With lips that touch yours
That say you’re divine
That lick from your navel
That sweetest of wine
Stay away from those poets
Be on Guard
Save your life!
For a poet, my child
Is the greatest danger in life
The greatest beauty
The greatest dream
The greatest heartache
The greatest strife
Be on guard

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 10/10/2013 7:15:00 PM
    How did i miss this...Words can be a great escape..dream..Words can sound perfect cause they are words but yes your advice is great and very clever..In the end words are just words..they might feed our soul.for a while yet they re far from realities as such are dreams.Poetrysoup can be addictive..My safe guard is on sweet lady.I love your honesty here..Ive been there

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 9:09:00 AM
    Ahhhh, a poignant expression warning of the power that can be used within the pen. Well done.

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 1:47:00 PM
    Dang Eileen...I'm not sure whether to fav this or take my girls and run! lol This was a good one Lady.

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 10:07:00 PM
    Absolutely amazing, I am now scared of even myself!! Although in OUR defense, I think now and then a wolf dresses as a sheep, to coin an old expression!!!! :)

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 1:21:00 AM
    I don't consider myself that dangerous. it's the other poets that give me the credit. I am one of the few that do tell the truth. Awesome poem

    JT Avatar Honestly JT
    Date: 9/19/2013 1:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Btw, I put this poem in my list of favorites
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 5:04:00 PM
    I shouldn't have any problems then lol. Great write my little Desert Orchid. Faving . Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 9:50:00 PM
    Ah the silver tongue devils. Haha. Well written my dear..Been missing ya...been canning lots of fresh food! Really loved the deep places you went with this one....

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 6:55:00 PM
    Geez, I could have written this poem. Been there and got knocked seriously hard. Like you, I'm a sucker for word-wizards. Check out my "Utopia Lost". I fell in love with the poet without knowing the person behind the words. Eish!! I'm faving this one, girlfriend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 2:14:00 PM
    Eileen: this is a great poem and you arre right. Words can sweep a girl,or a woman off her feet. You really have to be on guard. When I was very young a man gave me a little book of poem he had written himself in Spanish. They were really good, but he was not my type. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/17/2013 1:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    THEY SURE CAN! Especially ME! Words are honey to my lips!!! They move me.....I see that is the case with you...Awwwww...too bad he wasn't your type. A man who gave me a book of poems ABOUT me that he had written would probably win me over!!! ;)
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 7:49:00 AM
    The greatest beauty The greatest dream The greatest heartache The greatest strife...., THIS IS MOST CAPTIVATING, HAVE NEVER READ ANYTHING THAT JUST PUTS EVERYTHING INTO PERSPECTIVE

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/16/2013 12:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOW! Thanks ever so much. So glad to have such an affirmative visit from you. :)
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 7:36:00 AM
    Should we guard against poetess's as well??? This is so great Eileen, I feel mesmorized! You truly are exceptional. 7777777....... And to my favorites.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/17/2013 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It does not have to be all or nothing Eileen. Everything in moderation.
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/17/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Walk away...from Poetry SOUP...and....all that involves. I've invested a LOT of myself here, Richard...I'm people whom I love....Sooner or later...I'm going to have to walk away...for that VERY reason. This should be just...a hobby...a pastime...for me, it's more! I can't help it...Well, with the semester staring..maybe I can wean myself away bit by bit...AS FOR THE PEEK INTO YOUR FILE???? WOW!!! I'm....speechless!!!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/17/2013 7:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As for my file your poems occupy the largest share of space.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/17/2013 7:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What do you mean by strong enough to walk away?
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/16/2013 12:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    How I'd LOVE to peek into that file, Richard....One tiny teeny peek....GRRRRRRR....Oh well, thanks for the post. I am elated...Yes....poetesses have double, Yes. Be on guard, Richard....We are all lovers of words...that is a driving force that others do not share...I've been feeling this for some day, I will be strong enough to walk away....SOMEONE is trying to guard my heart...
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 6:40:00 AM
    Captivating write Eileen. Your words spell wonders.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/16/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your post captivates! :) Thank you, Mustapha....
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 2:30:00 AM
    Eileen , you are a wonderful poetess...i enjoyed reading this ..and found it emotional ...touched my heart...the greatest strife, the greatest heartache !

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/16/2013 12:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I feel a bond with you, Red....I guess I'm old enough to be your, this could be my advice to you as it is to my 18 year old it is to ME! BTW....I LOVE your profile pic on FB...You look beautiful and serene! :) Keep writing.....
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/16/2013 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, my dear....I know your heart...Be brave, my sweet, for you wield power too! You are stronger than you know! Powerful poetess...Hugs... A bird in flight....