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Sweetest Torture

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Below is the poem entitled Sweetest Torture 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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Sweetest Torture

The sweetest torture
Is to walk within your circle of fire
Being warmed
Being charmed
Yet knowing
Knowing
Your fire does not burn for me

The sweetest torture
Is feeling alive in the light of your eyes
Being enlightened
Being brightened
Yet knowing
Knowing
Your light does not shine for me

The sweetest torture
Is hearing the symphony of your heart
Being moved
Being grooved
Yet knowing
Knowing
Your heartbeat symphony is not for me

The sweetest torture
Is being in the proximity of your being
Being enveloped
Being developed
Yet knowing
Knowing
Your omnipresence is not for me

The sweetest torture
Is hearing your declarations of love
Being wooed
Being soothed
Yet knowing
Knowing
Your love is not meant for me

The sweetest torture
Is when YOU come to me
Being bewitched
Being enriched
Yet not knowing
Not knowing
That my universe of love is for you

Eileen Manassian Ghali

The inspiration for the title of this poem is from this song, which is an all-time favorite of mine. Seeing You Again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jRJguKqeCU 

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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 1:22:00 PM
    Eileen....loving how your wrote this, I listened to the song, it was beautiful and bittersweet. Glad it inspired you to write such an amazing and touching poem. Most of us have been there at some point in our lives.Hugs

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 1:46:00 PM
    Nothing painful like an unreturned feeling...nice poem OA

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/26/2013 4:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, true. thank you for visiting my work....
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 5:42:00 PM
    Unrequited love, the worst kind of torture, Super write my little Desert Orchid, Take care, Richard

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/26/2013 4:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your visit, Mr Seal....Your words are appreciated.
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 9:59:00 AM
    the sweetest torture is to read this Eileen, and not know you....

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/25/2013 11:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Harry, I must say....THIS...THIS must be one of the most wonderful posts I have EVER read! Thank you. I needed words of comfort tonight. I'm touched.
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 8:23:00 AM
    "To the world, you may be one. But, to one, you may be the world." If the heart feels the latter, say it. 'Tis painful to hold this reality & accept it. But, for love, real love & friendship, we'll go to the ends of the Earth. Ah, the sacrifice to feel one ounce of a mutual heartbeat. Awesome message.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/25/2013 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    OOOOPPPPPSSSSS...Sorry for the mix up, Drake. Your post is very lovely..Strong message. Life is not simple...I've learned that the hard way. We do what we can to survive...We take chances, we learn, we bleed, we burn, we survive. Sometimes...it's easier to hide. Thanks for the post...we all long to feel one ounce of a mutual heartbeat....So glad you stopped by
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/25/2013 9:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Mattew...The song is by Dan Fogelberg....There are some songs that touch our lives forever...THIS is one of them. It brought my estrange boyfriend and I back together....I was crying in the car when this song was playing and he reached out to dry my tears and his voice melted in tenderness as he asked me what was wrong....He had gone with someone else...during the summer, and brought me pain...Anyway...the title of the song was the inspiration, not the song itself. Thanks for dropping by
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 7:03:00 AM
    Soup mail.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/25/2013 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Back at ya!
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 4:03:00 AM
    Eileen, you write amazing poems on the nuances of romance… it’s a pleasure to read your work. This one is way too cool because we all know how helplessly sweet this torture can be:)

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/25/2013 9:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much, Bindu...You are very kind to say this. It brings my heart immeasurable joy when people read and appreciate my work. It validates me as a person. Thanks for stopping by...
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 10:34:00 PM
    Beautiful poem. But I am not familiar with the song. I'll have to check it out. Thank you.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/25/2013 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think you'd like it, then again....perhaps not. Musical is such a personal thing....Anyway, doesn't hurt to give it a listen...Thanks for stopping by....
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:45:00 PM
    You tell of a sad situation with great energy. Who sang that song? Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/25/2013 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Mattew...The song is by Dan Fogelberg....There are some songs that touch our lives forever...THIS is one of them. It brought my estrange boyfriend and I back together....I was crying in the car when this song was playing and he reached out to dry my tears and his voice melted in tenderness as he asked me what was wrong. He had gone with someone else...during the summer, and brought me pain...Anyway...the title of the song was the inspiration, not the song itself. Thanks for dropping by
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:42:00 PM
    Wow, another great write!!!! Loved it.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/25/2013 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Arthur. Glad to see that bank that you mentioned earlier isn't running out of WOWsssss... :) Thanks for stopping by....
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:40:00 PM
    truly well written

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/25/2013 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much V! Very kind of you! :)
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 8:19:00 PM
    Hi Eileen, I responded to your soup mail this morning. I hope you had a great day at school.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/25/2013 9:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The semester is going well so far. My classes are manageable...The students seem anxious to learn more about writing.... :) I'm happy! :) Yes...I got the message and responded today.
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 5:08:00 PM
    oh i understand this piece very well from deep within you penned sweet torture in the light of loves beauty excellent piece

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/25/2013 9:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I see you can relate, Liam...It is the way of life, is it not? We do what we can...Some things are never meant to be.....But the beauty of possibilities makes the life journey easier. Thanks for sharing your heart.
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:13:00 PM
    Oh, so very nicely penned Eileen, so easy to read....like all your stuff....Peter

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/25/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) And I send you a smile over the long miles to thank you from the bottom of my heart...Yes, I like my writing to be easily absorbed...Thank you!
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:07:00 PM
    There is no sweeter torture. I think every girl has felt this, except maybe prom queen, haha. I really enjoyed it and the repeating parts make for good song lyrics.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/25/2013 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) That would be amazing if I could write the lyrics of a song that would live forever....Oh, Andrea...when will my dreams EVER come true. I'm tired of dreaming...I want my words to live...Thanks for the post. Hugs
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 12:22:00 PM
    Dear Eileen, You inspire me with your thoughts both simple and complex yet so real, so like we all have felt and you make us all feel not alone in those thoughts because don't we all feel in some way that we are the only ones to have that feeling. This poem is the perfect example of one that brings us all together in sharing the moment, the emotion, the love, and the memories! Bravo and bravo to the song that inspired you!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/24/2013 2:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Craig....this is a lovely post from you. To be able to feel with the poetess is what makes poetry the beautiful thing that it is....We all go through the fire and ice...the joy and the sorrow...the love and the hate....at different times in different way....Thank you for understanding....
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 12:12:00 PM
    I've enjoyed reading this one.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/24/2013 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Justice. I'm glad you find pleasure in my work
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 10:49:00 AM
    you sing of warm emotions and poetic melody, charms... this is breathtaking to say the least!..:) huggs

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/24/2013 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Nette....Breathtaking is a lovely compliment...
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Surrendering love for love. Beautifully worded in beautiful style. Enjoyed a lot. Loved always, bl

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 9/24/2013 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, BL....Lovely visit from you. :)
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:13:00 AM
    Dear visitor, I've said this before and I will say it again....Please PLEASE read my poem as a literary piece of work...Do not inject your own perceptions....whether they be right or wrong, into what you read. For you....it is a poem, pure and simple...A poem...thank you!

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