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I Want to Leave

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I Want to Leave

I want to leave
My heart is calling me away
Too much hurt and pain
Uncertainty
I this surreal world
This world of poetry

I want to leave
Where I can see people’s faces
Where I can read what is written
In expressions of eyes I can see
A concrete reality
Unlike the world
The world of poetry

I want to leave
I need to experience a smile
Let it warm up my heart
Share what’s in every part
Of a mutually shared day
Verbal communication
Words that touch the air
Resonate with beauty fair
Words combined with a look
Not found in any book
Of sweetest poetry
For once the rivalry
Between make believe and actuality
Is becoming intense
In every single sense
I want to leave
To be part of a world
Of reality
Apart from poetry

I want to leave
I need the warmth of a touch
A touch that I can feel
Warming my skin
An embrace
A handshake
For heaven’s sake
Something tangible and real
Something I can FEEL
So unlike this world
This world of make believe
This world, oh, so unreal
This world of poetry

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 9/27/2013 11:02:00 PM

    Such a beautiful poem, reminds me of an ancient poet Abu Nuwas!!

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 2:24:00 PM

    I agree with Anne Lise Andresen, one of my very sweet friends that behind the clouds the sky is always blue. You are genius always with your wonderful poetry. PS is a best platform in the world where beautiful friends having beautiful thoughts are there, I fell so, Carry on with us. Certainly we don't want to miss any poet friend here. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 9:56:00 PM

    Eileen; this is an awesome poem. in poetry we can express our feelings. We can write about real things, or fiction. Readin, or writing poetry can change the mood we are in - So don't go anywhere. Take care and God bless you.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 7:22:00 PM

    I was blown away by this amazing work of art my dearest Eileen. Demetrios' words were exquisite in praise of talents. "To me, just because it’s only words you read, doesn’t make it any less real." Richard's words also resonated with me! Love you, Miss Boop... Kenny xoxoxoxox

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 6:43:00 PM

    Here I come again to have another read, say, would you please drop in and read my vampire poem, tell me what you think, xxx

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 11:07:00 AM

    - Dear Eileen ... Your poem says much more than what is written ..... but, I am also very impressed by all the really great comments you've gotten back. - There are people/friends who cares!! - They wish you all well and gives thoughtfulness .... the same from me ... behind the clouds the sky is always blue!! <3 <3 <3 Love U! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Anne Lise...as I've said before, you are like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day! Love you so much. I appreciate the support you've shown me right from the start....Bless you manifold. I hold you close to my heart.
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 10:38:00 AM

    Hi Eileen, I feel you and understand..I hope all is well with you.. Ken

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm better now, Ken...Better. Thanks ever so much for the empathy you have shown...Blessings...
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 9:54:00 AM

    Everyone here bares their soul more than do most that are physically close to us---virtual cyber strangers that share a passion for feelings. So I contend that we are more genuine and more "real" and can actually hug with more warmth than many we can reach and touch and see, but our creative nature also makes us more vulnerable and when our hearts are laid bare we can be hurt more easily. As with other passions we must give without expectations and therefore free ourselves to absorb the love.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOW....such wisdom and light in this right. I SO appreciate this. Yes, I do feel closer to some people here than to people I SEE everyday. I don't know how to thank you for reminding me of this, Craig. You are very dear...Thank you...
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 9:37:00 AM

    Eileen, I love Linda's comment below and everyones. I do, however, disagree that this is not real. When PD says the PEN NEVER DIES!!! How much more real does it get, how much more real are Vie and Richard and everyone. I can feel your passion for sharing your feelings. How many "real" people that you can see and touch share this form of expression with you and as you ponder the answer please consider what is truly "real" and what "touch and feel" truly means. (continued)

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Craig...you've given me much to think about.....
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 8:23:00 AM

    I know how this feels... Sweet Eileen, This world is not real, for ME. But, I'm okay with that. This is like my tiny get away place... LOL, sometimes I feel as if i want to get away ;)and find the tranquility as I did when I was young ---Sitting by my parents Barnyard .. writing my little heart away--- It eats me alive when I'm not doing what i thought my heart at such an early age. ((to enjoy life and make what we want of it.)) For some reason I love the illusion of living in a poetry world. Others around me don't understand, this passion I picked up since the age of 12.. I would write poems to impress a group of friends.. Now the world is different, and sometimes my family look at me crazy, for still believing and living in a world where the PEN NEVER DIES."

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hope your pen NEVER EVER DIES! :)
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) I'll change my avatar soon. Thanks for sharing a slice of your life with me. PS can be a haven....
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PD...I sure could use a hug! Thank you for this echo of how I feel. I just shared a poem at a farewell get together with someone from our church group. Everyone appreciated it...In my personal circle, I started sharing about this place and one of my friends said,"Enough of PS already!" I can understand her reaction. I tend to talk about this place and the people here an awful lot. I DO love my friends here so much. I will never leave in heart.
    A  Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 9/26/2013 9:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I know you are sad... You are not smiling in your avatar... :(
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 6:57:00 AM

    You speak for a multitude of poets. I love this poem it speaks of truth. I must confess Mrs. "Joy" I'm a tree hug away, if you cup your ear, you will hear the lullabies of your fore father fore mother and every runner up Love you sis, chin up stay beautiful, you are a real dolly, here at cauldron l soup ville, I must ready now my Wickan Sister is calling from a dungeon she needs to, slay another dragon, love smiles and friendship always xxx

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    AWWWWWWWW....just the kind of post to lighten my heart. Thank you, Mystic Rose...You are a delight to my heart... :) Please to be a JOY in your life. Hugs!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 6:26:00 AM

    I think of all the comments Demetrios's resonates with me the most. I do not feel my cyber friends any less real. In some ways they are more connected to me because we connect below the surface and they are digging into the bits of me that may not be seen day to day. Poetry is trancendent and creates possibilities that otherwise would not exist. It allows us to be and it allows us to see! Another great an thought provoking piece Eileen. A real big cyber Bear Hug for you. Do you feel it?

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/26/2013 12:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes I do, :0)
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Richard. I do feel it. I am refreshed and uplifted. Thank you for your wonderful post. Yes, all the sentiments you shared, are mine as well. Perhaps more so...I'm just trying to get perspective. You are all dear to me. HUGS back at you...Hope you feel them too!
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 11:49:00 PM

    ohh, such a daring, honest write .. sometimes we neek a break to refresh our soul, eileen... i can really relate to this; just splendid..:) huggs

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Nette! :) Happy that you can see beyond the words into my heart! :) Happy to have your visit and post...HUGS!
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 6:22:00 PM

    I understand exactly how you feel. I wrote a poem called "More Than Just Words." It basically states how much I prefer not to have drama happen even though I have a gift for writing, and at the end of the day I wish to be content. I wouldn't blame you if you took a week away from PoetrySoup. Sometimes it is necessary.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Justice, for understanding. My life has been a bit more hectic since the semester has commenced...The holiday is over...So, I will stay, but won't be as prolific as before...Thank you for your kind words. I hope to give your poem a read very soon.
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 6:19:00 PM

    PS in the only excursion I've made into cyberland and it's not at all what I expected, I've met some wonderful and talented people that I would not have otherwise. To me, just because it’s only words you read, doesn’t make it any less real. Take care, Richard

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Mr Seal....perhaps you are not off base. I've always placed high value on my cyber friendships...I've become a bit of a recluse for various reasons, and just today...in a phone conversation with my dad who is the light of my eyes...I heard these words, "I know you are unhappy with yourself and you immerse yourself in the world of poetry...that is not real." So...my father, a pastor, ...my ideal...what could I say? Thank you for your post...I appreciate it.
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 5:46:00 PM

    Dear Eileen, reading your poem I feel as though I would like to come to the defense of poetry! I want to protect it, to stand up for it, to shout and say: Poetry is the language of our higher self, of the nobility in us, it is the language of GOD himself Who tries to inspire us to elevate us to become God-like ourselves! Poetry is to help us escape reality, the brute reality and aspire a better world. Poetry is beauty, is decorum, is splendor of our soul! You ought to know that, You know that for you are a poetess yourself and A VERY GOOD POETESS INDEED!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your post must be read somewhere...Please, please my dear poet, would you consider using these as a basis for one of your epigrams...In defense of poetry? It would be very beautiful! Thank you! :)
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 12:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Demetri mou, my dear poet philosopher...Yes, your words ring with truth. I do acknowledge what you say as being the echo of my own thoughts and yet....recently...I wonder. Your post is in itself beautiful and lovely...Thank you for your words of commendation and praise. I treasure and value it.... God bless you always....Me agapi panta!
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 4:26:00 PM

    the world of poetry is indeed unreal in many ways, and even when we write personal, autobiographical pieces (as I do, and I know you do too) they still fail to adequately convey who we really are and all that we are...they're real, and yet not, if that makes sense...

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, my dear. That does make sense! :) Often we take an experience and then embellish it to make it more beautiful...So, grains of truth, being turned into pearls...We don't now at times where one ends and the other begins. Thanks ever so much for stopping by and adding your thoughts, Charlotte. I do appreciate it! :)
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 3:04:00 PM

    No word on or offline will ever compare to the touch of sincerity, reassurance, & truth. I understand these lines very well.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/26/2013 11:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Drake. It's always good to have a visit from you. Thank you for your reassurance.
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 9:40:00 AM

    Oh dear, i been there Eileen so many times, a world that , we wish for,, i can see so much in what write,, you have such sincerity, sometime not seemingly getting through, but it is lady, never forget, it is unseeing eyes that browse upon what you write,, eyes such as mine, also a mind where your words penetrate to one's heart, there to stay for ever!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/25/2013 12:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Harry. I will take your word for it. This is a lovely dear post. If I know that my work is touching hearts...lovely hearts like yours...I will try to be contest. Thanks ever so much. Though you don't visit me often, when you do.....you make up for ALL the missing times.....
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 9:35:00 AM

    Hey Eileen! Hope you're having a great day! My sister gives me a hard time because I believe in friendships I have made via the internet. Isn't it strange that when considering international friendships it is accepted that "we may never meet," yet...do we offer that same benefit of the doubt to those who our in our own country. The future is unwritten, who knows what tomorrow may bring...we may meet someday afterall. :) you know what I mean! LOL

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 9/25/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If there is a bit POETRY SOUP convention...you better believe I'll be there!!! Lovely thought. I get teased cause I take my FB and cyber friendships too seriously. I never thought there was a difference, but sometimes.....You just need that hug and NOT a virtual one! Well, having said that ....Here is a SMILE for ya! Hugs!!! opps! DID I SAY HUGS? HA HA HA HA HA!