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When I Leave this World

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When I Leave this World

When I leave this world
It won’t be silently
NO, I will leave behind a note
A note of reproach
For the sin of humanity
In the inability to feel with…to feel for
To truly love
Another human being
Who has the curse of being….
Different

When I leave this world
My words I’ll behind
To a world that was unkind
To a world that only loved
Cookie cutter shapes and sizes
A world with a status quo
That couldn’t be tampered with
A world that embraced
The lovely
The beautiful
The happy….oh the happy
Those with perpetual smiles
With lilting voices of angels
And with beauty of the ages
Those worthy of love
Serene angelic doves
Who never felt despair
But were always bright and fair

When I leave this world
I will leave behind
A legacy for those
Who were unloved
Who didn’t have sound minds
Who struggled along the way
Who tried to be beautiful
Who tried to smile
Through ripped and aching hearts
Who tried to stay afloat
When others would just gloat
Those who tried to be brave
But longed for the grave
To those I will say
“You are beautiful 
You are worthy
You are precious
You are priceless
Your mind though tormented
Is full of beautiful treasure
Don’t blame yourself
For not being able to fit
In this selfish and crazy world
You are not a misfit
The world is unable
To make itself fit
To the dazzling beauty of you
So, just do what it takes
Just do what it takes
To get through the pain
To get to tomorrow
Maybe, maybe
You’ll hear my voice
Whisper to you in the breeze
Telling you to make the world
A better place
A more caring place
Because of YOU!"

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:08:00 AM
    Powerful words coming from a kind heart!! Thanks for sharing your wise words...love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 10:12:00 AM
    A strongly necessary message. "Because of you"...indeed. Excellent.

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 3:15:00 AM
    I LOVE this poem, Eileen. How many more voices would it take before this world learns!!! Thank you for this excellent write.

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 1:38:00 AM
    A river of feelings, a waterfall of emotions and a hymn to the unappreciative! Excellent work that sums up life as it is! Eileen, you have to stay and not go, your voice of concern is in great need! Fantastic!

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 12:41:00 AM
    Eileen this is one of your best, all of us flawed and strangely beautiful people join with you in praise of our strangeness. To heck with cookie cutter perfection! There is much for us to celebrate. This goes to favorites.

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 6:28:00 PM
    Sad but true commentary here my little Desert Orchid. I'm with Peter on this, I don't give a monkey's either for the pomposity of this world. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 5:14:00 PM
    Eilene, This was such a wonderful and heartfelt piece. it must have ripped your heart apart writing this. You are one of many, my friend. Then one day you see trjough all the crap, and you love yourself completely for your very uniqueness that makes you YOU,. I have an awful time fitting in. But I don't give a shit. Thanks for the beautiful read, my friend....Peter

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 4:53:00 PM
    Tmfvs!!!!

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 4:52:00 PM
    Aw gee this is beautiful.Many times I asked myself why i do not walk on diamond on rubies.Why did i have to be born in a place where i tasted heartache..pain ..Why did i have to have a childhood where my dad was nearly always ill.Why did i have to work hard instead of continuing my studies and get to graduation.But then I get your answer and it fills me with comfort and strength to know i still fit in this selfish world..Tnks for this beautiful poem dear..Its lovely

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 4:30:00 PM
    very powerful and wise...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/15/2013 10:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, my sweet Ilene. You are a dear! :)