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Date PostedPoem Title# ViewsForm
08/21/2014The Gospel of Eileen83Free verse
08/21/2014My King45Monorhyme
08/21/2014A Modern Samsonette46Quatrain
08/21/2014Ballad of Mistress Moon70Personification
08/20/2014In Need of a Banquet113Iambic Pentameter
08/19/2014An Ordinary Day72Free verse
08/19/2014Oh How You Play Me56Monorhyme
08/19/2014The Time of ME40Quatrain
08/18/2014Abuse of Words63Free verse
08/18/2014Name Footles89Footle
08/18/2014My Current Betty Boop Avatar57Narrative
08/17/2014Let Me Cry88Rhyme
08/17/2014The Story of the Grand Piano76Prose
08/16/2014I Look to You121Rubaiyat
08/15/2014Romantic Ramblings about the Ultimate Man94Free verse
08/15/2014Every Move You Make75Senryu
08/15/2014Arabic Proverb64Dramatic monologue
08/14/2014Write you OUT96Free verse
08/13/2014Contest Consternation77Free verse
08/12/2014Don't Make Me Miss You93Free verse
08/12/2014Be My Guarantee, Make Love to Me84Free verse
08/12/2014 To Robin90Quatrain
08/09/2014A Post for KISS124Couplet
08/09/2014My Love Endures100Rhyme
08/07/2014The First Bloom209Narrative
08/06/2014A Chasing after the Wind204Epic
08/06/2014Sorry, Lord Tennyson85Monoku
08/04/2014Which Would You Choose95Haiku
08/01/2014Do You Want to Hear My Voice for Real167Prose Poetry
07/31/2014His Song and Mine113I do not know?
07/30/2014What is a Woman156Epic
07/30/2014Scrolls of Love- Swap Quatrain123Quatrain
07/29/2014Man and Woman234Dramatic monologue
07/28/2014Love or Lust- A Blitz150Blitz
07/28/2014When You Were Mine133Iambic Pentameter
07/27/2014 The Reward65Couplet
07/27/2014I Don't Trust You Anymore88Quatrain
07/27/2014Jue Ju Gratification169Verse
07/26/2014Shut Up and Read- A Repost54Free verse
07/26/2014On Velvet- Naani Repost47Free verse
07/24/2014A Decadently Decadent Love112Quatrain
07/24/2014Sing to Me114Quatrain
07/23/2014I'm Not Fooled91Rhyme
07/23/2014Come Looking for Me93Rhyme
07/23/2014Till Eventide62Rhyme
07/22/2014You Auctioned My Love Away244Dramatic monologue
07/20/2014Why323Free verse
07/20/2014Lord, Help Me103Monorhyme
07/19/2014I was Your Lover150Senryu
07/19/2014Touch Me353Dramatic monologue
07/19/2014I Write These Lines122Sonnet
07/19/2014You Hurt Me98Free verse
07/18/2014You Said93Quatrain
07/18/2014The Door to Wayra134Verse
07/17/2014YOU76I do not know?
07/16/2014Anchor Me107Free verse
07/16/2014You Too Will Go239Dramatic monologue
07/15/2014No, No, NO97Quatrain
07/15/2014Nearby133Free verse
07/14/2014A Poem In Paradise208Sonnet
07/13/2014The Voice of Her Mother- My Daughter's Gift244Free verse
07/12/2014Harem Dreams160Iambic Pentameter
07/11/2014Unbridled92Free verse
07/11/2014Possessed165Free verse
07/09/2014I am a Child Woman128Free verse
06/25/2014We are Lovers251Free verse
06/04/2014My Guardian Poet388Sonnet
04/08/2014On Denial's Cloud462Sonnet
04/03/2014Butter Me UP406Tanka
04/02/2014Need Me Deb's Handy Man244Limerick
04/02/2014Whispers of Love804Sonnet
03/31/2014Poem Potpourri227Tanka
03/31/2014The Unspoken377Tanka
03/30/2014Angel of Paradise- Artist Andrea Bocelli308Sonnet
03/26/2014Silently You Watch249Free verse
03/24/2014If I Were Stronger446Free verse
03/24/2014Heart Intact176Rhyme
03/23/2014Silly Lines for Mr Green in Helter Skelter Rhyme 178Rhyme
03/23/2014Eileenette- A Woman Turned Angel137Rhyme
03/20/2014In Need447Sonnet
03/19/2014Just a Little Word229Free verse
03/17/2014Honeysuckle Promise- Haiku Triology345Haiku
03/14/2014Love Means312Monoku
03/13/2014Take Me to That Place313Couplet
03/12/2014A Sonnet for my Father on His Birthday736Sonnet
03/11/2014To Heal a Heart- Ilyezas Two for One140Rhyme
03/11/2014What am I- For PD's Contest334Personification
03/11/2014Don't Hurt Me216Free verse
03/10/2014Cornish Sonnet- These Sparkling Tears284Sonnet
03/10/2014Like Butterflies393Rhyme
03/07/2014Treading Water205Senryu
03/07/2014Until That Time134Rispetto
03/04/2014Obsessive Love692Sonnet
03/04/2014Cotton Candy Treat291Monoku

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Bloggers PhotoI guess you could say I'm a citizen of the world. I've traveled....and I've lived parts of my life in Iran, Lebanon, the US, and Cyprus. I am proud of my Armenian heritage. I was born in Tehran, Iran and soon after that, my family went to the States for my dad to work on his MA degree and many years later, to work on his Ed.D. I have a lot of the Middle East and the West in me, and at times....I feel confused about my identity. I do, however, cling to my Armenian roots and am outspoken about recognition by the world of the Armenian Genocide that took place nearly 100 years ago.

Since my parents had no common language, the language spoken in our home was English. Yes, I am most fluent in English, and I think, dream, and converse in that language, though I do speak 5 other languages to varying degrees! :)

I am melancholy/sanguine by nature and feel everything very keenly. My highs are SUPER HIGH...and my lows...SUPER LOW! I guess you could say...I'm INTENSE. I'm passionate about poetry to the point of obsession.

The events that have colored my life are the death of my mother due to MS and the war in Lebanon. As a child, it was hard for me to come to grips with the fact that my mother was ill, and to see her go from being a vibrant, well-loved teacher to a wheelchair bound, isolated woman was a very harrowing experience. I do believe, though, that there is a resurrection day and that, by His grace, I will see my Mama fully of wheelchair, able to sing, laugh, and smile again. The war in Lebanon...bombs landing all around, nights spent in bomb shelters.. has also scarred me to some degree.

What I'm most proud of? That would be my daughter...Shereen Natalie Ghali. She is the light of my life. Her name in Farsi means SWEET! :)

Currently, I teach English at Middle East University in Beirut, Lebanon. Poetry Soup has been a haven for me....most of the time! ;) I've developed amazing friendships here that are very genuine and real. My dream is to one day have my name on a volume of poetry! One can always dream....Thank you for making the effort to get acquainted. God bless!