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07/04/2015 Jealousy Rages 27 Narrative
07/04/2015 Be Strong 31 Rhyme
07/01/2015 Travel with Me 67 Rhyme
07/01/2015 Gutted 113 Senryu
06/30/2015 Thoughts of You 119 Quatrain
06/30/2015 Kiss Away my Pain 95 Rhyme
06/30/2015 Dead to Me 97 Sonnet
06/29/2015 Is there Something You Want To Tell Me 153 Rhyme
06/29/2015 The Death of Love 155 Sonnet
06/21/2015 Blushing Blossoms 189 Sonnet
06/20/2015 My Gypsy Heart 215 Dramatic monologue
06/20/2015 A Simple Request 102 Questionku
06/20/2015 Dungeon Mistress 154 Sonnet
06/18/2015 More than a Brother 204 Sonnet
06/16/2015 Thunder Love in Me 155 Sonnet
06/14/2015 A Waltz Wave of Poetry 204 Free verse
06/14/2015 OVERLY sensitive 250 Dramatic monologue
06/12/2015 From Your Heart's Caverns 138 Senryu
06/11/2015 Put on Your Warrior Spirit 406 Iambic Pentameter
06/06/2015 When You were You, and I was I 195 Rhyme
06/01/2015 A Triolet Tryst- A Collab with Paul Callus 170 Triolet
05/31/2015 You Get Her Drunk 241 Sonnet
05/30/2015 Get on My Cloud 216 Sonnet
05/28/2015 The Plus Size Sexy Siren 401 Sonnet
05/26/2015 The Words I Cannot Say 353 Sonnet
05/25/2015 Your Words Pale 218 Free verse
05/23/2015 Smoldering 170 Terzanelle
05/21/2015 My Abacus is You 187 Sonnet
05/16/2015 Happy Pill Plea Poem and a Story 237 Rhyme
05/14/2015 Avatars of Poetry Soup 247 Rhyme
05/14/2015 Your Own Medicine 214 Senryu
05/14/2015 How You Hurt Me 163 Quatrain
05/13/2015 Murder on My Mind 245 Sonnet
05/12/2015 A Silly Rhyme for a Friend Sublime 286 Rhyme
05/12/2015 Your Eyes See Me 244 Senryu
05/10/2015 The One Thing 117 Questionku
05/10/2015 When You Say My Name 253 Free verse
05/09/2015 The Irony of- You SAID 183 Rhyme
05/09/2015 You Hit When I was Low 309 Rhyme
05/03/2015 Richard's Request- The Angel Token 327 Free verse
04/06/2015 To My Guardian Poet II 484 Sonnet
04/05/2015 Message to the Lover of the Poet 343 Rhyme
04/05/2015 How Long is Your Always 253 Free verse
04/04/2015 What Use Have I for Words-Sensual Soliloquy 190 Sonnet
04/04/2015 When You Make Love to Me 363 Sonnet
04/04/2015 Intensity's Revenge 255 Rhyme
04/04/2015 Brutality 328 Acrostic
04/03/2015 From the Cross 216 Rhyme
04/01/2015 A Genocide Story- My Mother's Eyes 643 Narrative
03/29/2015 You Can't Hurt Me Anymore 428 Quatrain
03/29/2015 I Sing a Song of Yesterday 382 Quatrain
03/28/2015 From One Poet to Another 237 Quatrain
03/27/2015 Pilgrim Lips 222 Tanka
03/26/2015 Too Late 388 Sonnet
03/25/2015 Run Away with Me 317 Rhyme
03/24/2015 Is it Not You That I Love- Collab with DM 195 I do not know?
03/24/2015 I Will Not Read 481 Sonnet
03/23/2015 Sense and Sensibility Speak 345 Monorhyme
03/23/2015 Forbidden Love 745 Sonnet
03/23/2015 The Ramblings of The Water Mistress 391 Free verse
03/22/2015 The Face of Humility 413 Quatrain
03/18/2015 March 19 Memories 535 Free verse
03/18/2015 When it Comes to Love 767 Dramatic monologue
03/18/2015 WARNING 371 Free verse
03/18/2015 I Will Not Break 1032 Dramatic monologue
03/17/2015 My Daughter's Heart 353 Free verse
03/17/2015 The Fallen Hero 695 Sonnet
03/16/2015 Fall in Lust with Me 1094 Iambic Pentameter
03/16/2015 Life's Greatest Anguish 374 Senryu
03/14/2015 Serenading the Senses- Adult Content 473 Iambic Pentameter
03/14/2015 What you want 153 Senryu
03/14/2015 Life is Short 303 Free verse
03/14/2015 There is a Place 770 Iambic Pentameter
03/09/2015 Just Hold Me- A Collaboration with Shane C 233 Rhyme
03/09/2015 Why I Love Him 405 I do not know?
03/09/2015 I Smile 281 Senryu
03/09/2015 The Downside of Being a Poet-unedited 253 Free verse
03/08/2015 I Want to Love You 270 Rhyme
03/07/2015 Flight of Fantasty 211 Free verse
03/07/2015 Closed Door 264 Senryu
03/06/2015 The Prostitution of Her Love 355 Free verse
03/05/2015 Self Preservation 541 Quatrain
03/05/2015 I Love to Love 395 Lyric
03/05/2015 What You Sow You Reap 397 Sonnet
03/04/2015 When the Blue Jay Sings- A Collab with JT Honestly 197 Rhyme
03/04/2015 Don't Grow Old, Daddy 1171 Dramatic monologue
03/03/2015 You Think Me Silly- A Rant 548 Quatrain
03/02/2015 Words No Longer True 265 Senryu
03/01/2015 Your Little One- For a Baby Shower 208 Rhyme
03/01/2015 I Blaze in Red 253 Rhyme
02/28/2015 If Passion is Denied 657 Iambic Pentameter
02/28/2015 Erogenously Yours 625 Rhyme
02/26/2015 My Angel in Disguise 576 Sonnet
02/25/2015 You Hush the Stars 499 Sonnet
02/25/2015 The Day Will Come 572 Sonnet
02/24/2015 Hush The Stars 1073 Epic
02/23/2015 I Can Resist You 1019 Dramatic monologue
02/22/2015 Were I to Know 475 Rhyme
02/20/2015 To Charmaine 588 Limerick
02/19/2015 The Difference Between You and Me 425 Monorhyme
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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 restored...free 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!