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08/03/2015 In Opulence You Lie and Dream 114 Epic
08/02/2015 There's More to Life 136 Quatrain
08/01/2015 When Velvet Turns to Stone 141 Rhyme
07/30/2015 You Cry Alone 198 Rhyme
07/30/2015 The Citadel 98 Sonnet
07/30/2015 Hold on to Me- Sensual 124 Sonnet
07/29/2015 To Be In Love With You 209 Sonnet
07/27/2015 On Viagra and Poop- Jan Allison 169 Limerick
07/27/2015 A Taste of my Varied Genres 133 Epic
07/26/2015 I Will Not Read 186 Sonnet
07/25/2015 Where do I Turn for Comfort 245 Free verse
07/24/2015 Be Good 298 Lyric
07/24/2015 You Choose Amnesia 257 Senryu
07/23/2015 Tell Me What You See 147 Free verse
07/22/2015 Perfect Lovers 185 Rhyme
07/20/2015 The One Who Loves You 156 Tanka
07/20/2015 He's a Word Casanova 109 Rhyme
07/19/2015 Best of the Brits 152 Limerick
07/10/2015 The Obscure Little Poetess 388 Rhyme
07/09/2015 Wretched Wishes 245 Sonnet
07/09/2015 Sanctimonious 187 Acrostic
07/09/2015 Sensuality's Synonyms 141 Senryu
07/08/2015 I Love to Watch you Fly 158 Rhyme
07/08/2015 A Tortured Love 181 Sonnet
07/05/2015 He Wrote it for Me 273 Free verse
07/04/2015 Jealousy Rages 331 Narrative
07/04/2015 Be Strong 179 Rhyme
07/01/2015 Our Heaven's in Sight 164 Rhyme
07/01/2015 Gutted 175 Senryu
06/30/2015 Thoughts of You 206 Quatrain
06/30/2015 Kiss Away my Pain 184 Rhyme
06/30/2015 Dead to Me 220 Sonnet
06/29/2015 Is there Something You Want To Tell Me 307 Rhyme
06/29/2015 The Death of Love 242 Sonnet
06/21/2015 Blushing Blossoms 268 Sonnet
06/20/2015 My Gypsy Heart 404 Dramatic monologue
06/20/2015 A Simple Request 178 Questionku
06/20/2015 Dungeon Mistress 233 Sonnet
06/18/2015 More than a Brother 382 Sonnet
06/16/2015 Thunder Love in Me 216 Sonnet
06/14/2015 A Waltz Wave of Poetry 295 Free verse
06/14/2015 OVERLY sensitive 482 Dramatic monologue
06/12/2015 From Your Heart's Caverns 196 Senryu
06/11/2015 Put on Your Warrior Spirit 601 Iambic Pentameter
06/06/2015 When You were You, and I was I 252 Rhyme
06/01/2015 A Triolet Tryst- A Collab with Paul Callus 219 Triolet
05/31/2015 You Get Her Drunk 310 Sonnet
05/30/2015 Get on My Cloud 278 Sonnet
05/28/2015 The Plus Size Sexy Siren 600 Sonnet
05/26/2015 The Words I Cannot Say 455 Sonnet
05/25/2015 Your Words Pale 327 Free verse
05/23/2015 Smoldering 225 Terzanelle
05/21/2015 My Abacus is You 258 Sonnet
05/16/2015 Happy Pill Plea Poem and a Story 297 Rhyme
05/14/2015 Avatars of Poetry Soup 301 Rhyme
05/14/2015 Your Own Medicine 379 Senryu
05/14/2015 How You Hurt Me 216 Quatrain
05/13/2015 Murder on My Mind 319 Sonnet
05/12/2015 A Silly Rhyme for a Friend Sublime 357 Rhyme
05/12/2015 Your Eyes See Me 322 Senryu
05/10/2015 The One Thing 185 Questionku
05/10/2015 When You Say My Name 349 Free verse
05/09/2015 The Irony of- You SAID 272 Rhyme
05/09/2015 You Hit When I was Low 470 Rhyme
05/03/2015 Richard's Request- The Angel Token 412 Free verse
04/06/2015 To My Guardian Poet II 551 Sonnet
04/05/2015 Message to the Lover of the Poet 417 Rhyme
04/05/2015 How Long is Your Always 310 Free verse
04/04/2015 What Use Have I for Words-Sensual Soliloquy 270 Sonnet
04/04/2015 When You Make Love to Me 454 Sonnet
04/04/2015 Intensity's Revenge 311 Rhyme
04/04/2015 Brutality 453 Acrostic
04/03/2015 From the Cross 291 Rhyme
04/01/2015 A Genocide Story- My Mother's Eyes 784 Narrative
03/29/2015 You Can't Hurt Me Anymore 515 Quatrain
03/29/2015 I Sing a Song of Yesterday 526 Quatrain
03/28/2015 From One Poet to Another 306 Quatrain
03/27/2015 Pilgrim Lips 273 Tanka
03/26/2015 Too Late 466 Sonnet
03/25/2015 Run Away with Me 464 Rhyme
03/24/2015 Is it Not You That I Love- Collab with DM 246 I do not know?
03/24/2015 I Will Not Read 552 Sonnet
03/23/2015 Sense and Sensibility Speak 506 Monorhyme
03/23/2015 Forbidden Love 945 Sonnet
03/23/2015 The Ramblings of The Water Mistress 462 Free verse
03/22/2015 The Face of Humility 500 Quatrain
03/18/2015 March 19 Memories 615 Free verse
03/18/2015 When it Comes to Love 921 Dramatic monologue
03/18/2015 WARNING 438 Free verse
03/18/2015 I Will Not Break 1154 Dramatic monologue
03/17/2015 My Daughter's Heart 416 Free verse
03/17/2015 The Fallen Hero 768 Sonnet
03/16/2015 Fall in Lust with Me 1195 Iambic Pentameter
03/16/2015 Life's Greatest Anguish 418 Senryu
03/14/2015 Serenading the Senses- Adult Content 544 Iambic Pentameter
03/14/2015 What you want 213 Senryu
03/14/2015 Life is Short 372 Free verse
03/14/2015 There is a Place 913 Iambic Pentameter
03/09/2015 Just Hold Me- A Collaboration with Shane C 294 Rhyme
03/09/2015 Why I Love Him 491 I do not know?
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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!