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04/18/2014Candied Words2Senryu
04/17/2014A Decadently Decadent Love97Quatrain
04/15/2014Sultry Siren146Sonnet
04/10/2014A Friendship Gone By215Free verse
04/10/2014Stepping Stones122Free verse
04/09/2014You Broke Me406Dramatic monologue
04/09/2014I Miss You, Flo101Rhyme
04/09/2014You Cannot Silence my Voice- A Repost85Free verse
04/08/2014On Denial's Cloud301Sonnet
04/03/2014Butter Me UP265Tanka
04/02/2014Need Me Deb's Handy Man162Limerick
04/02/2014Whispers of Love604Sonnet
03/31/2014Poem Potpourri143Tanka
03/31/2014The Unspoken192Tanka
03/30/2014Angel of Paradise- Artist Andrea Bocelli191Sonnet
03/26/2014Silently You Watch180Free verse
03/24/2014If I Were Stronger249Free verse
03/24/2014Heart Intact111Rhyme
03/23/2014Silly Lines for Mr Green in Helter Skelter Rhyme 119Rhyme
03/23/2014Eileenette- A Woman Turned Angel85Rhyme
03/20/2014In Need358Sonnet
03/19/2014Just a Little Word148Free verse
03/17/2014Honeysuckle Promise- Haiku Triology204Haiku
03/14/2014Love Means185Monoku
03/13/2014Take Me to That Place225Couplet
03/12/2014A Sonnet for my Father on His Birthday389Sonnet
03/11/2014To Heal a Heart- Ilyezas Two for One98Rhyme
03/11/2014What am I- For PD's Contest220Personification
03/11/2014Don't Hurt Me143Free verse
03/10/2014Cornish Sonnet- These Sparkling Tears237Sonnet
03/10/2014Like Butterflies276Rhyme
03/07/2014Treading Water152Senryu
03/07/2014Until That Time88Rispetto
03/04/2014Obsessive Love528Sonnet
03/04/2014Cotton Candy Treat181Monoku
03/02/2014They are Hiding- A Repost Experiment250Free verse
03/02/2014The Journey of Your Lips- Adult Content426Narrative
03/01/2014To My PS Mama, Donna Jones189Acrostic
02/28/2014Tell My Heart522Sonnet
02/26/2014She Gave Me A Star- A Tribute to F J Thomas1723Quatrain
02/26/2014My New Form is Being Used- I'm Tickled Pink,Tell Me What You Think203Limerick
02/26/2014I Wait for You200Free verse
02/24/2014Another Somewhere159Sedoka
02/24/2014Double the Pleasure193Free verse
02/23/2014Revenge's Reward- A Possible New Form of Poetry164I do not know?
02/20/2014Dead Sea Poet186Questionku
02/19/2014A Lover's Testimony- Swap Quatrain Contest184Quatrain
02/17/2014When Did You Outgrow My Love192Free verse
02/10/2014Off To Cyprus295Narrative
02/08/2014The FB Link to a Short One Minute Video of my Life- Thanks Andrea116Prose
02/08/2014Please Love Yourself, Mommy267Free verse
02/08/2014Inner Storm111Free verse
02/06/2014The Void Filler150Narrative
02/06/2014The Sweetest Compliment- My Blog on FB Musings206Narrative
02/06/2014My Dream Can't Wait224Quatrain
02/05/2014Tit for Tat- Poetry Soup Musings103Rhyme
02/03/2014Were You to Die177Sonnet
01/31/2014Our Love through the Years-Collab for Contest196Rhyme
01/31/2014Shania Twain Drives me Insane- In the BEST of WAYS236Clerihew
01/30/2014I Want to Live489Carpe Diem
01/28/2014Let Me Write195Enclosed Rhyme
01/27/2014Hold Back the Dawn80Free verse
01/27/2014Lukewarm Love80Senryu
01/27/2014Wanton Waste of Words52Senryu
01/26/2014To Be a Muse143Sonnet
01/25/2014Tiara Tears196Sonnet
01/23/2014Nothing but Neglect148Acrostic
01/22/2014To the Extent112Senryu
01/21/2014Her Beautiful World415Free verse
01/20/2014Being Petty1453Questionku
01/19/2014The Hidden Woman283I do not know?
01/19/2014Were I to Know203Sonnet
01/19/2014Constanza Weeps- For Contest128Rhyme
01/18/2014Purgatory's Fire118Rhyme
01/13/2014Lost at Sea304Free verse
01/12/2014Not Satisfied with Crumbs169Free verse
01/12/2014Superfluous- Silliness to Satisfy101Quatrain
01/09/2014So Many Words208Rhyme
01/08/2014Throw an Anchor on Time's Tail158Rhyme
01/07/2014Poetry was Her Best Lover- Adult Content378Personification
01/07/2014Swollen Eyes115Free verse
01/06/2014Why Do You Love Me385Sonnet
01/02/2014New Year- New Bomb Blast416Narrative
01/02/2014It Must be Hard306Free verse
01/02/2014Let Me Teach You How to Love206Enclosed Rhyme
12/30/2013Out of the Same Mouth- Reflections191Prose
12/29/2013Re-post of Come Inside- Stanzas Added by Richard Lamoureux114Lyric
12/29/2013Your New Year's Regret433Iambic Pentameter
12/29/2013To Love Myself355Sonnet
12/27/2013Come Inside231Lyric
12/26/2013Once Love Has Died264Sonnet
12/23/2013To the Ones I Love at Christmas Time- PS Dedication291Rhyme
12/22/2013No Apologies248Senryu
12/22/2013If Made a Man803Iambic Pentameter
12/22/2013My Eyes are Hungry169Quatrain
12/18/2013Where Has my Little Girl Gone360Narrative
12/16/2013Queen Eileen Remembers277Rhyme

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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!