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02/09/2016 Valentine 1rst Place Contest Win of 2015 23 Iambic Pentameter
02/08/2016 Valentine Delicacies 76 Acrostic
02/08/2016 To those Who Love and Read Me 59 Quatrain
02/05/2016 By Any Other Name 155 Senryu
02/05/2016 They Come and Go 84 Free verse
01/31/2016 Rock Me In Your Love 225 Iambic Pentameter
01/31/2016 Solidified Dreams 118 Free verse
01/27/2016 I'm Anxious 173 Free verse
01/10/2016 Ask Richard 371 Rhyme
01/09/2016 In Older Writes 267 Iambic Pentameter
01/07/2016 Don't Belittle Me 296 Quatrain
01/07/2016 Because She Missed Christmas 166 Sedoka
01/05/2016 The Vow of Silence 410 Iambic Pentameter
01/05/2016 Boundaries 209 Rhyme
01/05/2016 Wonderful 260 Acrostic
01/04/2016 Sedoka Contest 269 Sedoka
01/04/2016 June or December 211 Limerick
01/04/2016 So Let it Be 171 Rhyme
01/04/2016 New Beginnings- A Shadorma 199 Verse
01/02/2016 I Will Go the Distance 435 Iambic Pentameter
01/02/2016 And Then There Was None- Anacreontic Verse 2 310 Lyric
01/02/2016 His Many Colored Coats 176 Free verse
01/01/2016 Change 183 Free verse
12/31/2015 A Few More Hours 192 Rhyme
12/30/2015 Into the New Year 267 Rhyme
12/30/2015 I'm Here Because 646 Dramatic monologue
12/29/2015 Collaborator Callus 211 Acrostic
12/27/2015 I Resolve 263 Sonnet
12/23/2015 You'll be Home for Christmas 310 Sonnet
12/21/2015 The Red Light on the Tree 331 Epic
12/20/2015 Not Under the Tree 244 Senryu
12/20/2015 Anti-Bullying Remedy 321 Acrostic
12/19/2015 Words Spoken by You- An RL Collab 207 Quatrain
12/19/2015 Christmas Magic 241 Sonnet
12/18/2015 To The Ones I Love at Christmas Time- A PS Dedication 393 Quatrain
12/16/2015 The Gifted Scent of Healing 247 Sonnet
12/14/2015 STOP 281 Free verse
12/12/2015 I'll Make Love to You 361 Monoku
12/12/2015 Glitter on My Skin 179 Free verse
12/08/2015 Between a Rock and a Hard Place 456 Dramatic monologue
12/07/2015 That Moment 220 Couplet
12/06/2015 She's Waiting- Alter Ego Musings 192 Free verse
12/05/2015 I Cannot Give Account 251 Rhyme
12/03/2015 Flights of Passion 280 Lyric
12/02/2015 My Tell-Tale Heart- Twist on Poe 513 Narrative
11/22/2015 Honeyed Words 664 Epic
11/22/2015 Mad as a Hornet 262 Quatrain
11/22/2015 Who Bears the Blame 309 Rhyme
11/21/2015 I Have Seen 230 Rhyme
11/15/2015 She Holds Me Back 307 Free verse
11/15/2015 Terrorism knows no Geography 722 Senryu
11/15/2015 In Anger Tinged with Pain 458 Iambic Pentameter
11/13/2015 Do You Even Care 354 Free verse
11/13/2015 Knowing What She Knew 288 Rhyme
11/09/2015 The Harvester 269 Senryu
11/08/2015 Those Lips, That Smile 381 Rhyme
11/07/2015 Afterglow 253 Rhyme
11/06/2015 Unwanted 353 Acrostic
11/03/2015 You Are 728 Iambic Pentameter
11/02/2015 Come Write for Me 463 Sonnet
10/29/2015 Life According to Eileen 414 Lyric
10/27/2015 A Different Kind of Dragon Slayer 328 Free verse
10/23/2015 My Muse 439 Sonnet
10/22/2015 To Anne-Lise- My Sunshine 374 Senryu
10/21/2015 Poetic Art 289 Senryu
10/20/2015 On Bullying 285 Free verse
10/20/2015 Passive Aggressive Innuendos 249 Free verse
10/19/2015 Make Me Your Mistress 432 Quatrain
10/19/2015 The Words Rankle 224 Sonnet
10/16/2015 Softly 246 Free verse
10/16/2015 The Blessings of the Sabbath 331 Rhyme
10/16/2015 Put on Hold 307 Rhyme
10/15/2015 Imperfect Love 282 Free verse
10/14/2015 Don't You Dare 504 Acrostic
10/13/2015 Lifeless in Gold 244 Senryu
10/04/2015 I Want it Bad- Here's a Sweet Little Bribe 349 Quatrain
10/04/2015 Lessons Learnt in Life 371 Etheree
10/04/2015 You Left Me 390 Etheree
10/01/2015 Let Me Translate 489 Free verse
09/28/2015 My Monster Has a Funny Name 992 Dramatic monologue
09/28/2015 Don't Be Afraid- Response to First Poem 588 Rhyme
09/27/2015 He Makes me See in Color 705 Free verse
09/26/2015 Voracious Waves 433 ABC
09/26/2015 You Love Your Poetry 479 Rhyme
09/22/2015 You Listen to Me 449 Free verse
09/21/2015 Too Much Sadness for Me 1178 Free verse
09/20/2015 No Time for Her- The Affair 565 Narrative
09/17/2015 Sedated Sin 365 Rhyme
09/17/2015 Fickle, Fickle, for Every Woman That's Put in a Pickle 737 Couplet
09/09/2015 If You Wonder 350 Prose
09/08/2015 I am the ONE 592 Rhyme
09/08/2015 What is it About Me 399 Rhyme
09/08/2015 Waiting for Her to Come Home 302 Quatrain
09/07/2015 Jack and John to the Tune of Jack and Jill- A Cheeky 101 440 Lyric
09/06/2015 Judgment 461 Senryu
09/05/2015 I Wonder Would You 372 Quatrain
09/05/2015 Instincts of Innocence 445 Epic
09/04/2015 You Silence Me 428 Sonnet
09/01/2015 To Bloom in Red Flame 484 Free verse
09/01/2015 From the Padded Cell 389 Free verse
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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!