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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm
05/02/2016 The Brave 153 Sonnet
05/02/2016 It Would Not be So Painful 66 Free verse
05/01/2016 Indulgent Love 82 Free verse
04/27/2016 Wanton Wantings 152 Quatrain
04/26/2016 No Body Parts 113 Rhyme
04/24/2016 The Rest is Silence 232 Free verse
04/19/2016 You Took 312 Rhyme
04/15/2016 Blinded by Hate 334 Free verse
04/10/2016 The Maltese Moon 458 Free verse
03/30/2016 You Tempt Me 371 Free verse
03/14/2016 The Body Shame Game 1464 Free verse
03/14/2016 Where Has She Gone 205 Free verse
03/13/2016 To My Favorite Poet 267 Rhyme
03/13/2016 Your House of Rhyme 250 Iambic Pentameter
03/12/2016 Colorfication- Not for Contest 198 Sonnet
03/11/2016 Famous Last Line 416 Iambic Pentameter
03/10/2016 You Clip My Wings 227 Sonnet
03/10/2016 Where it Hurts 145 Free verse
03/09/2016 Breathtaking Night 319 Acrostic
03/06/2016 Black and White 306 Free verse
03/06/2016 I'll Celebrate 279 Carpe Diem
03/04/2016 The Other Cheek 243 Couplet
03/04/2016 Celestial Spheres 213 Free verse
03/03/2016 Inflicted Wounds 280 Sonnet
03/02/2016 You're HOT 341 Footle
03/02/2016 Spare a few Kinds Words for Me 243 Free verse
03/02/2016 Love is the Victor 177 Senryu
02/29/2016 Test of Character 455 Iambic Pentameter
02/29/2016 Blue 232 Free verse
02/29/2016 Tranquility 384 Sonnet
02/28/2016 Courtesy Counts 302 Quatrain
02/27/2016 Of Stargazers and Starshooters 312 Narrative
02/27/2016 Dead to Me 336 Sonnet
02/25/2016 Just Be You 506 Rhyme
02/25/2016 Shame and Honor 429 Sonnet
02/24/2016 The Knights are Dead 295 Sonnet
02/22/2016 Crossed Lines 307 Senryu
02/21/2016 Poop Scoop- For Limerick II Contest 358 Limerick
02/20/2016 A Tomb of Ancient Bloom 439 Iambic Pentameter
02/19/2016 How Do I Love Thee 275 Rhyme
02/19/2016 Always, Sometimes, Never 513 Iambic Pentameter
02/18/2016 My Muse 314 Sonnet
02/12/2016 Must it be for Contest 340 Rhyme
02/12/2016 To Hell 301 Questionku
02/12/2016 Kisses 248 Senryu
02/10/2016 Soup's the Place 264 Rhyme
02/09/2016 Valentine 1rst Place Contest Win of 2015 406 Iambic Pentameter
02/08/2016 Valentine Delicacies 284 Acrostic
02/08/2016 To those Who Love and Read Me 289 Quatrain
02/05/2016 By Any Other Name 308 Senryu
02/05/2016 They Come and Go 341 Free verse
01/31/2016 Rock Me In Your Love 582 Iambic Pentameter
01/31/2016 Solidified Dreams 288 Free verse
01/27/2016 I'm Anxious 395 Free verse
01/10/2016 Ask Richard 573 Rhyme
01/09/2016 In Older Writes 473 Iambic Pentameter
01/07/2016 Don't Belittle Me 478 Quatrain
01/07/2016 Because She Missed Christmas 316 Sedoka
01/05/2016 The Vow of Silence 682 Iambic Pentameter
01/05/2016 Boundaries 402 Rhyme
01/05/2016 Wonderful 429 Acrostic
01/04/2016 Sedoka Contest 431 Sedoka
01/04/2016 June or December 385 Limerick
01/04/2016 So Let it Be 329 Rhyme
01/04/2016 New Beginnings- A Shadorma 366 Verse
01/02/2016 I Will Go the Distance 773 Iambic Pentameter
01/02/2016 And Then There Was None- Anacreontic Verse 2 433 Lyric
01/02/2016 His Many Colored Coats 339 Free verse
01/01/2016 Change 356 Free verse
12/31/2015 A Few More Hours 341 Rhyme
12/30/2015 Into the New Year 401 Rhyme
12/30/2015 I'm Here Because 892 Dramatic monologue
12/29/2015 Collaborator Callus 369 Acrostic
12/27/2015 I Resolve 444 Sonnet
12/23/2015 You'll be Home for Christmas 448 Sonnet
12/21/2015 The Red Light on the Tree 502 Epic
12/20/2015 Not Under the Tree 363 Senryu
12/20/2015 Anti-Bullying Remedy 516 Acrostic
12/19/2015 Words Spoken by You- An RL Collab 346 Quatrain
12/19/2015 Christmas Magic 362 Sonnet
12/18/2015 To The Ones I Love at Christmas Time- A PS Dedication 530 Quatrain
12/16/2015 The Gifted Scent of Healing 360 Sonnet
12/14/2015 STOP 420 Free verse
12/12/2015 I'll Make Love to You 528 Monoku
12/12/2015 Glitter on My Skin 326 Free verse
12/08/2015 Between a Rock and a Hard Place 669 Dramatic monologue
12/07/2015 That Moment 339 Couplet
12/06/2015 She's Waiting- Alter Ego Musings 316 Free verse
12/05/2015 I Cannot Give Account 392 Rhyme
12/03/2015 Flights of Passion 462 Lyric
12/02/2015 My Tell-Tale Heart- Twist on Poe 686 Narrative
11/22/2015 Honeyed Words 848 Epic
11/22/2015 Mad as a Hornet 385 Quatrain
11/22/2015 Who Bears the Blame 473 Rhyme
11/21/2015 I Have Seen 358 Rhyme
11/15/2015 She Holds Me Back 427 Free verse
11/15/2015 Terrorism knows no Geography 1092 Senryu
11/15/2015 In Anger Tinged with Pain 634 Iambic Pentameter
11/13/2015 Do You Even Care 559 Free verse
11/13/2015 Knowing What She Knew 435 Rhyme
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I 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 over 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!