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06/30/2016 Ecstasy 42 Acrostic
06/29/2016 Warrior Princess 82 Rhyme
06/27/2016 Bless Me 110 Free verse
06/25/2016 You are Perfect 156 Iambic Pentameter
06/22/2016 I Slipped on a Tear 92 Quatrain
06/22/2016 For My Daughter 153 Rhyme
06/13/2016 what did I do wrong 247 Free verse
06/12/2016 All About Knights 138 Rhyme
06/11/2016 Distant Things 174 Iambic Pentameter
06/11/2016 Ecstasy and You and Me 153 Free verse
06/10/2016 I Miss Charmaine 199 Sonnet
06/03/2016 I'm a Little Flower 344 Quatrain
05/31/2016 A Soft Spot 160 Free verse
05/30/2016 The Woods are Lovely 171 Free verse
05/27/2016 The Grand Piano 329 Narrative
05/26/2016 The Paradox of Love 237 Quatrain
05/25/2016 Mirror, Lie to Me 585 Quatrain
05/25/2016 The Name You've Given me 253 Sonnet
05/22/2016 Your Hate Consumes You 278 Free verse
05/22/2016 You Don't Like Me 490 Dramatic monologue
05/21/2016 I Awake Alone 145 Free verse
05/21/2016 To Anonymous You- Dedication for Lin 198 Sonnet
05/21/2016 Dreamy Dream Dispatcher 174 Dramatic monologue
05/14/2016 The Zenith of my Prime 293 Carpe Diem
05/14/2016 I'll Die in Peace 254 Sonnet
05/12/2016 There is a Softness 242 Free verse
05/05/2016 Sweet Oblivion 249 Senryu
05/05/2016 I'd Like to Help You 271 Free verse
05/02/2016 The Brave 684 Sonnet
05/02/2016 It Would Not be So Painful 215 Free verse
05/01/2016 Indulgent Love 262 Free verse
04/27/2016 Wanton Wantings 269 Quatrain
04/26/2016 No Body Parts 261 Rhyme
04/24/2016 The Rest is Silence 675 Free verse
04/19/2016 You Took 456 Rhyme
04/15/2016 Blinded by Hate 511 Free verse
04/10/2016 The Maltese Moon 700 Free verse
03/30/2016 You Tempt Me 586 Free verse
03/14/2016 The Body Shame Game 2265 Free verse
03/14/2016 Where Has She Gone 327 Free verse
03/13/2016 To My Favorite Poet 405 Rhyme
03/13/2016 Your House of Rhyme 408 Iambic Pentameter
03/12/2016 Colorfication- Not for Contest 327 Sonnet
03/11/2016 Famous Last Line 585 Iambic Pentameter
03/10/2016 You Clip My Wings 329 Sonnet
03/10/2016 Where it Hurts 264 Free verse
03/09/2016 Breathtaking Night 453 Acrostic
03/06/2016 Black and White 410 Free verse
03/06/2016 I'll Celebrate 398 Carpe Diem
03/04/2016 The Other Cheek 342 Couplet
03/04/2016 Celestial Spheres 327 Free verse
03/03/2016 Inflicted Wounds 381 Sonnet
03/02/2016 You're HOT 447 Footle
03/02/2016 Spare a few Kinds Words for Me 348 Free verse
03/02/2016 Love is the Victor 286 Senryu
02/29/2016 Test of Character 645 Iambic Pentameter
02/29/2016 Blue 333 Free verse
02/29/2016 Tranquility 518 Sonnet
02/28/2016 Courtesy Counts 426 Quatrain
02/27/2016 Of Stargazers and Starshooters 417 Narrative
02/27/2016 Dead to Me 461 Sonnet
02/25/2016 Just Be You 629 Rhyme
02/25/2016 Shame and Honor 590 Sonnet
02/24/2016 The Knights are Dead 427 Sonnet
02/22/2016 Crossed Lines 396 Senryu
02/21/2016 Poop Scoop- For Limerick II Contest 504 Limerick
02/20/2016 A Tomb of Ancient Bloom 613 Iambic Pentameter
02/19/2016 How Do I Love Thee 406 Rhyme
02/19/2016 Always, Sometimes, Never 658 Iambic Pentameter
02/18/2016 My Muse 412 Sonnet
02/12/2016 Must it be for Contest 457 Rhyme
02/12/2016 To Hell 421 Questionku
02/12/2016 Kisses 360 Senryu
02/10/2016 Soup's the Place 353 Rhyme
02/09/2016 Valentine 1rst Place Contest Win of 2015 520 Iambic Pentameter
02/08/2016 Valentine Delicacies 394 Acrostic
02/08/2016 To those Who Love and Read Me 404 Quatrain
02/05/2016 By Any Other Name 410 Senryu
02/05/2016 They Come and Go 459 Free verse
01/31/2016 Rock Me In Your Love 736 Iambic Pentameter
01/31/2016 Solidified Dreams 379 Free verse
01/27/2016 I'm Anxious 511 Free verse
01/10/2016 Ask Richard 662 Rhyme
01/09/2016 In Older Writes 567 Iambic Pentameter
01/07/2016 Don't Belittle Me 564 Quatrain
01/07/2016 Because She Missed Christmas 402 Sedoka
01/05/2016 The Vow of Silence 814 Iambic Pentameter
01/05/2016 Boundaries 499 Rhyme
01/05/2016 Wonderful 507 Acrostic
01/04/2016 Sedoka Contest 533 Sedoka
01/04/2016 June or December 504 Limerick
01/04/2016 So Let it Be 425 Rhyme
01/04/2016 New Beginnings- A Shadorma 455 Verse
01/02/2016 I Will Go the Distance 935 Iambic Pentameter
01/02/2016 And Then There Was None- Anacreontic Verse 2 518 Lyric
01/02/2016 His Many Colored Coats 432 Free verse
01/01/2016 Change 456 Free verse
12/31/2015 A Few More Hours 430 Rhyme
12/30/2015 Into the New Year 491 Rhyme
12/30/2015 I'm Here Because 983 Dramatic monologue
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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!