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In Need of a Banquet

He gave me only crumbs to feed my soul
A famished heart in need, I asked for more
I could not please him for he was not whole
His heart was hers and he had locked that door

I longed to eat of banquet of his love
The night grew long and in my heart an ache
I hid my face and cried to God above
And prayed that by his grace I would not wake

A little kiss, a quick caress, a sigh
The rest was left for dreams to try to fill
The fervent plea of heart he did deny
My hope of passion’s fullness lingers still

Yet bounty of love’s banquet I must taste
Another one will feed me what I crave
My lavish heart like crumbs I will not waste 
For I must feast on love before the grave

Eileen Manassian

Today I read a poem by Jan Allison entitled, Free Bird, in which she wrote of being thrown some crumbs. My response to her: “We all need love and affection. Crumbs must turn to banquet soon.” Thus, this poem was born. ? Inspiration works in mysterious ways. Thanks Jan for the seed! Give Jan's poem a read. It is sweet.



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  1. Date: 8/20/2014 8:03:00 AM

    Sorry for spells Eileen! That nasty autocorrect did it my dear!
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 8:02:00 AM

    I lene this is an emotive masterpiece my friend , loved much, thnx for sharing! Thnx for sharing! I wud love to read ur inspiration now!
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 7:51:00 AM

    In that case, thanks to Jan for inspiring this powerful piece. You have a way of drawing in the reader to your experience and emotions. That's why I am hooked on your writing Eileen.
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 7:49:00 AM

    Eileen, Great words and awesome poem.. Now I must go check out the work that inspired!
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 7:38:00 AM

    WOW Eileen I am glad I inspired you with my simple words. Guess we all need our heart and souls feeding and refreshing from time to time. Am favouriting this:-) Hugs jan xxx