I Try to Forget

Written by: Eileen Manassian

I go traipsing through my little day
Relishing things that come my way
Filling hours and minutes of time
With things exquisite and sublime
I find enchantment in all I see
The wonder of nature that touches me
And I try to forget….

The minutes all go dancing by
I turn my face up to the sky
I invite the sun to ravish me
On Mediterranean bed of scenery
And then I weave a tapestry
With silken word threads of poetry
And I try to forget….

I dance as though I am on fire
To the rhythmic tune of my desire
I put my heart in what I teach
And my soul in what I preach
I welcome twilight; then I pray
And I thank God for my day
I lay sweetly in my bed
Quiet down what's in my head
And I try…..
I really do try to forget…

That you are no longer a part of me.

Eileen Manassian Ghali