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A Place to Lay my Head

Oh for a place to lay my weary head
To seek a haven from the stormy strife
With certainty to give my love and life
And know that I’m adored on sacred bed

Oh for a place to lay my body down
To disrobe of the doubts and naked lie
In opulence of love to gratify
And have true kisses for my head a crown

Oh for a place where doubt dare not appear
Where I can be the one and only dream
Where passion’s not a trickle but a stream
Where arms of love hold all that heart holds dear

I’m wearied from my search for blissful rest
My armor weights me down, my fears assail
From rended heart breaks forth lamenter’s wail
The hope of love from me the world did wrest

Give me a place upon your chest to sleep
Ensure me that your love will steadfast be
Vouch safe to me your ardent constancy
Then with your lips set seal and promise keep

Eileen Manassian

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 11/20/2014 4:10:00 PM
Few poets that I read, are able to write about love in the way that you seem to do so effortlessly, Eileen. Wonderful as always
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Date: 11/20/2014 8:00:00 AM
Hello Eileen, where are those new ones you promised?? I feel like a baby bird waiting for his mom to come back to the nest with a morsel.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 11/20/2014 8:11:00 AM
I posted two yesterday and deleted them due to some issues. :( Sorry about that. I hope I can get one out soon. Your post is very sweet, indeed. It will help get me going.
Date: 11/19/2014 2:32:00 AM
Your head, battle heavy and teary with victory's price, lay perfect and protected on my chest happy in your safety...this poem is very beautiful in it's honest need for love undoubted Eileen...J.A.B.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 11/19/2014 8:11:00 AM
... and this is a very sweet response to this poem, Justin. Thank you for your protective spirit. Thank you for reading and appreciating my work, as I do yours. Hope to read something new from you soon...or else you'll keep getting more and more posts on your older writes. :)
Date: 11/18/2014 5:27:00 PM
By the is lovely to have Eileen Manassian back; Jade and I never really had the chance to get to know each other!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 11/18/2014 7:15:00 PM
Oh....You did get to know her a little. She did visit you. Sometimes,'s good to be someone else for a while....
Date: 11/18/2014 5:25:00 PM
Do not be hard on yourself Eileen; you are capable of giving and receiving bountiful love and passion, not just a trickle. A while back I met the all conquering gladiator, capable of harnessing doubt; let that same strength prevail over trivial weaknesses. (Once again you make reference to Life and Love!). hugs // paul
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Date: 11/18/2014 7:14:00 PM
Oh....the trickle wasn't a reference to ME, Paul....I'm never halfway, my dear. NOT when it comes to passion. I am a giver....I get more joy in fulfilling than in fulfillment...almost! ;) thanks for the visit...But you know Appassionata is a complex creature. I hope that is part of the allure. For me there is no life without love....Profoundly true....and sadly true...I sense of self worth is bound in this. I read your Medusa write. That was fantastic...and quite a longer piece. I'm glad you let yourself go at times. Hugs
Date: 11/17/2014 9:31:00 AM
A triumphant return! Fantastic! I am so thrilled to have you back writing Eileen. This place is brighter when you are here contributing. You just made my day.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 11/17/2014 9:38:00 AM
:) You never gave up on me, Richard. You don't know how much that means to me. Hugs!
Date: 11/17/2014 8:04:00 AM
A big fat 7+++ dearest Betty! So happy to see you back and using your real name again! Big loving hugs from Cathie's other half! XXXX
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 11/17/2014 8:16:00 AM
Kenny....I'm feeling better. Went through a tough patch back there. Couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Glad you are back to visit me. Don't you look smart and dapper in your profile pic. Give Cathie my one for you! ;)
Date: 11/17/2014 7:04:00 AM
Romantic and beautiful ..Lovely! C : )
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Date: 11/17/2014 8:14:00 AM
Thanks, Cupid. :) Read your last poem....really peachy! :)