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Amidst the Fallen Petals

He was ever gentle with her always careful composed never passing the boundaries never asking too much a man of his culture and bearing didn’t move too fast She was a flower pristine...virginal a flower he had plucked from her family’s garden with their blessing she was safe in his keeping though her scent drove him mad its floral fragrance fascinating deliriously desirous she was fresh and innocent he meant to make her bloom He was patient It was enough that she had consented to be his she admired him that he knew it would be enough enough for now… And so he waited willing for her to feel admiration turn to love love turn to passion and so, he put her in a vase filled with the nourishment of his love and he tended to her admiring her his fragrant rose Tonight he showed her the home that would be hers theirs…. But what was this? that look in her eye different the shyness gone he saw…. longing her face radiant her lips inviting petal pink to match her cheeks his rose his flower HIS and yet he dared not touch her that way for fear of crushing her in his rough hands She whispered ever so lightly perhaps he dreamed it maybe it was the breeze whispering through the window as it danced in her hair No, there it was again… “It is time… I am ready.” the meaning of her words hung in the space between them making it impossible to breathe or even to think And he watched incapable of movement as she stepped away from him in the middle of the room she turned to look at him and one by one she unfurled the petals of her clothing and let them fall down fluttering to the floor layer upon layer…discarded all the while as she undressed ever so slowly her eyes invited him There she stood with no covering her raven hair cascaded down her skin reaching down to the curve of her breasts covering what he had only seen touched tasted in dreams… but this this was real she was real and she held out her hand to him "Do I please you?" her voice caressed the words for she knew the power of her beauty she must have seen the answer there in his eyes for she moved forward ever so slightly “Come…come to me, my love…” He was there in an instant his arms around her he was there before the lilting cadence of her last word had a chance to fade away She smiled, once again a little shy She reached up to him letting him melt into her kiss as she slowly drew him down There surrounded by the strewn petals on the floor of their home in the bed of his heart he claimed her as his own... his flower his rose amidst the fallen petals... he heard her sigh Eileen Manassian Ghali

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 1/22/2015 4:29:00 PM
If all poems are autobiographical, as they say, this one is especially revealing. You are so prolific in your writing, I hardly knew where to start. So I started here, with free verse.
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Date: 11/26/2014 8:00:00 AM
Your were right about having other "teasing" poems. This is another beautiful, exotic & sensually pleasing performance:) Tou'Chay! Terry PS: I updated "Awakening" if you care to take a peek and render your HONEST professionally poetic opinion.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 11/26/2014 8:16:00 AM
:) Thanks, Terry. So happy you like my work. I will have a read of your poem...Please give me a few minutes. I'm looking for a poem title...Will get on it after that. :)
Date: 10/14/2014 7:33:00 AM
Now you are at number, I am giving you another 7, let's push this one to the top!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/14/2014 12:50:00 PM
I'm someone and I congratulated you.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 10/14/2014 7:43:00 AM
RICHARD!!! This is the closest I've EVER been! :) OH OH OH! To get that number one spot!!! It means so much in many ways. Thanks for your support, Richard!!! HUGS HUGS HUGS! BTW...I won't in the seduction contest. I'm really gutted though cause no one seems to want to congratulate me! :( Oh well....Thanks for the visit!
Date: 10/1/2014 7:23:00 AM
amazing!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 10/14/2014 7:44:00 AM
Thanks for your visit, Yoma II!
Date: 9/29/2014 11:03:00 PM
Very good, but is he talking about you, Eileen?
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/30/2014 3:38:00 AM
Hmmmm....interesting question, Lionel. The reader takes what he wants from the poem. I like to leave it that way.
Date: 9/29/2014 7:15:00 PM
My sweet Poetess, I can only toss to you my meager words of praise where they are consumed by your brilliant creativity. I am touched by this, yet another of your masterpieces. Way to go, girl!!! Supreme writing...... Love Ya.... Jake
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/30/2014 3:39:00 AM
John, once again you honor me with a visit. Thanks ever so much for the kind comment. Hope all is well with you. I will be by to see you soon. Hugs
Date: 9/29/2014 9:48:00 AM
I see this is now number three in the top 100!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/29/2014 10:05:00 AM
NO!!!! Are you serious with me????? Oh, Richard!!! That is wonderful news! :) You know what, though. I've been in this position before. I'd SO love to be number 1. If just for a day! :) Oh...that would make me so so happy. Hugs to you. Thanks for telling me the good news.
Date: 9/28/2014 9:20:00 PM
Eileen basque in your glory. This one is your Mt. Everest and you are the only one sitting on its peak. Congratulations on the writing of this symphony. Congratulations on being Poem of the day. I hope it is also picked as poem of the week.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/29/2014 4:01:00 PM
You are a kind man, Maurice. I love being there at the top. Poetry means the world to me. Thank you so much for your lovely visit and encouragement. Hugs
Date: 9/28/2014 5:58:00 PM
I'm glad you did and yes it is that good!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/29/2014 4:02:00 PM
Smiles all around! :)
Date: 9/28/2014 5:53:00 PM
Awesome poem. Really enjoyed it.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/29/2014 4:03:00 PM
I appreciate the visit, Sean.
Date: 9/28/2014 12:34:00 PM
Moving, compassionate, desireful, craving, sexuous yet humble, respectful and rewarding and loyal. Other that that it was outstanding. Jim Horn
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/29/2014 4:03:00 PM
:) James....what an awesome post this it. I'm humbled. Thanks ever so much.
Date: 9/28/2014 10:15:00 AM
poem of the day - should be poem of the decade! many congrats:-) hugs jan xxx
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2014 10:17:00 AM
YOU....my dear....YOU ROCK!!! How absolutely endearingly sweet you are, Jan! :) Hugs
Date: 9/28/2014 9:19:00 AM
It appears I have excellent tastes, wait its not about me *lol*! Congratulations and a big hug for poem of the day. It appears the judges have excellent taste as well.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2014 9:43:00 AM
That hug sure feels good, Richard. I know you are happy for me. What you don't know is....on the original poem, you posted that I should enter it into the contest.....I was..."Are you sure it's that good?" ;) Prophetic that it should be poem of the day! Thank you, Richard. I reworked this and reposted it....and I am happy I did. You always encourage me. :) :) :)
Date: 9/28/2014 8:45:00 AM
very beautifully painted eileen excellent piece of writing
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2014 9:49:00 AM
Good to see you here, Liam. :) You are in my favorite poet file, you know....Welcome here to my poem of the day!
Date: 9/28/2014 8:08:00 AM
Grandeur of passion and poetry here!!! I remember Paul telling me how petals can turn into something more.. :D!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2014 9:50:00 AM
Hi, Olive....good to have you visit. Paul is a wise man. Thanks for the post! Hugs
Date: 9/28/2014 1:46:00 AM
Beautiful Eileen... Congratulations on this super-awesome win for such a beautifully written masterpiece of romantic interlude and love. Verlena
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2014 9:52:00 AM
Verlena.....I thought for a moment that you were confused and you thought this was for a contest. Then....with the other posts, it dawned what you were referring to. I'm a silly goose! Thanks, my dear....for your awesome post. :) Kind words that lighten up my soul. Hugs
Date: 9/28/2014 1:41:00 AM
What an amazing poem! Thanks for this superb dish of words and creativity. Truly delicious!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2014 9:54:00 AM
Thanks ever so much, Ndaba. I'm glad you found this to your liking! :)
Date: 9/27/2014 2:58:00 PM
This masterpiece floored me. wow, If I could have only written this for my wife!! It humbles me dearly.. This gem I will fav and give a super, super 7 rating. Takes a damn lot to stir this old very experienced dog like that but you did, man did you ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2014 9:55:00 AM
:) Oh Robert, to floor you is quite an achievement. I'm humbled with your lovely praise. :) Thank you for bringing me joy today.
Date: 9/27/2014 9:24:00 AM
I like how you let this simmer and then turned up the heat until it reached a crescendo. This is ooh la la delicious. 7777777 and favorite!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2014 9:56:00 AM
Crescendos are nice!!! It's all the more better when the simmering has had its time! ;) Thanks, Richard....OH LA LA DELICIOUS...better than dessert! Hugs
Date: 9/27/2014 5:03:00 AM
Captivating! This poem is the epitome of a romantic relationship! It exalts the respect that a man ought to have towards his beloved, waiting for the flower of her feelings to bloom without any rush! A heavenly consummation with an etheric aroma that she offers to the only one worthy of it! A seven! Welcome back my dearest, you were missed!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2014 9:59:00 AM
Oh...I love being missed, my dear poet. For a while I thought that all would go on without me...I'm glad you've missed me for when you're away, I miss you terribly too. Hugs!!! Filakia...
Date: 9/26/2014 11:32:00 PM
Comin back for more of this rosey heaven. I really feel him attempting to subdue is crave for her absolute touch with a manly poise. Just enthralled by how the rose signals the moment for embrace. This is truly, truly a beautiful work of love art Eileen. You are truly among the greatest writers of the world...I can't get enough of your work woman! J.A.B.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/27/2014 3:55:00 AM
Rosey heaven....what a beautiful thought. Love...the kind of love that brings complete abandon...the opening up of the soul, not just the body comes from perfect trust...knowing that you are adored....that you are unique...that there is none other....The rose knew her time had come to disrobe. She was secure in his love. Your last two sentences of this post are to treasure....I think you for bringing me joy in a particularly difficult time. Thank you.
Date: 9/26/2014 8:57:00 PM
A culmination of courtship where the body of a rose declares the moment of passion's bloom, inner essence to consume, and sensational love to be hewn from petals of patient adoration. I love how you romantically describe the elegant evolution of admiration, love, and mature passion Eileen!The way she takes control of his will, her loving seduction,going into the final stroke of perfection, exaltation! A FAV. Making love couldn't be done any better than this Masterpiece of destin union...J.A.B.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/27/2014 3:52:00 AM
Justin...your posts are just so good. I love reading them. I do. I love reading them as I love reading your poems. You choose your words...you don't just write anything that comes to mind. Everything is well thought out...This post is no exception. Thank you, for visiting me. I love your visits.
Date: 9/26/2014 5:46:00 PM
A picture may say a 1,000 words, but sometimes only words can truly portray what we picture. Amazing work Eileen
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/27/2014 3:56:00 AM
David, thank you ever so much for your visit and kind words here. I'm glad these words were able to convey this story that was running around in my head. There was a contest way back when on a bed of petals or some such thing. I didn't join the contest, but I did write something. I've been unable to write lately, so I took that write and reworked it a bit. Glad you liked it. :)
Date: 9/26/2014 4:13:00 PM
I can reread this beauty a million times,How passionate and ever so beautiful this is..Charma
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/27/2014 3:57:00 AM
Oh....and I could give you a million hugs and more for being a true friend to me, Charma. I thank you for always visiting and giving me flowers of praise. Bless you, my sweet.
Date: 9/26/2014 3:32:00 PM
arousing sensual passionate - wow Eileen this poem ticked all the boxes - simply outstanding my friend:-) Hugs jan xxx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 9/27/2014 5:09:00 AM
You say the kindest things Eileen - I am blushing here now:-) Hugs Jan xxx
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/27/2014 3:58:00 AM
Awwwwwww......and those are all the boxes I love most. Thanks ever so much, Jan. You are a sweetheart, you know that? Hugs
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