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CRYING IN THE RAIN

don't do me a favor by reading my rhyme don't be insincere when you write me a line don't visit my writing though I ask you why "To repay a visit!" now, don't make me cry! don't come around, darling just out of respect I'd rather prefer your honest neglect don't give me a tribute if poem's not fine you better not say, "Oh dear, it's divine!" don't let your poor pity be the reason you greet I'd rather not see you at our poetry meet don't be a sweet liar and spin a false tale don't make me feel special sweet talk won't prevail don't treat me, dear poet like all of the rest when clearly you know I think you're the best! Disclaimer: This poem is a bit of exaggerated fun. The heart of the message is to be sincere in comments. To be visited because of quality of writing is so much more fulfilling that to know the visit is a return favour. I myself am guilty of that; however, if I truly feel there's nothing I can give a genuine compliment on...I read another poem by the same author hoping for understanding and opportunity for genuine praise. Eileen Manassian

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Date: 4/27/2020 5:02:00 PM
Yes, we desire kindness but not falsehood about our poems! Congrats on POTD!
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Date: 4/27/2020 2:00:00 PM
Cool poem -JT
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Date: 4/25/2020 12:36:00 PM
I think this is something that all of us here can relate. You know me ... I have a optimism and encouragement angle that my personality, generally steers towards. But my utmost goal is to be honest and show (to the best of my ability) that I read it and understood it and am not just laying out cookie cutter responses. Time doesn't allow to read as much as I would like (well .. it DIDN'T anyways .... not it certainly does! hahaha).
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Date: 4/20/2020 4:28:00 PM
thanks so much for your great comment at my river poem, Eileen. Let me see if I can find a poem of yours I have never seen!
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Date: 4/20/2020 2:08:00 AM
You made me smile sweet Eileen - I agree with your poets notes and do the same if I don't 'get' a poem I read the comments made by others and if I still have no clue I move on to another poem of theirs. As for sincerity ...I had one sponsor praise my poem to the highest degree before the contest even closed ... then gave it an n/a lol!!:-) keep smiling my friend:-) hugs Jan xx
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/20/2020 4:13:00 AM
Hi, Jan. Good to have you visit. I must confess...I sometimes read comments of others to see if anyone else got a poem I'm struggling with. However, I'd rather read another I like. Time is always an issue. Ouch! Yes. Something similar happened to me. That's painful. Hugs, dear
Date: 4/19/2020 10:12:00 PM
Okay, okay, okay...lol Great message here, Eileen. I am guilty too...wish I had the time to comment on every poem.. wait I'm stuck at home..I do! Belated Congratulations on POTD dear friend. Stay safe and well.. Charlie
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/20/2020 4:14:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comment. I start classes again tomorrow. Though it's via the net... it still takes a lot out of me. I won't be as present here the next few weeks. I will pass by to visit, though. Hugs
Date: 4/18/2020 11:53:00 PM
I agree with your words Eileen. If I don't think a poem is special I won't lie, I will just move on to read one I do think is special. I do what I can do to comment and don't always have the time. I hope you are well and happy my friend. Congratulations on POTD honors! Keep safe xxoo
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/19/2020 6:36:00 AM
Thanks, dear Connie. I visited a poem of yours that was so hope filled. Brought me joy. Thanks for your words. Time is illusive. I understand. Blessings.
Date: 4/18/2020 3:38:00 PM
Congrats Eileen on the POTD, a real fine write (honestly). This is a message that needs to be heard as probably most of us are guilty of this. Have a great weekend, Blessings, Gordon
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/19/2020 6:38:00 AM
Me included, Gordon. I do like to repay visits, but if I poem I read doesn't speak to me, I'll visit another that I can give a sincere comment to. Blessings
Date: 4/18/2020 12:13:00 PM
Back with congratulations on receiving p.o.t.d. award, Eileen...a merited one:) Hugs // paul
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/19/2020 6:40:00 AM
Thank you, dear Paul. Very sweet and kind of you.
Date: 4/18/2020 8:24:00 AM
Way to go, congrats on POTD. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 4/19/2020 6:41:00 AM
Thanks, Richard. Double visits always appreciated. :)
Date: 4/17/2020 10:38:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD. I think we are all at fault, visiting and not really having something constructive to say , that it was a nice poem. I don't like finding fault in anything. Besides all your poems are always worth reading. Hugs Eve
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Date: 4/19/2020 6:44:00 AM
Awwwww... thanks, sweet Eve. Your visit is appreciated. I was having a bit of mischievous fun with this. You know me...I have a naughty side. Hugs, dear
Date: 4/17/2020 10:07:00 PM
I can not possibly give you anything else by honest praise Eileen. Your poetry is always impeccable , what else can I say, it has heart, love xo
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Date: 4/19/2020 6:46:00 AM
Pixie...I feel the same about your work, dear. Uplifting words are needed... in poems and in comments. I can also appreciate constructive criticism done in love. Blessings...
Date: 4/17/2020 6:04:00 PM
"Oh dear, it's divine!" Just kidding, you have raised a valid point, which I have struggled with as a comment giver and recipient. If I give you a falsely positive comment, you may not believe me the next time I give a sincerely positive comment. Better to leave no comment if there's nothing sincere to say. But this one is worthy of comment (great job, Eileen!) and of potd. Well done, friend.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/19/2020 7:03:00 AM
Thanks for the sincere comment. I appreciate it and take it for what it's worth. Loved your poem about your wife. Beautiful in every way.
Date: 4/17/2020 5:52:00 PM
Congratulations on your p.o.t.d win. I do not believe I have read any of your work. I find it too hard to read everything, not enough hours in the day/week. Enjoy your win and day.............
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Date: 4/19/2020 7:09:00 AM
Good to make your acquaintance. I don't often check POTD postings. I read from people I've come to know and love. I'm glad you did. Enjoy your day
Date: 4/17/2020 5:01:00 PM
Okay, EM, this sux. :/
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 4/19/2020 3:26:00 PM
sarcasm, right...
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/19/2020 7:09:00 AM
Fair enough!!! Thanks, Wayne. ;)
Date: 4/17/2020 3:59:00 PM
This is really cute, Eileen. I like a plain speaking poem like this with such nice flow. Congrats on POTD.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/20/2020 6:21:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea. That means a lot to me. :) Hugs
Date: 4/17/2020 3:31:00 PM
We all write differently, and that is what makes us all truly unique. I find that amazing! I am not able to comment on every poem, but those that I read- I comment according to what the writer has placed upon the page. Feeling the words. The emotions. Keep writing your beautiful poetry. Your words touch the hearts of many. Congratulations Eileen, on Poem of the Day. My best to you. ~ Brandy
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/20/2020 6:22:00 AM
Lovely comment, Brandy. Thanks for stopping by. If you feel the words and try to immerse yourself in the poem, you will be a good commentator. :) I appreciate the visit. Blessings...
Date: 4/17/2020 2:07:00 PM
- Congratulations on your lovely p.o.t.d. dear Eileen :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/17/2020 2:28:00 PM
Thanks, dear. So good tio have you pass by. Hugs
Date: 4/17/2020 12:47:00 PM
A comment on a work of Art is a due respect, an acknowledgement, a validation of its value and worth.. A poet who inspires genuine beauty, depth, Light and Love is worthy of all the respect, honour and recognition.. Congratulations, Eileen, on your POTD honour! I liked the way you have rendered your thoughts into a wonderful poetry.. A great pleasure to read.. My deepest regards and blessings.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/17/2020 2:30:00 PM
Thank you for your visit and lovely comment. I guess this poem comes with a bit of frustration at feeling mediocre... thus trending to second guess comments left. I am grateful for every visit. Blessings
Date: 4/17/2020 12:28:00 PM
Well this was gripping...my eyes were glued...Enjoyed...Congratulations Eileen on POTD
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/17/2020 2:32:00 PM
Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment. Much appreciated.
Date: 4/17/2020 9:27:00 AM
Congratulations on potd.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/17/2020 2:32:00 PM
Thank you, Mark. Good to make your acquaintance.
Date: 4/17/2020 9:11:00 AM
This poem makes a lot of sense, Eileen. I wrote something similar a few years back. Friendship, pity, return favours, respect should not be excuses for comments passed. Fair and honest critique is all I ask for. ~ Hugs // paul
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/17/2020 2:39:00 PM
I read your poem... same sentiments. Please read my response to Besma. I guess that explains a bit more. This isn't my first poem of its kind. It just came to me and I had to write it down... hugs
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Date: 4/17/2020 9:14:00 AM
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Date: 4/17/2020 9:04:00 AM
I have not read a poem of yours that I have not found value in. Of course you have many that are beyond amazing.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/17/2020 2:39:00 PM
You're too kind... thanks, Rick. Hugs
Date: 4/17/2020 8:31:00 AM
Love the final stanza and it's bite your tongue in cheek sting
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/17/2020 2:46:00 PM
Ha ha... perhaps I should have bite my tongue... but where's the fun in that? Thanks for the visit.
Date: 4/17/2020 8:28:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD and bit of honest humor. Though I lack any formal education in poetry. I will offer that I find this a wonderful expression. JC Hawkens
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/17/2020 2:48:00 PM
Thank you for your visit and sincere remark. It's much appreciated.
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