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Don’t censor me and let me write at will The longings of my heart these pages fill You fathom not what lies there in my heart So don’t contrive a way to ban my art Unfettered let my fingers pound these keys My passion and my strength these rhymes appease I live to conquer fears that vex my mind And solace sweet in written words I find Those fantasies that lie within my breast All naked now, they lie in words undressed I ride the freedom born of words revealed And cannot bear to keep these thoughts concealed So don’t begrudge impassioned poetry It is my life, my joy, my ecstasy Eileen Manassian

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 2/12/2015 10:22:00 AM
awesome dear , love such type of expressive poems
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Date: 1/29/2015 10:15:00 PM
Back again, Your poem is in my favourites and a 7 love Shane xxx
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Date: 1/29/2015 10:14:00 PM
I do not believe in any form of censorship. We all talk about freedom in Western society and then try to box it in with stupid rules. Unfortunately in todays world there are a lot of fearful people who oppose freedom of expression wholly on the grounds of their irrational fears. Possibly if more people were to read the beautiful words you write their fears would melt away in a sea of sensuality. Never let anyone sensor you! Your poetry transcends their petty fears. love Shane xxx
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Date: 1/20/2015 10:34:00 PM
Poetry is the ultimate expression of freedom. To write poetry one must embrace truth and set it to paper or in this case to keyboard! A most excellent sonnet my friend. Adding this to my fav list and thanks.. A7..
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/22/2015 1:00:00 AM
I'm so honored that you liked my sonnet on censoring, Robert. I don't know if I am sometimes too transparent or not, but often...we have to do what we feel is right and let others judge as they will. Thanks for the visit and words of encouragement.
Date: 1/20/2015 7:55:00 AM
It seems you have overwhelming support! I am pleased by people's reaction.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/22/2015 12:58:00 AM
Thanks for reading the comments, Richard. You are a person who really cares about the person and not just about the words. I so treasure that in you. :) Hugs, my dear.
Date: 1/19/2015 5:52:00 PM
Well written and expressed Eileen! Super 7..
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 10:43:00 PM
Why, thank you Ken. Good to have a visit from you.
Date: 1/19/2015 5:15:00 PM
When we censor the heart we censure the spirit of love...ride the soul current to the dramatic glory of your awesome song Eileen...J.A.B.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 10:42:00 PM
It's morning here, and evening there...what greeting do I give you, Justin? Goodmorning...I'll write, because this post has made my day start right! ;) Read it at 1:00am...morning, indeed. :) Thank you for visiting me. Justin...the heart can't always be given free reign...if it were...so much in life would be different and even sometimes the course of history would be altered. In writing...there are no limits to where the heart can go....in that, there is ecstasy. Thanks for understanding me. Hugs
Date: 1/19/2015 2:45:00 PM
Who can stop you from pouring out such passionate words #7... keep writing more.... nad
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 10:44:00 PM
I hope to be able to do just that, Nadiya. Thank you for your lovely visit.
Date: 1/19/2015 11:59:00 AM
There can be no restriction for a lovely true heart because whatever a lovely true heart writes that's always nice. Loved always, my lovely friend,bl
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 12:10:00 PM
Thank you kindly for your lovely visit and encouragement, BL. Hugs
Date: 1/19/2015 10:38:00 AM
An eruption of honesty in a poetic roar! Excellent, dear Eileen !
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 12:00:00 PM
Thank you, my dear poet. You honor me by your visit and kind words. :)
Date: 1/19/2015 9:25:00 AM
This is so beautiful, and so relevant today in so many ways!!! Loved it!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 11:59:00 AM
:) Thanks, Arthur. I'm glad that you can relate to this piece. Glad to have a visit from you....Hope all is well. I'll be by to see you now!
Date: 1/19/2015 8:52:00 AM
Nobody can force you to imprison your thoughts and feeling, Eileen. Let them fly free...express yourself the way you know...let the passion flow. Some people draw cartoons, others write poetry! Eileen offers poetry ... with love and deep passion! Let the holier than thou throw the first stone! hugs // paul
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 8:55:00 AM
Paul....I'm trying to collect my thoughts....to find words to thank you. It's hard. It's hard sometimes. It's hard when I'm made to feel ashamed....I'm crying. Thank you.
Date: 1/19/2015 8:35:00 AM
The world would be bland without free expression. I am glad you express yourself with such abandon!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 8:39:00 AM
Oh Richard, I do and then I go obsess about what people will think and say, and how I will be perceived. I do. I can't be free in real life in many ways. There are certain standards I need to adhere to and if my poetry were taken away from me...I'd....die! Thanks for understanding me. Thanks for believing in me and not thinking ill of me. Hugs
Date: 1/19/2015 7:48:00 AM
I like the words undressed and naked. You go girl! Brilliant!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 8:40:00 AM
You would like those words...some of my favorite as well. Right after that you say...You GO Girl! Hmmmmmm...anywhere particular? ;) Love to tease you, Maurice. Hugs
Date: 1/19/2015 6:45:00 AM
This policial correct-ness crap is nothing but a form of censorship created by a minority of self righteous people who use peer pressure to bully those who would say what's on their minds----You Go Girl---now I said it----any other thoughts ?
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 8:41:00 AM
OH OH OH!!!! Thanks YOU!!! I'm glad that you feel this way. Yes, being politically correct is tough sometimes. This was a rant about the sensual writes that I sometimes feel vulnerable about posting. Then I say...this is who I am. I'm not going to be ashamed. THEN...I go and write poems like this to make sure I've made my point. I'm hopeless....
Date: 1/18/2015 8:57:00 PM
So great being yourself, our art will fall immediately we begin to be another one; yet I have an advice for you: see your art as the best art in the World,write not with the thought of possible negative feeling from somewhere around. In doing this you will go extra miles with your gift believing that everybody out there is waiting for your words and I bet you that is when your best will come and those that want to censor you will gag their mouths and queue behind your brilliant deed....huggs
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 8:43:00 AM
OH WOW! If only I could sincerely take your advice to heart, I'd be a very happy woman! Thank you, my dear. I'm struggling with this, but I think I'm getting better. Always though, in the back of my mind...there is that thought....one day you'll delete all your sensual writes...I don't know. For now I love just being free, but I keep my private world and public world very separate. Here is where I can be me. Thanks for understanding. Hugs
Date: 1/18/2015 6:37:00 PM
Keep writing from your heart and soul Eileen...we all love to read your words...hugs Tim
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 8:43:00 AM
That's very sweet, Tim. Thank you.
Date: 1/18/2015 5:41:00 PM
Eileen..I have a space on my book shelf..Its reserved for your book..You have to with these amazing passionate writes.You so remind me of Rumi and Pablo and Emily..Of all my favourite idols..What a beauty this is..Eileen your words need not be censored but worldly heard.You know I mean it!Hugs
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 8:45:00 AM
Oh...what a high praise and honor you give me, Charmaine. Oh...bless you for this. Thank you so much. I do know you mean it, Charmaine. You have an honest heart which I love. I wish all could have your spirit. Thank you for boosting my morale. You are an amazing poetess yourself. There is power in your writes, my dear.
Date: 1/18/2015 5:29:00 PM
Bravo my dearest Eileen, bravo! Well said... I'm impressed! Love and hugs, Kenny! XXX
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Date: 1/18/2015 5:27:00 PM
write on, girl! this is a magnificent poem and you've stated your case perfectly! bravo to you for this one, eileen...
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Date: 1/18/2015 5:03:00 PM
I applaud your poem, your sentiment, and your obvious talent.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/18/2015 5:06:00 PM
Wow! Thanks ever so much. I'm happy to have this visit from you.
Date: 1/18/2015 4:34:00 PM
Never, your words fires the imagination and lets the reader taste the spectrum of favors . . . sweet and savory, hot and spicy, cool and delicious . . . keep writing Little Ones . . . words I love to read. 7
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/18/2015 4:41:00 PM
I've missed your visits, David. I'm glad to have you here...It brings me joy to read your comments on my work. I'm glad you find something here to suit your fancy.