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For I have Weathered Storms

I think of storms I've weathered, and I smile
for those who've sought to break my heart and gain
the pleasure of defaming me with guile
now know the truth: their efforts were in vain

the thunder of their words died down in time
as did the insults hurled against my form
the self same wind of strife cleared all the grime
and pain to peace was able to transform

I withered for a while, that much is true
the pain was deep enough to make me cry
Truth made me strong and helped me to renew
my broken wings on poetry to fly

those who condemn are gone, and I remain
the storms of life have helped my worth to gain

Eileen Manassian





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Date: 4/28/2018 8:28:00 PM
A MASTERPIECE! Sincerely, Elaine
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Date: 11/17/2017 12:58:00 PM
Bravo Eileen such an inspirational poem and your inner strength shines though!!! I can relate to this so much and know we have both hit turbulent times on soup BUT we are still here my friend and we must let nobody pull us down:-) Adding to my faves, an outstanding sonnet:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 10/28/2017 3:51:00 PM
I bow before this Eileen both in its perfection of English Sonnet form (and I mean perfect) but more because of its flawless message of strength because I truly feel that born in you. The only thing I argue is that those who condemn will never be gone but they will wither in your indifference. Hugs---I must fav this--my first since retuning.
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Date: 10/25/2017 8:56:00 AM
This is a beautiful sonnet of inner strength! Really enjoyed reading it this morning.
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Date: 10/22/2017 10:24:00 AM
Well said, you are indeed triumphant, talented beautiful and insightful. You are our Warrior Princess.
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Date: 10/15/2017 10:55:00 AM
I relate so much to your words, upliftingly hontest, a real boost...third stanza my favourite! You are a Beautiful Soul, Eileen- I do so appreciate your openness- it is strengthening and positively inspiring...like an oasis in a desert....refreshing. (((Hugsxxx)))
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Date: 10/12/2017 10:04:00 PM
Yes, the storms of life come and go but the lessons learned remain for our "gain". Great heartfelt poem. Stay strong.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 10/13/2017 1:13:00 AM
Thank you, Carole, for stopping by. While there is life there s hope. Always something to learn. hugs
Date: 10/12/2017 5:35:00 PM
Good to see another write of yours my little Desert Orchid, and like you it's a beauty. If I laughed at every storm I've been through I'd be known as the laughing policeman, ha ha ha, I can see you shaking your head lol. Take care, Richard
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 10/13/2017 1:15:00 AM
Just as naughty as ever, Mr Seal. I expect no less from you. Glad you can laugh your heart out. Thank you for the compliment. Desert Orchid is blushing. Hugs
Date: 10/12/2017 4:06:00 PM
A beautiful and intimate testament Eileen to your inner strength and perseverance. Well written and poetically expressed with wonderful imagery,rhyme and flow.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 10/13/2017 1:16:00 AM
Thanks ever so much, Susan. I have my battle scars. They just make my story all the more interesting. :) I appreciate the visit, dear.
Date: 10/12/2017 2:58:00 PM
Beautiful poetry, but from you it always is! Hugs!!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 10/13/2017 1:17:00 AM
Thanks, Arthur. I'll be by to visit your lovely poetry soon! HUGS
Date: 10/12/2017 2:32:00 PM
Storms pass, blue sky's follow, close your shutters, open your windows. Wonderful write Eileen...
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Date: 10/13/2017 1:18:00 AM
What a lovely post, Charlie. Yes, good to enjoy the beauty that the after storm brings. Hugs
Date: 10/12/2017 2:19:00 PM
A moving piece with turbulent glory dear poetess xomo
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 10/13/2017 1:21:00 AM
Thank you, Maureen. Turbulence makes the calm water that much sweeter. Hugs
Date: 10/12/2017 1:39:00 PM
Perseverance pays off....it's hard to block out the hurt from others but can be done... beautiful Eileen
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 10/12/2017 1:50:00 PM
Thank you, Tim. It takes time....but it happens. I'm still standing. I'm still here. :)