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F Fight to win a just and equal deal R Rights demand today, and do not kneel! E Equal in demand for means to live E Equal in demand that leaders give L Liberty to seek and speak the truth E Energy to fight all the uncouth B Bastions of belief that change will come A Adamance for all to gain not some N Nation first, and not a party’s greed O Onslaught in the streets of those in need N Narrative of choice is Freedom’s voice T Time, a witness of the people’s pain O Objects of the ones who pocket gain D Duty sold for bribes of highest price A Actor-leaders play with lives like dice Y Young and old! Bring back the Golden Age Eileen Manassian

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Date: 7/25/2020 10:22:00 PM
I remember when Lebanon was the 'Switzerland of the Middle East.'... Too bad Lebanon didn't do to Arafat's men what King Hussein of Jordan did. History may recall it as a bloodbath in the Jordan River, but King Hussein saved his country from ruination. Regardless of all the 'globalism' cries from youth --- and it was ever aye --- there is a point to defending one's country and keeping the terrorists and lowlifes at bay! Love your message! Happy Sunday to you. Joy and Light, Gershon
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Date: 7/24/2020 12:45:00 PM
It's sad there is such turmoil in today's world. Great job!
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Date: 7/19/2020 11:55:00 AM
Its good to have freedom dear. You made use of a vivid imagery. Kudos
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Date: 7/10/2020 9:15:00 AM
Dropping by with a hi and a hug.
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Date: 7/4/2020 2:07:00 PM
Such a beautiful acrostic Eileen, great imagery throughout with a heart for your birth land. Have a blessed day, Gordon
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Date: 6/24/2020 6:20:00 PM
yes, I recall as a youth reading about Lebanon in the bible and then learning of it in geography class and it was my favorite of the mideastern places I read about.
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Date: 6/24/2020 1:02:00 PM
Your pen is powerful, Eileen. I believe that our pens and voices came make a difference around the world. I am praying for you and your beautiful country. I am saddened by the evil and greed of this world, but I try to be hopeful and prayerful, otherwise the weight of it would crush me. Sending much love and prayers to you, Rhonda xx
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Date: 6/23/2020 1:57:00 PM
I have been following for decades what is going on in Lebanon and, I regret to say, that the situation brews troubles. Your Acrostic is what Lebanon needs to find peace! God bless Lebanon and you my dearest, Eileen! Filakia!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 6/23/2020 11:35:00 PM
Thank you, my dear philospher poet. Yes, this country has gone through much tumult in the past and things don't look good at present. We can only pray and write. What else is there to be done. Thank you for your kind words, dear. Filakia
Date: 6/21/2020 2:46:00 PM
I always heard such lovely things about your country. I do not know all that is going on there, but I pray your beloved country gets the freedom it deserves.
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Date: 6/23/2020 11:34:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. Lebanon is mentioned often in the Bible. The verse in Psalm is beautiful: "The Righteous shall flourish like the cedards of Lebanon." I hope the country itself flourishes, not just its beautiful cedars. Thanks for the visit.
Date: 6/20/2020 6:09:00 PM
Your poetic voice of passion is finely honed, dear Eileen. Your demands for en end to corruption, injustice, economic oppression, greed, and bribery are eloquent and to the point. I wish the best for you and your beautiful nation. I am sorry to hear things feel so bleak for you, but never lose hope, my friend. Your voice is an important part of the change that needs to occur. Thank you for your visit today. God bless you ~ John
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Date: 6/23/2020 11:33:00 PM
Thank you, John. Your comment is a source of encouragement to me. It is grately appreciated. Blessings to you and your loved ones.
Date: 6/20/2020 3:17:00 PM
Thanks for the visit, sorry to hear you are feeling sad. I haven’t been very inspired of late. Thanks for the soup mail and for looking out for me. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 6/23/2020 11:32:00 PM
I will always look out for a dear and precious friend. Yes, I have been feeling sad of late. I try to get past the gloom. I pray and listen to encouraging hope filled messages by Max Lucado. It's a daily struggle. Blessings, dear.
Date: 6/20/2020 3:09:00 PM
Well written with great passion!
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Date: 6/23/2020 11:30:00 PM
Yes,, Lebanon has gone through much in its history. One can only passionately hope for better days. Thanks for the visit.
Date: 6/18/2020 9:38:00 AM
I hope people talking about it and with the help of artists like you that the message will bring change. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 6/23/2020 11:29:00 PM
Thank you, Richard. One does what one can. There is a decided feeling of hoplessness. We often talk of relocating somewhere else. We will see how things go.
Date: 6/18/2020 4:52:00 AM
I can understand how you feel about all this, Eileen. Many people want peace and what is rightfully theirs, and nothing more. Politics has often been turned into an ugly game because for some greed is hard to resist. I well know, for even my country has suffered these past seven years! We need change. Love & Hugs // paul
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Date: 6/18/2020 4:55:00 AM
I'm sad to hear that about Malta. Such an enchanting place i hope to visit again soon. The situation here is very disheartening, dear. We don't know what the future holds. Sometimes...we even think of moving back to Cyprus or some other country where we can better plan for a stable future. I have missed you. Hugs
Date: 6/16/2020 6:11:00 PM
Hi Sugarface, Hope you’re keeping well and safe. The fight is on all over the world for a better deal. The poets can help push things along with great writes like this. Take care, Richard
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 6/17/2020 8:10:00 AM
Hi, Richard. Yes, there is unrest everywhere. I've been following what's happening in the US. I have family living there. It is overwhelming sometimes. Here...the fight is against corruption. The land is beautiful and this country coulld propser without dirty politics. The devaluation of the Lebanese Lira has hit us hard. Salaries have half the buying power now. Life seems bleak at the moment. Thanks for dropping by.
Date: 6/16/2020 9:55:00 AM
The entire world is feeling this need to finally have a voice. Your wonderful poem expresses that voice brilliantly Eileen. Bravo! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 6/17/2020 8:07:00 AM
Thank you, Connie. I've written several poems about Lebanon. I spent my formative years here. I lived through the civil war. I've had my share of fear staying in bomb shelters while shelling took place. This is another type of fear...the fear that stability will never come. :(