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Heaven's Gift

I'm blessed beyond measure God gave me a treasure... a daughter, in whom I delight Her smile, such a pleasure, though I'm not at leisure to hug her, she sleeps through the night From the moment I wake Were it not for her sake I'd not care if life were to end But I know when I ache When I feel I might break Her love, my sweet angel will send When my daughter was small How her eyes would enthrall Her laughter, a melody sweet A few tears when she'd fall I would gather them all And trade each of them for a treat How I wish I could spare Every sigh, every care And grant her the best of this life To protect her, I swear And I pray I'll be there When she takes the role of a wife Her heart senses the pain You won't weather disdain If she feels you're not being true In the sunshine or rain Her commitment won't wane She gives to each one a just due She loves music and arts How with joy she imparts Such beauty to what she creates When my girl starts sing How my soul takes to wing Alighting at heavenly gates Though these words cannot do Coming years will prove true The strength of my motherly love In the storms she goes through I will paint her skies blue For she is my gift from above For Shereen Natalie Ghali March 6, 2020

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Date: 12/24/2020 2:04:00 PM
Dropping by to wish you a Merry Christmas. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 12/10/2020 7:45:00 PM
"Paint her skies blue". Lovely feelings expressed. Is she your first child? I noticed the "ian ending, Armenian? I married an Armenian, over 50 years ago/. Enjoyed this will read more.
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Date: 4/25/2020 1:08:00 PM
She is lucky to have you as a mother, Eileen... (and vica versa). I bet she can feel the love even if miles away ... wherever she goes. She can read this and be reminded of your care and compassion. Very sweet.
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Date: 3/23/2020 10:19:00 PM
What a nice poem! So well crafted and speaks genuinely from the heart.
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Date: 3/14/2020 4:23:00 PM
A brilliant piece to bring tribute to your daughter, super rhyme and flow along the way, Eileen, I really enjoyed this one!
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Date: 3/8/2020 9:32:00 AM
A beautiful tribute to Shereen, I can see you are very proud of her. I’m sure she will appreciate this loving write. Hugs Rick.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/13/2020 2:50:00 PM
Yes, I'm very proud of my "little girl"! :) I think she's happy to know that Mama loves to write about her. Hope all is well...
Date: 3/8/2020 7:39:00 AM
The true treasure of life ... the things and people that mean LOVE and joy ... a wonderful write, rhythm, phrasing, imagery - and going to my faves. Blessings, Eileen!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/13/2020 2:49:00 PM
Very kind of you, Gregory. I appreciate being faved! :) She is a special subject to write on...Hugs
Date: 3/7/2020 2:48:00 PM
Wonderful Eileen, nothing warmer than a mothers live...
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/13/2020 2:48:00 PM
Thanks, Charlie. It is a special bond...I'm blessed.
Date: 3/7/2020 2:33:00 PM
What a lovely tribute to your daughter Shereen, Eileen. I can feel the warmth of your words and the bond between you. Definitely a daughter to be proud of. ~ Hugs // paul
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/13/2020 2:47:00 PM
I wish you could meet her. She didn't come with us to Malta, but I've told her how enchanting it is. Maybe one day...She gives me purpose and joy. Honestly, if she's settled and happy...I can be at rest.
Date: 3/7/2020 8:32:00 AM
So sweet!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/13/2020 2:46:00 PM
Awwwww....thanks. :)
Date: 3/7/2020 7:48:00 AM
Such a loving piece. Well done. Your love truly shows. Great poem.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/13/2020 2:45:00 PM
Thank you. I think she knows how dear she is to me. :)
Date: 3/7/2020 4:31:00 AM
Your daughter my beloved Eileen is the best poem you have ever created: Inspired by God and conceived by you! What a marvel! May she blooms for evermore and may you always be delighted with her presence! Hugs xxx
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/13/2020 2:43:00 PM
You write as a true philosopher, poet, and friend. Thank you, dear one. I appreciate your lovely visit...and lovely words. God bless you. Filakia
Date: 3/7/2020 4:28:00 AM
A heavenly gift indeed Eileen, a beautiful tribute to your daughter. Tom
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/13/2020 2:42:00 PM
Thanks, Tom. I'm truly grateful for this gift. I know I haven't always been the ideal parent, but her forgiveness, love, and understanding help me to persevere. :)
Date: 3/6/2020 8:26:00 PM
Such a delightful tribute, Eileen.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/13/2020 2:41:00 PM
Thanks, Line. Many of my poems are about my daughter, Shereen. She is the light of my life.
Date: 3/6/2020 5:24:00 PM
Eileen, your words are simply dripping with love for your daughter. It is indeed a parent's dream to paint the sky blue for their child. The dreams you planted when she was very small are bearing wonderful fruits as she grows into her fullest self, with help from her Mother's love. A gem! ~ John
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/13/2020 2:41:00 PM
I can't tell you how much of a blessing she is to me, John. I only have one child...but I have the world in her. Thanks for dropping by...