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I will not dim my light so you can shine I will not still my voice so you can scream I will not quench my blaze so you can burn I will not hush my thoughts so you can dream I will not stifle truth so you can preach I will not slink away so you can claim I will not be demure so you can boast I will not bend my head so you can blame I will not hide my thirst so you can drink I will not stave my wants so you can eat I will not follow, just to let you lead I will not stand so you can take my seat Equality is what I’m striving for The days must end when men demand to rule My voice will not be silenced; all will hear: A woman is a blessing, not a tool She is the beauty of bejeweled night She is the wonder of the dawning day Her wisdom she can temper with her might She is the one to show Compassion's way You do her wrong when you suppress her song When callus hearted-mind sees but her form Her virtue is her gentle loving soul Tranquility is she when not the storm I will not be untrue to gendered grace to fit the manly notions of your mind I’ll speak and love and laugh, and yes, I’ll thrive! With pride I’ll see you bow to womankind Eileen Manassian

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Date: 11/21/2019 9:09:00 AM
It seems I am drawn to this one once again. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 6/15/2019 1:00:00 AM
The last timeIread this one was I. 2017. Worth reading again.
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Date: 7/26/2018 12:45:00 PM
wow, just read in 2018. Great poem.
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Date: 8/7/2017 4:43:00 PM
Hi Eileen , Brilliant write , 50 , 50 all day long , respect , very enjoyable read ::)))hugs
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Date: 6/3/2017 3:09:00 PM
Very nice write :)
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Date: 5/5/2017 3:23:00 AM
making my 7 stick, lol! By the way ...FROGS (inside the word 'FORGiveneSs' was used on the PS site to mock other writers here. Be that as it may, it is one of the plagues visited upon Pharoah and slaveholders. Shalom (Peace-Strength-Completeness) Anil
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/5/2017 3:27:00 AM
Ah...yes, of course. :) I understand now. I do know about the plague of the frogs on the Egyptians. I wondered if it had another meaning. Thanks so much for the explanation.
Date: 5/5/2017 3:21:00 AM
"A woman is a blessing not a tool." Biblical! God called Eve ...Helpmate" for Adam. Nations suckled on slavery. Recall indentured servants built 'The 13' US colonies. Virginia had its "tobacco brides." Pocohontas & Sacajaweja were Indian patriots of a future USA. In India & China, starving moms spoiled "sons" so those individuals would become stars. SEVENs and shalom, shalom!ypr
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/5/2017 3:28:00 AM
Yes...sad realities, my dear. Bringing then to light brings awareness. Thanks for sharing.
Date: 5/4/2017 3:36:00 AM
A powerful message :) beautiful writing !! A 7
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/5/2017 3:29:00 AM
Thank you, Shubham. Appreciate the visit.
Date: 5/2/2017 2:22:00 PM
a nice shout for gender equality, nice write Eileen
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Date: 5/5/2017 3:29:00 AM
Thank you, Edward. Much appreciated.
Date: 4/29/2017 2:02:00 AM
Simple words, amazing rendering, and a very clear message sent.. .....very nice. ......you must be a feminist, I guess
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Date: 4/28/2017 2:17:00 PM
Eileen, I found this poem to be a good write. A 7 Nice to meet you. I like the way the words flow in your poem.
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Date: 4/28/2017 10:31:00 AM
I like the way you progress in this piece. And I wholeheartedly agree. Well deserved of your 3rd place in the top 100.
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Date: 4/26/2017 3:34:00 AM
This is a powerful poem delivered by a powerful poet. I can see my dear Eileen that you speak in a strong voice for all women Thank you. A Super 7++
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/5/2017 3:35:00 AM
Thank you, Maria. I try my best to bring to light some of the issues that women face...I appreciate your visit and words.
Date: 4/22/2017 3:48:00 AM
Also so many great lines and in Iambic Pentameter no less.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/22/2017 1:02:00 PM
Thanks...though this is very old school...IP...I love writing in this form. Thanks for your kind comment, Armand. Hugs
Date: 4/22/2017 3:46:00 AM
I couldn't agree more. A great message written with your usual flair. An excellent poem of great importance. A Fav. Lots Of Love, always armand.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/22/2017 1:02:00 PM
Good to have you visit, dear. I appreciate the kind comment. Blessings.
Date: 4/22/2017 2:27:00 AM
Dear Eileen, Enjoyed the read. Congratulation for ur well deserved placement as best new poem. A 7+ from me.............//hugs
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Date: 4/22/2017 1:02:00 PM
Thank you, Manmath. I'm happy to receive your congratulations. Blessings.
Date: 4/16/2017 5:56:00 AM
- Dear Eileen ... wow ...congratulations on your ninth place in "Best New Poems" ... a powerful poem ! - hugs and a 7 // Anne-Lise :)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/21/2017 2:02:00 AM
Thank you, my dear Sunshine. You always bring my heart warmth. Hugs
Date: 4/15/2017 8:59:00 AM
I love this poem! This is an incredibly awesome write! So soulful and powerful! Women rule! Let the women today stand strong and show we are more than wifes, mother's and something to screw! Women rock!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/21/2017 2:04:00 AM
Yes, dear....we are definitely more than all that... :) Thank you for joining your voice to mine. I'll be by to visit you soon. :)
Date: 4/14/2017 11:17:00 AM
So eloquently voiced and well presented and lets hope that this makes more people aware Congratulations on POTD this was well deserved Have not been on soup for a while and must admit that I have missed some great poems blessings and hugs Edith
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/21/2017 2:07:00 AM
Dear Mama Bear....I'm so glad to get a visit from you. I'm sorry I've not been very communicative of late. :) I'm glad you liked this piece...I'll send you a message soon. Hugs, dear
Date: 4/13/2017 8:24:00 PM
Hello Eileen, Congratulations on POTD!! An extraordinarily powerful "IP" verse with tremendous heartfelt meaning and passion. All men and women should be treated the same way. And men have, I think, a special obligation to ensure that all women are treated with the utmost dignity, respect, and honor. I know my wife is truly my best friend and confidant. I would be lost without her!! A wonderful write here indeed!! SEVEN/FAV!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/21/2017 2:09:00 AM
Bless you for acknowledging your dependence and love for your wife, Gary. It is heartwarming. Thank you for passing by this piece. As to IP writing...I love it! It comes naturally to me...and I enjoy writing in this form. :)
Date: 4/7/2017 1:37:00 PM
You fight and argue for your and women's rights, Eileen. This is powerful, expressive and meaningful. Your message is loud and clear; may it spread across every continent! I can hear Flo applauding you:) ~ Congrats on POTD!! Hugs // paul
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/21/2017 2:10:00 AM
Yes...FLO would definitely carry the standard high, dear. Thank you for always being supportive and kind. You know I love hearing your opinion and comments on my writes. Blessings, dear.
Date: 4/7/2017 9:10:00 AM
Hi Eileen, Congratulations on your Poem Of The day. Catching up on things. This poem was much deserving of the accolade. An excellent write from your golden pen. This has to be a seven. Hug....Mike. XX
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/21/2017 2:11:00 AM
Thanks, Mike. I'm glad you are catching up on things and getting back into the loop here. I will be by to visit you soon. Blessings.
Date: 4/5/2017 8:31:00 PM
Awesome and remarkable.... congrats on being chosen....
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/6/2017 12:08:00 AM
Thank you, Bernard. I appreciate the visits. :)
Date: 4/5/2017 6:11:00 PM
Powerful words Eileen, you have taken a stand for all women and we thank you for that, an excellent poem and well deserving POTD 7+
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/6/2017 12:30:00 AM
I'm glad that you feel with me on this poem, Cecilia. It's a message that needs to be heard. :) Blessings.
Date: 4/5/2017 2:29:00 PM
So strong Eileen, so powerful. Equality is what we work for :) Grats on PotD
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/6/2017 12:31:00 AM
Thanks, my dear. Ultimately, it's still a man's world. We do what we can. ;) Sometimes...all we can do is roar. Hugs
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