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My monster has a funny name, It is Eileen; she has no shame She tries her best to bring me down gifts me the thorns, instead of crown She lies awake; won't let me sleep and into bed with me she'll creep this monster whispers lunacy and says I'm ugly as can be I feel the sting of bitter lies and tears unbidden, flood my eyes "Your fam all have, a Ph.D You're yet to get that fine degree. You're plump and frumpy, overweight This truth, my dear, I understate!!! You want to be the poet Queen Far better rhymes than yours I've seen! You're scared you'll die in dead of night the way you are, that seems 'bout right And let me say this little truth, don't think me mad, or mean, uncouth... the world will be a better place if you don't show your ugly face! You're aging, and it's clear to me All pruned and wrinkly you will be. Your "beauty" will not really last, so keep on dreaming of the past. Now, here's the deal; I'll set you free These pills will end your misery." She's given trouble from the start and though I try, she'll not depart! She'll keep on going, till I'm dead This monster living....in my head. Eileen Manassian Ghali Too Late for Contest :( BOO HOO HOO

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Date: 9/30/2015 11:18:00 PM
Eileen, first I want to tell you how awesome the picture is. Anyways, I like to keep these monsters out of my head. Sorry, you missed the contest. It makes a good entry... Love PD
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Date: 9/30/2015 11:15:00 AM
That's one m.e.a.n... monster! Love Carol, Hubby, Grandpa Troll, Dragon, and the menagerie.
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Date: 9/29/2015 1:22:00 PM
Wow! hi! philosopher friend, a genius poem. Read and enjoyed a lot. It's a look into the deep of mind where insight minds to mind. Good luck, sure to win, i feel. Loved always my lovely friend,bl
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Date: 9/29/2015 9:21:00 AM
Wow! I found this well written and disturbing. I feel sad to think you treat yourself this way. I hope you can see what we all see. Hugs Rick.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/29/2015 11:23:00 AM
Hi, Richard. All those feelings I have experienced at some point or another. Thank you for reading and for your kindness to me. I really appreciate it. It's people like you who make me want to believe in the goodness of others...and the goodness in myself. Hugs
Date: 9/28/2015 7:44:00 PM
this is fantastic, eileen! contest or not, this one is an absolute winner. (i do hope you can banish this monster from your head, though...)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2015 9:40:00 PM
Hello, dear. It was a fun write to pen....I am my worst enemy at times, though. That bit is true. Thanks for the lovely visit. :) Hugs
Date: 9/28/2015 3:59:00 PM
Think we all have a monster in our head at times Eileen I can relate to what you say:-( hugs Jan xx
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2015 9:41:00 PM
Yes....I believe it's a common thing for many, dear. I just went in for the kill with it. Thanks for the visit...lots of hugs.
Date: 9/28/2015 1:34:00 PM
Eileen so cleverly written it would have won if entered, if I were the judge.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2015 9:52:00 PM
That s a lovely compliment, Michael. Thanks ever so much!
Date: 9/28/2015 1:21:00 PM
- I think I prefer a monster under the bed ...... I can catch it with the vacuum cleaner :) - A great poem, Eileen ..... I read it with a smile :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2015 1:24:00 PM
Thanks, sweetie. You bring Sunshine as always...yes, that sort of monster would be easier to deal with. Hugs to you and lots of LOVE.
Date: 9/28/2015 1:20:00 PM
Now, why do I recognize some of the words of your monster, Eileen? :-))) I think yours and mine are cousins! I never got to write about it, though. Sad that you did not make it to the deadline. Oh, but you did great the way you wrote this. Kind of serious and lighthearted at the same time. hugs!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2015 1:25:00 PM
I'm glad you liked this piece, Kim. Yes, I'm sorry you didn't get to enter it in the contest. I read Andrea's suggestion for a theme for you to write on. Oh well...we will try for the next one. If we have monster cousins, that makes us kin. :) Hugs
Date: 9/28/2015 1:17:00 PM
Might be to late for the contest but won in my contest. We must all have those ugly thoughts in our head, but I'm fortunate my husband tells me I'm beautiful everyday even though I've grown old and heavy from a 113 at to 200...... at 65 So let's kick that monster out of our heads. Hugs Eve
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2015 1:26:00 PM
Oh sweetie....Your hubby must be a sweetie pie to tell you that everyday. :) You are blessed. I've seen your photo....you are beautiful. Hugs to you, and thanks for the encouragement. It has done me worlds of good. Hugs
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Eve Roper
Date: 9/28/2015 1:19:00 PM
P.S. You are very beautiful outside and in the inside
Date: 9/28/2015 12:34:00 PM
We all have a monster of some description in our heads. Sometimes putting them on paper kills them, discussing them always help controls them.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2015 1:23:00 PM
:) Yes, dear. I know without the shadow of a doubt that I am my worst enemy. Oh well...such is life. Yes, I get overexcited to post and then when I read it over...I'm aghast. I should know better. I teach English at university....edit edit edit is the mantra....oh well. Hugs
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/28/2015 12:55:00 PM
Don't you hate that, I had one line in my last poem that I woke up at 3.30am to fix! I totally get your poem I think our monsters may be related.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2015 12:41:00 PM
Hi, Mark. Do give it another read. Humor me. I have spotted some blatant errors. I fixed them. Thanks for the visit. I appreciate it. Hugs