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there's too much sorrow...
don't you know
we are all going to die
a starting point always beckons a finish
sooner or later
no matter how
peaceful or painful
that final moment may be
you see...
it will come
for you
for me

There's too much sorrow
war
betrayal
so much I have seen
sickness sapping away
the mother-daughter moments
meant for me...
She struggled bravely
to set my fears free
But MS wouldn't let her be
My Mama left me

There is too much sorrow
the pain of being unloved
of trying to fit in
of trying to play the game
of success and fame
it all comes at a cost
so much is lost...
sacrificial moments
meant for family

There is too much sorrow
refugee misery
nowhere to be
no home
no destiny
just abject poverty
hearts left hungry
for a love
that the world
will not let them see

There is too much sorrow
tonight my heart is heavy
I'm tired of goodbyes
I'm tired of trying to fit in
I'm tired of pretense
I'm tired of...me

There is too much sorrow
Eyes are blurring
I can't see
the last lines I'm meant to write
Too tired to fight
Survival more than it's pumped up to be

Sleep....obliviousness of a dream
sweet it seems to me
you see...
There is too much pain
So write...
write for me
of happy
of make believe
of heaven
and eternity
of no pain
or misery
of no abuse
or fatality
of no tears
or cruelty
no more death
for you
no more death
for me
can't you see?

Write of happy...

Please, there is too much sadness here
for me....

Eileen Manassian Ghali

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 1/10/2016 2:13:00 PM
let me write of happy to you, from the taste of today, tomorrow, happiness shall you reap, and dreams of you come true. let me write of make believe, the night doesn't escape coming to view, no matter how long the sun's sleeve, smiles shall soon come to your lips....best wishes dear friend...
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Date: 10/10/2015 7:44:00 PM
Your words express the truth clearly. Almost too clearly. : )
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Date: 10/3/2015 8:25:00 PM
Congratulations Eileen on having this shining as POTW.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 10/4/2015 12:01:00 AM
Thank you for visiting my POTW, Tim. :) I'm glad to have your visit.
Date: 10/2/2015 6:56:00 PM
Elieen, once again you have an outstanding piece. You have penned how one could be overwhelmed by a deep sorrow. Seeking true happiness is crucial in the midst of pain and sorrow.Congratulations on getting the poem of the week with this deep write:-) Alexis
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 10/4/2015 12:02:00 AM
Thanks for visiting my POTW write, Alexis. You always life my spirits with your kind words. Bless you, dear. I was very sad when I wrote it....I'm doing better now. Hugs
Date: 10/2/2015 8:20:00 AM
Eileen, a big CONGRATULATIONS on having this beautiful write selected as Poem of the Week, enjoy the honor ~~
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 10/4/2015 12:04:00 AM
Thank you for visiting my POTW, Broken Wings. I so appreciate it. Hugs
Date: 9/30/2015 1:17:00 PM
Only in sadness can we begin to know true joy. . . may she embrace you always! Loved this poem very much LO.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/30/2015 9:37:00 PM
David. So good to read your name on my poetry. I do miss you. I wish you'd come back and write, my dear. Thank you for your lovely wish. Hugs
Date: 9/29/2015 7:43:00 PM
a very powerful poem!! Well deserved win!! :) -LU
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/30/2015 9:37:00 PM
Thanks ever so much, Laura. I appreciate the visit. I'll come your way soon.
Date: 9/29/2015 4:48:00 PM
Wow! POTW as well!! This makes up for other disappointments. Proves that beauty truly is in the eyes of the beholder! You are a deeply emotional and passionate person, Eileen, and thus your poems have a 'real' feel to them. Sadness inspires beautiful work, but does that balance lack of happiness?! ~ hugs // paul
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/30/2015 9:39:00 PM
You pose a very difficult question, my dear Paul. One that we will leave to contemplation. :) Thanks ever so much for your encouragement and for knowing me so well. Apassionata is pleased. Hugs
Date: 9/29/2015 2:00:00 PM
Hey Eileen, a hearty congratulations on your poem being chosen for POTW! A deep and introspective piece filled with sadness and yet hope for the better. You are a wonderful and prolific poetess and I am so happy for you in celebration of your wins this week! Be Blessed, Neva
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/29/2015 2:02:00 PM
Thanks, my dear. This are so reaffirming for me. I sometimes get discouraged with my writing ability, and this really gives me a much needed boost. Thanks every so much for the encouragement. Hugs, my dear.
Date: 9/28/2015 1:12:00 PM
Though this is written with a sad pen Eileen, joy is with you for this wonderful and deserved POTW honor. I'm really happy for you. Big hugs!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2015 1:14:00 PM
Thanks, Kim. It was a sad moment for me, but you are right. I'm thrilled with this being chosen as POTW. I'm also thrilled with my placement in Richard's contest. All in all...it's been a good day. Hugs
Date: 9/28/2015 7:29:00 AM
I try and write happy even when my heart is heavy Eileen - such an emotional poem my friend - congrats on poem of the week:-) hugs jan xx
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2015 12:31:00 PM
Not many can do what you do, dear....I'm grateful fo that spirit. I was very sad when I wrote it. Thanks for visiting me. Hugs
Date: 9/28/2015 2:08:00 AM
It appears today is another good day, congrats on POTW Eileen. Heading home this morning.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2015 12:32:00 PM
Yes, it is a good day, Richard. I won in your contest, and that just brought me so much joy. Hugs...and safe flight back home.
Date: 9/27/2015 9:31:00 PM
So very pleased to see you as poem of the week..!!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2015 12:32:00 PM
Thanks for the visit, Cas. Always appreciated, dear. Hugs
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Date: 9/27/2015 10:48:00 PM
Oh.....thanks for being the bearer of good news, Cas. I'm so happy. :)
Date: 9/27/2015 1:22:00 PM
This is truly, incredibly sad. Didn't know there where that many ways to say it. Jim Horn
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/27/2015 1:33:00 PM
Hello, James. I was under a cloud when I wrote this. Thank you for reading this write. We write when happy and when sad. I'm touched by your visit. Blessings.
Date: 9/25/2015 4:39:00 PM
Dear Eileen Love the pics you've chosen for this emotional poem of yours, it is full of the sadness and almost an anger for living, but life although sometimes might be a sad place to live, their is two much happiness and inspiration in this world to spend time swallowed whole by the bad stuff, spread your poetic wings instead dear girl and fly amongst the inspirational universe for which you live, it shines all around you, cheri
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/27/2015 1:35:00 PM
Cheri, your post on my sad poem really touched my heart. Thank you for caring enough to visit and to post such uplifting words. I'm doing much better now. God bless....
Date: 9/23/2015 7:03:00 AM
I'm glad today is a good day Eileen. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 9/22/2015 2:50:00 PM
Sad to read this, Eileen. Still, you continue to reach out with your poetry, and that's good. Artists, or poets for that matter, feel more emotion than any other people, I think. Much more for you. I'm glad you got to read a happy poem from me. hugs!
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Date: 9/22/2015 1:53:00 PM
Wow, this is so beautiful and heartfelt, dear Eileen! Yes, this world carries so much sorrow, I agree. Thank God He can help us through our sorrows and someday we will be released from the pain of it! A 7.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/22/2015 1:56:00 PM
Thank you, dear Laura. I don't know what I would do without the hope He gives....without His unconditional love. I know I get rebellious at times, but I know He's always waiting for me with open arms. That is such a great comfort....a big teary eyes. Missing my baby girl who is studying abroad. Remember her now and again in your prayers, dear. Hugs
Date: 9/22/2015 12:09:00 PM
It sounds like someone sinking into depression... Sad and disquieting. I'd love to just take you and give you a great big hug... That's why I write about a silly young Dragon... He brightens the days and thought of many. Huggs from Carol.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/22/2015 1:39:00 PM
Hugs received, Carol. Did you send me Dragon hugs too cause I'm feeling much better. I'm happy today. Enjoying domestic bliss. Classes are going well. The world is fine. Thanks for the visit, dear. Hugs
Date: 9/22/2015 9:38:00 AM
This poem deals with the negative shadows that tend to eclipse the beauty of life, that has not been forgotten, but is too often sidestepped by the poets pen. Well written. Emile.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/22/2015 1:40:00 PM
Emile, your posts are always thoughtful. Thank you for taking the time to visit me. Hugs
Date: 9/22/2015 7:01:00 AM
I am sad that you are down, reach hands skyward to an endless supply of strength. You are not and never will be, alone. Hugs Rick. P.S. Although a very sad poem, it is brilliantly expressed, your readers can't help but be moved.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/22/2015 1:43:00 PM
God is good, Richard. I'm ever grateful to Him. I feel Him stirring my heart these days through so many different ways. Today is a wonderful day. I'm enjoying domestic bliss. It's good to have the energy to take care of my home....I only miss my daughter. Otherwise...things would be wonderful. Truly. Thanks for the visit, dear. Take care.
Date: 9/22/2015 5:22:00 AM
An explosion of unhappiness, pain and death that like molten lava fills the heart and soul, dear Eileen! A masterful poem! However we have to think that we are here to live first and then to die. No one has promised us eternity in the flesh and no one is excluded from death! Pain and sorrow will be around as long as Man doesn't apply the Lord's law! Accept life and the suffering will subside. I know what are you talking about for before I was 14, I lost my parents, two sisters and a brother!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/22/2015 1:44:00 PM
I don't know how you managed, my dear poet. To lose so many family members....so difficult and heavy a burden to care. I'm glad you have the strength to keep living and living well. I'm honored to know you. Thanks for the lovely visit and words of encouragement. O Theos enai Megalos....I'm grateful.
Date: 9/22/2015 12:01:00 AM
Wow, such a great plea with powerful expressions of sorrow Eileen. All I can say is, love and compassion will heal a sad soul, give a heart the glimmer of hope it so desperately needs in this dark world of suffering. I hope you are doing okay! You are in my thoughts..always, Laura
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/22/2015 1:45:00 PM
I'm better, sweetie. Thank God. I get these period of depression...especially when I'm overly tired. It doesn't help. It was an emotionally draining day. I'm better today. :) Happy...in fact. Thanks for the lovely visit. You are very good to me. Hugs
Date: 9/21/2015 4:03:00 PM
a very very sad poem, eileen. i guess we all feel that way sometimes, but hopefully, tomorrow will dawn brighter for you. a masterful write, though...
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/22/2015 1:47:00 PM
:) Thank you, my dear Ilene. I'm much better today. Hope all is well with you. I'll be right over. Hugs
Date: 9/21/2015 2:21:00 PM
I feel you my friend.. I feel you so deeply. Yes too much loss in the world of our beloveds. Too much wars from those still here, too much pain for the innocent.. Yes, Eileen its hard to feel happiness in such moments, but joy will come again,. hugs. A fav
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/22/2015 1:49:00 PM
I know you have a kind and loving heart, Charmaine. That is what makes you such a sweet and dear friend. Thank you, my sweet. I'm much better now. :) Bless you....
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