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you don't like me...and that's ok you need your comfort zone in tact and so you keep away passionately intense people can make life a little messy blood bath of emotions on display night or day It's ok Never thought you had it in you, anyway bravery is what legends are made of epic are the heroics or those who fought tearing up pages of literature demons subdued wars lords confused "brave"...not an adjective for one afraid of emotions... Come, come you wouldn't know intensity if hit you in the face you still stand in your body brace helmet on afraid of the sun that blazes in the eyes that warms up the skies of the intimately intense the ones who speak of life and death in large than life vocabulary while you dwell in emotional mediocrity unlike me so unlike me you just want to live...to be while I.... I want to be consumed licked to the core in the fire of that moment's desire be it passion or pain sane or insane I combust into flame I live....I bleed....I feel...I reel... Dancing in between the columns of your rigid life a hurricane of balm or strife My life is rife... with emotion and should I die I'd have lived more than you ever will in your emotional longevity hell You don't like me the Drama Queen your term for me I wear with glee a tiara of tasteful praise Drama is a good bedfellow and queens reign everyone else is subservient amnesia ridden, all unaware: "All the world's a stage"*... No best supporting actress for me I bag the awards... because I'm REAL I've got Mistress of life appeal... You don't like me, and that's ok you're missing out! what can I say? Cowards "die a thousand deaths While the brave die only once."* The bravely intense have no need for recompense they live to the full and die on fire No gentle...passing into the night* While that is where you NOW dwell Well, It's Ok the love in my heart would burst yours at the seams live in your little bubble dream your little dreams Your don't like me that's Ok I'm INTENSELY indifferent to you anyway. Eileen "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts"...William Shakespeare in As You Like It “A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once" William Shakespeare in Julius Caesar "Do not go gentle into that good night.... Rage, rage against the dying of the light" Dylan Thomas

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Date: 6/21/2016 10:11:00 PM
I like you!!!
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Date: 5/30/2016 11:46:00 PM
The third stanza is my favorite. Good to see this side of you Eileen. Sometimes you just have to let it roll, after all, they do. Hugs and a smile for you.
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Date: 5/24/2016 7:32:00 AM
Amazing intensity! Anyone who does not like you has not taken the time to get to know you. Hugs Rick. This is a perfect slam piece!
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Date: 5/23/2016 9:52:00 AM
I dont like you ......... to be sad.......... I love this emotional poem, triple hugs!!!!
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Date: 5/22/2016 6:54:00 PM
Stimulating! Matthew Anish
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Date: 5/22/2016 7:26:00 AM
- Close your eyes for those who "do not like you" ..... many love you + myself <3 - A deeply sad poem, dear Eileen - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/22/2016 7:30:00 AM
SUNSHINE!!! It's OK! Poetry is poetry....and wherever it stems from....it needs to taste the light of day. How are you, dear. I'm on my way to visit. Lovely avatar.....HUGS :)
Date: 5/22/2016 7:01:00 AM
This line "the ones who speak of live and death in large than life vocabulary while you dwell in emotional mediocrity" says it all, not all understand the flair and beauty of a poet and you shine in it ;)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/22/2016 7:18:00 AM
Thanks, dear. YOU take life in great big gulps and savor every moment. Your ink bleeds from a heart that is full of so many experience and dreams and goals. :) Hugs, dear one...and thanks :)
Date: 5/22/2016 6:19:00 AM
stream of consciousness type writing here! i can relate somewhat, in my personal life i'm surrounded by emotionally sterile people, eileen...difficult to write well UNLESS you are sensitive and emotional - most poets are
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 5/22/2016 7:16:00 AM
Hey, Charlotte. I'm glad you passed by. I'm trying to get a few writes in before the busyness of the following weeks. Hubby has been away for about a month, so I've had time on my hands. I had hoped you'd come by. I'm trying to write in a different style than my usual. Your latest poem was such an inspiration. My mind doesn't work along those lines...this is about as "different" as I can get. Emotionally sterile...good wording...Sad Sad Sad truth. I hope that you find important people in your life who will give you the very things that you need to thrive, sweetie. Hugs
Date: 5/22/2016 6:17:00 AM
Eileen NEVER change who you are or how you write because of the attitude of certain people - to me you are and always will be the Queen of Passion. I understand if people don't like our style but there is room in the soup pot for us all :-) stay strong - you inspire your students and those on soup who love you for who you are and how you write:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/22/2016 7:12:00 AM
Oh...Thanks, sweetie. This is actually coming from a place of strength. Honestly....I would crumble before...I've withstood some issues and I'm Ok. Plus...I have those who love me...and that's what matters. Hugs to you, sweetie. I won't be around much the next few weeks. LONG story...but it's a busy time with family flying in for my husband's ordination. Keep writing, you hear? Hugs, dear one.