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Poems by Eileen Manassian

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12/13/2018 This Thing Called Love 320 Iambic Pentameter
11/20/2018 The Day You Gently Let Me Go 145 Rhyme
10/10/2018 Dancing Desire 255 Free verse
09/23/2018 Blame it on the Cat 197 Free verse
08/28/2018 Undressed- A Collaboration 340 Rhyme
08/02/2018 Be Silent 466 Dramatic Monologue
07/16/2018 You Keep Me Grounded 274 Narrative
07/05/2018 To Albert Bandura: I Wish you Knew 298 Iambic Pentameter
06/28/2018 A Gentle Slam 363 Dramatic Monologue
06/26/2018 Celestial Sphere 234 Blank verse
06/18/2018 They Ask Me Why I Love You 411 Lyric
06/15/2018 You're my Poem of the Day 237 Dramatic Monologue
06/15/2018 You Wear Away at Me 237 Dramatic Monologue
06/06/2018 A Wordless Sky 378 Rhyme
06/05/2018 I Miss You 349 Quatrain
06/01/2018 All That Remains 179 Rhyme
05/30/2018 The Markle Sparkle 223 Enclosed Rhyme
05/29/2018 My Need for Love 294 Dramatic Monologue
05/28/2018 My Lover's Words 172 Rhyme
05/08/2018 My Wonder of Wonders 250 Rhyme
05/08/2018 It is Not So Easy For Me 346 Dramatic Monologue
05/05/2018 The Ghostland 497 Dramatic Monologue
05/04/2018 Hersheys Kisses in my Bed 395 Rhyme
05/04/2018 I Wish that I were 328 Limerick
04/28/2018 In Memory of You 707 Iambic Pentameter
04/15/2018 The Unseen Conflict 562 Iambic Pentameter
03/19/2018 I Mark the Years 220 Rhyme
03/14/2018 Shoes on the Lawn 324 Dramatic monologue
03/11/2018 Ashley G 225 Couplet
03/11/2018 You Made Your Bed 300 Rhyme
03/03/2018 Should I Return 343 Sonnet
01/28/2018 The Veil I Wear 646 Dramatic monologue
01/18/2018 Oldies are Goldies 310 Free verse
01/16/2018 My Message to Trump 558 Iambic Pentameter
12/15/2017 This Time of Year- For Jean Jack 566 Iambic Pentameter
12/11/2017 Chinks in the Armor: A Collaboration 244 Rhyme
12/10/2017 Persian and Proud 482 Rhyme
11/23/2017 Unsayable 411 Couplet
11/22/2017 Existentialist Examiner 383 Dramatic monologue
11/21/2017 For the Children of Yemen 596 Dramatic monologue
11/21/2017 Wishes are For Fools 279 Quatrain
11/18/2017 The Kiss of Klimt 591 Iambic Pentameter
11/18/2017 Constanza 283 Rhyme
11/18/2017 Stalker Shocker 443 Iambic Pentameter
11/13/2017 One Stone 300 Sonnet
11/12/2017 Blushing Virgin Soul 354 Rhyme
11/09/2017 The Scent of Poems Past 249 Sonnet
11/09/2017 Obsession Confession 451 Dramatic monologue
11/09/2017 Stream of Consciousness 568 Free verse
11/07/2017 I Took My Child To Church Today- Tribute 342 Rhyme
11/05/2017 Death 877 Iambic Pentameter
11/04/2017 Love's Retiree 292 Rhyme
11/04/2017 The Warrior Princess Speaks 561 Epic
11/04/2017 Reverse Sonnet- Love's Death and Life 428 Sonnet
10/31/2017 My Sweet Shereen 318 Quatrain
10/28/2017 The Reality of Us 354 Enclosed Rhyme
10/28/2017 Free to Write 482 Iambic Pentameter
10/24/2017 Better Off Dead 537 Narrative
10/14/2017 Love Can 420 Personification
10/12/2017 For I have Weathered Storms 600 Sonnet
10/08/2017 What Happened to You 530 Dramatic monologue
09/30/2017 I am More 1196 Dramatic monologue
09/24/2017 A Half Century Celebration 339 Rhyme
09/21/2017 Till the Grave 433 Sonnet
09/17/2017 Legendary Lovers 420 Couplet
09/12/2017 You Kill me with Kindness 732 Dramatic monologue
09/05/2017 When Goblins Come 294 Quatrain
08/30/2017 Hungarian Night Wish 370 Free verse
08/25/2017 The Coupling of Our Souls 471 Rhyme
08/23/2017 My Poem Made Into A Video- Domestic Violence 599 Dramatic monologue
08/07/2017 No Other 416 Free verse
08/06/2017 Tit for Tat Poetry 641 Dramatic monologue
08/05/2017 Views and Comment Blues 284 Senryu
08/04/2017 I Tell You I Love You 409 Free verse
07/31/2017 Let Me Live 486 Free verse
07/31/2017 Under the Half Eaten Coconut Moon 350 Free verse
07/30/2017 Do Not Leave 420 Sonnet
07/27/2017 Stream of Thoughts 609 Dramatic monologue
07/26/2017 Is It Normal 430 Couplet
07/26/2017 His Mediterranean Spell 279 Couplet
07/16/2017 The Name of Jesus 591 Free verse
07/16/2017 Eyes of Prophecy 513 Free verse
07/10/2017 Collaboration Contest 329 Quatrain
07/09/2017 My New Name 881 Sonnet
07/09/2017 You are My Spring 502 Sedoka
07/08/2017 You are my Sanity 752 Dramatic monologue
07/07/2017 I Always Believed 949 Dramatic monologue
07/06/2017 Playing with Forms and Breaking the Norms 284 I do not know?
06/18/2017 It's Hard to be a Woman 713 Iambic Pentameter
06/06/2017 What Made Her Unworthy 524 Dramatic monologue
06/02/2017 Poetic Passions 355 Sonnet
06/02/2017 The Inner Shrine 253 Rhyme
05/12/2017 She has GONE 1411 Sonnet
05/12/2017 Refuse 462 Sonnet
05/06/2017 To Truly Love Myself 917 Sonnet
05/02/2017 Who is Being Selfish 758 Prose
04/19/2017 My Heart is Heavy 528 Free verse
04/12/2017 In Your Face Mentality 595 Dramatic monologue
04/09/2017 Stockholm and Syria- A Life is a Life 618 Free verse
04/07/2017 My Heart Aches for You 556 Quatrain
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I guess you could say I'm a citizen of the world. I've traveled....and I've lived parts of my life in Iran, Lebanon, the US, and Cyprus. I am proud of my Armenian heritage. I was born in Tehran, Iran and soon after that, my family went to the States for my dad to work on his MA degree and many years later, to work on his Ed.D. I have a lot of the Middle East and the West in me, and at times....I feel confused about my identity. I do, however, cling to my Armenian roots and am outspoken about recognition by the world of the Armenian Genocide that took place over 100 years ago.

Since my parents had no common language, the language spoken in our home was English. Yes, I am most fluent in English, and I think, dream, and converse in that language, though I do speak 5 other languages to varying degrees! :)

I am melancholy/sanguine by nature and feel everything very keenly. My highs are SUPER HIGH...and my lows...SUPER LOW! I guess you could say...I'm INTENSE. I'm passionate about poetry to the point of obsession.

The events that have colored my life are the death of my mother due to MS and the war in Lebanon. As a child, it was hard for me to come to grips with the fact that my mother was ill, and to see her go from being a vibrant, well-loved teacher to a wheelchair bound, isolated woman was a very harrowing experience. I do believe, though, that there is a resurrection day and that, by His grace, I will see my Mama fully restored...free of wheelchair, able to sing, laugh, and smile again. The war in Lebanon...bombs landing all around, nights spent in bomb shelters.. has also scarred me to some degree.

What I'm most proud of? That would be my daughter...Shereen Natalie Ghali. She is the light of my life. Her name in Farsi means SWEET! :)

Currently, I teach English at Middle East University in Beirut, Lebanon. Poetry Soup has been a haven for me....most of the time! ;) I've developed amazing friendships here that are very genuine and real. My dream is to one day have my name on a volume of poetry! One can always dream....Thank you for making the effort to get acquainted. God bless!