Poems by Eileen Manassian

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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
01/28/2018 The Veil I Wear 315 Dramatic monologue
01/18/2018 Oldies are Goldies 129 Free verse
01/16/2018 My Message to Trump 264 Iambic Pentameter
12/15/2017 This Time of Year- For Jean Jack 224 Iambic Pentameter
12/11/2017 Chinks in the Armor: A Collaboration 115 Rhyme
12/10/2017 Persian and Proud 193 Rhyme
11/23/2017 Unsayable 216 Couplet
11/22/2017 Existentialist Examiner 207 Dramatic monologue
11/21/2017 For the Children of Yemen 272 Dramatic monologue
11/21/2017 Wishes are For Fools 151 Quatrain
11/18/2017 The Kiss of Klimt 262 Iambic Pentameter
11/18/2017 Constanza 162 Rhyme
11/18/2017 Stalker Shocker 221 Iambic Pentameter
11/13/2017 One Stone 183 Sonnet
11/12/2017 Blushing Virgin Soul 171 Rhyme
11/09/2017 The Scent of Poems Past 150 Sonnet
11/09/2017 Obsession Confession 265 Dramatic monologue
11/09/2017 Stream of Consciousness 250 Free verse
11/07/2017 I Took My Child To Church Today- Tribute 203 Rhyme
11/05/2017 Death 480 Iambic Pentameter
11/04/2017 Love's Retiree 105 Rhyme
11/04/2017 The Warrior Princess Speaks 373 Epic
11/04/2017 Reverse Sonnet- Love's Death and Life 201 Sonnet
10/31/2017 My Sweet Shereen 132 Quatrain
10/28/2017 The Reality of Us 188 Enclosed Rhyme
10/28/2017 Free to Write 272 Iambic Pentameter
10/24/2017 Better Off Dead 403 Narrative
10/14/2017 Love Can 291 Personification
10/12/2017 For I have Weathered Storms 295 Sonnet
10/08/2017 What Happened to You 369 Dramatic monologue
09/30/2017 I am More 837 Dramatic monologue
09/24/2017 A Half Century Celebration 202 Rhyme
09/21/2017 Till the Grave 287 Sonnet
09/17/2017 Legendary Lovers 302 Couplet
09/12/2017 You Kill me with Kindness 577 Dramatic monologue
09/05/2017 When Goblins Come 178 Quatrain
08/30/2017 Hungarian Night Wish 180 Free verse
08/25/2017 The Coupling of Our Souls 307 Rhyme
08/23/2017 My Poem Made Into A Video- Domestic Violence 427 Dramatic monologue
08/07/2017 No Other 272 Free verse
08/06/2017 Tit for Tat Poetry 468 Dramatic monologue
08/05/2017 Views and Comment Blues 192 Senryu
08/04/2017 I Tell You I Love You 288 Free verse
07/31/2017 Let Me Live 297 Free verse
07/31/2017 Under the Half Eaten Coconut Moon 219 Free verse
07/30/2017 Do Not Leave 280 Sonnet
07/27/2017 Stream of Thoughts 432 Dramatic monologue
07/26/2017 Is It Normal 217 Couplet
07/26/2017 His Mediterranean Spell 145 Couplet
07/16/2017 The Name of Jesus 408 Free verse
07/16/2017 Eyes of Prophecy 331 Free verse
07/10/2017 Collaboration Contest 237 Quatrain
07/09/2017 My New Name 633 Sonnet
07/09/2017 You are My Spring 377 Sedoka
07/08/2017 You are my Sanity 438 Dramatic monologue
07/07/2017 I Always Believed 759 Dramatic monologue
07/06/2017 Playing with Forms and Breaking the Norms 182 I do not know?
06/18/2017 It's Hard to be a Woman 526 Iambic Pentameter
06/06/2017 What Made Her Unworthy 378 Dramatic monologue
06/02/2017 Poetic Passions 262 Sonnet
06/02/2017 The Inner Shrine 175 Rhyme
05/12/2017 She has GONE 1156 Sonnet
05/12/2017 Refuse 367 Sonnet
05/06/2017 To Truly Love Myself 782 Sonnet
05/02/2017 Who is Being Selfish 571 Prose
04/19/2017 My Heart is Heavy 384 Free verse
04/12/2017 In Your Face Mentality 488 Dramatic monologue
04/09/2017 Stockholm and Syria- A Life is a Life 389 Free verse
04/07/2017 My Heart Aches for You 405 Quatrain
04/07/2017 My True Love 406 Free verse
04/06/2017 They See 303 Rhyme
04/03/2017 My Kind 1809 Iambic Pentameter
03/28/2017 Just a Dream within a Dream 445 Rhyme
03/28/2017 Gently Lay Me Down 437 Sonnet
03/19/2017 Sleep Blissfully 522 Sonnet
03/12/2017 All Out for You 648 Rhyme
03/09/2017 When God Created You 3140 Iambic Pentameter
03/07/2017 Remembered Echoes 348 Free verse
03/05/2017 Whenever you Come 489 Personification
03/03/2017 Anything Once 298 Free verse
03/02/2017 Never Shame a Woman 6257 Quatrain
02/28/2017 I Can't Afford to Lose You Now 793 Rhyme
02/12/2017 The Greatest Valentine 599 Iambic Pentameter
02/04/2017 You Build Your Walls 430 Rhyme
01/27/2017 Of All I've Lost 552 Rhyme
01/24/2017 Because of You 2683 Iambic Pentameter
01/06/2017 No Contest 419 Rhyme
01/06/2017 To Sleep, Perchance to Dream 516 Quatrain
01/03/2017 I Do not Care 4155 Rhyme
01/01/2017 I'll Mutilate my Heart 584 Sonnet
01/01/2017 A Few More Hours 457 Rhyme
12/31/2016 Nature Spoke to Me 612 Quatrain
12/29/2016 Richard Lamoureux Dedication Video 430 Terzanelle
12/24/2016 To the Ones I love in PS- Christmas Dedication 466 Rhyme
12/19/2016 The More and Less of Me 468 Free verse
12/17/2016 The Name You've Given Me-Video 627 Sonnet
12/08/2016 Heaven Waits 507 Sonnet
12/08/2016 Where are Your Accusers 344 Rhyme
12/01/2016 Victoria's Secret 929 Iambic Pentameter
11/30/2016 Fat Girl Cries 663 Free verse



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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!