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06/16/2020 Free Lebanon Today 321 Acrostic
06/05/2020 Never Silent 541 Free verse
05/14/2020 To the Fallen of Covid 19 289 Iambic Pentameter
05/07/2020 Fireflies or Fairies 251 Rhyme
04/27/2020 Lockdown Lockout 282 Rubaiyat
04/15/2020 Don't 447 Quatrain
04/14/2020 A Sweeter Scent 322 Sedoka
03/31/2020 The Worst of Deaths 228 Sonnet
03/27/2020 Through Alleys of My Mind 252 Sonnet
03/19/2020 Where Poppies Grow 397 Iambic Pentameter
03/06/2020 The Fickle Fate of Friendship 378 Rhyme
03/06/2020 Heaven's Gift 254 Rhyme
02/03/2020 Poetry Soup Ponderings 237 Rhyme
10/25/2019 Some Things Never Change 461 Rhyme
09/26/2019 A Rush of Emotions 387 Rhyme
09/16/2019 Let Them Sing Their Love Songs 358 Rhyme
07/11/2019 Life 477 Personification
06/07/2019 In Response to Dylan Thomas 301 Villanelle
04/17/2019 This Easter 313 Rhyme
12/13/2018 This Thing Called Love 1059 Iambic Pentameter
11/20/2018 The Day You Gently Let Me Go 378 Rhyme
10/10/2018 Dancing Desire 566 Free verse
09/23/2018 Blame it on the Cat 496 Free verse
08/28/2018 Undressed- A Collaboration 751 Rhyme
08/02/2018 Be Silent 792 Dramatic Monologue
07/16/2018 You Keep Me Grounded 551 Narrative
07/05/2018 To Albert Bandura: I Wish you Knew 977 Iambic Pentameter
06/28/2018 A Gentle Slam 2090 Dramatic Monologue
06/26/2018 Celestial Sphere 474 Blank verse
06/18/2018 They Ask Me Why I Love You 615 Lyric
06/15/2018 You're my Poem of the Day 459 Dramatic Monologue
06/15/2018 You Wear Away at Me 440 Dramatic Monologue
06/06/2018 A Wordless Sky 741 Rhyme
06/05/2018 I Miss You 696 Quatrain
06/01/2018 All That Remains 356 Rhyme
05/30/2018 The Markle Sparkle 448 Enclosed Rhyme
05/29/2018 My Need for Love 507 Dramatic Monologue
05/28/2018 My Lover's Words 372 Rhyme
05/08/2018 My Wonder of Wonders 413 Rhyme
05/08/2018 It is Not So Easy For Me 581 Dramatic Monologue
05/05/2018 The Ghostland 723 Dramatic Monologue
05/04/2018 Hersheys Kisses in my Bed 690 Rhyme
05/04/2018 I Wish that I were 506 Limerick
04/28/2018 In Memory of You 1250 Iambic Pentameter
04/15/2018 The Unseen Conflict 928 Iambic Pentameter
03/19/2018 I Mark the Years 374 Rhyme
03/14/2018 Shoes on the Lawn 560 Dramatic Monologue
03/11/2018 Ashley G 388 Couplet
03/11/2018 You Made Your Bed 524 Rhyme
03/03/2018 Should I Return 521 Sonnet
01/28/2018 The Veil I Wear 1322 Dramatic Monologue
01/18/2018 Oldies are Goldies 685 Free verse
01/16/2018 My Message to Trump 805 Iambic Pentameter
12/15/2017 This Time of Year- For Jean Jack 868 Iambic Pentameter
12/11/2017 Chinks in the Armor: A Collaboration 388 Rhyme
12/10/2017 Persian and Proud 849 Rhyme
11/23/2017 Unsayable 566 Couplet
11/22/2017 Existentialist Examiner 607 Dramatic Monologue
11/21/2017 For the Children of Yemen 1033 Dramatic Monologue
11/21/2017 Wishes are For Fools 471 Quatrain
11/18/2017 The Kiss of Klimt 847 Iambic Pentameter
11/18/2017 Constanza 466 Rhyme
11/18/2017 Stalker Shocker 672 Iambic Pentameter
11/13/2017 One Stone 467 Sonnet
11/12/2017 Blushing Virgin Soul 593 Rhyme
11/09/2017 The Scent of Poems Past 423 Sonnet
11/09/2017 Obsession Confession 666 Dramatic Monologue
11/09/2017 Stream of Consciousness 814 Free verse
11/07/2017 I Took My Child To Church Today- Tribute 544 Rhyme
11/05/2017 Death 1199 Iambic Pentameter
11/04/2017 Love's Retiree 447 Rhyme
11/04/2017 The Warrior Princess Speaks 780 Epic
11/04/2017 Reverse Sonnet- Love's Death and Life 635 Sonnet
10/31/2017 My Sweet Shereen 575 Quatrain
10/28/2017 The Reality of Us 535 Enclosed Rhyme
10/28/2017 Free to Write 652 Iambic Pentameter
10/24/2017 Better Off Dead 757 Narrative
10/14/2017 Love Can 632 Personification
10/12/2017 For I have Weathered Storms 1026 Sonnet
10/08/2017 What Happened to You 747 Dramatic Monologue
09/30/2017 I am More 2163 Dramatic Monologue
09/24/2017 A Half Century Celebration 537 Rhyme
09/21/2017 Till the Grave 618 Sonnet
09/17/2017 Legendary Lovers 633 Couplet
09/12/2017 You Kill me with Kindness 964 Dramatic Monologue
09/05/2017 When Goblins Come 429 Quatrain
08/30/2017 Hungarian Night Wish 655 Free verse
08/25/2017 The Coupling of Our Souls 659 Rhyme
08/23/2017 My Poem Made Into A Video- Domestic Violence 859 Dramatic Monologue
08/07/2017 No Other 631 Free verse
08/06/2017 Tit for Tat Poetry 1083 Dramatic Monologue
08/05/2017 Views and Comment Blues 443 Senryu
08/04/2017 I Tell You I Love You 608 Free verse
07/31/2017 Let Me Live 717 Free verse
07/31/2017 Under the Half Eaten Coconut Moon 521 Free verse
07/30/2017 Do Not Leave 656 Sonnet
07/27/2017 Stream of Thoughts 849 Dramatic Monologue
07/26/2017 Is It Normal 673 Couplet
07/26/2017 His Mediterranean Spell 520 Couplet
07/16/2017 The Name of Jesus 807 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!