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Poems by Eileen Manassian

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10/25/2019 Some Things Never Change 196 Rhyme
09/26/2019 A Rush of Emotions 177 Rhyme
09/16/2019 Let Them Sing Their Love Songs 123 Rhyme
07/11/2019 Life 297 Personification
06/07/2019 In Response to Dylan Thomas 158 Villanelle
04/17/2019 This Easter 192 Rhyme
12/13/2018 This Thing Called Love 772 Iambic Pentameter
11/20/2018 The Day You Gently Let Me Go 225 Rhyme
10/10/2018 Dancing Desire 368 Free verse
09/23/2018 Blame it on the Cat 341 Free verse
08/28/2018 Undressed- A Collaboration 556 Rhyme
08/02/2018 Be Silent 624 Dramatic Monologue
07/16/2018 You Keep Me Grounded 388 Narrative
07/05/2018 To Albert Bandura: I Wish you Knew 579 Iambic Pentameter
06/28/2018 A Gentle Slam 1254 Dramatic Monologue
06/26/2018 Celestial Sphere 315 Blank verse
06/18/2018 They Ask Me Why I Love You 488 Lyric
06/15/2018 You're my Poem of the Day 326 Dramatic Monologue
06/15/2018 You Wear Away at Me 321 Dramatic Monologue
06/06/2018 A Wordless Sky 542 Rhyme
06/05/2018 I Miss You 523 Quatrain
06/01/2018 All That Remains 247 Rhyme
05/30/2018 The Markle Sparkle 322 Enclosed Rhyme
05/29/2018 My Need for Love 382 Dramatic Monologue
05/28/2018 My Lover's Words 244 Rhyme
05/08/2018 My Wonder of Wonders 303 Rhyme
05/08/2018 It is Not So Easy For Me 464 Dramatic Monologue
05/05/2018 The Ghostland 592 Dramatic Monologue
05/04/2018 Hersheys Kisses in my Bed 544 Rhyme
05/04/2018 I Wish that I were 404 Limerick
04/28/2018 In Memory of You 1039 Iambic Pentameter
04/15/2018 The Unseen Conflict 753 Iambic Pentameter
03/19/2018 I Mark the Years 281 Rhyme
03/14/2018 Shoes on the Lawn 437 Dramatic monologue
03/11/2018 Ashley G 290 Couplet
03/11/2018 You Made Your Bed 410 Rhyme
03/03/2018 Should I Return 405 Sonnet
01/28/2018 The Veil I Wear 988 Dramatic monologue
01/18/2018 Oldies are Goldies 479 Free verse
01/16/2018 My Message to Trump 671 Iambic Pentameter
12/15/2017 This Time of Year- For Jean Jack 706 Iambic Pentameter
12/11/2017 Chinks in the Armor: A Collaboration 294 Rhyme
12/10/2017 Persian and Proud 682 Rhyme
11/23/2017 Unsayable 475 Couplet
11/22/2017 Existentialist Examiner 491 Dramatic monologue
11/21/2017 For the Children of Yemen 778 Dramatic monologue
11/21/2017 Wishes are For Fools 344 Quatrain
11/18/2017 The Kiss of Klimt 718 Iambic Pentameter
11/18/2017 Constanza 346 Rhyme
11/18/2017 Stalker Shocker 529 Iambic Pentameter
11/13/2017 One Stone 354 Sonnet
11/12/2017 Blushing Virgin Soul 427 Rhyme
11/09/2017 The Scent of Poems Past 298 Sonnet
11/09/2017 Obsession Confession 528 Dramatic monologue
11/09/2017 Stream of Consciousness 683 Free verse
11/07/2017 I Took My Child To Church Today- Tribute 422 Rhyme
11/05/2017 Death 1003 Iambic Pentameter
11/04/2017 Love's Retiree 351 Rhyme
11/04/2017 The Warrior Princess Speaks 642 Epic
11/04/2017 Reverse Sonnet- Love's Death and Life 525 Sonnet
10/31/2017 My Sweet Shereen 422 Quatrain
10/28/2017 The Reality of Us 409 Enclosed Rhyme
10/28/2017 Free to Write 551 Iambic Pentameter
10/24/2017 Better Off Dead 624 Narrative
10/14/2017 Love Can 504 Personification
10/12/2017 For I have Weathered Storms 769 Sonnet
10/08/2017 What Happened to You 617 Dramatic monologue
09/30/2017 I am More 1718 Dramatic monologue
09/24/2017 A Half Century Celebration 406 Rhyme
09/21/2017 Till the Grave 507 Sonnet
09/17/2017 Legendary Lovers 500 Couplet
09/12/2017 You Kill me with Kindness 818 Dramatic monologue
09/05/2017 When Goblins Come 339 Quatrain
08/30/2017 Hungarian Night Wish 495 Free verse
08/25/2017 The Coupling of Our Souls 540 Rhyme
08/23/2017 My Poem Made Into A Video- Domestic Violence 711 Dramatic monologue
08/07/2017 No Other 478 Free verse
08/06/2017 Tit for Tat Poetry 846 Dramatic monologue
08/05/2017 Views and Comment Blues 335 Senryu
08/04/2017 I Tell You I Love You 495 Free verse
07/31/2017 Let Me Live 588 Free verse
07/31/2017 Under the Half Eaten Coconut Moon 418 Free verse
07/30/2017 Do Not Leave 522 Sonnet
07/27/2017 Stream of Thoughts 701 Dramatic monologue
07/26/2017 Is It Normal 516 Couplet
07/26/2017 His Mediterranean Spell 374 Couplet
07/16/2017 The Name of Jesus 695 Free verse
07/16/2017 Eyes of Prophecy 773 Free verse
07/10/2017 Collaboration Contest 425 Quatrain
07/09/2017 My New Name 971 Sonnet
07/09/2017 You are My Spring 587 Sedoka
07/08/2017 You are my Sanity 875 Dramatic monologue
07/07/2017 I Always Believed 1142 Dramatic monologue
07/06/2017 Playing with Forms and Breaking the Norms 359 I do not know?
06/18/2017 It's Hard to be a Woman 814 Iambic Pentameter
06/06/2017 What Made Her Unworthy 600 Dramatic monologue
06/02/2017 Poetic Passions 412 Sonnet
06/02/2017 The Inner Shrine 301 Rhyme
05/12/2017 She has GONE 1507 Sonnet
05/12/2017 Refuse 515 Sonnet
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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!