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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!


 


Prayers for Broken Wings


Blog Posted:6/7/2017 5:08:00 PM

Dear Soupers,

I'm sharing a message about Broken Wings (Constance La France). She had posted earlier that she was on her way to dance class when she had experienced chest pains and that she was undergoing some tests in the hospital.

This is a message from her brother, Peter, that was posted today on her page:

Hi I'm Peter
Constance's brother I wanted to let her friends know she was taken into the hospital today. She has had a heart attack they have put a stint in and she is recovering. I will keep you posted as things change.

Silent One got in touch with me and thought it would be good if a blog went up so that all of you who know and poems/love'>love Constance could pray for her speedy recovery.

I do not have any more details than what I have posted, but perhaps it would be good for you to share encouraging words on this blog for her to read when she can get to it in her recovery process. 

Constance, may you be blessed with healing, dear. 

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Date: 6/19/2017 4:48:00 PM
I just saw this today. Sorry to hear about your illness. You will be in my prayers, Constance. Thanking God for your recovery. Blessings, Janis
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Date: 6/11/2017 1:52:00 PM
Our family are praying for you to have a strong recovery.
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Date: 6/11/2017 9:45:00 AM
Broken Wings, I'm praying for your speedy recovery.
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Date: 6/10/2017 3:09:00 PM
Thoughts and prayers for a quick and smooth recovery :)
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Date: 6/10/2017 10:24:00 AM
Eileen thank you for sharing and keeping us informed. I just want Constance to know that we are praying for a quick recovery for her and that she is in our thoughts and more importantly our prayers.
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Date: 6/9/2017 1:12:00 AM
BW, hope your recovery flies on strong, renewed wings!!! Blessed Be. :-)))
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Date: 6/8/2017 6:29:00 PM
Constance, you are in my thoughts. I am sending best wishes for a speedy recovery. Agnes
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Date: 6/8/2017 12:24:00 PM
Constance - you're in my prayers. Thanks for letting us know Eileen.
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Date: 6/8/2017 11:21:00 AM
This blog just caught my eye....I am sorry to hear about Constance. May she soon get through this ordeal. I too pray for her; she's in my thoughts.
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Date: 6/8/2017 9:33:00 AM
Dear Constance, my sincere prayers for your speedy recovery! Get well soon dear, may God grant you the healing!
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Date: 6/8/2017 6:20:00 AM
You are in my thoughts my friend. Get well soon.
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Date: 6/8/2017 4:15:00 AM
Broken Wings, Here's hoping that the long road ahead of you is filled with better days, vibrant wings and your favorite soup.I wish you well.
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Date: 6/8/2017 3:20:00 AM
Constance, overcome this obstacle please. You're in my thoughts.
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Date: 6/8/2017 3:07:00 AM
Constance I will pray for a speedy recovery from this health issue.
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Date: 6/8/2017 1:54:00 AM
Get well super mega Constance, my thoughts r with u :)
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Date: 6/7/2017 11:17:00 PM
Dear Constance, my prayers are with you. May you have a speedy but sure recovery. You will be in my thoughts. Victor
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Date: 6/7/2017 10:29:00 PM
Dear Constance, I was saddened to hear of your sudden heart attack, but also glad to hear that the doctors could help you quickly with the stent surgery. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 6/7/2017 10:03:00 PM
Thank you all for "signing" this get well card. I know your comments will lift her spirits when she gets to read them. If any one of you has more updated information, please post in the comments here or blog about it. I'm busy teaching in the summer session here and won't be able to post for several hours. Blessings to all for reaching out. I hope that Constance will be restored to health and to us soon.
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Date: 6/7/2017 9:24:00 PM
Wishing you a speedy recovery Constance
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Date: 6/7/2017 8:58:00 PM
Constance is such a dear person, so full of love, my thoughts are with her & hope to hear she is recovery soon! Love you Dearheart
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Date: 6/7/2017 7:33:00 PM
Hope you feel better soon!
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Date: 6/7/2017 7:29:00 PM
Such sad news. I too join us all in wishing you a quick restoration to good health, Constance. Hugs!
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Date: 6/7/2017 7:20:00 PM
I hope that you have a speedy and successful recovery, Constance!
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Date: 6/7/2017 7:20:00 PM
Get well soon, Constance. Walk a lot and watch what you eat. You are in my prayers.
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Date: 6/7/2017 7:07:00 PM
Prayers our going your way Constance ~*
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Date: 6/7/2017 7:06:00 PM
Hi BW, My thoughts and prayers are with you. And I'm that you have a speedy recovery- Alexis Thanks Eileen for sharing this blog.
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Date: 6/7/2017 6:50:00 PM
Constance, please know that so many of us know how strong you are, and that we know you have gone through much in your life. Each time you have overcome these challenges. You are so strong in so many ways.....we all wish you God's speed in healing. Take care
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Date: 6/7/2017 6:40:00 PM
Hoping you have a speedy recovery. Wishing you all the best!
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Date: 6/7/2017 6:33:00 PM
oh my gosh. like Jan,I heard about her being rushed to the hospital but had no idea it was for heart attack. such bad news. She is in my prayers and i hope she knows how many of us are pulling for her to recover well!! Great of you to do this blog, dear.
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Date: 6/7/2017 6:06:00 PM
I wish I knew you in person. Your poetry is very special to me. Best wishes! I've had 3 stents for about 15 years. Love and wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Date: 6/7/2017 6:02:00 PM
Oh what bad news Eileen ...I had a mail from Constance last night to say she had been in hospital with chest pains but was then resting at home:-( please send her my love and wish her a speedy recovery:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 6/7/2017 5:44:00 PM
Thank you dear friend for letting us know, Lord knows Constance has experienced enough in her life already, My prayers will go out to her and her family, Cyndi is correct as her being one tough cookie, She will get through this, Prayers and Love Dear Poet.
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Date: 6/7/2017 5:31:00 PM
Thank you, Eileen for letting us know! (And thank you, Peter.) I responded to her on FB, earlier. Thank goodness they have put in the stint! (This is exactly what happened to my sister, just two weeks ago!) If the surgery goes as well for Constance as it did for my sister, Constance should be out of the hospital in less than three days! Constance was already in my prayers, but I'll add to the prayer for speedy recovery. I know this must be scary, but she is one tough cookie and she will get through this! HUGE (but careful) HUUUG.
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Date: 6/7/2017 5:29:00 PM
Hi Constance, I know you cant read this now, but I wish you a speedy recovery, and so that you know you are in my thoughts hugs!!! Art. Get Well Soon!!!
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