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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!


What Feeds Your Soul?

Blog Posted:7/20/2014 4:48:00 AM

I often give my students famous quotes and ask them to try to get into the mind of the author to try to  find the deeper meaning behind the words. Recently, this is the topic I asked them to write about...What Feeds Your Soul? 

"If, of thy mortal goods, thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves
alone to thee are left,
Sell one & from the dole,
Buy Hyacinths to feed the soul"
- Muslihuddin Sadi, 
13th Century Persian Poetyes

A Persian poet!!! Yes, I was born in Persia...modern day Iran. I'm of Armenian origin, but I must tell you that the Farsi language is just SO beautiful and melodic. For a time period, I did radio programs in the Farsi language and those of you who have heard my voice on Drake's Stand as One Show and have complimented me on my speaking voice need to hear me in Farsi. :) What a language! What beauty! We have wonderful poets. Here, you see a snippet from the work of Sadi. Sell one loaf and buy Hyacinths to feed your soul. Or orchids? ;) Whatever works for you, but feed your soul. What with? For me...

1) Poetry: Oh...poetry feeds my soul. I just...eat it all up and relish every bite. Every word...is just nourishment for me. I'm happiest when I'm reading and writing.  I'm obsessive about poetry and words.

2) Pictures: I feed my soul with pictures. When I'm so depressed that I can't even think of leaving my room, I browse through web sites like Shabby Romantic...and others...which display pictures of flowers, furniture, decorations, hearts...that are dreamy and romantic. I browse...sometimes while crying, and I download the pics on my phone or lap top and try to hold on a little longer because of the beauty that there is in life. I actually have a file called For my Soul. I look at the vibrant colors of the flowers in my favorite colors (purple-pink). I look at heart decorations...pillows, jewelry, wreaths, buttons, rocks...and I breathe. I look at pictures of warm inviting rooms that are designed in styles that bring me joy. Pictures of nature in all her majesty. I look and I feed my heart. I wish I could share some photos with you, but I still haven't gotten the hang of doing that yet. 

3) Music: Oh...music...some songs just take me to another world...a world where I can be whomever I want to be! Instrumental music also touches me, but music with lyrics...heaven on earth. 

3) Rides: The beauty of Beirut...at night. The sparkling lights reaching into the Mediterranean Sea. The lights on the hills....a feast for my eyes! I just...breathe and LIVE.

Talk to me. How do YOU feed your soul? Nature, sports, friends, family, travel, pets, volunteer work, prayer, meditation, trips to the spa? What?

Thank you...for feeding my heart and soul with your friendship, love, and your words. What tasty treats! Sweet! Yummy! I'm never starved, but I enjoy a gluttonous feast thanks to you all. 

Remember: Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. There is the spiritual side as well that I didn't deal with....

:) Talk to me....Share!heart

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  1. Date: 7/22/2014 1:20:00 PM
    HI! Eileen. Let me start by saying that I am not keen on auctions!:) Now...to the point. I do not live by bread alone; I have tasted most things in life, and that is no exaggeration for someone my age! I love the simple things in life; enjoy a good meal but nothing out of the ordinary; hate alcohol (but enjoy a glass of red wine); gave up smoking long ago with no regrets; love travelling, reading, walking, swimming, sports, music (most kinds, according to mood) .... and finding time to write lyrics for songs and poetry. I enjoy the countryside and spending time on my own...daydreaming! I do community work, but family comes first before that. I have friends, but not many inner-circle ones...

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    Callus Avatar Paul Callus Date: 7/22/2014 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    .....also, I miss teaching!
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 3:06:00 AM
    Only one thing Roya ..Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 7/21/2014 12:53:00 PM
    Hello, sweet Eileen! ... (Roya?) I feed my soul with friends (and with all that comes with them: a glass of wine, a homemade dinner, a trip, a movie, music, dance ... watching a soccer game ... ouch! : D). How are you? I hope everything is fine. Sending a big hug.

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/27/2014 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Eileen once I used to write on a site where the poet could choose if his poetry is for public or for the poets only..But then wasn t as great as this site,so i quitted postimg there.Dont know f tps can do it.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/21/2014 2:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ;-) Thanks, Ruben. I so appreciate your advice peppered with humour!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/21/2014 1:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The best way is to use "nom de plum" ... a pseudonym. Roya sounds "unique", very original ...
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/21/2014 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Vision? Vision's dreamer? Love it. Regarding the "Sisters and Cousins Site" Waaaaaaaaa hahaha hahaha! You don't need more exposure!! : D!! It might be a glitch! LOL! I love these neologisms ... Pinocchio didn't know about glitches. ; ) ... but ... wait a minute! TPS said that we have the option to opt out ... : D ... another glitch in the whale's belly. : D
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/21/2014 1:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Any advice on how to do that? I mean...I want when someone googles my name...Eileen Ghali...for them not to find me. :( I tried that, but my name comes on all PS sister sites....I unclicked THAT button, but still it directs them to me...then they see Roya... :( I don't know what to do...any ideas?
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/21/2014 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I was just thinking of you today and wondering where you are hiding! So...you pass by. Welcome! :) Good to have you visit. Friends...what a lovely way to feed your soul. Invite me over, will ya! Roya...it has a meaning. In Farsi, it means Vision...I've always loved the name...AND..I'm trying to be a little more untraceable.
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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/21/2014 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh Vienna....you are such an encourager and dreamer...I love the purity of your heart. Not a nuance of evil there. Thank you for being who you are. Hugs, my dear.
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 1:51:00 AM
    Oh there are so many things that feed my soul! I adore all kinds of good music...Music soothes the savage beast in me and sometimes energizes me too!Writing short stories and poetry. Dancing alone in my living room or even with my honey is a biggie. Of course yakking on the phone with family and dear friends Cooking is a fave pastime. Love to have friends over and cook for them. It gives me a lot of joy to make sure everyone comes to my home and has a delightful time. I love to play my guitar and sing. Also like to do all kinds of crafts. And especially love to hang out with my boyfriend and my sweet kitty Miss Layla. So many things that make life rewarding. Lovely blog dear Eileen!

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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/21/2014 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Short stories, eh? That would be fun to read, Deb. :) Sounds like it would be so much fun to visit as well. I'd bring over some desert and we could yak away! ;) I'm good at that too! I'd love to hear you sing. I'm not so crafty, but I'd love to learn. Give Layla a squeeze for me. Dancing alone in the living room...I've done that too! I too have the beauty and the beast that music brings to life. Seems like we could be kindred spirits. So glad that I've met you and can call you...FRIEND. Hugs
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 8:19:00 PM
    People like YOU!

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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 9:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awww...Debbie...you touched my heart with this. Wish I could reach out and give you a bear hug squeeze. Thank you! You shine.....
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 7:44:00 PM
    My soul is nourished by the bread of truth, the melodies the poetry cast forth. The little thoughts and notes that accompany poems posted. Shots into the minds of others. And my trying to give something back, some bit of wisdom derived from my many mistakes made in a long and wild life. I hope to give to be worthy enough to receive!

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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 9:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh...giving something back is what it is all about, Robert....That is the sign of the spiritual life within..for He said...I was hungry...you fed me, I was in prison...you visited me....I was thirsty, you gave me to drink. You encouraged me when I thought of living. That nourished my soul. May blessings pour more and more into your life.
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 5:18:00 PM
    Eileen, I loved reading this blog. I have not yet had the pleasure of making your acquaintance on the Soup (I am fairly new) but many of the things you mentioned are among my favorites. I also love Pinterest...so much there to stimulate the creative juices. A also like gardening. There is something so therapeutic about digging, planting and harvesting anything from vegetables to flowers. I love to watch the play of emotions on the faces of my grandchildren when they are contented and happy. Cooking and eating good food is a passion as is delicious coffee; well, chocolate has to be in there too. Glad you posted this blog. Hope to know you better as time goes by. Faye

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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 9:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Faye...I'm remiss. I'm sorry. I should have visited your work and welcomed you. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog and to post such a lovely uplifting comment. Yes, I don't have a green thumb, but I know that gardening can be such a source of blessing for those who do. My Mama loved her plants...Good to get to know you better. :)
    Gibson Avatar Faye Gibson Date: 7/20/2014 5:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Of course, words and writing are a PASSION.
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 1:12:00 PM
    Good question Eileen, for me being near water has such a pull and healing energy. A meal with friends is also high on my list, add the right music and ambiance and that is perfection. Hugging wow! Physical touch is high on my list. One on one deep conversations is also very high. Of course writing but that one almost goes without saying. I love to get lost in words both real and fantasy. Reading or writing that is my bliss.

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    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/20/2014 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That is one of the reasons I keep returning to this place dispite the changes. Great blog Eileen. You should write more of these, you get some excellent conversations going.
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/20/2014 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Richard, you are awesome!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Write like the true poet that you are, Richard. May I say that all that you have written resonates with me? Seriously...you know how I love to swim!!! I'm in my element then. Physical touch...it is my love language...that and words of affirmation. Deep conversation...past layers of chit chat. I hope you always live in bliss, Richard...and that you share it with us...with me.
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 1:03:00 PM
    What feeds my soul? To dwell among the living and not the dead.To see horizons as my only boundary not a line on a map where they build fortresses and guard things they find precious..To count the smiles on the face of a child, to wonder about simple things, like the sense a bird has when gliding above the Earth or the guiding comfort given to one grasping the hand of knowledge, seeking truth.Yes their are many things that feed my soul, but they are like drops of rain, to many to count.

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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 1:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Frederic...you have captured my interest with the things you have mentioned here. Wow! Talk about comprehensive...To dwell among the living...not just to exist. That's a beautiful thought. I don't want to write anything that will trivialize what you have written, so let me just say....I love your perspective. Thank you for sharing...I grasp the hand of knowledge with you.
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 9:24:00 AM
    FYI, THIS GUY can live by bread alone! Plus, um, marinara sauce...and grilled chicken...and thick fettuccine noodles. (Homer drool) That said: Video Games, writing, Italian & Spanish food, spontaneous road trips, & slightly adult-oriented cartoons. For most of the above, this is an amalgamation of it in a short video (also, it's 90% why I haven't been around very much): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfkcBF1jIMc

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/21/2014 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea, thank you!!! :) I have good "taste". Charmaine, YAY! Nette, you're just too cute for words...and that compliment. :) Thanks!
    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 7/21/2014 3:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    mmm.. you are giving Disney a run for its money, drake.. wooohoo!
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/20/2014 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ok I cook whatever your hearts desire : )
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/20/2014 1:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Drake, I love reading your food thoughts!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/20/2014 10:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Thank you, thank you!!!!! I'm still writing, just haven't posted anything much lately. Another show would've been for today, but it'll need to wait another week. So, next Sunday. :) Big, big Hugs to you! And, dinner & carrot cake w/you & Charmaine...HELL YEAH!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    DRAKE!!! Awesome! I watched it. You are super talented. OOOOHHHHH...that ending. That VOICE...the cartoon characters! YOU will do well! BUT...please write again. Also, can we PLEASE have another STAND AS ONE? I'm dying here! HUGS!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 9:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    OH!!!! Yes...You have been MIA for far too long. I HAVE MISSED YOU!!!! OK OK...Going to check you out! :) Hey...we should visit Charmaine and have her cook...and then I will bake and we can make you happy. I made a killer carrot cake for my brother and family yesterday. My daughters friends gobbled down the leftovers of the meal...They loved it! ;) Hey, Cali next summer...Make...MAKE IT HAPPEN. PS convention. I AM COMING!
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 8:49:00 AM
    I love all these things that you say feed your soul, Eileen. I bet in the "real life" we would be such great friends. Nature, sports, art, music, friends. One thing that you did not mention, for me is movies. some feed my soul, some scare me (I love the rush from getting scared, like on roller coasters, etc) and some make me laugh. So laughing feeds my soul too! (savoring great food, can that be one too?) oh, and DANCING (which I rarely get to do) oh, and I forgot one more. JUst lounging around with hubbie, and having my cat nearby me.

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/20/2014 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It would be cool to hang around together indeed..I feel so much similarities in the way We think..Ow yes..A ladies night or morn would be loooveeely : )
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/20/2014 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hahaha, you are so much like me, I am always guessing what will happen next.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 9:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOMAN! Let's get together and shush them first before we clobber them! Seriously! I mean...if I lose a few lines that are key to the plot...I'm devastated. I usually can tell what is going to happen, so my family sometimes gets mad at me acting like a smartie pants and predicting how it will end...Don't worry! I will keep my mouth shut, but when it's all finished I'll say...I knew it! ;)
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/20/2014 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YES, we would be SUCH good movie buddies. I hate when they talk during the shows. It tells me they just don't really care about the movie. and the people texting during a movie. I just want to wring their NECKS
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes...I think so. I saw you do your jig for the youtube video...We would certainly be friends if we could dance together and talk shop about our students! ;) I LOVE movies too. I get SO mad when people talk while I'm watching because I hang on to every word. I couldn't mention everything because then you'd all get bored! ;) Food! Yes! ;) Family...sure.
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 8:18:00 AM
    Nice blog! I only a minute. What fulfills me is being with those who I love while staying true to myself. I have recently discovered Pinterest and LOVE it. Fun to create scrapbooks of positivity ... all that delights the senses and invigorates the mind for those times when I can not get out in nature (even a few trees, shrubs and grass can appease my soul... and add in some birds, a cricket, two yellow butterflies, the breeze... it becomes a bolster on a day when I'm feeling down) anyway, pinterest.. here... an example... http://www.pinterest.com/cyndimacmillan/inspirational/

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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 1:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    BTW...you must be an awesome Mom! :) She is blessed...
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm SERIOUSLY thinking about it! ;) Your page was just so awesome. So much there I connected to...Boho...is up my lane. I'm a gypsy at heart...Let me let you get the picture...You watch Disney with your daughter? I'm.....Esmeralda. I think...we connect. I'll think about it, Cyndi. I'm just so wanting summer session to end. I have guests. It's just poetry for now...My one escape. Hugs
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 7/20/2014 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Seriously, you'll love pinterest. You can pin paintings, beautiful photographs, recipes, home decorating ideas, crafts, exercises, historical landmarks, and on and on and on... I have a kids craft board and we use it on rainy days...
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 7/20/2014 9:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    http://www.pinterest.com/cyndimacmillan/interior-design-i-love/ I live beige in respect for a shared home with a guy who is SO NOT boho... but me? I am a mad-for-colour lover who enjoys global influence... :D
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 7/20/2014 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, you can start a pinterest account .. .then see that "make your own poster" pin that I have. That sight can create your own posters! You can quote yourself, too, hon! Pinterest is fun and educational and an organization tool. Here. One more you MAY like.. lol.. I'm a boho-girl at heart, so our tastes may not be the same
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    CYNDI....I checked you out! You have pinned such glorious things to your board. I'm not on this...but I SHOULD GET ON! OH OH OH! I love the ones you have...That fantastic drawing of a woman saying..."I don't need anyone's permission"...Bible quotes...famous quotes...how to raise children...You are one beautiful soul! I LOVE nature...the sea...the sky...the stars..."Being with those I love while staying true to myself" Can I put your quote on pinterest? ;)
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 7:39:00 AM
    What feeds my soul Eileen?Where do I find my serenity if its not poetry which is one option of many.I love nature,I love being alone with nature,I love cooking, somehow makes me relax.I love music,it definitely feeds my soul,even going for a ride on my own.When I have big problems,guess being anywhere alone with God helps me too.Watching some telly feeds my soul too,and if I want to feed my soul in the best way,meaning having a great break,travelling by plane does the trick or sleeping on a boat under the stars in the mediteranean sea,though its difficult to do so since Christina was born two yrs ago: ).Eileen first time I go to swim..I' m.gonna think,a great friend of mine is looking over

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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charmaine...I LOVE to swim!!! I'm happiest in the water. Yes...I know you are a spiritual woman and the Word of God and spending time with him can feed the soul. I'm sure you are a great cook! Such a wonderful woman! Love you
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/20/2014 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Isn't she adorable, Andrea? She really is. Her heart is like a beautiful butterfly. CHOCOLATE? Let us dip our fingers in that gooey ooey goodness and lick away! Melted chocolate...my friend once gave me chocolate spoons that I could dip in my coffee and savor bit by melting bit!
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/20/2014 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    charma, I love reading your reply to Eileen. You are another person that I would love to hang out with! So glad I met you here.
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/20/2014 7:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    to where I am,even if from a distance.The world is small indeed.Btw..Chocolate feeds my soul too..every now and then: )

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10/24/2016 Poetry was Her Best Lover- Not for Contest Free versepassion,poetry,
10/23/2016 Pleasured Pain Quatraincrazy,relationship,
10/21/2016 I Loved You Once Iambic Pentameterlost love,love hurts,
10/16/2016 Do Men Cry Quatraincharacter,men,truth,
10/15/2016 Little Ticked Boxes Senryuhow i feel,memory,
10/15/2016 Rumored Rumors Quatraincommunity,
10/10/2016 Stream of Memories Iambic Pentametermissing you,
10/6/2016 The Zenith of my Prime Iambic Pentameterencouraging,truth,
10/6/2016 What's in a Day Iambic Pentameterbirthday,blessing,daughte
10/3/2016 For an Angel Sonnetangel,beauty,
9/30/2016 My Silence Speaks Free verseheartbreak,relationship,
9/26/2016 Too Much Sadness for Me- Video Free versetruth,
9/17/2016 Adored to Abhorred Rhymecourage,woman,
9/9/2016 No Other Free verseanalogy,books,relationshi
9/9/2016 As You Undress Me Rhymepassion,
9/9/2016 The I Love You Conversation Rhymei love you,
9/8/2016 Friendships take Two I do not know?birthday,blessing,friends
8/23/2016 Beautiful Two Timer Rhymecommunity,friendship,poet
8/23/2016 Put On Your Warrior Spirit Rhymerelationship,
8/21/2016 Bursting into Paradise Rhymepassion,truth,universe,
8/12/2016 You Cry Alone Rhymemental illness,sympathy,
8/3/2016 The Body Shame Game Dramatic monologueimage,slam,
6/30/2016 Ecstasy Acrosticsenses,sensual,
6/29/2016 Warrior Princess Rhymecharacter,
6/27/2016 Bless Me Free versepassion,poetry,
6/25/2016 You are Perfect Iambic Pentameteri love you,love,poetry,
6/22/2016 I Slipped on a Tear Quatraincry,
6/22/2016 For My Daughter Rhymedaughter,love,
6/13/2016 what did I do wrong Free versesad love,
6/12/2016 All About Knights Rhymeromance,truth,
6/11/2016 Distant Things Iambic Pentameterfreedom,
6/11/2016 Ecstasy and You and Me Free verserelationship,
6/10/2016 I Miss Charmaine Sonnetpoetess,sister,tribute,
6/3/2016 I'm a Little Flower Quatrainflower,
5/31/2016 A Soft Spot Free verseemotions,
5/30/2016 The Woods are Lovely Free verseblessing,creation,god,
5/27/2016 The Grand Piano Narrativeanalogy,love,
5/26/2016 The Paradox of Love Quatrainlove hurts,
5/25/2016 Mirror, Lie to Me Quatrainidentity,
5/25/2016 The Name You've Given me Sonnetname,
5/22/2016 Your Hate Consumes You Free versetruth,
5/22/2016 You Don't Like Me Dramatic monologuetruth,
5/21/2016 I Awake Alone Free versehow i feel,loneliness,
5/21/2016 To Anonymous You- Dedication for Lin Sonnetfor her,love,poetess,
5/21/2016 Dreamy Dream Dispatcher Dramatic monologuedream,encouraging,
5/14/2016 The Zenith of my Prime Carpe Diemhow i feel,
5/14/2016 I'll Die in Peace Sonnetbeauty,daughter,
5/12/2016 There is a Softness Free versefeelings,love,universe,
5/5/2016 Sweet Oblivion Senryupassion,romance,
5/5/2016 I'd Like to Help You Free versehumanity,
5/2/2016 The Brave Sonnettruth,
5/2/2016 It Would Not be So Painful Free versehumanity,truth,
5/1/2016 Indulgent Love Free versepassion,sensual,words,
4/27/2016 Wanton Wantings Quatrainpassion,sensual,
4/26/2016 No Body Parts Rhymeart,
4/24/2016 The Rest is Silence Free versehistory,remembrance day,
4/19/2016 You Took Rhymebetrayal,sorrow,symbolism
4/15/2016 Blinded by Hate Free versecommunity,hate,
4/10/2016 The Maltese Moon Free versebeautiful,introspection,t
3/30/2016 You Tempt Me Free versepassion,sensual,
3/14/2016 The Body Shame Game Free versebeauty,slam,society,
3/14/2016 Where Has She Gone Free verseage,how i feel,
3/13/2016 To My Favorite Poet Rhymefriend,tribute,
3/13/2016 Your House of Rhyme Iambic Pentameterbetrayal,
3/12/2016 Colorfication- Not for Contest Sonnetpassion,

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FEELINGS Epigramimagination,introspection
The Mirror is a Liar Rhymededication,metaphor,
The Wedding Ring Quatrainangst,marriage,night,
The Perfect Womens Club Free versewomen,change,
IF I WERE ASKED Epigramgirlfriend,love,wife,
SNOWFLAKES Epigramangel,grief,love,
THE DREAM I LIVE Epigramdevotion,dream,love,dream
Cliches Debunked Quatrainhappiness,humorous,old,bi
Space Rhymedream,space,
Forever Demands Nonetlove,universe,
Beyond Infinity Free verseintrospection,universe,
Walk a Mile Free versephilosophy,
In Your Poems Free versededication,words,
Super Soupers Prosefantasy,writing,girl,me,p
Powerless Villanellelove,me,dream,dream,magic
Love Returned Senryulove,
The Real You Senryudevotion,
Fireflies Haibunlove,nature,me,light,ligh
Locked in a Jar Terzanellelove,heart,dark,dark,hear
What is this Space Quatrainblue,inspirational,
Paint Your Dreams On a Canvas Free verseart,beautiful,inspiration
Friend Free versefriendship,perspective,
Every now and then Lyriclove,miss you,
Hurricane Eileen - The Storm I do not know?dedication,
Five Stars Quatraindedication,poems,
Hidden Key Free versecreation,dance,dream,univ
Ghost Guitar Coupletlove,
A Thousand Dark Secrets Dramatic Verseanger,angst,bereavement,p
Lifegivers Response Free versebible,celebration,drink,j
Red is the colour of passion Free verselove,lust,passion,
HAIKU VERSUS RHYTHM AND RHYME Haikuon writing and words
MIRAGE Free verselife,lost,love,
She Whispered Light Poetryinspirational,life,women,
Little Star Light Poetrylove,memory,
Fire Rises Rhymepassion,passion,
Cinder Girl Rhyme 
The Teacher Free verseteacher,
Marhaba Light Poetryheaven,history,mystery,
THE QUESTION MARK Light Poetrylife,success,
A PLACID LAKE Epigramintrospection,philosophy,
Articulation of Tears Free versehope,life,sad,
Of Crimson Of Rose Of Fire Of Love Versefire,love,memory,
I Touch Your Existence Light Poetrylove,
The Mighty Hand Blank versegrief,life,mystery,
Initiative Free versefriendship,life,longing,l
Jesus, Our Savior Shapelife,religion,
That's Good Enough For Me Rhymefamily,marriage,proposal,
True Hearts Beating Terzanellededication,love,beautiful
A Quivering Heart Rhymelove,life,
Bliss Free versedesire,life,longing,lust,
Fool the world Light Poetryphilosophy,poetry,
King Sun and Goddess Sea Coupletsea,summer,
Figment Free versebeautiful,
Lost in the World of Lonely Lyriclost love,
Stardust Drench me Versehope,imagination,
Warrior Princess Terzanellefantasy,
In the Absence of Moonlight Quatrainlove,
Bengal Personificationnature,
Half Of A Heart Concretehealth,heart,
My Mind A Ship In Darkness Free verseadventure,
Flower Song Free versebeauty,love,romance,
Ugly Acrosticbeautiful,image,
BEAUTY ABIDES Blank versebeautiful,desire,dream,em
Lace Acrosticsensual,
Betty Boop From Beirut Quatraindedication,love,
away Rictameterlife,
A Dream Weaved Free versebeautiful,celebration,for
My insolent heart ABCaddiction
Shabbat Shalom Free versebeautiful,devotion,love,r
Lately I've Been Feeling Like: Free verserelationship,
The Big Bang Free versebeautiful,creation,love,s
Opened Book Free versebooks,emotions,metaphor,
Rainbow Symphony Free versecolor,
I Want to Leave Light Poetryheart,lost,love,
James Bond the Poet Light Poetryhumorous,life,love,romanc
Dampened Sheets Free versebeauty,love,lust,sexy,
Paper Lion Quatrainfantasy,
AROUSE ME Imagismlove,lust,senses,
Eileen And I Quatrainlove,peace,
Woman Quatrainwoman,
Wild Rose Free verseallegory,
How I Miss You Free versepassion,romantic,
Kiss the Wind Light Poetrybeauty,cry,desire,love,
THE MOURNING AFTER Narrativegrief,loss,son,
Another Man's Clothes Free verseintrospection,
The Ghost of You, a love letter Free versebeautiful,loneliness,love
Lament Kyrielledestiny,sad,
Clerihew Soup Clerihewtribute,
warm solar love Free verselove,moon,romance,romanti
All I Want For Christmas Coupletchristmas,
rosebuds Free verseromance,rose,
Simple Words For Simple People Proseanalogy,beach,beautiful,b
That Exquisite Moment Narrativelove,romance,
Unlimited Narrativelove,
In Search Free versebeautiful,bible,god,
bewitched by beauty Free versedream,romance,romantic,
The Lives We Choose Free versefreedom,universe,
To Be With You - Balladdesire,
A beautiful truth I do not know?poetry,
Torchlight Free versebeautiful,love,romance,

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Painted Hunter United States Flag United States Read
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kash poet India Flag India Read
Ken Carroll United States Flag United States Read
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arthur vaso Canada Flag Canada Read
liam mcdaid Ireland Flag Ireland Read
FJ Thomas United States Flag United States Read
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The LYRIC United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
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Kik Lil Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Adam W. Hunter United States Flag United States Read
Silent One United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
KP Nunez Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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