Legacy

Legacy

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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Leave a legacy of life and transcend death. Legacy is more important than self-preservation. A life and philosophy write.

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Legacy/…………………By sami Khalil

(leave a legacy of life and transcend death)

The poem:


Time moves in tireless steps,

In sequels of eulogy, faceless,

As it chases the reign of kings and queens.

You become what you believe…in its chasms.

For to each, their own answers;

Changing old ways, birthing new ones,

Where fate is the auctioneer

And you are the bidders and plaudits,

Collating your destiny.

To each, their praises and broken hearts,

In the art of acceptances and rejections;

Tokens of our surrendering.

To each, their imaginings and befalling’s,

Swords and shields, as they lurk in figurative

Speech and reality, perusing life and death.

To each, those mummies of the past

And museums of the future,

For there is a magic behind every mystery

And legacy, leaning on the shoulders

Of darkness and the shadows of hope,

Until the time and place of awakening.

For upon an awakening, things transcend

The everlasting emptiness, scanning the mechanics

Of nothingness, stretching visions into idealistic shuffles.

And the more we gaze, the more they do reveal.

To each, are shapes of butterflies and clouds?

In the thresholds of remembrances.

Softly, they call…The infants of poetry and thinkers!







© 2014 Sami Khalil



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Pax
A Thousand Sigh…

My brother & dear friend, Sami, Sometimes I think your mind always transcends every time you penned a piece such as this one. I could say that it taken me a long time to finally put words upon reading this few many times every time I came to visit your words in your poetry.

This piece leads me to think that our written words are our legacy… it’s our creation, devotion to the language of the heart & mind – and most specially the soul. On our writes we transcend from mind to mind of the other person to person as it rooted to their mind unto the other, as if like a chain of events to be remember as ‘US’, spreading our words like rapid fire for the world to envision what we see within us and what we observe, read, heard & experienced about life. A philosophy that is rooted deep and grows in blooms beautifully in the minds who have touch by its beauty and thinking grace…

“the more we gaze, the more they do reveal”

That’s what poetry is, written to read many times as our imagination stretches into wider scale to see the depths of the soul its representing… like how we imagine the star, how it gleams our hope into unimaginable depths of the universe, like we transcends beyond the human mind capabilities…

Sigh… brother, you did it, I feel like I lost myself into thinking more, than what it already is…
Excellent!


Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

"That’s what poetry is, written to read many times as our imagination stretches into wider scale t.. read more



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Leave a legacy and you will live forever in their hearts...
What makes people remember us? Would they still utter our names or mention how we live? Or can they recite even a line of our poetry, a quote we stated, or a word we had emphasized in our writings?
Or will we be remembered because of the beautiful things we have done while we live?
There are only two ways to be remembered by people: be the best or be the worst.
Yes, legacy is more important than self-preservation..and it only means an unselfish deed or thinking.

Thank you for this philosophical piece. This is magnificent!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

"Yes, legacy is more important than self-preservation..and it only means an unselfish deed or thinki.. read more
You become what you believe...in it's chasm. I believe that. Where fate is the auctioneer. Interesting line!
Lovely poem! keep up the good work!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Honey-Bee for this amazing review and liking. All rich blessings...:).......... read more
Shakespeare said "All the world's a stage...", this poem says to me "All the universe is a stage...". It's like a synopsis of my past 100 years. Deep...

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. What a wonderful perspective and summation, sir. All rich blessings...:).....
What would be my legacy. Don't you have to be dead for that? Think I'll wait awhile

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Hahaha. Even if you are dead dear poet you still live on in hearts and minds or even curses...lolread more
A well thought out solid write. I really liked your word choices for this one. Engaging from beginning to end. Well done poet! ;)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much dear Tara for this wonderful review and encouragement. All rich blessings...:.. read more
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Pax
A Thousand Sigh…

My brother & dear friend, Sami, Sometimes I think your mind always transcends every time you penned a piece such as this one. I could say that it taken me a long time to finally put words upon reading this few many times every time I came to visit your words in your poetry.

This piece leads me to think that our written words are our legacy… it’s our creation, devotion to the language of the heart & mind – and most specially the soul. On our writes we transcend from mind to mind of the other person to person as it rooted to their mind unto the other, as if like a chain of events to be remember as ‘US’, spreading our words like rapid fire for the world to envision what we see within us and what we observe, read, heard & experienced about life. A philosophy that is rooted deep and grows in blooms beautifully in the minds who have touch by its beauty and thinking grace…

“the more we gaze, the more they do reveal”

That’s what poetry is, written to read many times as our imagination stretches into wider scale to see the depths of the soul its representing… like how we imagine the star, how it gleams our hope into unimaginable depths of the universe, like we transcends beyond the human mind capabilities…

Sigh… brother, you did it, I feel like I lost myself into thinking more, than what it already is…
Excellent!


Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

"That’s what poetry is, written to read many times as our imagination stretches into wider scale t.. read more
Wow Sami...I am blown away by the depth of your words...
so many lines in this well written poem spoke to me
For there is a magic behind every mystery
And legacy, leaning on the shoulders
Of darkness and the shadows of hope,
Until the time and place of awakening
This is so insightful, uplifting and thought provoking at the same time. You have penned a masterpiece my friend. Brilliant.
:) Julie

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. I,m blown away too by your talent and inspiration to us all. I,m.so pleased you like this write.. read more
Yes, we change "the old ways," every generation has their shot at it. Some generations do it pretty much correctly, but never perfect. We are where we are in today's latest change. It does not look good. And what makes it look even worse is a new generation is about to began to do their thing. I can only wonder if they can possibly understand what the hell their are up against. I fear they do not.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much dear poet for this lovely review and keen insights. You have graced me with a.. read more
I like how you begin this poem... "
"Time moves in tireless steps,
In sequels of eulogy, faceless,
As it chases the reign of kings and queens." Right off the bat, you have use thinking about who we are, what can we be and become, what have we done... philosophical inquiries that have filled human minds since we first made language... I also like the idea of, " there is magic in every mystery", I think with the horrors in the world, the pace of everyone out for themselves, we have lost sight of and the feel of such "magic" and as a result, have no idea how to uncover "mystery"..

But then we have poets and poetry and especially this "magical" poem of yours Sami... is there "legacy" here??? I believe there is Sami... thank you for this..


Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Redzone for this amazing review and truthful words. You have enriched us with.. read more
Ok confession... I stopped by to trade views. But Geez I read this like several times.
But I remembered now I had to much to say about it and left it till later.
I guess I'd better do it now and make it short and sweet, best I can.

I can't do it Sami... It still makes me cry.. There is so so so much in this write...
Every line is packed with unshakeable truths and depthness.
One could write a book for a reply.
Just know that it is one you hang in a frame and read all the days of your life and it would never lose it's meaning or grow weak of inspiration or learning.

And it is all said so Beautifully. If there are Angels then this is what they would of said.




Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. I'm so honored and humbled dear poet and thinker for this gracious review and angelic appreciat.. read more

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