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


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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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As poets, we all harbor a secret wish....that our words will survive long after we are gone. We hope that people will read our words and remember us. We hope they will know us through the words we wrote. Thus, we will live on just as the Pharoahs hoped they would. Very deep meaning in this one, Sami. Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well said beloved poet. We do that indeed. So glad you like tbis write and the mes.. read more
A wonderful write Sami! Thanks for sharing it!

-CW

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Cody for this lovely review and kind words. All appreciated...:)............... read more
"the mechanics of nothingness" had to read this piece twice! Just awesome writing and incredibly cerebral.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet and friend for this wonderful review and appreciation. It is alw.. read more
This is beautiful, thanks!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. You are so kind. Thank you kindly. Be blessed...:).....
our reminisces caught in our poetry, wrapped like mummies for preservation for others to unwrap in their time...

we all will become mummies so to speak, so it is important not what we accumulate in life, but what we leave behind as our legacy...really like the idea of fate as the auctioneer...and we are the bidders...

yes, we purchase what we can afford...and make the most of it...some overstep...spend more than they have and live a life of debt---not being able to live up to what they expect.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well spoken dear brilliant poet. You have summed it up marvelously. You have the ab.. read more
You become what you believe…

Sami Khalil

Posted 3 Years Ago


Funny, I just wrote something along the same lines of legacy being passed down, great minds and all that jazz :) Adore that last line, you always offer up something new and diverse in your poetic ink Sami. This transcends those tireless steps, and lives on in butterfly flutters and cloud formations of reminisces. Beautiful, not what I was expecting from the title....you've written it out of the shadows and into the light successfully and then some.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much dear poet for this lovely review and kind sharing. The title is a call to tho.. read more
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

That's what I said lol ;) Was my pleasure dear poet....
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

:).........................................
Where fate is the auctioneer
And you are the bidders and plaudits.

Sami Khalil

Posted 3 Years Ago


For there is a magic behind every mystery
And legacy.

Sami Khalil

Posted 3 Years Ago


Leave a legacy of life and transcend death. Mummies represent legacy and history( we also chose to mummify ourselves in the past)...A life poem...

Enjoy!

Posted 3 Years Ago



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