Murder At The Highlands

Murder At The Highlands

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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Based on a true story. A wealthy woman, 73, was murdered in her mansion brutally. Police has not solved the case yet. My first murder mystery poem.

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Murder at the Highlands/By Sami Khalil


A murder mystery poem... Based on a true story of savagely murdered elderly and wealthy woman at the Highlands.

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Footsteps faded in rapt thought as the air was pushed in anger, traced by malignant effects.

In death’s grip, the stolen shadows slipped past frosted silences of breaths, under the shattering of echoes.

In the quiet of condemnation, the lady of the Highlands had her conversation with death, fated in a unified theory of circumstance.

Several minds stumbled when entering the myth of hard choices mixed with hollow foreclosures.

Grace fell that night as horror had its pervasive effect of evil doctrines, while the moon threaded the passing of dark clouds.

Tears were not hidden from the thief of dreams and happiness, as she, the victim, marked the shift change in wounds that weaved the surreal run of thoughts, ending in sad assonance.

Crimes speak for themselves as we find that evils have roots in rebellion and confused power, with no validity of argument or conclusive results.

Then we all grieve and wonder, while desperations are thrown in and out of doubts in solipsistic dribbles by the exploration of truth and justice for all with some facts that are not comestible.

Such was the murder at the Highlands.


© 2014 Sami Khalil



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When I finished reading this, a single thought kept dunning upon me, and it was to tell you: "You'd make one hell of a prosecutor!" You've successfully swayed the jury to your isle. The son of a b***h on the other end gets the electric chair.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much dear poet for this wonderful review and voice of support for the case. All ap.. read more
Engaging as hell sami! I can't seem to wash off the tension you've created in this piece, it plays out with such fluidity.. renders my mind to visualize everything you have written. Great work again! cheers!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much dear poet for this amazing review and engaging visit. All appreciated...:)..... read more
An absolutely gripping write, that the reader just cannot put down and rereads again and again, learning something new each time. Your words are chosen wisely and elegantly.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Nadia for this elegant review and appreciated visit. Be blessed...:)......
I spoke to an expatriate Scot recently about the foreclosures in Scotland. He expressed a sadness for the lost way of life, the eking out of poverty every ounce of goodness from the thin earth, the collection of seabird eggs and the fishing , even the collecting of barnacles and oysters, crabs and anything that could beaten to help survival. It was a bleak existence and only the strong survived, the lame and the blind died early from malnutrition and the fierce cold of winters, the winters finished off the weak, the young and the elderly. He spoke of their love of kerk and culture. It was a beautiful cultural existence forever surrounded and the basked in it, the lilt of the song in the language. To hear a maiden sing and to catch her joy of life on the wind as it blew and caressed your cheek. The sense of belonging in that bitter naked land.

I finished off by saying that it could not go on much longer of course, the land wouldn't support the growing population. His pragmatic answer was quite new to me, and yet I noticed he waited for a long time before he spoke again. If he had owned a pipe he would have clutched it and puffed as his mind wondered back to those places where the wind never stops howling, only in summer did it break.

The acts of the landowners was cruel. They used the law to evict the people. These people had rights, but not enshrined in law, this displays the weaknesses in the law as applied by English rulers a thousand miles away.

I understand your poem, many would have to go away and study, you have abstracted it in a way, removed it from concrete facts and some will struggle. I can only write about because I know the history. You have been very kind on commenting on my poetry, but feel I have to tell you as I see it, and I may be wrong.

Take the last line of all: 'Such was the murder at the Highlands.'

But was it murder? is that word too strong? To be sure a whole culture was destroyed and tens of thousands forced off the land or would another word do. Rape? too strong. Or was it greed and indifference? You decide. I thought the poem veering to the side of hyperbole. I know you feel strongly about it and it was terrible. But would it not be better to educate by showing what happened and let the horror assail the reader, and the reader make up his mind?

Just a few thoughts, discard them or sue them, its you poem.

But, the poem needed to be written, that is for sure.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much, sir. I value your opinion but I do not change my writing for it is captured.. read more
when I grow up....I would love to write like you...
gorgeous use of words and the pictures were vividly sinister.
amazing!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet for this wonderful review and appreciation. You have graced me w.. read more
Your words dance across the screen in a eerily, gripping ballet...
I agree, very mysterious, your imagery and exceptional choice
of words, in both rhyme and fluidity, hholds the readers imagination...
spellbound, Sami! another masterpiece, thank you for sharing :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


ms. barrie

2 Years Ago

~~~~< °…°>~~~~…………:))))))))
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Hahaha...Good night...
ms. barrie

2 Years Ago

goodnight...and be well!! :)))
A dark piece probing unexplored truth. I appreciate the depth of thought in motivation. A standpoint that isn't easily taken effectively. Unique and thought provoking. I dig it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much for " digging " this dark genre of a poem with the reality of evil and crimes.. read more
I love your phrase: "Crimes speak for themselves"
I believe that offers soooo much insight to our world today.
DRR

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well said dear poet. Thank you so much for sharing with us...:)..............
Quite fine and mystery write. interesting till the end. Very clever.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much SSadd for this splendid review and timely visit. So glad you like this genre... read more
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B.J
An interesting read, the meaning, the art work behind your poem. Tremendous

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. This is based on a true story. So glad you like this genre too. You visits mean a lot...:)....... read more
B.J

2 Years Ago

Your welcome
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

:).....................

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