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Anatomy Of Rank And File

Anatomy Of Rank And File

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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A political poem or speech...

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Anatomy Of Rank And File/   Sami Khalil


A political message in a speech

 

A nation that stands together prospers together.

A nation that dreams together rises together.

And a nation that sanctifies one another lives forever.

Then, arrest me; shred my words if I have rocked in futility your driftwood boats, no folly while I endeavor.

And, embrace me if I have attested to truth, for in truth lays all the treasure.

That we are born to live voraciously, to weather,

And in our quietest deaths wade through skies of reflection, looking for signs beyond measure.

While in the meantime, between lines and ridges,

Spaces and times let me evoke your bellwether,

Your loveless lives, your rundown hovels, and chide your futile drives.

That is…My pleasure!

 


© 2015 Sami Khalil



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Together we stand, divided we fall. Your piece reminded me of JFK's challenge to the citizenry: ask not what your country can do to you but ask what you can do to your country. This piece stirs some patriotism.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well articulated. You have graced me with your lovely visit. Please send some read .. read more
it is the pleasure of the poet to stir others to some kind of action.
this reminds me of how it was back in my early days of poetry, reading the beats during the sixties...and their urging us to strive for change.
nicely done, Sami.
jacob

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. So glad you like this write and that it stirred up some memories. Nations are built on core val.. read more
Tonight I was sitting quietly thinking on our world and the people in it who confuse me so. This hit the nail on the head. I love getting a glimpse into your wonderful mind. Beautifully written and absolutely inspiring. Thank you for this. It's refreshing for a soul like mine.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow Anna. What a wonderful thing to say and appreciate. Thinkers like you are leaders. All rich bles.. read more
Just Wow...Reading such powerful words, I remember the political leaders like B.R.Ambedkar, Subhash Chandra Bose, and many others holding power in their words and voice..they are wise enough always hidden a lesson and message in their words....these words are fabulous...
A nation that stands together prospers together.
A nation that dreams together rises together.
And a nation that sanctifies one another lives forever...these are heart touching lines...great work as usual...:))

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved Anne for this wonderful review and kind words. You are talented indee.. read more
A nationS that stands together prospers together.

A nationS that dreams together rises together.

And a nationS that sanctifies one another lives forever.

I see Truth within the added S.
For We the PeopleS are the only answer. When we have had enough, Then the Pyramid crumbles from the top down.
When we walk down the street and a known biting dog comes and growls. How quickly it runs with it's tail between it's legs at the sight of our facing it with mind control and no fear. Yet if we fear the Biting dog will surely bite. When will we know our power? When will we have had enough and choose the inner light as our Sword? Soon.........very soon...........
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself. Our neighbors , Sisters and Brothers is made to love not fear.



Posted 2 Years Ago


Cryingkate

2 Years Ago

I once feared as we are taught to fear each other, Yes I was a good servant.
Now I stand in t.. read more
Cryingkate

2 Years Ago

sorry i meant: light in hand :-)
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

You too. Grazie Mille...:)..................
Love the poem. It has a good continuous beat and rhythm. The underlying message is absolutely superb.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Keaton for this wonderful review and kind words. All appreciated...:).....
Well done Sami, as usual.
The shame of it is that truth is often only a perception of one's beliefs.
I may speak what I believe to be true, you may speak opposing and yet it is your version of the truth.
Opposition is healthy but it should always be peaceful. Therein lies the tragedy. It is rarely peaceful.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well spoken. So glad you shared that with us. We pray that peace, love and common s.. read more
Matching Socks

2 Years Ago

Common sense, wisdom and a cup of sugar. :)
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Yep. So true...:)........................
these speeches are a thing of the past, a quieter more godly generation of the fifties
a generation of hard working people that stood up for there rights
a great poem and a great graphic

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. I'm trying to revive one of the best ways of communications which is one on one and reach the m.. read more
 wordman

2 Years Ago

and you are welcome,a usual m friend
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

:)...................
Sami, this is an incredible poem or speech as you say,The opening lines are strong
Beautiful poem, I really enjoyed it :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Lizardo for this wonderful review and timely visit. All appreciated...:)....... read more
Lizardo

2 Years Ago

Thank you and You're welcome Sami :)
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

:)......................
A political poem or speech.
Enjoy...

Posted 2 Years Ago



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