Curtain Calls

Curtain Calls

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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On acting and its power and relevance... When acting becomes love in action and motion...

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Curtain Calls

        By sami Khalil

Actors on the stage of life...

Slay me at the altar of the forgotten

while I brave your rehearsed memory,

dashing in life and deaths' spotlights.


Slay me..

For distanced we are from 'ACT ONE'

When relishing our weary abandonments.

 

Distanced we are from brave faces

Deplumed not in auditions of feathery fears

As vacillations take spotlighted intrigues.

 

Distanced we are from live performances

When insouciant characters are recused

Changing costumes and speeches to fit.

 

Boundless we are as our saddled emotions

Act together in clear sights of bearing dramas

Midst the shouts of: “Cut, cut, cut.”

 

Boundless we are, the surviving casts of many

Playing fields, costumed in cosmic fabric,

Bearing conscientious acts. 


Worthy we are when our acting becomes the hopeful art of human anticipation  and validity,

distanced not from its humor and tragedy.


Slay me once... while holding your applause. 







© 2015 Sami Khalil



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this is breathtaking, Sami!
your pen captures vivid landscapes of silky veils of the two worlds one's (actors) psyche in regards to both harsh reality//vulnerability submerged illusions hopeful nourishment for ego//appplause --

that said, your gift to entrance the reader with harmonizing both brilliant word-weaving, imagery and fluidity...never fails to leave an indelible impression upon me...&continously inspires not only myself but all!

thank you for sharing :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

8 Months Ago

Same here. Gracious and gracias...::::)))))))))
ms. barrie

8 Months Ago

smileys ❁✌︎☺︎........
Sami Khalil

8 Months Ago

:::::::)))))))
Love this, it speaks so many truths

Posted 9 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

9 Months Ago

Wow. Thank you so much dear poet for the lovely visit and nice sharing. All appreciated...:).......... read more
"All the world is a stage......"
This is so beautifully penned. Especially the concluding lines:

"Worthy we are when our acting becomes the hopeful art of human anticipation and validity,
distanced not from its humor and tragedy.
Slay me once... while holding your applause."

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet and friend for this wonderful review and appreciation. You are .. read more
I am as awed as i will be ever after reading your works. as if u revive words, bring them to life' strong and vibrant. Thanks for sharing them with us.


Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet and friend for this wonderful review and visit. All appreciated... read more
I have never been to a theater in my life, but your poem has made the theater an inviting place for me. Vivid imagery runs throughout your poem which is adorned by beautiful and mesmerizing words. Well-written and keep writing.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Wow. Thank you for sharing this wonderful review and appreciation. You are appreciated. ....:)))))).. read more
Slay me once while holding your applause. Shouts of Cut Cut Cut. As in art so in live. A relevant write friend Sami

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Wow. So true and well articulated. Thank you for sharing this wonderful review and appreciation. Y.. read more
Good write Sami. Vivid words you have implemented to display your thaught.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet for this wonderful review and appreciation. You are appreciated.. read more
I love this poem! I enjoy going to the theater, mostly for musicals, because I love the raw talent and the thrill of a live performance. This poem slays and deserves a Tony. Great job!! :D

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Kelsey for the lovely visit and honor. I really appreciate you...:)............ read more
We are actors and performers in the stage of life. Where some held to play the leading role and some were designated as supporting cast. The audience expects no less than perfection. The show must go on...under the stipulations that the characters performs and close to the real thing ... Splendid write... Not sure if I grasp everything .

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well articulated. You have summed it up marvelously. Thank you so much for all. ... read more
this is a masterpiece Sir. congrats!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet for this wonderful review and appreciation. You are appreciated.. read more

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