Vapid

Vapid

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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Vapid/By Sami Khalil

Some offer nothing that is stimulating or challenging while others are inspiring in so many ways…



The wind stretches

The songs and fragrances

And there you are

Burdened by senses.

 

The wind stretches

The waves and tempests

And there you are

Tossed by crashes.

 

The wind stretches

Shapes and illusions

And there you are

Writhe in thoughts.

 

The wind owns its place and power

And you own the earth and science.

Then, why are you?

Utterly vapid!



 


© 2015 Sami Khalil



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The poem seems to suggest that it is human nature to not offer anything when compared to the vast power of nature. Or at least, that's what I got out of it. I've never been good with interpreting others' work and they fail often at mine. There's a parallel for ya lol. However, even the most unchanging, ungrowing, and unyielding of us humans offer *something*. It's called resistance, and often, it is a challenge to the hungry souls that seek it. And I am tired....

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Your poem brings so many thoughts to my mind! Guess I'm stuck in the third stanza. Very profound stuff!

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I love the last stanza and how in every stanza the wind stretches gives us a totally different perspective.
it's as if we all face the same challenges but we don't react to them the same way, some are more brave than the others, some turns those winds into power.
that's how I understood this piece, please explain it further :)

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Amazing Sami, I love your work

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Wow. Yes, love this one. Good to read you. All the depth around a body yet the body is so shallow. Well done.

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The repetition,imagery,rhythm is fantastic and the piece is absolutely amazing..it has given me something to think about..great piece sir

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i like the flow and the suspense in this, well penned

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Aside from the form this takes (which I love!), there is a palpable "burn" in this piece; here is all the beauty, all the inspiration needed in the very air of the wind - which we so often let flow right through our fingers... Sorry it took so long to get to this one, Sami - so glad I read it tonight!

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Lovely imagery Says a whole world.

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Sami Khalil
Sami Khalil

Tuscaloosa, AL



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