Alternatives

Alternatives

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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A song to be sung...

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Alternatives/By Sami Khalil

A song of lovers

Baby…

It is up to you

It is up to us

Two strangers

Fading into pain

Fading into the blue.

Two shadows, reflecting,

What is true!

It is up to us

To hang in there

Hold tightly to the message

“Love is our strongest weakness”

Without a clue.

To keep our spirit albums alive

In seasons long overdue.

So, what’s next?

To play the bands

Of the nights

Of time machines

In shallow graves

Without a view.

Speak up, baby

You give me the chills

The vibes of living

While wistful meanings

Come through.

A state of hope and confusion

Where dusty scenes wind once blew.

Speak up, honey.

I’m here forgotten, acclaimed

Nostalgic, happy

Fearful, safe

I’m here because of the alternatives

I’m here because of the mystery

I’m here because of you.







© 2017 Sami Khalil



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Wow oh wow! A thousand apologies for neglecting my read requests so long (preoccupied with prose writing), but this was worth the wait. But I always have high expectations for your poetry. This has such imagery and intelligent diction it's amazing!

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Very, very unique!

It is not often one finds a lyrical piece of balladry on this site, but here we have it!

As quite the aficionado of Mr. Frank Sinatra, i could clearly picture him singing this song in his effortless tone. If only one could hear the accompanying tune!

As always, an extremely well written piece. Soothingly worded with the overiding tone of swingtime cool. Excellent work!

Posted 4 Months Ago


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I am learning just how much "reflecting" goes into our relationships and interactions. I never realized it until I started digging deeper into myself and my spirituality. I love how you have that added into this piece. Very insightful and honest work Sami. This is told with matter-of-fact romanticism if possible. I am here for all of these reasons and I understand that I have options, but the alternatives are nothing compared to you. Lovely writing as always my friend.

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I like this from the first line to the last. It would make an amazing love song.

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS! The brilliant mix of feelings & thoughts!
Enjoyed every bit of it.. cudos👏😍💭✒

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Lovely and meaningful.
A genuine pleasure to read this song, once again.
Work to be admired, Mr. K!

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Dang I don't know how I missed this one.
You my friend never disappoint.

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"A song to be sung," indeed.
Both Andy and Frank could certainly have put this great composition over--and had their careers enhanced by doing so.
A more intelligent, perceptive creation than either "Moon River" or "My Way."
Too bad, Sami--the big boys missed out.

Posted 8 Months Ago


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A masterful croon. I once made a vow in my much younger days; not to like any song with 'Baby' in it. I've changed my mind many times since. I've changed my mind again now. (I'm allowed to at my age)

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This is amazing, Love, sadness, and every other feelings expressed beautifully. Bang on the point.
An absolute delight to the mind, very fresh.
Nicely written.

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Oooooo... I like this !

It's romantic , daring, straight to the point and sooo beautifully penned !

Yay you !!!

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Added on July 18, 2016
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