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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An interesting blue... I would love to hear this one sung!

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Thanks for sending this to me. I can really feel the cadence of this writing. To me, the line "a state of hope and confusion" is really embodied by the entire work - there is anticipatory tension, combined with a very subtle darkness. Very beautiful. Has me thinking...

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This indeed reads like a song, sings like a song. My favorite line: “Love is our strongest weakness.” Ain't nothing wrong with that!

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I’m here because of the alternatives
I’m here because of the mystery
I’m here because of you."

To the muse, the poet says. This to me is reaching the higher realm of poetry as does all your work!


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Yes indeed, ' if music be the food of love, let the band play on '

You must find an equally marvelous musician, to put to a melliferous melody to your musing words Sami !

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stunning piece of work this too is a lover's poem written in a upbeat style different fomr sage and saga not flowery but grittiy and a deep message very cool writing

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Sami Khalil,
Relationship is up to you, up to us! Even in pain the responsibility to have the privilege of love is work.Love is our strongest weakness; so true. Time machines, shallow graves- speak up the work of connecting. Last eight lines; poignant! I'm here for you. The history together. ...................... Elemental and complex together. I got a lot out of this poem. Thankyou Blessings to you kathy

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profound....great.....n loaded with emotions....

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Vivid expressions with amazing results in your wording.
Love & lovers with songs expressing inner feelings, thoughts, and shared minutes.
Color and focus showing it.

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Sami Khalil

Tuscaloosa, AL



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