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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~love is our strongest weakness~
very interesting one sami. well written as always.

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Together we are stronger so true and to find trust to share such things is the challenge. Boldly risk this where perhaps a bond emerges. Lovely :)

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A very beautiful vivid imagery in this write,
so beautiful.

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Your recent writings have excellent,unique and refreshing themes on the planes of love! Admiring the delightfully expressed insight!

It felt like a soulmate poem.. truly great dynamics of blending imagination and truth!😍👏👏

Keep up the positive changes!

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You created a picture. It's a pleasure reading from you.

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A very romantic poem. one must hold onto love and not let it go, it can slip away before you realize it. Hold onto love, there is nothing more important worth having.

A very well done poem, impressive work.

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“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

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your pen always astounds me, Dear Poet! this is amazing in that this piece
actually is very reminiscent of *for me* a Sinatra song. i adore the lyrical,
jazzy, uplifting imagery and once again your choice of words, that dance
rhythmically in one's head...i was actually snapping my fingers reading this.
i dunno how you're able to make your gifted word-weaving look so easy...
i'm sitting here staring at a blank cursor in word and all i've accomplished
is getting eye strain lol. stellar piece. much enjoyed!
favs./1000th :)

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“Love is our strongest weakness”
This line really hit me. At times when I feel the whole concept is overrated, but its addictive.
I notice that you have adjoining art work which beautifully compliments the poetry here.
It's is always a great mix of visual & written imagery

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a very sweet poem.. but i liked its flow... good one Sir :)

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:) This read brought a smile on my face...It's elegant,appealing and wonderful..

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Sami Khalil

Tuscaloosa, AL



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