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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a great love song sami,and the two singers you are featuring could croon it well

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who better to sing a love song than andy williams or frankie,long gone but their lives, their music, do live on in voice. nice one sami

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Honestly.This was your best and it was so fun and easy to read lol.The rhyme scheme and everything about this is so cool.Whenever I read your work, I always have to read that over and over and try to understand it lol.This was perfect Sami :).
Thank You so much for sharing :))!

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Kudos ... you capture a jazz spirit here with aplomb. Quite a treat today all the poets posting. I see MamaDi is here too:)

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I love this! Is there tune for it? It needs to be set to music. The lines “Love is our strongest weakness” and “Of the nights; Of time machines; In shallow graves; Without a view,” just leap out at me!

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"You give me the chills
The vibes of living
While wistful meanings
Come through."

Sami Khalil

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A song to be sung...
Enjoy!

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