Shadows Of Doom

Shadows Of Doom

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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Foretelling a doomed world.

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Shadows Of Doom/By Sami Khalil

Foretelling of a doomed world

Now with bliss of ancient dominions briefly remembered

Uncertain as lamentations of child’s shipwrecked words

Oh, Chroniclers of sonorous bombast and feeble blithe

The sun shan’t see her lofty tabernacle above dusty herds.

 

Time and time again in dwindling of peace witnessed coarse

Where foredoomed spires and domes grieve the fall of lords

No brides to marvel, no bridles of incendiary evil to scythe

While lilting, winds turn dusty fields across the spindrift wards.

 

An overgrown child at heart found to breathe a bit morbid

Where shadows of doom can trace their lost fellows’ sherds

With fits of spells no heartless one can endure the writhe

Bodies lain on darker days to girded vultures and rumpus birds.





© 2016 Sami Khalil



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Powerfully etched lines!
Love this line-
"Where foredoomed spires and domes grieve the fall of lords"
Thanks for sharing :)

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Makes on shiver. For dark and foreboding indeed.
You captured the feeling well with you words and imagery. A fabulous poem.

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I love this lines, they painted for me the whole perfect emotional picture of the war zones and the soulless places they become, missed reading your work Sami :)

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it's so moving write ...which create a lull in the read to thought and realize it more closely..lovely and thanks for sharing with us..

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Sam, I did find the ole English to be a delightful treat in this era of fifteen-year-old shorthand. Wonderfully worded, too. Especially "an overgrown child at heart found to breathe a bit morbid."
We don't just live in the same state now, but I think we held the same breath at some point.

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Sami Khalil,
Challenging! Lovely ole English; your have given me an intriguing experience in your poem. Very sobering subject matter. All things end and evil is simply the shadow of God's just way. The future is real and this poem brought out possibilities that we do not entertain readily. Thank you again. Kathy

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awesome and vivid. I can see e mental pictures just by the way you use description in this poem.

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What hits me first and foremost is the use of language followed closely by a feeling of flowing. It would be easy to make such a use of language turgid and muddy. But this goes to the opposite extreme, at least in format and despite its title, it shines. As far as subject is concerned there is a palable feeling of the doom written about and an almost gothic (certainly dark) feel to the whole piece. Excellent work Sami.

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I wonder why at a time of mixed memories, i'm about to read this poem for a second time? Yes, yes, our world is doomed to turn upon itself. But, for a moment we have to debate the why perhaps. And in doing just that, Sami, we need vow to do something from this day forth to turn doom into a mood of optimism. Writers need shout louder but with quieter and diplomatic intent. Which/what is the owner, the population or the world.. which OWES a debt and when will it be paid?

As ever your words call reverence and respect; as ever your thoughts inspire.

' .. Time and time again in dwindling of peace - '

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Very elegant, cryptic, and mysterious, much like the shadow of doom. It's amazing!

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