Square Deal

Square Deal

A Story by Sami Khalil
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The story of the barnyard bird.

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Square Deal/........By Sami Khalil

The story of the Barnyard Bird.

They dived into harbinger dreams of the warm clime, while nestling seamlessly a lush, green barnyard copse all summer. A large flock of birds were ready to make the journey(pilgrimage), veering south, for they knew that birds that flock together, thrive together.

Between paws and hoofs, the braying of donkeys was a cause of discomfort to public domains, as gazing cows were chewing gently their culinary cud. Horses neighed in the distance, swishing their tails, while frolicking around the pasture, blanketed by sunrise hues.

Farmers were tending their haylofts, as the sibilant sound of the wind chimed in uncertain tuning.

Ants came marching as always, urged on by dreams of storing harvest for the rainy days. As for the rooster, full of pride and vanity, unanimously the valiant messenger, left petulant holes to non-early risers of blue yonder and hesitations.

We know that seasons change behaviors except for this hard-headed bird (rebellious I might say) who, for short of wisdom, decided to remain behind and not fly off according to plan with his peers. He wanted to stay in the exotic comfort zone (the exotic barnyard) and enjoy all what it has to offer. Winter came fast like a thief, dim cold and bleak, and the weighty snow started falling.

This bird’s plight wilted his hopes of any survival plan and the way of his death was imminent, frozen in a shield of hoarfrost, laying upon the flaxen grasses.

A wayward, hungry cat came along and feasted on him. Had he listened, it would have been a lifesaver. Had he joined the survival scheme, he would have been successful.

 

No footprints mar the blindfolded birthing

When foolishness sully an ushered wisdom

Together we thrive onslaughts of survival

With weary pent, dreadfulness unearthing



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© 2017 Sami Khalil



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sometimes our pride gets in the way,some hard headed and just want listen,very creative sami,loved all the images

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

So true and well articulated dear poet and great writer. Thank you so much for all.
In some sense I feel like this bird eaten by a rudimentary past that feasted on my culinary mistakes.

regards,
al

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Hahaha. What a wonderful insight. Like i said, this story has multitude of lessons. One of them bein.. read more
You include so much in this story, Sami. There are colours and creatures, wisdom and weather! Yjere's even a a how-do-you.do humour that makes the reader smile, '.. the braying of donkeys was a cause of discomfort to public domains, as gazing cows were chewing gently their culinary cud. . ' As if that wasn't enough your gentle phrasing travels its route, hinting at this and that until.. your writing becomes more Gothic horror than a colourfully idyllic and moral tale for childrenm! Poor, foolish bird..:(

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

OMG. You are amazing. You nail things on the head with utmost accuracy. I intended to show many mess.. read more
emmajoy

1 Year Ago

Okay, okay so I'm brilliant.. !!! Sami, I but reacted to YOUR words, they 're the fire, if you l.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

:::::)))))))
A fantastic description of nature, love the paintings too. Thanks for RRing me

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Whoa! Thank you so much Leigh green for answering the call and the kind visit. So glad you like it.
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Zoe
What a wonderful message conveyed through this little story! Great descriptions, very vivid. Loved it!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much Zoe for this lovely visit and take on this story. All appreciated.
Zoe

1 Year Ago

No problem!
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

:)..................
"He wanted to stay in the exotic comfort zone (the exotic barnyard) and enjoy all what it has to offer."

Sami Khalil

Posted 1 Year Ago


"birds that flock together, thrive together."

Sami Khalil

Posted 1 Year Ago



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