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A Poem by Sami Khalil
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A strange feeling...

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                                     By Sami Khalil



Wherefore,

When spring brings

Its fervored passions

Out of hibernation

In coattails

And season's bedight fashions,

I still commensurate not!

 

Wherefore,

When life transcends

In versed action

Other vantage points

Out of grave existence

Oh! Hearts, distraught and ashen,

I still commensurate not!

 

Wherefore,

When justice exhibits

Banners of compassion

In strange calligraphy

Mercurial diadems befallen

With utter bail traction,

I still commensurate not!

 

Wherefore,

I’m frigid



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© 2018 Sami Khalil



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I find myself wondering if the word "commensurate" is not possibly meant to be "commiserate"!?!?!

I enjoy the way you look around yourself, acknowledging all that flitters & flutters, yet you feel nothing. I know this response well & you've conveyed it realistically. For me, it's going on Facebook & seeing people do their typical daily stuff, like showing off grandkids or interesting meals, but I feel nothing about this stuff. I feign interest, but it's just not the stuff that turns me on. Instead, I come alive when watching nature & the outdoors in my wilderness enclave. I believe that the emptiness you describe can sometimes be a function of being in the wrong setting, rather than having a flawed outlook. But you've done a great job of painting the scene & letting your readers interpret (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

5 Months Ago

Whoa! The interpreation is right on the money and the word commensurate is different from commiserat.. read more
Sami Khalil

5 Months Ago

Sorry: Barleygirl...A typo
You do notice all the lovely things in your surroundings, and aware that they do not affect you the way they should... that a realization itsel!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much Rani for this lovely review. Take care.
Mrudula Rani

6 Months Ago

You too. please do find pleasure and happiness in little things of life, I will be cheering for you... read more
Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

::::::::)))))))))
Comes time or times when a human being feels more like a pebble on the road: lifeless - unless kicked by another's shoe; useless - neither usable nor worth a second's look. No matter what's framing Self, the latter lies pale.. empty - numb... unaware of condition or state. Belittled by one's own brain, mind, senses. Perhaps?

Posted 6 Months Ago


emmajoy

6 Months Ago

Sharing your words has always been an immense pleasure, Sami... even to that one word!!
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Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Thank you kindly. All rich blessings.
from those poems I read from You this must be my favourite! in my opinion superior! I see You speaking in three different things, nature, life, and humanity, how You are feeling not participated to any, how there is no passion to any, no group or creed or even the seeking of finding the truth of Your life, Your reality... You just lost it, the passion and taste of it all, numb, no tears no fears, like You're floating in the air but not free, a strange feeling, like You are human but not human, I've been there, not funny or good thing at all, but it will pass, as long as You are keeping aware of it, sometimes it came from being deeply hurt, sometimes from being over thinking... Great piece, thank You for sharing it my friend!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Wow! You have nailed it on the head. I'm so thankful that you can relate. It is like a stage before .. read more
Light

6 Months Ago

it will pass my friend, it will! all the richest and warmest blessings to You*
Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

To you too. God bless.
that feeling....of just not fitting in or wanting to fit in...sometimes i feel like i am in a different plane than others....not that far away from them, yet not quite close enough to make real contact...
sometimes we are our own cold weather...
the coldness coming from deep inside.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Wow! So true and well articulated dear poet. You have spoken the truth. Thank you so much for all.
I am not sure the exact inspiration for this, but reading from other reviews can understand that sometimes writing comes from any myriad of locations within ourselves. Whatever the inspiration, this is a fine piece of poetry. Although the end came to a halting stop, I found it to be delightful in its girth. The style and structure of the writing is really superb. One of my favorites!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Wow! Thank you so much beloved Seriana for this amazing review and kindness. It is personal so I lik.. read more
Such power in this write Sami , definitely a conflict of seeing beauty but not recognising its worth when its out there but one feels empty, a state of two minds maybe...... almost a sign of depression maybe but an excellent write all the same. Top notch!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

So true and well articulated. It is amazing how we feel can affect on our perception of things even .. read more
Beyond mere nonconformity, this appears to be a human being who's somehow become almost unreachable--not even by seemingly hopeful occurrences deserving of celebration. The poet is obviously speaking for or about someone else.
In any event, a sad and tragic state of affairs.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

A sad state indeed great poet for those who have bipolar difficulty where things swing to extreme po.. read more
Jimmy Yetts

6 Months Ago

Forgive me, Sami, I did not recognize you as the subject of this work.
I pray God will heal, .. read more
Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Not at all. You are marvelous. A friend will point out things for the good of others. God bless.

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