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In Her Memory

In Her Memory

A Story by Sami Khalil
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A sign from above...

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In Her Memory      ( Sami Khalil )

She gave his heart a pulse!


Before she knew her little dreams, he had grand ones for her.


As the grandfather endured abysmal nights by his granddaughter’s bed, she lay dying from a severe strain of the Flu. He lamented her death eventually in unison with his daughter’s memory that passed away too from domestic abuse, and where his son-in-law, the faceless coward, is serving life sentence in jail.


Those small hands were cold and shaky, holding his, before exiting the traffic of death, in redolent vigor. Grief held his words hostage in his throat, with befuddled drowners of sleepless nights. He stayed in the doldrums a while, until the decision to honor her remembrance, and get those hope engines thrumming again.


He took up woodworking classes at Shelton State Community College and, upon graduation, set out to buy some fancy tools from a ‘Big Box’ store named Lowes, to pursue his dream of compassion.


He hung his negative past behind, just as the new tools were hung in the space of her absence. Her voice echoed with them, as he fashioned marvelous ‘Doll Houses’ to bestow on needy families’ young girls every Christmas. Love should be the devotion that defines our heart, and the happy consolation that imprints our hands in giving, he thought to himself.


Every smile they brought to a child’s face, lit up a bonfire celebration in his mind. He stamped every one of them with her name and the date of her death. After Christmas, he noticed a beautiful cedar tree, with blue buds, sprung out of nowhere, upon his garden loam with gales lacing soft laughter.


He gazed at it in awe while taking it as a sign from above.


He named it the ‘Angel Tree’!       

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© 2018 Sami Khalil



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hi sami, im quite new, loved this so many mixed feelings going on here, you have some good writes ,,Tracey

Posted 4 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

4 Months Ago

Wow! Welcome aboard. Thank you so much dear poet for all.
This is a short read yet it evokes so many emotions, from a deep sorrow, grief, and hope springs anew. Well done!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

4 Months Ago

Wow! So true and well articulated. Thank you so much beloved poet for all. Take care.
This was an uplifting story about coping with loss and pursuing one's dreams despite the spiritual injuries and old age.

Your characters' responses to their fates are unpretentious.

"Grief held his words hostage in his throat, with befuddled drowners of sleepless nights."

The ending was smooth and it cools the reader's heart. I can hear the birds softly laughing as they glide above the cedar tree.

Thank you so much for sending me a read request.

Please don't stop writing. Never stop writing.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

5 Months Ago

Wow! So true and well articulated dear poet. I love your take on the message. I won't stop for I do .. read more
Georgios my friend! Ya know, here is the thing! and I say this not as a critique Sami! In the natural world of (HOW TO) book writing( whatever world that might be) Another writer(of etiquette so to speak) could easily say that your writing is to flowery and not concise. If I had that book and your writing side by side I would through that book in a burning fire! Until next time my friend.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

5 Months Ago

All good and appreciated dear poet and friend. Every one has their likes and dislikes. I write for t.. read more
John Ciarmello

5 Months Ago

I love all of your work Sami. I will always be a fan! And someday you will teach me jet eye! lol
Sami Khalil

5 Months Ago

Hahaha...We learn from each other. How about that???
Thank you againg, sir...
Charming story, heartwarming and full of hope in the face of death! It's uplifting to have read this.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

If a poem does what is intended to be, then the fruit of joy is earned by the writer. The message is.. read more
Jennie Baron

6 Months Ago

And you also!
Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

:)................
You've created magic with only a few words. Love the beautiful end! I agree with the message you've tried to deliver, we must learn to express our sadness in a fruitful way. Very emotive write, with a positive end.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Wow!
"we must learn to express our sadness in a fruitful way"
You are indeed wise. Th.. read more
Oh my gosh! I love this! This is such a good, creative, heart-felt write! I so happy I was able to experience these words and the raw emotion behind them. You are very gifted with story expression and emotion. Keep it up!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Wow! Thank you so much dear poet for this awesome review and liking. All rich blessings.
That1Nerd23

6 Months Ago

You're welcome!
Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

:).....................
this is a beautiful story sami,you brought it back to life,
the tree is magnificent,,hell i just spent ten days in the hospital with the flu

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Wow! It is bad this year. I'm so glad you are doing ok. We missed you on the cafe. If I knew , I wou.. read more
 wordman

6 Months Ago

got it all,thanks,it got bad for a while,it could have went either way
Beautiful and I agree love should be the common denominator for everything-love the angel tree if only we could be like the tree - never fighting just accepting🌹

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Wow! So true and well articulated. Thank you so much dear poet for this lovely review and kindness. .. read more
Rose Petal🌹

6 Months Ago

Blessed is He that believes without seeing­čî╣
Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

All true and right on...
A somewhat sad write with a positive ending, very creative and a pleasure to read Sami.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much sir Andrew for this splendid review and kind visit. So glad you like it.

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