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A Poem by Sarah Khalil

There is only one place

between Heaven and Hell:

A place steeped in

fires and

raging storms

impossible to quell.


A place so vast, so full of empty space,


You might search a million years

To find a single human face.

© 2013 Sarah Khalil


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Sarah Khalil
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" All the world is a stage and we are merely players" wrote Shakespeare. This poem conjured up earth (the plane between heaven ad hell) and the path we take here lifetime after lifetime learning and growing. (in my belief system at least).

You could search a million years life after life simply to recognize yourself or yet to evolve to a place you recognize those with whom you have traveled before.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Khalil

6 Years Ago

Thank you for the excellent, thoughtful review. I so appreciate it! :)



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" All the world is a stage and we are merely players" wrote Shakespeare. This poem conjured up earth (the plane between heaven ad hell) and the path we take here lifetime after lifetime learning and growing. (in my belief system at least).

You could search a million years life after life simply to recognize yourself or yet to evolve to a place you recognize those with whom you have traveled before.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Khalil

6 Years Ago

Thank you for the excellent, thoughtful review. I so appreciate it! :)
very thought provoking.....I began thinking how we must walk through our pain to arrive at that final peaceful place, it may take an entire lifetime, it may never happen, but we have to seek it

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Khalil

6 Years Ago

Thanks for reading and for your thoughts! I love seeing my poems through a different lens :)
i am thinking of purgatory...a million years without seeing another human...sometimes i think that might be a good thing. this is an excellent piece of poetry.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Khalil

6 Years Ago

I am utterly in love with the idea that this inspired thoughts of purgatory. I had never thought of .. read more
quinfinn

6 Years Ago

always a pleasure.....
Good rhymes. Great job

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Khalil

6 Years Ago

Thank you! I'm very happy you liked it :)
Well this poem is like a tower, you could go on each floor and find another meaning. Many people would be able to relate to this in their own personal way. I'm sure there wouldn't be a person who couldn't. This is really powerful, and I read it out loud to make sure that it was real. I don't think I have to share my own interpretation, unless you would like me to, but this poem speaks for itself, in a thousand languages and a million words. I am very curious on your perspective or interpretation with this poem. I think I'll let people read it and ask them what they see, cause I want to know them all. I really love this one, and I mean it from the bottom of my heart. So short, so powerful. Few words and so much is being said. Hats off to this one and to you Sarah.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

plainme

6 Years Ago

Oh no need to read it again, it makes perfect sense to me. I love the fact that your idea of the poe.. read more
Sarah Khalil

6 Years Ago

If all of your reviews could be like this on all of my poems I will marry you.
plainme

6 Years Ago

Haha, well I guess that's a challenge! Nah, I think you wouldn't be too happy with a guy like me.. :.. read more
I love this, the dark, the mysterious, the idea of being in a place that is abstract, that is in between, and better the idea of being trapped there for an indefinite amount of time with no escape, with no chance at dying and moving on to somethig else. Also love the idea of being trapped in that place all alone, with no one around for comfort or companionship for ages, eons. Very dark, very mystifing, very inspiring.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Khalil

6 Years Ago

It seems mysterious, but when you think about it this is the state of the universe we live in. It's .. read more
WillowWhisper

6 Years Ago

If the universe is expanding then the idea grows, one could travel their entire life, and every life.. read more
This is so dark but almost in a sweet way.In so few words you have managed to really fill this with emotion. I can feel the loneliness of your words and they make my heart hurt for you. Great job, your writing is absolutely beautiful.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Khalil

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much!
You might search a million years
To find a single human face.

This line really stands out to myself. Short, sweet, simple & effective.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Khalil

6 Years Ago

Thank you! It's my favorite line as well. It ricocheted all around my soul when I wrote it.
Interesting focus on that grey between black and white. Almost as if humanity is an illusion, and we're in between dreams. My mind is reeling of all the empty space, literally, figuratively, and metaphorically. This was like looking into space with a kaleidoscope. Many interesting fragments and angles you could take, and positively encouraging for the imagination, and interpretation.

- Cloud

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Khalil

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much! I'm happy you were able to read something quite simple on the surface in an exc.. read more
Guilt

6 Years Ago

Haha, yeah I tend to do that. I have a habit of getting lost in my thoughts and rambling :P But my r.. read more
This is scary Sarah! To search through millions of years to see a single human face! You have a cute little poem to express that void in between heaven and hell. Perhaps we humans have these in our minds, heaven symbolizes good deeds and thought, hell does for the bad and evil ones. And that void may represent someone who is in a limbo, a thoughtless, expressionless, action-less, and event-less life; and that is much more terrible than having the freedom to commit a sin!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Khalil

6 Years Ago

I think what makes an idea like the one I expressed here is that it's simple an exists no matter wha.. read more

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Sarah Khalil

Beirut, Lebanon



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