The Real View

The Real View

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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If you can only see...The real view!

"

The Real View/…………………………………………..By Sami Khalil

The view within is the real view.  A psychological poem.

The Poem:

You only see the ripples above waters as self-expression,

but not the merciless anarchy within.

You witness candles burning in the dark,

but not the residue of scar-tissues melting away.

You only observe weary eyes crying sadly in basted memories,

but not their wounds growing like fingernails.

You only glance at craggy mountains rising to drape the sky,

but not the stalled echoes within valleys.

You only stare at pallid grave sites at the edge of humanity starving for answers,

but not the dead and what have become.

You only spot a blind among the anointed blind... others hanging in the balance,

but not the one who dares to look at the sun.

You only notice beginnings and endings.

If you can only see…

The real view!

© 2014 Sami Khalil


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This reminds me of those "blinders" that they put on the horses to keep them from getting "spooked".. they can see the road ahead of them well enough but miss out on everything around them.. I think too many people "see" like this.. They are too focused on the road ahead to fix the road behind them and enjoy the road they are on, and the road ahead just stays in the distance.

Sometimes it is easier to just look on the surface instead of taking a deeper look. You are afraid of what you might find.. When you go deeper the pain becomes more real, the monsters more scary, the hurt more profound. When you look inside others to see who they really are you might not like what you see.

I think that is what is wrong with most of the world today. It is easier to just take things at face value instead of understanding things for what they really are. Seeing the person for who they really are instead of just what they WANT you to see.

The anger can disappear once you realize that it is due to a hurt that you can heal... The sadness can go away once you tend to the wound and heal the scar. The friend who is lonely can have that shoulder they so desperately need to lean on but too afraid to ask.

If we take a good hard look at those memories and past mistakes we can learn the lessons that are there waiting and keep from repeating them over and over. We must see the consequences that our actions have on others, how it affects their lives, their happiness, their well-being.

The real view is actually taking the time to LOOK: not skim the surface, not glance at, not take at face value, not gloss it over--but DEEP down inside and reflect.

I REALLY LOVE this piece Sami!!! It is my new favorite of yours....

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

Same here. Thank you kindly...:)...............
AprilRN1210

6 Years Ago

You're welcome kindly......:)...............
Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

:)................



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It seems most are satisfied by what they see on the surface of things yet they never get the true grasp of things as they only see the surface not deep within. Valentine

Posted 4 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

4 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well summed up. Thank you so much Valentine for this lovely visit...:)............... read more
Once again, I discover the joy of scrolling through the back pages of Writer's café.

'There Are None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See.' From the proverbs of John Heywood, 1546.

Never a truer word was spoken. Beccy.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

5 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet for this wonderful review and appreciation. You are appreciated.. read more
Profound insight and spiritual discernment are often only gifts to those who don't have them. They frequently plague their possessors; humans incapable of, for long, closing their eyes to true evil or gross injustice.
Of course, many choose convenient blindness.
"The Real View" masterfully deals with these issues.
Work to be proud of, Sami!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet for this amazing review and appreciation. I'm honored by all...:.. read more
How I search endlessly I want you my truth the beginning
The picture the the picture frame out the cloudyday the
Fog is thick I can't see clearly until it lifts.


Beautiful work!



Johnsonbobby

Posted 6 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

Wow. A wonderful review with wonderful imagery. So thankful for the time and effort. Take care...:)... read more
a wise poem - so many of us are skimmers - we only see the surface and never the condition of the heart. Well done, Sami.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

Wow. You have summed it up marvelously dear poet. Wisdom flows from your pen...Take care...:)......... read more
everyone see things differently..for me it shows two sides, one that's visible to our eyes, other which is the real story behind it....we often neglect that other side because we are too happy to see what pleases our eyes...i loved ur words....the thing you want to convey..we have to open our eyes to understand the real things..the real hidden truth..thanks for sharing..:)

Raj

Posted 6 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Raj for this wonderful review and kind words. You are speaking the truth.Many.. read more
Seeing what one wants to see vs see reality on the razor's edge of the sun.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

Wow. You have summed it up marvelously Alfred. Amazing indeed. All blessings...:)................
Alfred Kukitz

6 Years Ago

Sami you have to be one of the best writers here!
Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

I,m blessed by the love and support of my readers and friends. I will be honored if they honor me as.. read more
This poem reminds me of a part in the movie, Joe verses the Volcano, where, Meg Ryan's character tells Joe that her dad told her that he believed most people walk around asleep and their are only a few a wake that live in constant amazement. That was paraphrasing it of course, but you get the gist. I believe that mentality.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Rose for this wonderful review and sharing the movie with us. So glad you can.. read more
such a brilliant thought you put in an amazing poem. very well done

Posted 6 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Eve for this amazing review and kind words. I'm honored by your visit...:)..... read more
Eve Ola

6 Years Ago

My pleasure :)
This reminds me of those "blinders" that they put on the horses to keep them from getting "spooked".. they can see the road ahead of them well enough but miss out on everything around them.. I think too many people "see" like this.. They are too focused on the road ahead to fix the road behind them and enjoy the road they are on, and the road ahead just stays in the distance.

Sometimes it is easier to just look on the surface instead of taking a deeper look. You are afraid of what you might find.. When you go deeper the pain becomes more real, the monsters more scary, the hurt more profound. When you look inside others to see who they really are you might not like what you see.

I think that is what is wrong with most of the world today. It is easier to just take things at face value instead of understanding things for what they really are. Seeing the person for who they really are instead of just what they WANT you to see.

The anger can disappear once you realize that it is due to a hurt that you can heal... The sadness can go away once you tend to the wound and heal the scar. The friend who is lonely can have that shoulder they so desperately need to lean on but too afraid to ask.

If we take a good hard look at those memories and past mistakes we can learn the lessons that are there waiting and keep from repeating them over and over. We must see the consequences that our actions have on others, how it affects their lives, their happiness, their well-being.

The real view is actually taking the time to LOOK: not skim the surface, not glance at, not take at face value, not gloss it over--but DEEP down inside and reflect.

I REALLY LOVE this piece Sami!!! It is my new favorite of yours....

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

Same here. Thank you kindly...:)...............
AprilRN1210

6 Years Ago

You're welcome kindly......:)...............
Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

:)................

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