Subdued Names

Subdued Names

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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Ponderings on relative and exact shadows we all possess.

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Subdued Names   By Sami Khalil


Ponderings…


My exact shadow had a resurgence of subdued names.

Vigilant in eventides, his silence rifles through me, in nonchalant manners.

But time rushed past us, blessing the emptiness of waiting lines.

As we hold the shield high, with hollow arms, hostages seep through our breasts.

Chance after chance, he had taken me across elapsed heartbeats.

I could not dissolve my bruises that weighed valiantly in my apprehensive rendezvous.

I might have drifted in self-sufficiency, lofty to many in its concluding smiles.

With tears in each corner, I idolized the marbled sky, feeling more than breaths laden with faceless partners.

My softer heart was a free verse, flowing from generous hands and across fences.

Each time I mouthed a narrative, guilt came forward, blustery and throwing stones.

I had not but scarlet roses to throw back and, a flurry of gasps.

I hastened to the blue curtains to close them.

My exact shadow and I became accustomed to subdued names…



 

© 2018 Sami Khalil


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A read it, and I was going to copy and paste lines....
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"My softer heart was a free verse"
THIS poem is why I consider you top-shelf
Just. F*****g. Scary. Good.
"My exact shadow had a resurgence of subdued names."
I am not even sure, still, how you give such vibrancy to everyday thoughts...
Reminds me of Bob Dylan, my namesake...
Nature, sounds, beat, rhythm, feeling, sight, smell, touch...
I have praised it before, and I am here again...
MANY artists seek a "unique" or "different" way of approaching the world
So that they can give it back to those who partake, in a "unique or different way"...
However, I am a firm believer that the through the prism of normalcy, everyday, and that which we use most often...
this is what carries the strongest messages...
Just have to look harder...


Posted 3 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

Whoa! I can't thank you enough dear poet for this wonderful review. As I dearly admire you and your .. read more
Silente-Write

3 Months Ago

Aye, ditto, mate...
Keep being a master of natural
Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

::::::))))))))))))))))))))))))))
'My softer heart was a free verse, flowing from generous hands and across fences.'
In that wonderful line I perceive your creative free spirit and mindset; but also, of course, the true function of free verse as a non-restrictive poetic form; though I must remind fellow poets that free verse may be non-restrictive when compared to rhyme but there is a poetic methodology in its right application (when properly understood by a studious and passionate poet).
One thing is for sure; whether free verse, blank verse or rhyming poetry, we poets have a wide range of poetic forms and devices in which to express ourselves. A poet must be versatile.

Bravo!!!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

5 Months Ago

Wow! So true and well said. I have written in form as well as in free verse. Check my sonnet 1 in th.. read more
by the by...i just love the artwork on this one, as well.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

5 Months Ago

Whoa! Thank you so much Jacob for this great review and summation. You are honored.
You have a really interesting way of putting words together. It caught me off guard and then hooked me and reeled me in. The meaning of it echoes through my being and calling on me to recognize my own exact shadows when the read was over.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Wow! That is so good to know and wonderful to share. I thank you angelink from the bottom of my hear.. read more
angelink<allie>

5 Months Ago

No problem at all, you are a great writer.
Sami Khalil

5 Months Ago

Gracie Mille........
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b.
oh this simply exquisite...
the serene poignant imagery, fluidity of your verses,
leaves ones’ senses waltzing.

breathtaking poetic artistry at its finest. ✨☺︎✨

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Finest gratitudes dear poet and friend for this wondrous review and appreciation. Your writings are .. read more
b.

6 Months Ago

you’re always welcomed, Dear Poet...
i wholeheartedly thank you for your gracious sentimen.. read more
Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Brightest blessings as well...
this is so interesting, Sami....some days i just want to send my shadow out to mingle with people, and keep myself hidden inside.
i like the idea of Blue Curtains...with blue being sadness...
guilt, throwing stones...not feeling kind to others...questioning my humanness...i have done that more times than i can count.
j.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Wow! So true and well said great poet. Your writes are masterfully authentic, subjective and touchin.. read more
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MCS
A perfect weave of words...enjoyed!

Posted 7 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

7 Months Ago

Wow! Thank you so much dear poet and friend for this great summation and visit. All appreciated...
MCS

7 Months Ago

Always a pleasure my friend
Sami Khalil

7 Months Ago

:)...................
In those rarest of moments when the mind and hand glide across atmospheres of selves, names, places we all mingle it seems in the mystery of who.

regards,
al

Posted 7 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

7 Months Ago

Whoa! I love your take on this piece dear poet and friend. You are right on the money.
I lik.. read more
A most intriguing poem Sami , images of those who live in their own shadows trapped that can only come out through writing like poetry, their only escape route comes to mind. A multi faceted poem indeed.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

8 Months Ago

[email protected] So true and well said. Thank you for sharing and visiting. See you soon. Hail and no jail to t.. read more
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Pax
"My softer heart was a free verse, flowing from generous hands and across fences"

Wow, aren't we all, a poet's heart is not always rhymes and rhythm, its free verse, a free flowing water cascading into words of hope and love despite sadness and darkness wall up... Well done brother..

Posted 8 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

8 Months Ago

Wow! So true and well said dear brother. I'm so glad this poem touched you in a good way. Glad to se.. read more
Pax

8 Months Ago

Hugs...glad to walk again here, its always been missed strolling along the verses of my friends. U i.. read more
Sami Khalil

8 Months Ago

All wonderful. Thank you kindly.

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