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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how very interesting a tale .. told so well with self and shadow ... boxing perhaps at times ;) this line:
"I might have drifted in self-sufficiency, lofty to many in its concluding smiles." and your closing 4 lines are just killers for me .. i loved reading this ..the experience as a writer in pursuit of honesty ..integrity and those perfect words/images/emotions ...all come to mind as i read .. and on life itself ..those shadows all must be dealt with to retain health in mind and spirit .. really really like this one Sami! great read for me!
E.
ps. the pic is incredible .. the eye is drawn first to the palm .. then the head .. then the light and then the shadows coming forth .. at least for me anyway .. fine stuff to start me morning

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow! I'm honored to get a great vocation from great poets and readers. Thank you so much and Happy N.. read more
All of us, each and every one make mistakes, have regrets, sorrows to carry as we journey along life's often rocky road, and though our feet blister and may even bleed, we do not/must not give up, or decide to take the easy, slippery slide back downhill, we merely rest, cleanse and redress the soles of our feet, as we listen and learn from our inner voice, the exact shadow speaks to us of those previous, past shortcomings which only serve to further imbibe our resolve and determination to continue, for there is sparkling treasure to be found at the summit of journeys end! 👑

An uplifting, discerning discourse my friend, character building poetry and a happy new year Sami, may rich blessings always be upon you brother!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow! I'm blown away by your wisdom and understanding. So true and well said great poet and friend. I.. read more
When we experience the loss of expected overtures...
we seem to be lost in a maize of uncertainty... looking for a lost note or two...
the familiar scent of flowers... waiting to be discovered when night draws the
curtain of possibility. Wishing you a special kiss at midnight to ring in the
NEW YEAR. truly, Pat


Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow! So true and well said. Thank you so much Patricia Wedel for the review and the wishes. May your.. read more
Hi Sami such a beautiful poet you are, my friend. Such poetic words you used in this write, wonderful read, mate....Peter

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow! Thank you so much great poet and friend for this lovely review and kind visit. I appreciate you.. read more
Sami, there are some beautiful poetic lines in this write. You are indeed a poet. This poem did give me some dark feelings about those shadows. It does appear though, that you have become accustomed to their presence. All good wishes.

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow! So true and well articulated. Those shadows in our lives can be heavy burdens within and withou.. read more
Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Thank you Sami. All good wishes winging their way to you. Be well.

Chris
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

:)....................
I'm sensing a dark undertow. Tension shadowed by an indifferent hunger. Shaded by innuendo and gile. Lit from within.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow! Even your reviews are so poetic. Well said and understood. Thank you so much Valormore for your.. read more
VALORMORE DE PLUME

2 Years Ago

You put so much between the words. Awe inspiring. Blessings to you also.
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Gracie Mille. You are so kind.
An ever present companion, silent, vigilant, carrier of across leaped heartbeats; The exact shadow with subdued names! Your ponderings are profound and absolutely delightful,Sami. What wonderful thoughts you have shared here!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

You too. Gracie Millee.
Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

You are most welcome my friend.
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

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

Sami Khalil

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

" I idolized the marbled sky, feeling more than breaths laden with faceless partners."

Sami Khalil

Posted 2 Years Ago



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