The New Year

The New Year

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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A message of cynicism as a wonderful poet suggested...

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The New Year   by Sami Khalil

A positive message



The New Year peeks through shortening shadows, through the begrudgery of youthfulness.

Seldom we see the imposter within us, striking poses, or the critic, who is kept at bay.

Time sits in judgement while nobody listens to its mutterings.

Seldom we hear the susurrus of tides, ebbing and flowing.

The New Year peeks through a prism of jaundiced eyes, berating our blend of memories; those rambling attics.

Same suits are worn for different occasions, same roads are traversed towards dead ends.

For what is the real name we give old wounds against the emptiness of sunniest days, against the tyranny of dividing walls?

We are bound in spirit, not in the print or manifestos of dirty truths. We are the beggars trawling through the old bones, the detritus of the past, salvaging what we can; broken selves and promises.

There is nothing gained in failed revolutions, in biting tongues of injustice. Home is victory where the fight and cargo belong, the gossip of withheld truths, the fecundity of its spinning windmills.

The New Year peeks through the thresholds of silence, the ticking of grandfather clocks. It is time to reshuffle the cards, to turn the tides, to recover lost bags, to rearrange the attics, in wit and wisdom.

If bodies can heal, spirits can too, along invisible paths of sand and gravel, vines and weeds.

Turn the key; the New Year is wide open. Peek though!
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© 2019 Sami Khalil


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Leo
"It is time to reshuffle the cards, to turn the tides, to recover lost bags, to rearrange the attics, in wit and wisdom" the introduction of this line was superb, it made it for me. Vivid and grand imagination and thoughtfulness were put into this great poem and I could visualize it. Well-written - bblessed.

Posted 6 Days Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Days Ago

In regards to your review dear poet, may I offer my gratitude for the review and visit. Pleasure is .. read more
We are bound in spirit, not in the print or manifestos of dirty truths. We are the beggars trawling through the old bones, the detritus of the past, salvaging what we can; broken selves and promises.

If only we would realize this binding and yet find freedom that with that connection there can be safety in universal care. Fantastic write, Sami.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

Whoeee! So true and well said. Thank you so much beloved poet and friend for this amazing review. A.. read more
The whispering and rustling of tides...
ebbing and flowing... like remnants of a poem that touched my senses like the Chimes of Time as seashells lie in the sand where footprints
are left briefly. tenderly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

Whoa! A beautiful poem as a review. A gift of a talented poet. Thank you and may you be blessed.
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

And may the rustling winds be kind and music of Leonard Cohen be heard in
moments that defy .. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

Beautifully said. Thank you kindly.
buddy you did a great job on this one,can you believe we`ve all ready went through a hundred years

Posted 1 Month Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

Hahaha. So true and well said. Time flies when you are having fun. Thank you so much for all. See yo.. read more
 wordman

1 Month Ago

o k ..................
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

:::::: )))))))(((((((
This does not sound or feel like a positive message to me, but I like it that way. This feels like the height of cynicism, which is what many are feeling lately, & I also detect a hint of spoofing on the ridiculous human habit of acting like a new year means jack s**t. What I find positive about your message seems to be in an invitation to put away our pie-in-the-sky expectations & just take life as it comes. Good or bad, it's never dull! *wink! wink!* Thanks for a great year reading you & discussing our writings! Hope we have more fun to come in 2020! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

Whoa! I need to change the caption to suit your wonderful and right on the money review. I love how .. read more
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Not many distractions out here in the boondocks . . . most people live with much noise all around! I.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

Wow. All wonderful. Thank you kindly...m
A poem filled with hope for the new decade. We can "reshuffle the cards" as we turn the calendar pages. Uplifting words, Sami. Happy New Year to you. Lydi**

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

Whoa! So true and well said dear poet and friend. Thank you for all the support and the great wishes.. read more
dear Sami... Love the Eiffel Tower in all its Glory...
we are all in this New Year together... ethical value...
"time to reshuffle the cards... to turn the tides". Amen... Pat

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

Whoa! So true and well said dear poet and friend. May your New Year bring all glad tidings. Glad you.. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

Shakespeare may have said, “although you have none, obtain a virtue”. The New Year is open to c.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

So true and well said. May it be as you say ,too....
deepest thanks Sami and for you and all those you love, have a great and Happy New Year!!!!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

Whoeee! Deepest thanks of gratitude to you and sincerest good wishes for you and yours in the New Ye.. read more
peeking through, i see another year of inspiration on WC..thanks to all for that...and to you, Sami, for this wish to all of us.
j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

WhoaSo true and well wished. May it be as so. May your dreams come alive and through. Thank you so m.. read more

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Added on December 22, 2019
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