Missing Normalcy

Missing Normalcy

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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Missing Normalcy                         by Sami Khalil

( Our current situation in the world)

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Always on the edge,

In the trenches, adrift in circles,

With keen excitement, I tremble,

I discern the two poles, the whirlwind events,

In chaos, in disarray, in shambles, in shattered flashbacks,

In soaked aftermaths, the lasting memories of memories,

Thriving inside; mayhem's of morbid minds, causing havoc,

savage beatings to tender trusts, of innocence, prolonging

misery, neither cure nor recovery, no certain tomorrows,

no glaring of light to grievers’ losses, in intent and shadow,

in fading breaths, stultifying escapes of riotous hearts, staccato silences

to draw in and dwell upon, the fallen embraces.

Missing you, missing normalcy!


A parody of Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, Banksy’s Girl with a Pierced Eardrum has recently been updated with a mask (Credit: PA)

© 2020 Sami Khalil


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Remaining positive in such times is a challenge to the core still light always balances out the darkness, even though that darkness has morphed into chaos I guess we go on because there is no ither option...as always Sami, brilliantly voiced...

Posted 11 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

11 Months Ago

All true and well said Miss Ruth. Missed your presence on my page. Always an honor. Hope all well. T.. read more
Ruth

11 Months Ago

My pleasure Sami, tale care and keep the faith :)
Sami Khalil

11 Months Ago

Gracie Mille.........
A very powerful poem. Who would've thought we'd end up here! Uncertain and confused I'm the tomes of ambiguity. There is fear and misery. But hope lingers, my friend.. Like the little fireflies that were stuck in my hair last night.. They find a place. So we are hopeful that our normalcy would come back... And it will.
Lia

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Hi Lia. I sure do hope so. Our world and lives are really impacted and different for all. Lots of su.. read more
i cringe whenever i hear someone say, "the new normal" - nothing normal about it at all. it's awful as you so darkly and sadly remind. you've certainly chosen some appropriate words. if nothing else, makes us appreciate the small things in life - like being able to breathe freely or be with the ones we love. breaks my heart all this ... :)


staccato silences - ugh

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Hi Pete. You have shared a mouthful of truths. I can sense you have a good, compassionate heart for .. read more
I am glad I read this poem today as it does full justice to the bad times we are presently going through and from which we see no possible recovery in near future. Trenches could be the depths of despair that we feel, adrift in circles could be the aimlessness, we feel in the chaos and disarray everywhere.As you mention here,our minds too are growing morbid because there is no guarantee of tomorrow and we are facing death from a close distance. And this is such a terrible scourge that there is no time to even grieve for our dead. All and everything you so well described here. And here is where we are missing normalcy so much. Thank you.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Hi Sabrina M. What a wonderful review and summation. I so agree with everything you have said and sh.. read more
Anastasia

1 Year Ago

This poem perfectly describes how I feel and I must thank you for sharing it.
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Wow! Thank you again.
I started out reading this as being a jumble of all the weirdness that's been hammering people all over the world. But gradually your message drifts from external to internal & we feel this madness as being more about what's going on within. I agree, our times are bound to create this kind of inner chaos. I live in the wilderness with no phone & no TV, so I don't get that incessant hammering that most people do, so when I hear the way people are freaking out about 600 things at once, I am very much reminded of your poem. This is well-done with strong word-crafting especially alliteration. (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Whoa Margie. What a wonderful and worthy review you share with us and how correct you are in your lo.. read more
Firstly Sami I was intrigued by the use of the word 'normalcy' which has been controversial amongst scholars of the English language. it is more prevalent in the USA though and in my own view a great less formal word. The piece itself has an intensity and a theme which reflects very well these confusing times as we struggle with the 'new normality'. It reads rather like a rap and certainly hits the mark.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Whoa! So true and well said sir John. Although I studies British English in Lebanon, since becoming .. read more
What a lesson we have had to learn. How precious our everyday normal was in the pre virus world. How we took everything for granted. Now everything we do has been turned upside down. There are rules if we wish to stay healthy and survive. A wonderful write Sami, descriptive and so honest in its approach. Well penned

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Hi Chris! The truth is in your words. The new norm like they say is upon us. God help us in these pe.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Hi Chris! The truth is in your words. The new norm like they say is upon us. God help us in these pe.. read more
Embracing the day where the Sun rises
In Rays of melancholy... the Folly and the Dolly
as little girls with soft curls wear Masks 🎭
and one for Dolly...
Blessed are the Meek for they shall inherit the Earth...
thinking of you Sami... your poem is like a flower that
Fades with the Setting Sun. tenderly, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Wow! Beautiful poetic words that are worthy of appreciation. Thank you kindly for your wonderful vi.. read more
Yes, "no certain tomorrow's"
And living in the moment is being in isolation...missing what we had before all this occurred....
I hate to think this won't get better and all we will have is the memories of what was...
We need to be able to make new memories...we can only pray that we will get that chance.
a very moving write, Sami.
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Whoa! It is indeed as you say sir Jacob. May God answer those prayers so we can have some sort of no.. read more

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