White Flowers

White Flowers

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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White Flowers                     by Sami Khalil



It was high noon. A tepid wind blew across the purple Wisteria bending in summer fields. There was a sense of peace as I placed flowers on my mother’s grave. My dad had just passed before two years to date. My knees were quite weakened as my thoughts deepened in reflections and prayer.

I needed some closure and strength, so I felt like tuning my inner guitar to play with its broken strings this binding love for her.

This was an open altar; a place to honor the departed who lost no invitation to be inducted. I proceeded to place my tall white roses upon the grave; the ones I arranged with my creative flare. Angels floated by, mixing with some cirrus clouds over and above.

And so here, separated yet all together, head on her sweet breast, I uttered:

“Mom! There were those endearing moments we shared

There were those hands that selflessly cared

There was your spark of light, brought forth

Always, new beginnings of life with hope paired

There was you! Multitude of thoughts…

The Cherry blossoms of spring

Faces finding smiles midst the war

Looking to escape death and mayhem

There were the foghorns you generously shared

To be safe when I left home at age twenty-one

The dead silence that followed the heartbreaks

The colourful butterflies alight on sunset shadows

There was your wonder, your passions, your ecstasy never surrendered

There was your love in perfect harmony midst my agony.  

 

 

 

© 2021 Sami Khalil


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this is nice

its always hard to lose a loved one, and I think this poem shows how one feels in a moment of loss

Posted 1 Week Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Week Ago

It is indeed Play Write. You are so gracious to visit and share. Thank you so much.
PlayWrite

1 Week Ago

of course

glad to read your writing
Sami Khalil

1 Week Ago

:)..................
Dear Sami

A mother's love is always with you. Losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows that a heart can know.

Beautiful

YB

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Week Ago

So true and well said. Beautifully expressed. Thank you so much YB for this wonderful review. Good t.. read more
Yellow Butterfly

1 Week Ago

Your welcome always Sami...so good to see you back at the Cafe too xx
Sami Khalil

1 Week Ago

Thank you kindly. I always miss my friends.
dear Sami… a gorgeous poem of white flowers for your Mother… my Mother was a flower.. gentle, kind and caring. I was only not quite 40 when she passed… she truly has always been tattooed on my breast. truly, Pat

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Weeks Ago

OMG! Thank you for sharing that with us. I can see and feel her influence on you. Appreciate you and.. read more
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Pax
For me it's been years as well, every time I visit my parents grave, I always bought two candles with two set of flowers for each one. It's lonesome without them now, but I rather let them go than suffer more of the sickness that struck them. My memories fade but the love and care they given us remains forever in our heart.. Brother it's been long... And this piece brings memories of my loved once.. I hope ur doing much better, take care and I'll always remember a brother here in wc...

Posted 1 Month Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

Wow! Thrilled by your visit brother Pax and saddened by your parents departure. Stay positive, safe .. read more
Pax

4 Weeks Ago

Always here to keep in touch..
Sami Khalil

4 Weeks Ago

Wow! That is wonderful.
So wonderful and beautiful Sami. I loved the complete poem.
"There was your wonder, your passions, your ecstasy never surrendered
There was your love in perfect harmony midst my agony."
The above lines stayed with me. Thank you my friend for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


Lovely and heartfelt poem. I like the almost casual way it starts, and then the imagery starts to enter in and those difficult to describe emotions of loss are enhanced in power. Nice to see u posting on the site often. It's been quite a few years since I joined, and I've been gone at long stretches, but I recall u were one of the first friends on here. It is great that you continue to write.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

Wow! It is indeed been a while since last I saw you. Welcome back and many thank yous for all. Hope .. read more
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran reminds me so much of your writings...
our children are like Arrows sent out into the world... tenderly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

Wow! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and gentle soul Pat. You are cherished.
sometimes better to say nothing, express nothing... when words are as genuine, as heavenly, as real and true as yours here dearest Sami, your words are beyond words, your written song is beyond something for our ears to hear, but it's heard by hearts. gorgeous, your mom is blessed and proud watching her son from above being this loving and fine human being. Bless You my gentle wonderful friend~

Posted 1 Month Ago


Awww this is one of the best elegies i have read, so creatively imaginatively touching and super eloquent! I was admiring the cirrus, broken strings and flowers lines so much. Condolences poet!! Kudos!!!

Plz do read and comment my newest poem too , right on top of my page


Posted 1 Month Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

Whoa! Thank you so much Zaynab for this lovely and heartfelt response to my poem. You are appreciate.. read more
dear Sami... you are always an Orphan when your
Mother passes... May your memories bring Comfort.
tenderly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

It is so true as you say dear poet Patricia. It is so good to see you. I was wondering if you are do.. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

Even though we have a Pandemic... we still must mingle in the World... and handle responsibilities. .. read more

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Sami Khalil

Tuscaloosa, AL



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