A Broken Psyche

A Broken Psyche

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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The shadows, the personas, the facades...

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A Broken Psyche              by Sami Khalil


A broken psyche is an awkward thing.   

The shadows-ever present, ever witnessed.

The personas- concealing pains, confusions.

The façades- windows fogged from smoking fireplaces.

The giant elephants in the room.

The clouds drifting on the plains of the soul.

The front row seats of boring plays.

It demands servile adulations,

auspiciously wreaking social lives.

We become the lost arts- the stops, the starts.

The bottom lows, the top heaps, taking the blows.

The stumbling blocks, the heydays, with handsome paydays.  

The whittled existences, the thriving endurances.

The grimaces of another face, sign posts of another place.

The stolen silken dreams, the dreary nightmares, it seems.

We struggle to understand, confront, heal to no appeal.

Can’t work up the courage, organize the storage,

enjoy the forage.

Oh! A cumbersome thing indeed.        

© 2022 Sami Khalil


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Very interesting piece on how the mind works. Very thought provoking. Overall great job on this one

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

Greetings Sean P.! So true and well said. So much we are still exploring. A great gift from The Alm.. read more
I like how there are multiple personalities. Different emotions keeping you on your toes. I really like this. Nice job.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

A broken psyche covers all of those ranges, lots of ups and downs, back and forth... Thank you kindl.. read more
I like the idea of a broken psyche being an awkward thing and the next line being "personas" instead of something about insecurities. Or, really, the whole piece being about all these irreconcilable personas instead of sadly ruminating over being 'broken'

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

Javajavaya! I agree wholeheartedly Cecily. You said much in few words. Lately I have been thinking a.. read more
How true ,
We struggle to understand, confront, heal to no appeal.
Can’t work up the courage, organise the storage, enjoy the forage.
Yes this poem resonates with me .
Many times I’ve found myself unable to work up the courage and to organise my storage in my mind .
Great write
Katrina

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

My pleasure. You too. Will visit soon...
Katrina Mckeown

2 Months Ago

Thank you !
Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

:::::)))))))))))))))))
Perhaps our psyche is riddled with cracks and uneven footing. The sane person is adept at maintaining balance. Forages and plants as much love as they may.

Superb write.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

Wow! I'm blown away. So true and well said. You are so right. We sure need that balance from extreme.. read more
crushed and broken ... universal and too relatable sir! :( truly tho .. that's the time we are open, ready to be molded if one's eyes are on the prize ... into a more humane person ... when we know we are weak .. the Lord and Creator can work miracles in us for those around us .. perhaps ;) I tried to read this in one breath ... it seems a fine fit for rapping ...
E.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

Howdy doody my friend! You speak truth to power sir Einstein. I'm so glad to see you back. You are a.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

you are too kind ... and I appreciate it sir ... good to be back ... it will take a while to catch u.. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

Yes siiiirrrr. Blessed you are indeed. Enjoy your retirement and your creativity.
Lately, I really understand not being able to organize the storage...
too many grimaces on the faces of those close.
I feel this poem a bit too much.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

Wow! So true and well said dear poet. I wrote it too from an inner realm that I went through lots of.. read more
It says it all, for the short and the tall...

Posted 3 Months Ago



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