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the meals we share

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why eat a cake with a fork or spoon, when sharing it with your hands taste so much better.

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the meals we share

remedies are made from words
as tears, falling from frightful beings…
whisper broken syllables of outreach

bestowing a common awakening 
in the eyes of the vulnerable
regurgitate past meals of rotten misery
despite of repetition, the fork is still in hand

breathless from the sour slime lingering in our esophagus.
many seek no more nourishment in our daily-felt sorrow
of the everyday, rather numb

to speak
to express
to share realities.

dive deep within and voice with vim
the darkness you entreat daily

as the peppermint deliverance hastens
the remedy of contagious mind-made insanities;
continuously stocking and restocking effects
of misery as a mirage of emotional tendencies.

hypertensive reactions –
like the sensation of rushing vomit
imprisoned due to the suffocation
of truth, of speech, of expression 

a drop of words rippling in the echo of many
as faint as snow drizzling on pavement
buzzing in and out like bees’ nest 

the remedy for change

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  1. Date: 7/4/2015 11:30:00 PM
    Sami, congrats on having your poem featured once again. SK

  1. Date: 7/3/2015 4:10:00 PM
    SAMI.. Congrats on having your excellent write featured on the Soup's home page. I truly enjoyed the read! Blessings, LM

  1. Date: 5/7/2015 8:24:00 PM
    Hi: Congrats on having your beautiful poem presented.

  1. Date: 5/7/2015 10:08:00 AM
    Congratulations for your featured poem Sami! ;-)

  1. Date: 5/3/2015 8:41:00 PM
    Sami, Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. SKAT love

  1. Date: 5/3/2015 8:03:00 PM
    SAMI, Dropped by to say hi and congratulate you on having your poem selected by Soup's Administration. This is a wonderful poem to have featured on the homepage. ~Always & Forever~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/8/2015 10:46:00 AM
    So nice to read your work AGAIN this sunny New England morning, you could put up for us verse you have published elsewhere already? Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/1/2014 9:43:00 AM
    I had a fantastic read. I will really love to read more of your work....

  1. Date: 11/14/2014 6:16:00 PM
    I now feel I can make a diagnosis. The patient appears to have a advanced case of verbular incapacitation brought on by an onslaught of brillliance. I suggest she reread this three times and call Dr. Sami in the morning. Should her intelligence and attractivity quotient be high enough I am sure Dr. Sami would be willing to make a house call.

  1. Date: 3/16/2014 12:16:00 PM
    Sami, :) It was nice to see your poem featured in the poetry soups, home page this past week. Enjoy the coming week. Always & Forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 9:50:00 AM
    Hi Sami, , enjoying this fun verse again. CONGRATULATIONS, on having your poem featured on the soup's home page. I'm always enjoying top picks of the week. Take Care ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 7:58:00 PM
    I love the intensity of your language and the creative use of that language.

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 8:04:00 AM
    Hi Sami, ,CONGRATULATIONS!!! on having your poem Featured on the soups home page. enjoy your coming week. Always & Forever * LINDA

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Sami, congratulations, on your featured poem of the week. Take Care ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 10:27:00 PM
    Exceptional write with great insight, Sami...There is another poet whose style is similar to yours, perhaps you've already read some of his...Drake Erzes? Look him up and enjoy as I have enjoyed this! Congratulations on being featured this week on Soup!! Annalise

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 7:07:00 PM
    sorrowful, joyous, precise, perfection...Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:28:00 PM
    Your words gave me chills.. i like the intensity of your poem.. you are not afraid to make your audience feel something real.

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 10:21:00 AM
    Oh la la stark sublime metaphor! Enjoyd d hardhitting poem u hurled at us poeticaly. I hope u read mine too.

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 2:50:00 AM
    Hi Sami i could recognize your writing without seeing your name.Your words always powerful and thought so profound.Hope you ll continue to post many of your writings here.Hope all is fine..Excellent post-Welcome back : )