Below are the all-time best Sami Al-Khalili poems as chosen by PoetrySoup members
a photograph of two aloof
days then grew shorter
they may have gotten colder and colder,
then miserable and mild.
an image spoken with candid lies ;
reluctant, we wear our shades of words
uttering bewilderment in colors ;
to love life much less in dark denial.
to love one another without grey areas.
bountiful in warmth,
at times I felt warmth,
but further endeavors of freeing you
were impeded by sensibility and
such warmth washed out our clothes
and stained us with dead dreams and promises,
we were no longer True or colorful
wander in silence absent from your vanity,
the scent of painful dried paint persists
like the echoes of your footsteps in the
corridors of my mind, walking away.
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 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