As I Write These Words

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iUniverse, Apr 3, 2012 - Poetry - 264 pages
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Every poem in As I Write These Words seeks to take the reader on a journey with author Samir Georges. This very personal collection of poetry, begun by Samir at the age of ten and completed on his twentieth birthday, offers an invitation to travel across the tapestry of emotion and experiences he weaves.

Raised in a culture that values and nurtures poetry, Samir first began writing poetry in his native language without any training. His need for expression spurred him on. From the emotion of “He Whistles as He Walks, This Man” to the charm of “Lady,” he improvises every poem, writing before he thinks; to him, emotions are felt like flint and stone in the hand, long before thought sparks from between.

As I Write These Words presents an offer to dream, journey, and grow—an offer made with an open hand that is there for the taking.

Contemplating quietly and fluently is he

Not with speech but by mind and precision in every degree,

Congratulate those who assimilate to those around them with decree.

But he who cares not for the throng knows better than to be bound by such wrong,

For judgment is to be awarded by deeds best unknown to the judge,

Not as a tool to be handed down from a man to fool.

 

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Contents

Three Ticks on the Clock
131
Its Not Healthy
135
Mountains
137
Im Writing a Letter to You
139
We Dreamers
140
It Is What It Is
142
Its Raining outside Today
143
Odin
144

More than Once I Beckoned
12
Remembering Pictures
13
The Monster without Purpose
15
A Quest Within
17
We Await Her Arrival
18
Sand Castle
20
She Was the Proudest of Birds
21
Stars
22
Nighttime
23
Love and Loathing
24
The Philosopher
25
He Whistles as He Walks This Man
29
Sleepily
30
Alone We Are Resolute
32
Remnant
33
Shoulder
34
Grim
35
These Words Are Liberty
37
Content
38
I Am Captain
39
Race Way
40
Glistening White
42
Where I Was
44
Dreamer
46
I Shall Find You
47
Cherish Your Pockets
48
He Built Another Planet
49
Never Ending
50
Fathom
51
A World of Vintage Leather
52
The Final Tune of the Tick Tock Clock
56
One Hall Too Many
57
Grand
59
Judgment
60
Beneath the Rubble of a Once Majestic Tyrant
61
Theme of Birds
63
Voices
64
Overcome
65
Pretty Angel
67
To Live Flightless Birds
69
Empty Thoughts Never Acknowledged Dreams
71
Contemplating Quietly and Fluently Is He
72
Once upon a Time Man Knew Only Shadow but Shadow Did Not Know Man
73
All Hail the Misguided Soldier the Misguided Hive
75
Many a Moment
77
In Repair
78
To Die
80
Beauty in My Palm
83
Dust Lands
84
There Exists a Variable
86
Words That Do Not Speak
88
So Far
89
Barefoot and Bloodied
91
Check Mate
92
The Sounds of Summer for Me
93
A Story of Loose Lips
94
Quizzical in Nature
95
Today Not Tomorrow
96
Whispers in Silence
99
Mechanical Man
100
Shrouded by Our Blessings
102
A Goodbye
103
Feather in My Hand Ink in My Heart
105
Peace Resides before the Fire and Once More within the Ash
107
Till Time and Time Again
108
Set to Bloom
110
Roots Will Grow Roots Will Spread Let This Wisdom Be What We Shed
111
Risk My Presence
112
The Singer of Songs
113
Bounce
114
The Ravager of Redemption
116
Right There
117
Ode to the Damned
118
Being
120
Wonder Why
121
Cry Me a River
122
Pulse
123
Ruins Reclaimed
124
From End to End
126
Blink It Away?
127
Experience
128
The Illusion
129
The Illusion Part Two
130
Stargazer Hatchnet Fangtooth
145
Lady
146
Of Man
147
But I Smell You Somewhere Out There
148
The Sword the Shield and the Heart
150
Blind Men
152
The Gleaming Crow a Treasure before Her Eyes
154
Genie
156
Day
157
Chasing Racing
158
My Beautiful Cage
159
Tomorrow Is Another Day
160
The Green Checkered Face
161
Goodnight I Said as I Tucked My Secrets to Bed
162
Pitter Patter
163
The Sands Stand Tall
164
Loyalties
165
Oh Sweet Sweet Dew
166
The Lying Man and the Clock
167
We Are All of Us Crazy
169
And Always
170
Fear
172
I Love You Because
173
Desert Paths
174
Oceans Deep
175
Writers Block
176
A Wise Life Understanding Death
177
Tension Waiting
178
Dancing with the Shadows
180
Cold Ice
181
Painting Alone
182
Lament of the Soul
183
Opinion Worms through Me
184
Dour Company
187
Fighting the Good Fight
188
In League with Others
189
I Miss the Dead
190
Holding Its Breath
192
Breath Let Go
193
Knees Bent Untying the Knots of Fates Cast
195
Letters Bespeak Words
196
Mining
197
Betwixt Bars
198
Ruined with Words
201
My Doubts
202
Hiding
203
Shades of Pearl
204
A Struggle to Be
206
Make Your Move
207
Pretend
208
Anchored on the Shore
209
The Lonely Dark
211
Our Very Own Nights
213
Bringing the Shuttle Back Home
214
A Tough Question I Was Asked
215
Appreciate the Song
217
Breathe into Me
218
No More than We Are
219
North Star
220
A King Rides
222
She Came to Me in Clandestine Robes
224
My Eye for a Kingdom My Other for a View
225
Turtle Man
226
The Watch on My Hand
227
Seeds
230
Eyes Speak
231
The Devil Walks
233
Simple Fears
235
Blue
236
What Are These Nights
237
My Lady in the Sky
238
Beneath the Sun
239
Hanging Flags in Space
240
Deserving
242
Moments
243
Tiptoes
244
Busy Hands
245
Both Sword and Shield
246
Hunger
247
Written Thanks
248
Closing Curtains
249
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