Child of a Flower-Child

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                                             Trippin’ by Dale Innis

I was the child of a flower child
The Age of Aquarius
was awaited like Christmas.
I was named after rainbows
stained glass and rhyming dreams.
I had two parents and
I had twenty Aunts who dressed as fairies
& they and my Uncles had open third eyes.
All their kids were a pile of siblings,
We were one big family, for a long long while.
One pair of going- to- town -shoes
and mostly I went barefoot,
shirtless at six, unconsciously innocent
and I was a believer..of everything magical
everything bright and pleasing, and
every single story my daddy told
I knew because I knew; they were 100% true.
Wind-chimes were my lullabies,
I read book after book by candlelight
and even though sometimes I cried,
when bad things happened
like when my bunny C-Sharp died, 
I still looked up to the zillion stars
lighting up the whole wide sky,
and said out loud, like I was taught
“Thank you for this day.
How good it is, to be alive”

Karima Hoisan
Nov.30, 2022
Costa Rica

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Costa Rica in The World Cup Qatar 2022__”We Are The Dreamers”

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This is our (Costa Rica’s) beloved National team.
On Wednesday, we made history (the bad kind) by being beaten by Spain 7 to 0.
Our country couldn’t believe it and yet it was true. That was Wednesday but…..
Tomorrow at 4:am in the morning, I promise you, 98% of all households will be up
watching our match against Japan. Because “We are the Dreamers,” as Jung Kook sings;
we can’t abandon our country or the hope that tomorrow will be a better score, favorable to us, and if we win, oh my goodness, this little country will cause  an earthquake that will be felt all over the Americas:)
Please play this fantastic song for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. It captures the essence, of the World Cup, all the world playing against each other, with dreams and most importantly respect for each other.
Tomorrow at 4am, GO Costa Rica!..Vamos Muchachos!
Your country will be cheering you on!!
Enjoy!
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 Please click the link below to play on YouTube (no embedding allowed:(

   https://youtu.be/IwzkfMmNMpM

Sing along to this joyous, catchy, wonderful video… and feel the passion and spirit of collaboration and hope of Qatar 2022.

Jungkook Dreamers English Lyrics (Feat. Fahad Al Kubaisi)

[Intro]
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan
(Oh, RedOne)
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan

Chorus]
Look who we are, we are the dreamers
We make it happen, ’cause we believe it
Look who we are, we are the dreamers
We make it happen ’cause we can see it

[Post-Chorus]
Here’s to the ones, that keep the passion
Respect, oh, yeah
Here’s to the ones, that can imagine
Respect, oh, yeah

[Refrain]
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan

Verse]
Gather ’round now, look at me (هاييا هاييا / hay ya hay ya)
Respect the love the only way (هاييا هاييا)
If you wanna come, come with me (هاييا هاييا)
The door is open now every day (هاييا هاييا)
This one plus two, rendezvous all invited
This what we do, how we do

[Chorus]
Look who we are, we are the dreamers
We make it happen, ’cause we believe it
Look who we are, we are the dreamers
We make it happen ’cause we can see it

[Post-Chorus – Jungkook]
Here’s to the ones, that keep the passion
Respect, oh, yeah
Here’s to the ones, that can imagine
Respect, oh, yeah

[Refrain]
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan

Fahad Al Kubaisi sings in Arabic

We dream of a better world and to live with love
We’d gather and let our voices fill this world with love
We’d come together and we’ll raise (all these flags)
We’d cooperate, create and achieve (all of our dreams)
We’ll never give up, we’ll keep challenging and overcoming all difficulties
And sing with love

[Chorus]
Look who we are, we are the dreamers
We make it happen, ’cause we believe it
Look who we are, we are the dreamers
We make it happen ’cause we can see it

[Post-Chorus]
Here’s to the ones, that keep the passion
Respect, oh, yeah
Here’s to the ones, that can imagine
Respect, oh, yeah

[Outro]
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan
الأ هو لا دان / ala hu la dan

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Nomination for Spillwords Publication of the Month

Hi everyone,
I want to let you know, that I have been included in a list for Spillword’s Publication of the Month, for the Month of November:
HERE ARE THE NOMINEES:

Redress by Antonia Wang
Holding Hands by Simona Prilogan
Love Me Like A Luna by Joni Caggiano
Elijah’s Mantle by K John Koshy
Your Treasure by Karima Hoisan
The Ocean by J. Iner Souster
What Pretty Doesn’t Know by Diana Burns
In Flanders Fields I Lost My Love by Andrea Walker
Last Dance by JPK
Dippy Eggs by Verity Mason
Crossing The Rubicon by Andrea Damic
Serenity by Contemporary_9
Scratch by Steve Carr
Ragdoll by Liz
I am extremely thankful to  everyone who “hearted” my poem and to the Editors  at Spillwords for choosing me along with the others mentioned.
As I also chose to do last time,  I personally have decided to not ask for votes.
There are many other great poets on the list and one we all know from our WordPress Community too! Please do vote…just understand I will not be participating.
Thank you all for your understanding and for all your great support of me here
on WordPress for 11 years!!

You have made my blogging journey a very special and delightful experience, full of
friendship and learning and mutual support.
Thank you again Spillwords.com for publishing 11 of my poems.
I am eternally grateful to you all and for this honored nomination.

I leave you with a yet unpublished poem of mine from way back in 2003

A+ in Love

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When I get it right, it makes me cry…
Tears flow, I like to watch them fall.
The mountains race backwards in the foggy bus window
My shiny face reflecting in the semi-curtained pane

“Who could love like you are asked?””
“Only a fool with a vast expanse of heart.”
“Who could think you would forgive so easily?”
“Only the One who blows apart the pieces.”

I now know how to love the unlovable
I kill some demons with just the touch of warmth.
Embrace the miraculous leper before the bus rolls away,
Then, across an ocean, depression lifts, and a man rises.

Each and every time I get it right, I cry…
So much euphoria and no sadness on my cheeks.
Closer comes the Teacher, tapping me so gently.
“This lesson is now learned. You may close your book”

Karima Hoisan
July, 2003
Jordan

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One Cup

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                                        The Painting”One Cup” by Dale Innis
Please click play to hear me recite my poem to music

For My Family in Jordan

Harsh lands bring soft embraces,
Here we all drink from one cup.
Before we put our share to our mouths,
We make sure there is enough.

Oven winds bake a glaze on my face,
While dry eyes squint to the sky.
Two leathered hands sift Martian sands,
I can’t pull away yet, and I know why.

Destiny’s prisoner, I smile and submit,
While drying out my soul is refreshed.
The cool realization; I am where I should be
Makes me know I am doubly blessed.

I choose to stay, in an open doorway,
Trembling ~ indecisive, but I don’t leave.
Feels like a premonition or a déjà vu,
On impulse I cancel my flight of reprieve.

Harsh lands bring soft embraces,
Here we all drink from one cup.
Before we put our share to our mouths,
We make sure there is enough.

Karima Hoisan
Karak Jordan
2006

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Written in Stone

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Written in Stone

I never could understand the attraction
we found ourselves in
like being reduced to tiny metal shavings,
and something written in stone was the magnet
sweeping us both off our feet, into the street.

That’s a long time ago,
and memory plays tricks on what was real
but I know the first time I saw you
in that market and you saw me
lights flashed on the switchboard of destiny.

“Your call is ready now, shall I ring you through?”
“You’ve received a call…they are waiting for you.”

But we only resorted to eyes and hidden smiles,
from a distance a bit too far, for you to see,
that I was looking too.
Ground spices surrounding us, a perfume we both wore
but you hennaed your hands, while my wrists jingled in gold,
and we noticed those details as we walked out the door;
the attraction was doing its thing now,
not heeding the rules of astronomy, no logic, 0 possibilities,
Just simple fate with twists up ahead,
pulling us into the spotlight and when we looked up
our bags in our hands, we were walking…
in the same direction…
and our eyes kept smiling…and smiling

Karima Hoisan

November 16, 2022

Costa Rica

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Strange Dream

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Please click play to listen to my spoken word version, recited to David Darling’s “Sweet River”

Strange Dream

It was a crazy day on the river of my morning dreams
fluffed up cumulus clouds, bouncing on a peach colored sky.
A soprano voice on shore sang out a message up ahead,
“Sometimes I just want to give-up but instead I give back, it said.”

and I thought,
“Such a strange dream
Whatever could it mean?”

The parakeets, like a flock of lunatics in a mad chorus giggling
beat the contrary airwaves frantically with their small wings, singing,
Screaming as one, they choose a course right over my head
“Sometimes I just want to give-up but instead I give back,” they said

and I thought,
“Such a strange dream
Whatever could it mean?”

Bells and glass wind chimes sounding in the building breeze
Their sweet harmonic notes growing louder as I floated closer
This surprise symphony spoke in transcendence to me, as it spread,
“Sometimes I just want to give-up but instead I give back, it said.”

and I thought,
“Such a strange dream
Whatever could it mean?”

I then awoke with a phone call for help, “ I need you! Please come!”
I dropped everything and went and listened and hugged her a lot
She cried in my arms saying, “it’s hopeless and just all too much.”
When I told her my dream; she was soothed by my voice and my touch.

and she said,
“Such a strange dream
Whatever could it mean?”

Karima Hoisan
November 15, 2022
Costa Rica

 

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“Your Treasure” in Spoken Word

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Earlier, I posted about my poem, Your Treasure that debuted on Spilllwords.com today
For those who have not read it there, you can find it Here
Thanks to comments from Jimmy, Mark, Belavar, Ilan, Mal, and others, I have recorded it here to the beautiful piano cover by RBO of the song”Mi Historia Entre Tus Dedos. 

Click Play Above & Enjoy!

Karima Hoisan
Nov. 12, 2022
Costa Rica

 

 

 

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My Poem, “Your Treasure”on Spillwords.com

I am pleased to announce my poem, “Your Treasure” is up on Spillwords.com today.
I am very grateful to Dagmara K. Director of Development
and the entire editing team for choosing to publish my poem.
This one has a very personal history, that I have shared in a post I wrote in July
of last year, about a Rumanian refugee poet who went by the name of Lonely Wolf
Although I felt an immediate connection to her poetry…it was a struggle to really
get to know her.
I share with you, “Your Treasure”

How I wanted to climb your high-walled soul,
As I sensed you had something hidden inside,
Something brilliant and battered in gold
Pounded to compassion in a priceless design.

Please go to Spillwords to read the rest of “Your Treasure”

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The Toucan’s Lament

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                         Toucans on Rain Forest River by William Patterson

Please press play to hear my spoken word version of the poem
Music by The Darkest Cello Music_ Beginning to End Hendyamps Studios
Toucans:  Flying free in my yard

Toucans crying in the dying light,
of a rainy afternoon
No orange glow on the treetops below,
the creek that slides through the rain forest
is soaked in mist, by the falling curtains
of powdered clouds in this season of the rain.

The birds call out, they sound so sad
like they can’t pick up their souls
from the jungle floor..and every note pierces my heart
until I too I cry out in my poetry,
from this little room on the mountain top
such a tragedy the Toucans wail,
and I know, oh I know,, what they mean.

This will all be gone too soon they cry
The trees, the solitude, the peace, the harmony,
Nature has looked after itself, so well,
but sad to say that other plans bring humanity,
And when the developers with their machinery
carve a golf course from a piece of paradise
and then build many rooms of luxury;
there will be nothing left to recognize…
this moment is another time that can no longer be or… survive.
I take a picture in my mind, my lenses bathed in tears…
The Toucans saw it first and tried to warn us with their cry.

Karima Hoisan
Nov, 8, 2022
Costa Rica

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Inworld Review Nov. 6th- With Mal Burns. Featured Guests: Karima Hoisan & Dale Innis

Hi everyone,
I am  excited to share with you a 30 minute version of Inworld Review that was filmed live yesterday. Inworld Review is made weekly and is the definitive media talk show for all that is virtual on The Open Simulator grid  (which is basically all virtual worlds outside of Second Life.
The actual show, created and  hosted by Mal Burns with co-host, Thirza Ember was two hours long.
I tried to show some highlights of our talk.. Both Dale and I were honored to be invited as special guests. I have included the clips of what we discussed and I hope you will enjoy watching snippets of the show.
Mal & Thirza are very well-known and loved in the virtual hypergrid community.
Thank you again for featuring our collaborations in this area. It was great fun to be on:)
Enjoy!!

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