The Swamp House

For something a little different, I will repost “The Swamp House,”  an original poem and music written and performed by me (Karima Hoisan.) It is an audio track not an actual video. I decided to make it as a spoken word performance, instead of a machinima.
I urge you to please open the YouTube so you can hear it recited and the Delta Blues music I composed to go with it. Tell me if you think it works together:)
Comments and questions are welcome! Enjoy your walk in the Swamp!😨

Here are the lyrics:,
The Swamp House

Wading to the front door in thigh high boots,
the night falling to the ground before my eyes.
Anything I could imagine, could be imagining me,
I just wipe it from my mind, all that paranoid debris.

Passion is the flame that lights my way.
I let my intuition call me out tonight.
It’s too dark now, to see my hands in front of me;
The mud’s like quick sand, sucking and pulling at my feet.

But…there’s a light on, you left it on the porch so I could see.
I didn’t even have to let you know, because it’s on every night.
Just in case I feel you and your Swamp House calling me…
Just in case I get the urge to live a little dangerously…

Just in case I feel you and your Swamp House calling me…
Just in case I get the urge to live a little dangerously…

Pushing through the thicket, the moldy leaves of fallen trees
that pungent night-time smell of rotting fruit on steamy breeze.
I know this path like I know my winding, twisting destiny;
I know, you’ll be standing in the doorway, expecting me.

You know I’d only do this for you, my secret, my muse,
and you surprise me every time with where you want to meet.
I go all reckless when I think you want me as your guest again,
Just 1/4 mile of swamp is left, until we’ll write the rest and then…

But…there’s a light on, you left it on the porch so I could see.
I didn’t even have to let you know, because it’s on every night.
Just in case I feel you and your Swamp House calling me…
Just in case I get the urge to live a little dangerously…

Just in case I feel you and your Swamp House calling me…
Just in case I get the urge to live a little dangerously…

Karima Hoisan
Nov. 10th 2018
Costa Rica

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10 Responses to The Swamp House

  1. anitaannabel says:

    I love this❤

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  2. Thank you so much…so glad you took a listen:) Your comment is very appreciated!

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  3. Joel Abakah says:

    My God this is so intense!🔥
    First of all I love the tempo of the beat and how calmly and passionately the spoken word/music was. One should feel the emotion behind every sentence. I only have one wish… to experience this in real life💚❤

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    • Ohh thank you Joel! I see you did enjoy your walk in the swamp:) I lived on the edge of a Mangrove (Swamp) in Costa Rica in my early 20’s. The sounds at night were incredible, like a reptillian symphony of frogs, plus all the night birds screeching and owls, hunting and calling and it was intense. I tried to capture that in my sound track, using as many sounds that I could find, that reminded me of how I remembered it:) The picture in the beginning is actually of the original sign that hung on my front porch, aptly called, “Swamp House”May you have the possibility to visit a swamp sometime!! It’s another world…

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  4. I tried my best Joel:) Glad you felt transported!! Salaam

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  5. Katy Claire says:

    I loved this, Karima. I was definitely transported and could feel every bit of that dangerous swamp 🖤 Lovely work, as usual!

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  6. Aww Katy, I am thrilled you clicked on the YouTube and listened. I am a performing poet..so many of my poems I have put to music, to recite publicly and virtually. Many of my poems, should be heard not read to get the fall effect:) Thank you for actually listening to it..I know today, if anything takes over 2 minutes, people lose interest…or they won’t click.:) It’s just the way it is, but I think here on WordPress, where we are all bloggers, it’s a much better average:) and some do take the time. Your comment made me really happy that you felt transported. Thank you again!

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  7. Very cool, great voice, good music, intriguing lyrics. I love it.

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  8. Gracias Brisa por escucharlo!! Me alegro mucho que te haya gustado este poema un poco diferente… esta vez para mi, la música vino primero y después la letra.. Saludos cariñosos
    desde Costa Rica!

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