and so…. it was

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 Artist: Wendy Mould

She had that vibration…
that made cats want to sit in her lap.
When she floated through her house,
the walls shimmered and the floors shined.
No one could put their finger on what it was,
but at her dinner parties, no one ever added salt;
they never added pepper; the flavors were
just what they were supposed to be…
just like the conversation that sailed over the table
making the water glasses tinkle with their laughter.

Some said it was a kind of spell she learned,
the magic of warmth and listening,
caring, sharing
and reaching out.
There was always some envy,
or a small scandal that surrounded her,
but she never seemed to take that in,
just let it dissipate inside  
the sunrise, over the mountains
and the sunsets over the seas.
Birds ate at her table and bugs were saved
when she found them floating unsuccessfully.
She still believed that almost anything was possible
and so…. it was.

I met her when she was older,
but she preserved a handsome beauty
and her eyes told you, she had seen love
in her younger days…and not just once.
You just knew, her heart had expanded
over the months and years,
until she could love..
the unlovable, the unwanted,
the unapproachable…
all the uns of the world, could show up
on her doorstep and she would show them in.
In some ways, she hardly seemed real….
but those who crossed her path,
would assure you she was.
Ageless as the stars,
generous as an innocent child…
She saved my life once upon a time…
but that poem is another story…
that has yet to be written.

Karima Hoisan
August 17, 2021
Costa Rica

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19 Responses to and so…. it was

  1. daleinnis says:

    Fascinating character! I love your description. And the hints at a sequel… 🙂

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  2. all the uns of the world, could show up
    on her doorstep and she would show them in…

    She saved my life once upon a time…

    Holy shamoley, Karima – that is brilliantly written. I can just see her!


    David

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  3. Ace says:

    KARIMA!!! This piece is just spectacular!!!!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it, truly! That salt/pepper part is my favorite, such fine attention to detail really takes the meaning to a whole new level! And what descriptive and strong imagery, your words took me on the best journey. Thank you for another gem, you continue to amaze me 🖤🤗

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    • Ohhh Ace!!! You totally made me smile from ear to ear with your super energetic response to this poem:) Big hugs beauty….I can’t even tell you what I feel, to know how much you loved my poem.. how you felt her, saw her,and went on a journey getting to know her too 🤗 Thank you for seeing my poetry as gems and polishing them up until I feel I’m shining too. You are more than a wonderful reviewer you are a total Inspirer!!🌟❤️🌹💐🦋❣️

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  4. KK says:

    Wow! What a beautiful character! And your fine and beautiful descriptions made her more beautiful. And the verse…all the uns of the world, could show up
    on her doorstep and she would show them in…is spectacular.. You have the mastery of pouring emotions in your words. Thank you, Karima for this lovely piece😊💐💖

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    • Thank you my friend for this beautiful comment…The un line came flowing out by itself and after I read it back, it made me smile too…It surprised me, but so often, my muse does. I am thrilled you could picture this very special soul…I might need to write about her again sometime:) Thank you Kaushal for enjoying so totally my poetry…Makes me feel really happy🤗🦋❣️😁

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  5. Jeff Flesch says:

    Ah, I adore how you open this poem, Karima. It is so elegant, and playful, even whimsical. I also love the rawness in the last lines, which are reflective and raw, leaving me wanting more…A beautiful poem, my dear friend. 🥰✨💕🤗🙏

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    • Thanks so much Jeff, for reading and enjoying this poem..I let the muse totally write this one *smiles, while I was off doing something else..but really, after dredging up that poem from the past, about the sieve, I felt I wanted to write something light and attractive and fun..I’m glad to see you think I pulled that off…and who knows..This character might have a few more follow ups, up her sleeve.. The weekend is coming up…Enjoy yours Jeff!!❤️🤗🙏🌹🌟🦋🎶

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      • Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re most welcome, Karima. Always. Indeed; and you did pull it off beautifully. Ahhh, a return, perchance. How lovely that would be. Thank you, Karima, you enjoy your weekend too! 🥰✨💕❤️🙏🌹🌺

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  6. ❤️🙏🦋🤗

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  7. jonicaggiano says:

    This is so lovely Karima. So many wonderful lines and a creature of love for life and mystical. The entire poem is beautiful but I particularly loved these lines:

    “all the uns of the world, could show up
    on her doorstep and she would show them in.
    In some ways, she hardly seemed real….
    but those who crossed her path,
    would assure you she was.
    Ageless as the stars,
    generous as an innocent child…”

    In some ways she is like an angel on earth. Beautiful my dear Karima. Love you, Joni

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  8. Hoyt says:

    I want her to be near me all the time! I want to know her. But then again, she sounds like someone I already know….

    “Some said it was a kind of spell she learned,
    the magic of warmth and listening,
    caring, sharing and reaching out.”

    As a sometimes “Un” I have been one of the lucky ones graced by her presence.

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