Crude Oil

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Celebrating my rebirth in the Virtual World of Second Life..14 years ago this month of December….
This is one of the first poems I ever wrote there:)

Crude Oil

Underneath the desert floor,
she was born with kicks, her heart out-poured,
pumping gallons, never ceasing,
her life’s blood was crude oil and it burned.

Worn to smooth by blasts of sand
then molded on the burning lands,
she gulped a breath and tried to stand;
her life’s blood was crude oil and it burned

Whirling moons and suns were spun,
Time marked the pace, a bullet’s gun,
that whizzed her to a second life,
then dropped her on her head,
but far from dead, she thrived… wide eyed.

Her engine roared ,
accelerator to the floor,
โ€œWatch out world she’ll run right over you!”
Liquid thrust, to live Life’s lust
catapulted,ย  self propelled; she moved.
Always churning, heart on fire
always seeking , always finding,
snatching gems from foreign tables
safe inside her pockets,
she would polish them (her treasures)
and honor them with poems and
keep them close forever.

Underneath the desert floor.
she was born with kicks, her heart out-poured,
pumping gallons, never ceasing,
her life’s blood was crude oil and it burned.

Worn to smooth by blasts of sand
molded once again on this new land,
she gulps a breath and tries to stand,
Pumping gallons, never ceasing,
her life’s blood is crude oil….how it burns!!

Karima Hoisan
March 12, 2008
Finca La Generosa Second Life

*footnote: this poem was inspired by a subconscious thought upon waking
This line repeatedly ran through my head

“pumping gallons, never ceasing, her life’s blood is crude oil….. how it burns!!! “

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17 Responses to Crude Oil

  1. daleinnis says:

    Just wow! So much going on there, and such imagery. Fourteen years being a poetic soul in the real metaverse, congratulations. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Joey says:

    A powerful start into a new life! What a perfect way to start the new year ๐Ÿ™‚
    May the world have a wonderful 2022. Love and peace โค

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    • Thank you Joey..Yes, entering into Second Life in 2007 was a most impressive shock..the good kind..when you ponder, “How did I not know that this existed?” I pray for the world and humanity in 2022..Let’s start getting somethings right…before time is up. Many blessings, good health and much to you in this New Year Joeyโค๏ธ


  3. Hoyt says:

    I love this one! Always delighted to revisit one of your works. Anyone that woke up for the first time in Second Life can relate. Happy New Year Ruca!

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    • Thank you Hoyt:) I knew you would remember this one…You must have heard it recited a dozen the music Te Siento B-Tribe… Thank you for being in my Second life from the beginning…Happy New Year to you Ruco…May it be a better one for us all


  4. KK says:

    It means, Karima, that your writings had always been deep and intense. Thank you for sharing it on new year day. Have bright days ahead. Happy new year ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’–

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    • Thank you so much Kaushal…As you know, I have written since I was a child,but entering the Looking Glass of Second Life really gave a jolt to my inspiration.. I actually published a book inworld (not available elsewhere) of poems inspired by falling into this Digital Rabbit Hole…3 years later…I started this blog. Happy New Year my friend…may it be a better one for Humanity and the world๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿฆ‹

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      • KK says:

        Always welcome, Karima. Your journey is quite inspiring. May this new year bring more success and satisfaction to you.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป

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  5. Wonderfully expressed, and the imagery here is just sublime! Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Navin says:

    “Her life’s blood was crude oil and it burned”…Her soul’s form is formless divine and it churned…the space to enlighten the Universe with her stars…it gives this feeling to see the unseen in the dark…the beauty of this poem can not be defined…coz there’s so much depth & shine…every single time I read your lines…I grasp more & then I sigh…I even recited your poem very loud…I was blown away by your words’ sound…Awestruck I am, I do admit…how can I not when your lines are pure magic…Karima, thank you for sharing your profound poem that you wrote 14 years ago…it’s still burning intensely with your beautiful glowing soul ๐Ÿ’ซ

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    • Wow!! and oops..I just saw your amazing comment today…Like 3 weeks later.. You have such an eye that goes deep and also goes profound..goes into the poet’s words and finds treasures that you keep..recite out-loud…appreciate deeply, and you have the exact words to convey that to me.. I am the one awestruck by this comment…Your passion for poetry can not be hidden in your own poems and in your intuitive flowing reviews of others…of me..Oh Navin so grateful to be reading each other…Such a gift!! The fact that you could still feel the heat of this burning crude oil….blows me away… Thank you dear friend๐Ÿ™


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