Green Screen

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 Image:” Green Screen” by Chris Russel

Green Screen

Hip then hop..move up and down; steal away like a thief…
Waving our flexi hair like Medusa, sitting in a coral reef…
The pastel colors are blinding my eyes; it’s All too much for me…
The vandals are pulling up the Sycamore tree; it’s All too much for me..

You were standing in front of a parking lot
You were standing against the roaring sea
You were standing in Berlin or in Manhattan
Everything behind you was a green screen

Everything behind you was a green screen
Everything inside you was a green screen
Everything around you was a green screen
You weren’t really really really real, but only two of us could see.

Well I lost you twice, as if once was not enough…
You could have said the truth; to find out now is rough…
It was all made out of mirrors and very special effects…
I wish there had been some mutual trust, but nobody is perfect.

We loved you for the inside we loved you for the outside too…
You spun your magic charm on us, we totally believed in you…
I can forgive your fear of endings, but, we wanted to go on…
We’d have always kept it going, we were that open and that strong.

Like days of old, we felt the need to change our angst to poetry
Even though there’s nothing left and nothing more to do or see
The firework skies are blinding my eyes; it’s All too much for me,
The vandals are painting the evergreen; it’s All too much for me..

You were standing in front of The Taj Majal
You were standing at the shore of the Adriatic Sea
You were standing in Dublin or the Tower of London…
Everything behind you was a green screen

Everything behind you was a green screen
Everything inside you was a green screen
Everything around you was a green screen
You weren’t really really really real, but only two of us could see.

Karima Hoisan
January 5th, 2022
Costa Rica
* Footnote: This feels like song lyrics..I might need to write the music:)

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23 Responses to Green Screen

  1. Joey says:

    Wonderful! Life is such an enigma, and yet your words are so empowering! I’d love to hear this song and dance to it ❤ Hugs!

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  2. daleinnis says:

    Song lyrics for sure! As I read it, I was thinking that you MUST include it in a reading. Powerful rhythm, as well as words.

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  3. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    An amazing poem shared by a talented poet.

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  4. johncoyote says:

    I loved the poem dear poet. You allowed the reader to fall into your words.

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  5. Navin says:

    I’m glad you’ve written in the end that “This feels like song lyrics..I might need to write the music:)”…coz it does all the way…when I was reading this wonderful piece…I felt the rhythm & the melody…I didn’t read the footnote at that time…you know what, music is built-in…I’m very sure, you’ll write beautiful music…there’s so much depth in your every single line…the powerful storytelling while you beautifully rhyme…the repetition is simply amazing…Green Screen is shining with pure intensity…it’s projecting the OLED imagery…self illuminating every single bit gracefully…it’s a masterpiece, Karima…keep expressing from your beautiful heart ✨💟💫

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    • Hi Navin..glad you discovered this one… and yes definitely..it must be put to music inshAllah. It already is music, just have to add the notes:) Maybe you can come in-world and dance it with Joey and me:) This poem as you might have guessed did not come pouring out in one flood stream. I have been rewriting it for days, because it has to stay true to its rhythm and rhyme. I love your metaphor of the OLED screen..This one is very organic indeed:) The poet had to be the first to illuminate, as you point out. I love that image…all self illuminating “gracefully” Thank you dear Navin, for such a real and such an intuitive comment. Thank you too…for seeing my heart in this manner. Beams🌟

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      • Navin says:

        You’re very welcome, Karima…You’ve created a masterpiece…the rhythm & rhyme is divine…sounds fun to join I -world & dance on the music with you & Joey 💫

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    • Dear Navin..Joey and I will save you a place on the chorus line:) ❣️

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  6. Jaya Avendel says:

    I love how the imagery is inviting me in to experience a world of sights I know well and that are transformed beyond symbolism in your words!

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  7. I admire your rhythms,your musical poetry,it really is a pleasure to read them all! I do hope you will come up with the tunes for this wonderful piece, it does really make for a beautiful song! 🙂

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    • HI Veera, nice to have you visit again..Oh Good!! I am so glad you found pleasure in this one..I think I might make a musical background (especially beats) to read it against..I think that might be more effective (in my case *smiles) than actually singing it:):) Hope you will approve the finished product:) 🙏

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  8. Diana says:

    Absolutely lovely, dear Karima. I would love this to become a song! 😍😍. As always, this has been a great read. Be blessed and safe dear. ❤️💐🤗🙏🌹

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    • Hola habeebity…nice to find your comment here..it always is:) I see it needs music, but we will see about the singing part (hehe) I am thinking now of a recitation very part of the background beat..Let’s see what comes out of all this.. Thank you dear one for reading and leaving me your thoughts.🙏❤️🤗🦋

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  9. KK says:

    This poem once again shows your sensitivity to emotional issues. The words directly touch the strings of heart. And its impact will definitely be multiplied once music is added. All the best, Karima for your musical journey to continue 😊💐💖🙏

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    • Thank you Kaushal for once again feeling the moods of my poetry. I have been struggling with the music as I feel the beat but not yet a melody..plus I am more a reciter than a singer..but hopefully I will be able to pull this off for your approval and enjoyment:) 🤗❤️🌹

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