Limited Edition


Limited Edition

You are the subtle perfume
I wear on me all day.
People look back when I pass;
perfect strangers,
sniff the air,
“What a marvelous scent.”
Does she apply it to her wrist?
Perhaps the pulse point
at her neck?
Why does the smell strengthen
with each beat of her heart?
What is this aroma,
that magically changes her
into the supernatural?
I remember when she,
was a clerk at the grocery store,
earned barely enough
to keep the cold away,
the nightmares at bay.

she is a mounted princess!

Look how she sways
and prances,
promoting this fragrance,
as if she designed it,
as if it were hers,
as if she were about
to become a millionaire.
we all want it too.
She won’t share her secret.
When you ask her,
“What are you wearing?”
She only replies,
“Oh just a little special scent”
Limited Edition,
for me”

Karima Hoisan

*This is an older one, I decided to drag out into the light of day:)

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22 Responses to Limited Edition

  1. daleinnis says:

    Love is such a sweet fragrance! 🙂 Well put.

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  2. This is truly a beautiful piece beginning to end. Love it!!

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  3. Diana says:

    A beautiful poem, dearest Karima! Nice to see you so active on WordPress.. Always a joy to read your words. Hope you have been well.. and safe. Stay blessed dear one. Much love and blessings. :)🥰💖🌈

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    • Hello Habeebity! Nice to see you here too:) Hugs This was first posted here in 2011..but I had maybe 3 Followers from Second Life at that seemed it was time for a re-post.
      Thank you for stopping by..and yes, I am feeling better and coming back to life..:) Much love to you beauty…thank you habeebity❤️🤗🌹🙏


  4. Jeff Flesch says:

    Oh, I love this one, Karima. It draws out images, aromas, and feelings of being with people that inspire us, that draw more out of us, move and touch us in some way. ““Oh just a little special scent”
    Limited Edition,
    for me” This is brilliant. I love this poem, my dear friend. Thank you for sharing it with us today! 🙏❤️🤗🌸✨

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    • Thank you Jeff for all your support and I am delighted you find this one to be worthy:) I was hesitating whether to re-post it, but almost no one who reads me now, has ever seen it. I am glad I could make you smile and reminisce..when we are in love..its like that..everyone sees something is different in us..maybe the perfume?:):) ❤️🤗🌹🦋💃🏻

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      • Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re welcome, Karima. It’s a beautiful poem. I love when you repost ones from long ago, is delightful. Ahhh, yes, indeed, I see it now. That’s so interesting when I consider my reflection and then the love you write about. When we are inspired and connected deeply to our inner-selves, I think love blossoms like beautiful flowers, this perfume is intangible, yet attractable. People are magnetized to this “scent”. What a lovely additional reflection. Thank you for creating this space, my dear friend. ❤️🤗🌹✨🌸💫

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  5. KK says:

    Don’t worry about repost, Karima. There are bloggers, who reblog their posts again and again. If there are four posts, three are reblogs. So leave them aside.
    Coming back to your poem, this is as fragrant as the limited edition scent, exclusively portrayed by you. It can’t fade with time. Love and emotions are intangible, but felt for years together in the memories. So is the case with this poem. If not today, after twenty years, I’ll write something for you to read and recall. Thank you, Karima for sharing this beautiful aromatic poem 😊🤗💐🥀💖

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  6. This was a fragrant,sweet-smelling poem,the wafting aroma of love caught my attention at once,its a wonderful piece! 🙂

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  7. Navin says:

    The scent of the senses…the fragrance of your grace…the lines from your heart & mind…it’s such a beautiful poem…the flow is amazing…keep expressing beautiful being 💫


  8. jonicaggiano says:

    I love this Karima. That fragrance is hers and hers alone. Beautiful. ❤️🤗🦋

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