A Laid-Back Rock ‘n Roll Sunday


It’s such a laid-back rock ’n roll Sunday…
The sun took it’s mellow yellow time to come up.
It’s not a day to make any strenuous plans
More like… find a field of flowers and fall right in.

Bring your music, bring your guitar and some friends…
If the beat is built inside of you, you might just dance
Or you might try to contemplate the color of Spring’s sky
You could stay all day in this herbal way, incense on high.

Don’t you just love days like this..so far and few between?
Doing nothing at all, simply being and living your dream ?
As soon as I spied the break of day, I said, “ My oh my”
It’s going to be a sun-day, so feast your eyes on pie in the sky.

And when the shadows grow long, turning the bright a little down…
It’s time to say goodbye; memories for sure were made and will stay
Every blade of grass, is like a photograph, engraved upon my lids
Wish I could just grab your hand, run you to that field…
whenever we needed to, whenever we could…and fall right in,

Karima Hoisan
June 5, 2022
Costa Rica

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37 Responses to A Laid-Back Rock ‘n Roll Sunday

  1. Harshi says:

    It’s fresh, lyrical, with a note of yearning and contentment! So delightful, Karima!

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    • Hello sweet Harshi…Happy laid-back Sunday.. Hope you are having a good one..full of Nature’s brightest:) You are right, there is yearning…always lovely to share moments like these, so rare and precious..and so much better with a true love near❤️ Thank you!

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  2. daleinnis says:

    Ahhh this is just what I needed today. 🙂 Perfect images.

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  3. Virginia Mateias says:

    What a beautiful poem, Karima. Loved it!

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  4. Jaya Avendel says:

    The imagery and emotion in this poem is so lovely; I love how each word keeps building on the next and the delivery in the final stanza is ❤

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  5. swadharma9 says:

    oh my oh my! what a lovely hippie shangri la!🤗🙏🏼yet another contact high has winged my way through your words, & all the magic of a bright & hopeful time coded therein😎it was such a good trip😘🌻🦋🌻❤️🌸❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

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    • Lol in true hippie fashion..Love your coined expression J. Glad my flower field pulled you on a good trip…yes bright, sunny, hopeful moments, when all seems possible are so precious…far and few between, but lasting a lifetime…As we know *winks 🤗❤️🦋🌼🎈🕷🐻🌊

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  6. Navin says:

    Karima, this is absolutely a beautiful poem…I loved it…infact I recited it twice…amazing flow…the emotions & imagery is lovely…you’ve the ability to build the atmosphere gently…a spoken word or a song could be amazing…lyrics are already there ❤️

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  7. Thank you for a soothing read to relax to on the weekend. The melodic rhythm of each line was expertly done, and the message was just so uplifting. Bravo!

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  8. marcdbaker says:

    Mellow Yellow- Donovan We are on the same page of the poem, Kick Back and Laid Back SUNDAYS are a pleasure. ” They call me Melllow Yellow…Quite right ! electrical banana……
    What country are you in …if you don’t mind me asking ? Just curious.
    Marc- On the island of Raiatea, French Polynesia. google it. I am an American.
    You just keep being you Karima ! Sending you good thoughts and wishing you PEACE !

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    • Hi again Marc…I’m still in Costa Rica…been here most of my life (When I was not in Jordan)..but my mom loved Donovan and we played his albums over and over. You keep being you too Marc..thanks again for reading and commenting on this one:) Much appreciated my friend🦋


      • marcdbaker says:

        No thank you KARIMA ! It is a please to read and feel your thoughts !
        Have you read my blog ? marc d. baker @ docofthebay.blog feel free to share it if you like. Costa Rica !! Ahora yo req


  9. what a joyful uplifting poem Dear Karima.
    Your opening was a delight:

    “The sun took it’s mellow yellow time to come up.
    It’s not a day to make any strenuous plans
    More like… find a field of flowers and fall right in.”

    Each word was a respite to my soul.
    So well done my friend!

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    • Ohhh thank you thank you Cindy!! I am so glad my words could do that…I think falling in a field of flowers should be practiced now and then…so healing. You are a wonderfully sensitive reader..you allow yourself to enter into the poem:) So happy I could welcome you into mine…❤️🤗🌹

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  10. KK says:

    Who will not like this Sunday? Loving and longing! It’s a beautiful poem, Karima, full of love and emotions.
    This line stood out for me, Every blade of grass, is like a photograph, engraved upon my lids. So nicely written and presented 👌😊💐❤️

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    • Aww thank you Kaushal…nice to know my laid-back Sunday had appeal for people from all over…I just love that:):) Some joys are just human, no matter where you live or what language you speak.. Bonding with Nature, in no rush, is always a moment that charges our batteries..Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback🙏🦋🌼🌹

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  11. marcdbaker says:

    Pardon Karima,” chinga internet !” ahora yo requerdo usted viva in Costa Rica !! Yo tango much anyos Karima ! Usted esta una muchacha ! Yo hablo tamp poco espanol para much tiempo ! Yo vivo ahora en Polynesie Francaise ! La nombre de la Isla is “RAIATEA” google “RAIATEA” ! Su madre comprende buena musica ! Buena suerte para usted KARIMA ! Yo pienso usted tiene una buena esperito Karima ! Buena Suerte…para una buena Esperito ! Via Con DIOS Karima !
    Marcos Amigo e Karima

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  12. marcdbaker says:

    Por Nada me amiga, Mucho gusto a usted !
    un viejo cantar Karima !


  13. Jeff Flesch says:

    That’s such a beautiful write, Karima. I could feel the blades of grass engraved upon my eye lids. Your words take us to a special place where we get to contemplate all the beauty of life. ❤️🤗🌹✨

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    • Thank you Jeff, I am missing people’s comments and I apologize…I am glad you were transported by this laid- back day…that was all I was hoping for:):) Yes, like a screen of green embedded on our closed lids…transporting! 🦋🌹🌼

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  14. Poetry Goddess says:

    Such vivid expression. Beautiful

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