Truth and Time


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Truth and Time

Plummet straight down into everything
that has made you cry.
Descend into each time you laughed so hard
tears fell happily from your eyes.
Let yourself fall into what has been your life
so far up to this point.
Feel that adrenaline as you just let go…
Like a runaway elevator,
Your own moving picture show.

Would you change anything or change it all
if you had that power?
Or do you see the weave how it all threads together
If you loosen just one… all apart,  it will fall?
Even the bitter times were made sweet in the end,
The hopeless, did not stay forever and at your door,
a smiling face asked to come in.
Will you be happy with the scenes that flood your mind,
on the day you surrender to Truth and Time?

Karima Hoisan
July 30th 2022
Costa Rica

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30 Responses to Truth and Time

  1. daleinnis says:

    Ah, beautiful! So very you 🙂 and so true.

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  2. swadharma9 says:

    wowl, the image that goes with the poem evokes a sense of urgent necessity, ready or not, here it is: the next life event! the cloudy sky could be mistaken for a conflagration. everything in the image says that immediate action must be taken, is in process & there’s no backing out now!👁👁 attitude is everything when you are plunging toward realization beyond your safety net! time to open the heart like a parachute to guide the journey🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼wonderfully & evocatively written & illustrated👍🏼😊🌹thank you ❤️🌹

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  3. Jaya Avendel says:

    What lovely writing! I so enjoy the imagery, emotion, and flow, and the way you weave the title into the poem. ❤

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  4. what beautiful joy and wonder in your words Karioma!! 💖💖

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  5. Jeff Flesch says:

    Exquisitely crafted and expressed, speaking to me of the Truth about the past, present, and future, which is that this moment is the only one that has ever, or will, ever exist. When we can understand this viscerally, letting go becomes a true possibility. A wise, and gorgeous write, Karima. I love it. ❤️🤗🌹

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    • Oh Jeff, wow I love where my poem took you..your thoughts on it and how you actually fleshed out my original idea.. Yes, this moment is what we have.. and if we take an “accounting” now and then, while we can, changes are still possible to be made..moment by moment. Thank you my wise poet for seeing it in its entirety…and letting go is good to in the last moment…it’s all we have…practice makes that last surrender so much easier:) I believe this to be true:)🙏🦋❤️

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      • Jeff Flesch says:

        Oh, indeed, I agree with everything you’ve written here. Surrender is something that takes practice, yet inside of this visceral experience lives freedom. You’re most welcome, Karima. Reading you is always so enlightening and inspirational. 🙏🦋❤️

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  6. I feel the same Jeff…you are very inspiring for me:) 🙏🤗❤️


  7. KK says:

    What a beautiful piece that has the philosophy of life. So well written, Karima! Change is inevitable. But in the end truth prevails.

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  8. calmkate says:

    wow so deeply emotional and evocative Karima, you have immense talent!

    we will all be confronted with our truths in time, so we need to be most careful what we create 🙂

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  9. These questions really boil down to the essence of our existence, I think, Karima… It’s a beautiful, powerful piece.


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    • Thank you so much David, for leaving this comment here..I agree…and while we are still alive, we can imprint better images on our soul for when that moment of Truth comes. I really appreciate your thoughts on this one…❤️


  10. Harshi says:

    What a wonderful poem for the modern day Alice by a Mad-hatter!

    My favourite lines – Would you change anything or change it all
    if you had that power?
    Or do you see the weave how it all threads together
    If you loosen just one… all apart, it will fall?

    That’s quite a thought to mull over, Karima! Nicely done!

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  11. My pleasure dear Harshi:)

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  12. marcdbaker says:

    Karima, I live my life guided by TRUTH….. All the TIME .
    always your friend,

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  13. jonicaggiano says:

    Karima what a beautiful ending which really gets to the root of this piece. How will we fill when we leave this earth for our next life’s heaven? Will we be happy with what we have done and how we have done it. I like the way you describe life, ” like your own moving elevator” a question for each of us to face at some time. Very beautiful work my dear friend. You are amazing. Love and peace to you dear Karima. Joni xoxoxoxo

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