Slave For My Muse

detail-2

Slave For My Muse

Who’s in control here?
Well we both know…you are.
I give up my sleep, start my day
without even a cup of coffee.
Only for you, do I do the things I do.

You tell me you want music,
and I am expected to produce it.
Give me a chance to learn how,
I make a losing plea for time
but you want it now..
or better yesterday.
I am burning the midnight oil,
to learn to line up those loops
sweating in my Garage Band…
until I get it right.

I wait, holding my breath as you listen,
but even though you never say a word,
your smile tells me you’re pleased.
I sway along side to side,
like an elephant caravan
Now we’re going somewhere.

You want me to make a new world,
rolling up my sleeves,
I give it my best.
New poem now, even though the world
is just starting to take solid form,
You feel a new poem,
maybe dedicated to you.
might just be the thing for this moment.
Well I am grateful for the pretty music
you found for me.
Putting it on a loop, I write and write.
“Yes Mistress, I’m working on it”
After all, I live to serve you.”

Karima Hoisan
August 7, 2022
Costa Rica

This entry was posted in Poems, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

36 Responses to Slave For My Muse

  1. gabychops says:

    Being a slave in such a beautiful and positive country?

    Joanna

    Liked by 3 people

  2. daleinnis says:

    Ah, the demanding muse! Thank you for sharing another of your interactions; your creative process is always amazing. And another fine poem along the way!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Yes, we are slaves to our muse…or are we? I quite like to think the relationship is mutual and symbiotic 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yes, it’s definitely a win/win in the end.. but I know where the ideas come from…and they’re not directly from me..but I certainly execute her plans..as well as I can and feel very good about it..when I do:) The image says it all..that’s me (:)) at the end of my creative day..soaking in a pond…in ecstasy for a job well done:)

      Like

  4. stolzyblog says:

    they are compelling, aren’t they… even when imaginary, perhaps especially so 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ahh yes..so compelling, but I have it very clear, imaginary as she may be:) I don’t rub her lamp, she rubs me..and poof. I’m at her service:) Thanks so much for your comment 🌹

      Like

  5. Oooh, the relationships to our mediums are intricate, indeed. Beautifully said!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Navin says:

    A delightful poem indeed…I love the structure & flow of this piece…it’s like you’re speaking with your muse…and your muse replying to you…I feel, it’s more like a dance…reciprocation…your muse gives you an idea & you execute it…your muse hits the drums…while you play the strings of the guitar as you both jam…the constant flow of energy…this “ping-pong” between the two of you bless your readers & followers with your creativity…lovely poem, dear Karima ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

    • Thank my dear Navin…I’m tickled you too are pleased with my effort..”This girl feels happy” In any case it is a relationship of dynamics and both win in the end and also through out…While I am learning is that nothing is impossible to learn…my Muse is learning patience..and this has been going on for decades..so we now know each other pretty wel by now. Thank you for saying that our “Ping-Pong” is at least mostly entertaining.. That is very inspiring!!! When she pings me..I’m ready to pong along.. I hope you will always enjoy the results:) ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

      • Navin says:

        You’re very welcome, Karima…True, it’s a relationship of dynamics…& nothing is impossible to learn…just look at you…what more do I need to say…keep ping-ponging ❤️

        Like

  7. swadharma9 says:

    ah, so true: we do not live for ourselves but rather as extensions of vaster powers🙏🏼❤️ours is the hand, & the doer is beyond, transcending yet including, all that we are capable of.🌞what a sacred dance it is!🥰🙏🏼❤️💃🏻thank you for this poem, sharing your process & adventure!❤️😘

    Liked by 2 people

    • Thank you thank you J. I know, for sure, you know I’m not complaining:) I’m very happy in my role and our dynamic is just that…ours..Others might do it differently, but none of it that I do in her name, is for profit over even fame. These labors of love, are just that and yes it is a back and forth and reciprocal….and so enjoyable :)🤗❤️🌹

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Jaya Avendel says:

    Absolutely lovely the narrative of this poetry! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Jeff Flesch says:

    I totally get this. Sometimes there’s nothing there, and I want to write so badly, and then at other times I’m so tired, yet I’m at the keyboard writing, and writing. Demanding, indeed, yet, like you, I think, I wouldn’t change that beautiful connection for anything. I loved this one, Karima. 🤗❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks so much Jeff..I am sure you can relate in your own way as you are such a prolific writer. By the way, I really enjoyed hearing you recite your poem from your book. Poetry in the voice of the poet, has that special magic:) I will tune in next Monday too..What a lovelt idea, your weekly readings!! I wish you the very best success with your publication! ❤️

      Like

  10. KK says:

    This is a beautiful conversation, Karima! Being a creative person your thinking is so appropriate. Particularly I Iike the contentment you have. This is certainly an awesome piece 👌💐💖

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you so much Kaushal for your comment. You too are a very prolific writer (like Jeff)
      and it is easy to see how your mind is both creative and eclectic.. Always a joy to read you!!🌹🦋🌼

      Liked by 1 person

      • KK says:

        I feel humbled and honoured, when you compare me with great poet like Jeff. Thanks and always welcome, Karima 😊💐💖

        Like

  11. jonicaggiano says:

    I love this piece, it is beautiful. You express so well the feeling of trying to please your muse (yourself) trying to get a the best place creatively you can. I like how you talk about swaying like the elephants. We do live to dig deep into all the crevices find the best we can be. You are so confident, I wish I had your beautiful confidence dear Karima. I am always struggling with what I write and questioning if it is any good. Perhaps it is my insecurity but I continue to write the best I can. Your work is seamless and beautiful. Hope you are well my dear friend. We were sick for two weeks with that new strain of covid which shots don’t help your immunity. I am grateful that we are almost completely ourselves, still tired. Please be safe and take good care of yourself. Sending you my love sweetie. Thank you for these beautiful pieces. Love, Joni

    Liked by 1 person

    • Oh Joni..I feel so bad when I come across one of your beautiful comments I have never answered.. As far as not being sure of what we write is any good…I go through that daily hehe so it’s not just you..but yes it comes from our own insecurities..something I too have dealt with most of my life:) I am so glad you told me you both recovered after 2 weeks with this new Covid..yes I had it too and it knocked me out and gave me some breathing problems that luckily could be dealt with at home. I am now on the other side but also weak..I tried to play the piano for the first time in 2 weeks and I broke out in a sweat as if I were on a treadmill after 30 minutes.. Big hugs and I LOVE your poetry, your short stories your honestly!! Love and many hugs..here’s to Health 🙏🤗❤️

      Liked by 1 person

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Please don’t feel badly my dear friend. You were sick. We did not feel good for a long time. I am so sorry it hit your lungs too. We are still having days with some nausea. This thing is nasty and we don’t get any points for shots and boosters, not with this variation. Sounds like you need to be gentle with yourself sweetie. Please take care and I will keep praying. Love, health and blessings. I love your honesty too. ❤️🦋🤗🌹🥰🙏🙏

        Liked by 1 person

      • Thank you dear one and many blessings and good health from here on in ❤️

        Liked by 1 person

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Amen my dear friend. 🦋❤️🦋

        Liked by 1 person

  12. And that’s the most honest and exhilarating way to live. Isn’t it? To be a slave to your muse. Loved it Karima.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. love the cadence and beauty of this piece and such creativity!
    💖💖

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s