“Your Treasure” in Spoken Word


Earlier, I posted about my poem, Your Treasure that debuted on Spilllwords.com today
For those who have not read it there, you can find it Here
Thanks to comments from Jimmy, Mark, Belavar, Ilan, Mal, and others, I have recorded it here to the beautiful piano cover by RBO of the song”Mi Historia Entre Tus Dedos. 

Click Play Above & Enjoy!

Karima Hoisan
Nov. 12, 2022
Costa Rica




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27 Responses to “Your Treasure” in Spoken Word

  1. Jeff Flesch says:

    Such a gorgeous poem. I absolutely love the language about the presence of pain, the transformation that comes, and the light that fills us after. Congratulations, Karima!

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    • Thank you Jeff, this poem was written many years ago but never posted or published. It was for a fellow poet. Her history, her incredible story of redemption, when she was orphaned at 9 in the Communist take over of Romania, and on her own. She published a poetic tour-de-force called “Communist Baby” and I was so moved, that this poem was born. Looking back I see you left a comment about this and also were very moved. This is the inspiration for Your Treasure and I thank you so much for listening and leaving your beautiful words.


  2. Great writing. Your work is always enjoyable

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  3. swadharma9 says:

    i love your term: high-walled soul🙏🏼very expressive! it’s a lovely poem, bound to make it over many a high wall to its destination! thank you so much😘🥰❤️

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  4. johncoyote says:

    I love your verbal poetry. I would love to listen to you speak. I fall into the beauty of your words. This is outstanding.

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  5. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Please listen to the amazing verbal poetry by a talented writer.

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  6. Harshi says:

    The barbed wire imagery is going to stick with me for a long time, Karima. It showed me today those for whom I’m ready to cross the barbed wire and for those where it doesn’t even matter. You just want to reach them. Also those, who will keep springing barbed wires for they don’t want you to reach them.

    The last stanza is so beautiful, gorgeous and so profound! Love the line “Yet what is worthless roams too freely outside.” ❤


    • Hi Harshi..thank you so much for this thoughtful comment…Yes those with barbwire, present an extra challenge…some will be worth the effort, some not and only you can know which is which…Ahh but to discover a true soul, maybe damaged and hidden but genuine, kind and loving, is worth is worth every effort to find their source:) How wonderful my poem resonated for you on many levels…So gratifying for me:) Thank you too, for taking the time to let me know 🌹 🙏

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  7. KK says:

    What a heart touching poem, Karima! Your words combined with your impressive voice and imagery make the expression so effective. Congratulations, Karima! You truly deserve 👍💐💖🙏

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    • Oops sorry Kaushal, I thought I had replied to you days ago. So glad you did enjoy the spoken word version of My Treasure.I have been asked to do more spoken words lately, and I hope to comply. It’s like giving a mini reading for me and is enjoyable for me too. So glad it is for you too. 🙏


  8. I love your well-crafted poem! And lines like this.
    Your pressed pain had made diamonds glow
    This beauty inspired a poetic fire to ignite.

    I also love reading poems out loud. The voice brings the poem alive.

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  9. your voice always so mesmerizing Karima with such amazing lines. Congratulations. I think i already visited there!


  10. mentalnotes1 says:

    These lines are so relatable! Broken and beautiful at the same time, this write is perfect! ❤

    “Something brilliant and battered in gold” “When treasures are hidden they can start to mold,” “Because only the truest will hang on the whole ride.”


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