Announcing my Poem, “This Beholder”on


Hi everyone,
my poem This Beholder is up on Spillwords this morning.

This Beholder
for UmAhmad
Beauty is in the eye of this beholder.
Down the street, the people stare right through you,
some just capture what they want to see.
Imaging changes with the hours.
At noon,
a poor hungry war-widow wears your face.
At 5pm,
there is a tired maid slushing home from floor scrubbing;
she moves in your body like a wet, weighted, rug….

To read the rest please go here: Spillwords
Thank you to Dagmara K. and all the editors at for their
continuing support.
If you enjoy the poem, please feel free to comment here or heart it on their website.
Thank you!! ๐ŸŒน

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36 Responses to Announcing my Poem, “This Beholder”on

  1. That’s a poem that makes you think!! Congratulations in seeing it pulished! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Grace says:

    Huge congratulations, dear Karima!!! What a treat to read you this morning! I absolutely love this line โ€œa tangled past,
    a tangible future,โ€ – it describes your piece as a whole in such a heart-touching way. I love the way you tied everything together at the end and added such love throughout. Another masterpiece, my friend. So happy your work is being recognized, many more amazing things to come your way ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค—

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    • Thank you so much sweet Grace and yes those closing words do describe the dichotomy of her. I Thank you for your beautiful words and your deep understanding of my poetry. This means so much to me. You are a very kindred and treasured spirit in my life:) and an amazing poet in your own right. Hugs ๐ŸŒน

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  3. daleinnis says:

    Congratulations yet again! I love how changing “the beholder” to “this beholder” makes such a deep change in the meaning.

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    • Oh it does…I am hoping the image Spillwords chose represents all the other beholders, the judgey, suspicious, intolerant etc etc others..because in my eyes I only saw her with love and compassion…and hope. Thank you so much for this comment Dale….much appreciated.


    • Thinking about the chosen image…it could represent U. too…Very interesting…it’s left open to interpretation:)


  4. Layla Todd says:

    Fabulous piece of writing, Karima! I love the imagery and journey this poem takes me on. Congratulations on finding it a perfect home. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Congratulations Karima on a wildly wonderful provocative piece! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  6. calmkate says:

    a powerful piece to make us think, congrats!

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  7. KK says:

    So lovely, touching and thought provoking poem! Presentation is superb, as always. Congratulations, Karima! You deserve it ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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  8. Congrats yet again! Another excellent one!

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  9. Navin says:

    Absolutely an amazing poem…”beauty is in the eye of this beholder”…this beholder – fantastic…the feeling you have brought through your lines…is transparent…I was seeing the visuals of every single line as I was reading this poem so slowly…so lively…many congratulations on being published, Karima…a gem you are โค๏ธ

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    • Thank you so much Naveen…the gem is you who just spent a lot of time reading and commenting on my poems:) You know how special this one is for me and I submitted it maybe 6 months ago and never heard back until now and it was a big surprise:) I love that you saw it so visually..I too still see her so visually..Amazing how imagery as well as emotions can last in the be recalled and re-remembered years later. Thank you my friend for reading and enjoying it ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ™


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