Category Archives: Poems

Karima’s works.

The Voice in Your Ear

The Voice in Your Ear I am the voice in your ear, your avatar that knows you inside and out and you know me, but perhaps…. you will never know me, never touch my hand brush my lips with yours … Continue reading

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Holding Hands

                                            Karak Jordan 2007 In my sleep last night that dream appeared again; I had to make a choice and I chose you. I always seem to choose the memory instead of the reality, I wonder if you were alive, … Continue reading

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Author of The Month Nomination at Spillwords

Hi dear readers….:)look, I never usually do this; I find it a bit embarrassing and “beggy,” but I will ask my readers this time,(I have been nominated before) if they would like to give me a vote as, “Author of … Continue reading

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Crino-lin-lin-line

Please play this music so you will see how it totally transported me and inspired my poem:) Crino- lin- lin -line! Puffs your sleeves like shoulder clouds as you weave in and out… Dancing tight and light, twirling like colorful … Continue reading

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The Spark

The Spark I lost the spark; believe me, I had kept it forever and one day…it wasn’t there anymore. This spark started fires when the icy winds blew in It made all the faces glow, even the ones who were … Continue reading

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In Dreams

“just like it was taught to me…” In my dreams, I can run and I run up unknown stairs, flight after flight. I talk to people in crowded city streets… No one wears masks, and we have not yet had … Continue reading

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My Poem, “The Lightness of Ramadan” on Spillwords Press

Hi everyone,I know this poem recently appeared on my blog, but in a beautiful irony,Spillwords decided to post it today, on the last or almost last day of Ramadan.Eid -ul-fitr will begin, inshallah, tomorrow or Thursday and our month of … Continue reading

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Night Bird

Night Bird The night bird singing her heart out, right before the dawn;who can hear you now? Someone bowing to say their prayers, or an owl on the prowl?Yet, you choose to serenade the world while it sleeps.Are you the … Continue reading

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April 18th

This post was first published in 2013. My father died on April 18th, when I was twelve years old. This is the first poem I have ever written about that, and it is more than a few decades later. Every … Continue reading

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This Too Is An Act of Charity

When you put down your phone a minute and go to you grandmother’s room,and sit in a chair close by her bed, and ask her,“Gramma, tell me how it was, before?… before all the carsand sickness and internet; tell me … Continue reading

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