“House in a Storm” by Karima Hoisan

Hopeless as a shipwreck crashing on the waiting rocks
Safe as a fireplace, and a living room, warm comfort- food,
with a storm raging outside.
Snug and dry… better not to peek through the drawn drapes.
Beyond these firm but fragile walls the tides are coming in,
with a howling wind
For this house is owned, by a dreamer, an optimist, a staunch believer
that it’s better to enjoy the moment, the love and sanctuary, it represents.
than to dwell on the peril raising its head.
She’s lived here so long, always knowing that a time like this might come.
She sits in serenity, the orange glow sparking joyously; today could be the day.
Feeling so grateful, she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Copyright © December 19, 2022, Karima Hoisan, Costa Rica
All Rights Reserved

Karima Hoisan is my avatar; I have been a performing avatar poet for the last twelve years in virtual worlds. I give readings of my poetry on my internet stream, accompanied by changing imagery and music, some of which I have composed myself for a multimedia performance. I have a YouTube channel.

I have been published on MasticadoresUSA and on Spillwords Press.

I have had a blog since 2010, called “Digital Rabbit Hole”.

I live in Costa Rica and poetry is my passion.

Featured Image: “stormy_sea 3″, created by Karima’s virtual building partner, Dale Innis, under Creative Commons, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License

Editor: Barbara Harris Leonhard

Amazon Best-Selling Author

Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir (EIF-Experiments in Fiction, 2022)

Pushcart Nominee, 2022

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  1. Dawn dice:

    Such beautiful imagery…may we all have a place of warm comfort to surround us when the storms of life rage 💞💞💞

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn, I’m so glad you enjoyed it:)

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  2. Meelosmom dice:

    Thank you, Karima, for your beautiful art and poem. I felt the waves and soul in the strokes of your pen and brush. Please contribute again to our magazine!

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    1. Thank you so much, Barbara, for this honor to publish my poem here on MasticadoresUSA. I am very grateful to you and all who make this important publication possible.

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    2. PS, I got my dates wrong and thought it was today…sorry I was a day late to acknowledge my gratitude:)

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    3. Hi again
      Just noticed the last word was cut off … any other way. I don’t see “way”
      Could you fix that please?
      Thank you again !

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  3. Your imagery is so vivid in your amazing poem Karima! Congratulations! ❣️

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    1. Awww thank you so much Cindy! You found my poem, before I did 🙂 So glad you loved the imagery and the «suspense»

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      1. You’re so welcome Karima! It’s always my pleasure!!! lol that’s too funny! 💘

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  4. jonicaggiano dice:

    What an amazing piece, sweet Karima. How we live, write, and enjoy the comforts that our shelter, food, and coziness of the life within that haven we call home provides. I understand this so much at my very core. We don’t have to engage in the storm outside unless we want to take our comfortable God given lives and place them into peril. We have lived long enough to know that the peril is always going to be out there waiting and we don’t have to go out. We have chosen to enjoy the blessings we have in this life till we make it to the next with all the beauty, gifts, loved ones we get to have back in our life and the list goes on and on. This is truly beautiful my dear friend. It is so nice to see you here, I hope you will be back here again and what a nice surprise when I came here this evening and saw this waiting for all of us to read. Bless your kind hearted soul. Love you sweetie, Joni

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    1. Ohh love this beautifully expressed comment my sweet friend. You have expanded the idea of the image and the poem itself just perfectly. What we have at hand is our moment and nothing else matters or exists outside of that. This painting, the first time I saw it just blew me away. I knew I had to try and find the words to describe how it made me feel….the whirlwind of ideas that arose. Thank you my dear Joni, for this generous, inspiring and thoughtful comment. Yes..I hope to wtite more for this wonderful site:) Much love to you

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        You are so welcome my kind friend. Just so clear to me, what you were saying. I loved the art and the beautiful prose. I am sending you big hugs, and lots of love to you Karima. Blessings, always Joni

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  5. What a wonderful poem, Karima! It’s so much safer to stay indoors where we are comfortable than to venture out into a world of unknowns.

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  6. Thank you so much for reading and leaving this inspiring comment, Dawn. Sad to say the outside world seems more perilous lately and our homes feel even more like sanctuaries from the storm.

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  7. 13rrance dice:

    Its a beautiful poem, which many introvert can rely to. Thank you mlle 🌱💚🌱

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  8. Thank you so much and really glad you could relate to it too:) 🌹

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  9. Layla Todd dice:

    Loving the emotional nature of this relatable piece! ❤

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  10. Thank you Layla, I am smiling happily, that you could relate to this poem. I appreciate your commenting here too. 🌹

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  11. Harshi dice:

    Beautiful and mesmerizing! Hello to the Dreamer and Congratulations to you! ❤

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  12. Jeff Flesch dice:

    Beautiful and inspiring, dear Karima. I was literally just journaling about melancholy, and the feelings that live under them, and how when I pay attention to them, they grow, yet, when I I am present to this moment, to the trees, leaves, and seas, the melancholy washed over and through me, and passes on. A stunning poem, my friend. 🌹❤️🤗

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