‘In Between’ …
Is the difference between the ‘living’ and the truly ‘alive’,
It’s the boundless expanse of human emotions stretching between the two ears,
It’s the time spent sowing a seed to the reaping of corn coyly veiled in silken hair,
It’s the seconds passed between a glance to the sudden recollection of days gone by like an old love song,
It’s the fortitude in waiting for the downpour of rain nuzzling the sharp bark of an angry summer,
It’s the victorious heartbeats hoisting a white flag after a long battle in purple skies,
It’s the black & white words on a love letter and the long sigh that escapes a pair of Fuchsia lips,
It’s children screaming and dancing wildly celebrating the end of school after a grueling semester,
It’s the distant view of the marines on the flickering TV screen aiming their guns ready for battle,
to the newspapers celebrating their safe return home.
It’s the loud argument two people have punctuated by their silent agreement to part,
It’s the orange ball of sun leaking its color on the Red Rock country in Sedona,
to half a dozen American Haiku’s penned in memory,
It’s the lessons learned from a thousand mistakes highlighted and circled in mind,
It’s the angle of the arc drawn by a pendulum as it ticks from left to right and the tiny world it orbits within that arc. ‘In Between’ is the space above an open palm that holds everything and nothing.
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Inspiring words; inspiring photo; beautiful 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Beautiful poem of in betweens. I thought this line was most poignant: “Its the distant view of the marines on the flickering TV screen aiming their guns ready for battle,
to the newspapers celebrating their safe return home.”
my best lines “Its the boundless expanse of human emotions stretching between the two ears,”
Ha ha …can you believe it? That short distance between the two ears actually encapsulates ALL the human emotions….the entire sleuth of them! Thanks for stopping by!
Such a beautiful poem. Really captures the between-ness of the little things in life. Between all human emotions. That sounds like an endless space since there are so many levels of human emotion. Angry, happy, sad, very angry… The in-between is always all around us 🙂
Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
We use this expression a great deal – I’m in between, jobs, boyfriends, husbands, books etc but this lovely post puts a different and much more satisfying perspective on the period of time until………….
Thank you dear blogger friend. And thanks for the reblog 🙂
This was beautiful written, and loved the word choices, just a very nice cool and unique read.
Glad you liked it :). Thanks a ton for stopping by.
My pleasure as always. I do read the blogs to learn, sort off my university. It´s free knowledge.
That’s a kind way of looking at things. And yes I do too. 🙂
Is helping me on my own writing, plus I get ideas from all types of different blogs. And a little secret between you and me, I write down in my little notebook certain things that I think I might find useful for my own writings. Sort off like petty theft 😉
This is a stunning post! The image you chose is beautiful but your words are the sublime triumph! Goosebumps all over. : )))
Thank you so much 🙂