Between the darkness and the dawn
between the morning and the night
between the moment I was born
until there’s no more will to fight
between my youth and middle age
— or a little past that stage—
amid the chaos and the calm
I reflect who I’ve become.
Amid life’s trials and its struggles
any pain of yesterday
all the joy and the smiles
and the many roles I’ve played,
I know each road I’ve journeyed
every hill and every turn
the detours that I’ve followed
and each new pathway learned
the potholes and the pitfalls
yeah, there’s surely been a few—
but any road that I have travelled
would be poorer without you.
©Ginny Brannan 2017
Day 15, the halfway point... suggestion: to write a poem that reflects on the nature of being in the middle of something. The poem could be about being on a journey and stopping for a break, or the gap between something half-done and all-done. Let your mind wander into the middle distance, betwixt the beginning of things and the end.