19 Oct

Tiny, moving lights in the sky,
and a static light inside my heart,
you held me against the car door
last night.

Arms wrapped defensively around my body,
your breath soft on my neck,
as we spoke stereotypically of parallel worlds,
in which we never met.

Your hands in my coat pockets,
I watched my breath form clouds as I spoke
of my world.

You said, ‘there’s a poem here’.

Our eyes bright with chemical highs,
we kissed under the moving stars
and you told me of other worlds,
and of the reality, where we lived happily ever after.

(c) 2008

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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Poetry


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52 responses to “THC

  1. Danny Earl Simmons

    October 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Stars are the stuff of poetry.

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      October 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      They are indeed; many of my poems feature stars. There’s something about them which feels almost hopeful.

  2. ghosterb

    October 19, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Beautifully done my friend!

  3. The Noiseless Cuckooclock

    October 19, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    mind blowing, love it.

  4. projectwords11

    October 19, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Pure love!

  5. dreamingthruthetwilight

    October 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Simply beautiful.

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      October 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks for your kind words, and for your visits :) I really do appreciate it.

  6. caledoniapoems

    October 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    A lovely poem ;)

  7. Classic NYer

    October 19, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    There’s a poem everywhere and anywhere, isn’t there? Well this one is an awesome poem. :-)

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      October 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      Thank you so much; if someone says “there’s a poem here”, it’d be rude not to write it ;)

  8. Fatesjoke03

    October 20, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Really, really like this.

  9. Mandy Calvin

    October 20, 2011 at 4:51 am

    How dreamy, I could not help but sigh at the end.

  10. Kay Salady

    October 20, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Oh, how bittersweet!

  11. belfastdavid

    October 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

    What a beautiful love poem.

    A lovely gentle way to start my day


    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      October 24, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      I like that some people read it as a love poem, when in fact it’s about a relationship falling apart. Thank you.

  12. shail

    October 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm

  13. Andy

    October 20, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    A bittersweet tale of love.

    Nicely penned.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Bashful Lady

  14. Unga Bunga Girl

    October 21, 2011 at 2:59 am

    “as we spoke stereotypically of parallel worlds,” – this line is killer!

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      October 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      Cheers! I wanted to get across the feeling of being under the influence of drugs.

  15. Sarah Johnston

    October 21, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Stars are so lovely and on the islands we see so many of them in our night skies. I love our outside bathroom we take a shower under the moon and stars each night.

  16. Nefarious X

    October 21, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I liked your poem. It had great imagery and was well crafted. Great work.

  17. Darryl Davis

    October 21, 2011 at 11:20 am

    An eye opener :-)

  18. kez

    October 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    great write drug induced, heightened love under the stars ……thanks for sharing x

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      October 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you. I was worried that I would get negative comments for a poem which is essentially about drugs, but the feedback has been amazing.

  19. The Cello Strings

    October 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    so true, very aptly penned.

  20. tinkwelborn

    October 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    ah! Love! always a fantasy.
    I like the prescient line: ”There’s a poem here.” good line.
    parallel worlds in which you both have never met….but! at this moment, it’s the real McCoy.
    good poem.

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      October 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      Always a fantasy… yes, I see what you mean.

      It was written about my ex-fiancĂ©, who was cheating on me at the time. I was aware of it, and allowed it under the misguided hope he would come back to me. He didn’t; he got her pregnant and they now have two children.

      The parallel worlds where we lived happily ever after… I knew at the time it could never, ever happen. It was too damaged.

  21. terri0729

    October 22, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Great job! Thanks for the sharing. Blessings, Terri

  22. ZQ

    October 22, 2011 at 9:56 pm


  23. The Cello Strings

    October 23, 2011 at 3:53 am


  24. bendedspoon

    October 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    lovely. where there are lovers, there is poetry :)

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      October 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm

      Very true; it’s a natural place for poetry to form. Thanks for reading, as always.

  25. Jack Edwards

    October 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Beautifully vivid poem.

  26. Morning

    October 30, 2011 at 2:32 am

    very mind blowing imagery.


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