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It can be extreme in the in between
From the brightest light to the darkest night
All is not what it seems
Oh how the grey complicates everything

You are but a whisper away
Under the covers of the familiar
Skin touching skin
In bed we lay

In the in between there can be indifference
Our desires and dreams are not shared
They are untold stories
Waiting to be worded into existence

To pull back the curtain
And admit your fears
Reveal your secrets
You tremble anticipating judgment from the one who hears

To think it, then speak it
The universe will receive it
You may go from Eden to scorched earth
In the blink of an eye

Yet moments and feelings cannot be contained
Even when looking at old photos you are not the same
With the turn of a page or the grace of age
Your thoughts shift upon reflection and life’s lessons

Accepting change can be a comfort if you embrace it
Don’t run away, turn around and face it
Whether coming together or tearing apart
Try not to lose yourself, trust your heart

Perhaps you are always in the in between
Employment, relationships, past and future
Whether a state of mind or a tick in time
The in between can be beautiful yet painfully tragic

About this poem

Trying to understand and navigate life and all of it's up and downs.

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Written on February 20, 2023

Submitted by lisacampbell29 on February 20, 2023

1:08 min read

Lisa Campbell

I am 56 years old. I love to write poems, short stories and lyrics. more…

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Discuss everything about the poem In The In Between with the community:

  • doctorsumitseth
    Lovely poem.
    It delves into the complexities of the "in between," a state of transition and uncertainty that permeates different aspects of life. It emphasizes the importance of embracing change, vulnerability, and self-trust while navigating these periods of uncertainty. 
    LikeReply4 hours ago
  • Shimmerymoore
    Nice I'm impressed
    LikeReply 11 month ago
    • lisacampbell29
      Thank you for reading my poem and taking the time to write a comment. I appreciate you! Take care, Lisa
      LikeReply1 month ago
  • pauljoe77
    Beautiful poem. “ Untold stories waiting to be worded into existence”. What a great line. One of many. Loved it.
    LikeReply 11 month ago
    • lisacampbell29
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my poem. I really appreciate it! Thank you and take care! Lisa
      LikeReply1 month ago


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