I am the Inbetween

I am not the mother or the crone
I am another creature entirely
I am in between worlds
Spiritual realms and realness intertwined

Barriers of my own making
Tricked me into solitude
Damned by the expectations of others
The doctrines of polite society

I long for freedom to scream the truth
The temporal no longer concerns me
I am a water sprite and a dragon
Wanting to break from cages

I am cawing birds and misty fog
I absorb pain into my skin
I wish to wash away in dark waters
Whispering it to beasts below the surface

Monsters I was taught to fear
Are not the ghouls presumed
The real beasts wear clever disguises
Patriarchy and pathetic doctrines

The power of the in between
Is rising within my veins
I hear the call of my ancestors
I see wisps of their existence

Breathing life into my numbness
They want me to awaken
From the slumber that overtook me
Slowly and all at once

The illusion that kept me trapped
Has been revealed
I know the truth in my bones
I am another creature entirely

I am the Inbetween

About this poem

I am in between roles in life. I am no longer in an active "mother" role and not quite ready to be the wise crone. I am not sure what that makes me. This poem was an attempt to figure that out.

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Submitted by Kaytee on May 22, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aBxx xxcb xbde xxcf xxex xxcg fdbg xxxB a
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,022
Words 201
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1


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  • talygarza
    Poem expressing the human longing to make a living without restrictions, is a good attitude to better life.
    LikeReply23 days ago
  • Symmetry60
    This is applicable to everyone at some point in our lives. I'm there as we speak, feeling a bit lost like never before. Illness can do that to a soul I suppose. It's hard to see the future when your mortality is so prominently bright. This is a beautifully written piece, K. The best I've seen from you yet and so fitting as per my current mindset. I'm sorry I've been quiet as of late, but you know the reason. Stay gold, sweet friend. :-) 
    LikeReply25 days ago
    • Kaytee
      thanks my friend, I always appreciate your honest response. I miss you here. Be well and take care!
      LikeReply25 days ago
  • alanswansea18
    Hi Kaytee,
    Nice to see you back your talent scares the hell out of me.
    LikeReply25 days ago
    • Kaytee
      thanks so much, I appreciate your feedback
      LikeReply25 days ago


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