2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 16

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For today's prompt, write a half-way poem. The poem might deal with a half-way point in time. Or perhaps, a place in the dead center of here and there--in a physical sense. Even a compromise on terms in a negotiation can work.

Here's my attempt at a Half-Way Poem:


I remember your hands--
how they ran through my hair
as we kissed the night air...

I remember your car--
how it drove us around
as we let the top down...

I remember your face--
how you cried that last night
as we got in a fight,
and I don't know who is right,
but we both lost our sight...

I remember your words--
how they swept me away
until I could not stay...


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Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer's Digest Writing Community and a poet who cut his teeth on lyric love poems. His poetry collection, Solving the World's Problems, is full of them--as well as other topics. Voted Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere in 2011, Robert enjoys romantic comedies, late night conversations that ramble across varied topics, and, of course, long walks in the park. He's married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets (four boys and one princess). He can be stalked (and/or followed) on Twitter @robertleebrewer.


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