Half The World - Poem By Cathy Nerujen

Half the world is sweetness,

And half the world's in fear –

See your eyes, they sparkle

And your lips are drawing near.


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Half the world is blinded –

But half the world can see me –

And like the stars that float above –

Your eyes so soft and dreamy.

Half the world is watching -

The other half’s asleep –

Your lips and tongue they take me –

A Hundred Kisses deep.

Half of us forgiven now,

But half of us are punished –

I pour my heart out on this page –

Now half this poem is finished...

Half the world is floating –

But half the world is sunk.

Your passion – my immersion –

Like potion I have drunk.

Half the world’s been poisoned,

The other half is healing –

You trace a rivulet of skin –

This ecstasy I’m feeling.


Half the world needs loving,

While half the world it pines –

It longs for “Love’s Attention”

As part of God’s Designs.

Half this world has crushes –

And then half of it is smitten –

And although this poem’s finished now,

Only half this love is written.

"One half of the world does not understand the pleasures of the other half."
Copyright 2012-2016 (c) Cathy Nerujen. All rights reserved.

This is one poem from a collection of romantic love poems I am writing, which will be published in the second half of 2016 in a new poetry book. Check out more of my poetry hubs, leave me a comment, and tell me what you think. I am also the editor of a writing magazine.
More information at www.flashstarmagazine.com

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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida

Such a sweet and lovely poem, good job on the analogy! Thank you for sharing.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Hy Astra, this is so wonderful and moving. As a love poem, this is well up with your best here. I love the way you put these little nuggets of wisdom into it. The whole "Half the world" thing really works for me, it helps tie everything together.

"...One half the world is watching

The other half’s asleep –

Your lips and tongue they take me –

A Hundred Kisses deep."

Gosh, I am blown away by this. Cathy, you have ratcheted up the pressure here. What a beauty! The poem I mean! Heh! I hope you get lots of reads here with this! XOXOX


TattoGuy 6 years ago

I noticed you had written a new poem Cathy and what a beautiful piece it is, you really convey love in a great way through your poetry, one can almost feel it, loved it ! xox


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi brightforyou: I am glad you like my poem, and yes the analogy, I am glad you got it. You are welcome indeed. I am happy to share. :)

Hi Cheeky Cassy Woman: oh you and your double entendres. I love them. LOL. Thank you for the nice comments, you could have said it to me over dinner...aaah, yes the hundred kisses thing. Wonder where I ever got that idea. H'mm, any idea? Must have read it in Cosmo!!!!

I am having a great day here right now. Thank you everyone for liking my poetry, and the comments. I am very moved by this. I love you all! :) xxxxxxxx


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Art, you are right on time. I include you totally in that last comment reply I made here. Really? Convey in a great way? I do? (in heaven here...) Art, if I had you here, I'd sit you down and have you tuck into this Giant Pizza and Garlic bread and Italian Salad and coffee and wine and you could help us finish it off. hahahaha. Yes, I am getting carried away, but you are so sweet to say that.

Aaaaw....thank you for saying that. (Hugs you tightly) God Bless you, Mr TattoGuy Art. Tis an art to being Art.

Love from me. XXXXXXX


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

What a lovely verse! I love the way you rhymed in here, Cath. And the way you've included two analogies-- the world how you care bout it and your world which is of course your love :)

Half the world is chasing me

The other half won’t notice

I don’t care such sort of hunt

I’m going after her heart..

Half the world is after the other half

The others just want to be unknown

When I saw her, my other half

All things revolved to one…

Oh, the poet side of me strikes again LOL This half the world poem of yours has some kinda virus hahaha Anyway, rating this up moi friend :) XD


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Jeeeez is Blaise using moi friend as well now lol, I shall deff get most of the UK saying moi friend ; ) x


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Blaise: wow, this is great. I get a comment and poetry too from you. Whatever next? I had a feeling you'd figure it out. Aw, that's the idea alright. They say one half of the world does not understand the other half, how true it is I don't know, but it inspired me to develop this poem and to also make it into a romantic poem.

Well if love is a virus, I am a carrier, and happy to be, Blaise. :) Getting such comments and more from you is more than praise. I love what you have written here. Thank you for this, you have warmed my heart. I think I will become a fan of this "moi Friend" trend...I blame Art for this. Ha. Magic. Blaise, you have made this girl happy today. You deserve a big warm hug from me, moi friend. Mwah. XOX ;D

Hi TattoGuy: oh it definitely, sorry, it is deff a great thing that moi friends on hub pages like moi poetry and I am a convert now. Notice how similar "moi" and "Mwah" sound? I just noticed this today. Hugs to you too, Art. XOX


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

Hahaha it just comes out suddenly. Give me a clue what's next LOL It's the way it should be I guess, coz if it knows more than half, it won't be so interesting :)

You're a very good writer. You deserve praises :) Glad my little poetry made you happy. I'm like inspired I dunno these days so there I rhyme again LOL

Since I read Cassy's encounter hubs I think I called her moi friend since then. I have special terms with my idols here. I call you (Team Cheeky) "moi friends.."

TattoGuy hello there! Nice to meet the pioneer of 'moi friend' I gotta read you and think what to call you ;)

XO


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Spontaneous poetic combustion, that's what this is. What's next? I have no idea, but it's pretty amazing. Well half or not half, I want it to be always interesting, and it is to me. How could it not be, I am a slave to it, I guess.

Yes, your poetry did something lovely, Blaise. LOL! Thank you for that. Yes, something has inspired you. You are cool when you are inspired!

The "Moi" is gathering pace now. Cassy sad a few other hubbers are saying it too. Ha. Woooh...idols? Us? Me? (blushes) It's all Art's fault, that french naughty side to him acting up... Heh.

Seriously, you can make all the comments good or bad here, Blaise and I will read them all. Cos it's you.

XOX


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

my comment is still so hot, looks like we met same time here huh :) You are damn so right. We can't be slave if it's not interesting :)

Idols yup :) TattoGuy is one cool guy. I was on his pages and he's so funny.

Awww, that's so sweet to hear ,moi friend. XO


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Deff love you girls, ya so make me smile moi lil friends, have a great weekend lol MOI FRIEND ; ) xoxo


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Yes, the world is full of happy coincidences. Is that a good thing, Blaise? That is how life is... What inspires us is the same thing. Yes, I am slave to it. Ha. I want this madness to last. I love putting my thoughts and feelings to poetry, it sets us free...

Art is always here (LOL! See his comment here now) I can't believe moi eyes... Art is very cool.

Things are getting very creative and imaginative and adventurous around here. I sense things moving... And wow, my rating is 90. I never had that before. Thank you everybody for the wonderful comments on my Love poems. And you too, Blaise. You are a sweet woman. Have a wonderful weekend. :) XXOOXX

TattoGuy, you are great, you are like tony the tiger in my cornflakes here in the mornings. Hahaha. That is funny. Yes, I will have a great weekend. You too Art. I will be around on hubs this weekend. You make me smile too. :D XXX


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celinewayne 6 years ago

well done!

i enjoy reading your poem, thanks for sharing. cheers, CW


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi celine, I am glad you enjoyed my poetry. You are very welcome, have a nice weekend. :)


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jjwrightis 6 years ago from Parish, NY

Very nice poem! Voted awesome and Im following now. I loved Avatar.


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi jjwrightis, thank you for the comments, and the follow. I will check out your hubs too.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

Excellent writing and how true your words are. Thank you for sharing this.


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Dim, I am a late discoverer of your great work. Thanks for the nice comments here. You are very welcome. Take care.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..well at least you're humble about the quantity of your kisses because Leonard Cohen has a song called A Thousand Kisses Deep - and keeping in the spirit of pure poetry - well your writing is as pure and deep and sweet as it gets .....


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

I love Leonard Cohen and you are right. He has a lovely song right there. He is pure joy in itself. You are a connoisseur of good music and taste, sir. I am so smiling right now, reading this. Thank you, epigramman. :D


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triosol 6 years ago

such lovely poem. I am loving it.


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi triosol: I am happy that you love the poem. Feel free to check out my other poetry here, if you like. I will be checking more of your many hubs too. :)


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

Hi Astra Nomik I am so pleased that I have been introduced to your writing. I adore love poems and this one is particularly special where you compare two halves of the world. What an awesome idea and it works so well. I am voting it up as well as awesome. Thank you so much for your reassuring comments on my hubs too. Take care - I will be back of read more of your inspirational work.


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi acaetnna: gosh, thank you for these kind words. The two halves of the world thing is something I tend to believe, the saying is that one half of the world does not understand the reasons or the pleasures of the other half, something like that, and it gave me the idea here. Well thanks for the vote. And as for the hubs, aw hey, you are okay. I love Love poetry too. Your poetry is really great. You can call me Cathy. You take care too. :)


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Internetwriter62 6 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

Hi Astr Nomik,

That is a fantastic poem, very deep and very well expressed. Not to mention true. I really enjoyed this one. Voted it up.


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Internetwriter: thank you for the comments, I am happy you enjoyed it. I always appreciate your opinions. You are a a great Hub Writer, and I enjoy your hubs too. Thank you for the vote too. Take care. :)


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Internetwriter62 6 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

You are very welcome Astra Nomik and thanks for your kind words.


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

You are very welcome too. :D


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Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Astra, I create with oil paints. You paint with words. I know I am incapable of your art. It is a gift. Thank you for sharing your gift and inspiring me to pick up my brushes and paints.


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Amy, it's good to see you again. I do hope you get lots of readers in your great hubs, as I enjoy them so much. Thank you for this lovely compliment. :) I wish I could paint and draw as you do. My friend Cassy likes to say that "Art begets Art". Each is inspired by the other and the next, and it carries on forever...I am glad if I have inspired you. I don't think anyone ever said that to me in a hub before. Ha. Thanks again. Have a great day today, 10/10/10. Take care.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..if only half the world could adore you and your writing - then the world would be full of happy, kind and content people - if you served nirvana I would eat that dish!!


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi epigramman: if half the world did that, it would almost be too much. Lol. But its a nice thought. I am lucky to be in that happy place. Thank you, Colin.


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

It's beautiful, dear. Really romantic and sweet. I think no matter how much poem being written it still not able to show how much love we have inside because human heart is too big to words to describe. :)


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Freya. I don't know why, but I find love the easiest thing in the world to write about. Easier than cornflakes. And easier to swallow. LOL. Yes, the human heart can hold more love than we realise it can. How true. But it's my ambition to try to write that poem that has that has all that love inside it for the one it is meant for. Poetry and love, I'm a slave to both. :)


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L a d y f a c e 6 years ago from Canada

You had me at the first stanza. This is beautiful! Please tell me you're published somewhere. A grave injustice is being done to all if you're not. Bravo yet again.


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi L a d y f a c e: my, I am getting some comments from you today. I just saw the fan mail too. That is sweet. Thank you for this. No, I am not yet published, though now planning to publish, as a good friend of mine here "Blaise25" has published her book "Toss and Turn", and she has finally inspired me to publish. My poetry will appear soon in a book written by my partner Cheeky Girl, who is a hubber here. She is including some of my verses. Happy days!


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Youngcurves19 6 years ago from Hawaii

This is a grand poem so thought out and carefully written! it just amazes me and i cant wait to read what else you have posted! im voting up, beautiful and awesome!


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Youngcurves19: thank you for the comments. I do write poems out by hand then tweak them a bit then type them in. Then find some pictures to enhance everything. Gosh, please do check my other poems and let me have your opinions. I appreciate it. Have a great day. Take care. :)


NikiiLeeReyes 6 years ago

You are like a star; Creating it's own light; Making it's own fire. Keep on shining, Ill be here to look up and praise, and admire your talents.


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi NIkki. Mmmh, like a star. That is me. And when it comes to fire, I get help with that, mainly in the bedroom dept. LOL. Ooh, I shouldn't be saying that in comments. Thanks, as always for the belief and encouragement, Nikki. You are a great hubber and wonderful friend. :)


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Arlecchino 6 years ago from Top of the Cloud

Talented & beautiful!


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Arlecchino: Thanks for the nice comments. I will read you too! :D


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richtwf 6 years ago

A beautifully written poem and loved reading this one!

Life is all about balance - half of one and half of another. If it weren't like that, then we wouldn't be able to appreciate good from bad or bad from good!

Cheers for sharing and peace to you!


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

hi richtwf: yes, it's about one half understanding the other, which hopefully happens more than not happens. It helps when one half understands what the other half are saying, and vice versa. Thanks for the comments, and peace to you this season too. :)


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

One of the best pieces of poetry on the web! Stirring and thought-provoking. Your many fans attest to your brilliance. . .and so do I - your number one fan - vocalcoach


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi vocalcoach, my...I am blushing now. I wish I was that good. Ha. I am a slow poetry writer, but I think about what I write. I have a great fan in you, thank you for saying this. :) Yes, I am within a hair's breath of 200 fans. Heh. You might like to know that there is an "Interview with..." hub coming soon and I am being interviewed for Hubs. I will let you know when it's being posted up. Take care, my friend, have a wonderful day. :D

Cathy.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Congrats to Cassy - she just got 800 Hub Pages fans. Like wow...I am so jealous. LOL.


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

How clever! Thoughtful, beautiful poetry, absolutely totally captivating.


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Thank you for the nice comments today, BeyondMax. :)


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

Rock on,Cathy. I voted up for sure.


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Thank you for the vote, and I'm glad you are enjoying my love poems. :)

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