The Halfway Space - Poem By Cathy Nerujen

This romantic poem came about because I had a bizarre dream about someone, and the someone told me they had the same dream about me. Having loving feelings about this person drove me to pen this poetry...and to that special person, Fehl, I present this as a gift for the special friendship and more that we share. The message in this poem is universal... it can apply to anyone.

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The Halfway Space

We rush through the trees
two fleas on a bees back,
the forest around us
it knows when we dream –
we glide and we float
my arms round your waist
and I hold you so close
as I swallow a scream –
the forest floor leaves us
as we escape gravity
my legs round the engines
of Love - ever higher –
as tree tops come meet us
then pass far beneath us
your hands find my fingers
my heart is on fire.

The halfway Space, poem by Cathy Nerujen.
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The quickening pace as we
speed through the ether
our bodies they hug
as we hold on so tight –
not sure where this leads us
but letting it happen
I want it so much
and I put up no fight –
the promise of you is a force
that compels me
the feel of your body
so willing and light –
you guide me – the pilot
of love ever stronger
I want you to fly me
so high through the night.

We dreamt this together
two comets – two souls
we met in the middle of this
Halfway Space –
it found us and plucked us
from half-dreaming daytime
two flies in a twilight
caught up in a chase –
we weave and we fly
and we cling to each other
not sure of the ending
or landing ahead –
or if we’ll go higher
and deeper and further
as doubts – like old baggage
and garments we shed.

I can’t stop this feeling
this loving – this madness
this bear and the honey pot
fable-like grace –
the need of your hands
on my skin and my lips
the wanting inside of me
needing a space –
to tell you I love you
Adore and Admit you -
suppressing the wanting of
so many things –
yet impossible sense
of your love without touching
our floating together
without any wings.

Tonight my words kiss you
so hide them within you
please mind them and trust them
just whisper my name –
my love is a laser
its heat it won’t miss you
don’t trust a damp matchstick
to light a bright flame –
just let me caress you
ignite you and bless you
two fleas on a bee's back
we fly and we whirl –
I’m glad that you caught me
for stealing your beauty
so please don’t release me -
hold onto this girl.


Dedicated to a very special lady, Fehl Dungo (known as Blaise25 on Hub Pages) ...we dream the same dream. And thank you for letting me know... You are a wonderful woman. :)

Copyright (c)2011 - 2016 Cathy Nerujen. All rights reserved. This love poem is part of a soon to be published romantic poetry collection, to be published in 2016. Also check out the new magazine of writing on www.flashstarmagazine.com.

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Doug no.5 5 years ago

I have been reading you with growing interest. Poetry at its finest. "Two fleas on a bees back", that isstunning. Are you published? My warmest regardsm

Doug.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

another beautiful poem. l love your work.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Simply beautiful Cathy. You were clearly meant to be together. Fancy both having similar dreams - well that has definitely sealed the love between you. Voted up and pressing your tabs.


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

Hi Doug, I'd be happy if you'd let me know what other poems you read here, I appreciate all feedback. Um, the "2 fleas on a bee's back" thing just kind of came into my head. I just love the sound of the image as much as the image itself. Phonics is a big thing with me (how words sound when spoken or read). I am building these and other poems into a volume of poetry which I am publishing in 2011. Thank you for the comments, Doug.

Hi Dim, you are a true fan here in my comments, I am glad you love my poetry. You are such a wonderful poet too, so coming from you, that is high praise. :)

Acaetnna, seeing your smiling face here makes me happy. I am smiling here and I will pass that comment on to the other person. Heh. Yes, dreams are just amazing. More amazing when two people have such similar dreams. However I did use poetic license in this poem, as the bumble bee is a substitute for something else, and made the poem a bit more um...entertaining. Heh. No doubt the person I wrote this for is smiling like crazy reading this right now. Ha.

I tried to keep the sentiment behind the feelings honest without going over the top. Although the two people in the dream do clear the canopy of the forest...so more fun with stuff here. This took two days to write, it was tough. Ha. But that is the fun of a challenge too.

Poetry only feels real when it is about real people to me. That's why I love romantic poems. I'm going to have fun coming up with a title for the poetry book. LOL. Thank you for the votes too, acaetnna. :D


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Well, I doubt this person is merely your friendly mail carrier -- sounds like you share a real bond. You really ascend to some great heights with this one, spiraling and flying to new places in a relationship. A fun, breathtaking read. Cheers.


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Alya rose 5 years ago from From beyond the reeds

WOW!This gave me goosebumps!This is the most beautiful thing I've ever read,well done^_^


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epigramman 5 years ago

......well after this, simply said from the epi-man, who can't say anything 'simple' I'll be having dreams about you!!!!!! And quite frankly I will never want to wake up ... until one day we meet in person!!!!! And I ask for your autograph on your best selling poetry anthology!


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

What a fantastic and vivid romp through the air. For me as a animation student, this would be a magical project indeed - truly breathtaking...

Weightlessness and love are a magical combination, especially while holding onto one another.

Voted up and awesome Cathy...Thanks =)


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

Hi Doug, yes, it's fair to say that the person and I share a real bond. The things that come from dreams can be quite um...surprising. Thankyou for the nice comments. Sometimes the love of a person seems to make the words extra...um...spicy. Ha. I don't know if that makes sense, but it's just what I feel about the words I wrote here. LOL.

Hey Alya Rose, it is so fantastic to see you here all covered in choclate. LOL. (Hugs you) It is so great to see you again. :) Really? It gave you goosebumps? My, that is a nice feeling to get from a poem. You know how to say the right thing and make me smile. :D Thankyou Alya. I am so happy now. ^_^ !


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

Hi Colin, thank you for the nice comments, and if you dream sweetly after reading this, then all the better. :D Meet me? Hmm, that would be great. You will definitely get an autographed book, Colin. You are poet who deserves nothing less. :D

Hi Will, you are really enjoying my poetry here today. If it brings out the artist in you, then so much the better. I am touched by that. :) Yes, you figured the weightlessness and love thing. It is very like that feeling. Even though it is written for my beautiful friend, it can appeal to many people, and on other levels.

Thank you for the uplifting words. LOL. Thank you. :D


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Absolutely lovely.

up and awesome


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

Hi Fay, thanks for the comment and the vote up. :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

AHmaZing!! this was beautiful, and so free-spirited. i felt like i was the flea, the fly, the bee, just a small little insect, bug flying with my mate through the big big world, not knowing where i was going, and it didn't matter because we were together. there was so much love in this. my love is a lazer, that was a perfect line. Great metaphor! the whole poem i was in reverent awe! i will defintely be reading more and becoming a fan :)


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

Hi Nikki, gosh, I am delighted to get comments like this. Where is my camera? Heh. Seriously, thank you for the things about the insects. I deliberately put them all in there, they are all so tiny compared to a huge forest. You really are getting the spirit of things here. :)

Love can make us say all kinds of things that we'd normally never say, if it wasn't love. And the person I wrote it for is very special. So in some ways, something from that person's essence is in the poem too.

Oh, and the person in question has read this, and loves it. Thank you Nikki for the nice words you wrote here. I am a fan of you too. :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

your very welcome! love makes us do and say all kinds of things, usually crazy things lol. im glad that person read and loved it. it is definitely a great poem.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

This is wonderful writing

Following, up, awesome, beautiful

I will be reading more.

nice "avatar" by the way ;]


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

Thank you Nikki. Yes, love does that. Crazy is the word. I am so glad I wrote this poem. That what words are for, expressing ourselves...

Hi Ben, you are a poetry lover. Thank you for that. Oh that's what that thing is called, it was the very same in the movie. LOL.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Hi Astra, I really related to this one! Well done.


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

Hi Randy Behavior: thank you for the comment. How is it we all relate to this... this is so surprising to me. This poem just makes me feel so many people have been in similar situations to this... I guess love can be so amazing, far more than I thought.


TattoGuy 5 years ago

Beautiful or Awesome, hmmmmm, I picked Beautiful because it reminded me of a time a long time ago, alas tis gone x


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

Hi Art. Thank you for the lovely comment, and the Beautiful too. :) Did it really remind you of long ago? Oh, that is sweet. Well I hope the memory was a good one. I don't know why, but I am starting to treasure these memories and god things that happen in my life. The glass is more half full these days in some thing. You are constant as the North Star. :) Enjoy your day, its so sunny and Spring is in the air. Ha. XO


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Heart Felt Book 5 years ago from New York, NY

This is awesome Astra! I miss you loving work and can not wait until you get published!!!!!!!!! AMAZING.. Your great!! Let us dream big!!!!

okay so (Two fleas on a bees back) AAAAAMAZING! LOL:):)


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

Hi Cheri, aw that is sweet. I am glad you read this. Well you know me, I write poems slowly but the wait is hopefully worth it. I try to pack in plenty of things in my poems. Yaay, I love the "lets dream big" idea. Yup, two fleas on a bees back. Jump on board. LOL.


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4elements 5 years ago

I thought this was great. Love your style


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

Hi 4elements: thank you for loving my Halfway Space poem. I try to put style into my poems, if it is possible. Though most times I have no idea what style truly means. I go with my hunches and hope for the best. :D


Marina Lester 5 years ago

Beautiful romance, the same love of legend told in a new way... beautiful and inspiring... I loved the line "Tonight my words kiss you, so hide them within you" It was the perfect cherry on the rest of your beautiful verse to me, thank you for sharing. :)


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

Thank you Marina for this comment. I just have a particular love for romantic poetry. And a very active imagination too. Heh. But the inspiration was a wonderful dream that both I and the other person had, and the dreams were very similar. And so I find inspiration in things like that and poetry allows me to explore things a lot. I hope you enjoy my other poetry too. Take care. :D


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sammyfiction 5 years ago from Australia

Very sweet and heart warming. The feelings were expressed really well, thankyou! It was a pleasure to read :)

Sam


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

Hi sammyfiction: thank you so much for this. I love writing romantic poetry and writing from the heart. And writing this came easily for me in some ways as the feelings are real too. I am glad you enjoyed my Halfway Space poem. Feel free to check my other poems too. I will check your hubs also. Take care, Sam.


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Alexander Props 5 years ago

Great poem.

Your poetry collection will be awesome.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Astra-Your poetry is so well-written and I enjoyed the symbolism and metaphors in it. I think it says a lot about your relationship with this man that you would have the same dream. Your a very talented writer :-)


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

Thank you Minnetonka Twin, for the nice comments. Yes there is plenty of symbolism and metaphors in many of my poems. The person I wrote his for is the person who dreamed the same dream. She is a very special person, and means the world to me.

I appreciate your comments. Take care. :)


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

I have updated this hub and the artwork here too.


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atlovesbm 4 years ago from Orange County, California

Your poetry inspires me, it's so full of emotion.. Such raw and honest emotion- the best kind to write about.And the very best to read :)


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

Hi atlovesbm: wow, I am so happy my poem inspire you. This was about a dream I had a bout a very special person and she had the same dream... and this poem is a sort of polemic to her. And it talks about how I feel about her... it turned out to be a good premonition too.

I wrote it a while ago, but yes, it is full of honest emotions. About 90% of my poems are romantic, I think.

Thank you for the kind comments. Feel free to read all my poems. I wish I had more, as I am a slow writer. LOL.


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atlovesbm 4 years ago from Orange County, California

Aww thats very sweet. And very rare to have the same/similar dream with that special someone. Looks like you've found something rare :) i think all of your poems are very romantic. I love reading poems about love.. I used to write poetry but stopped for a while.. not sure why lol I will read more of your poems and I know I will enjoy them :)


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

Oh thank you for saying that. Yes, it is very rare and unusual for two people to have the same dream...and there were some feelings buried inside there too, which bubbled to the surface, finally...

I'm glad you are enjoying my love poems. Thank you for checking my hubs every day. I love seeing your comments. :)

Why did you stop writing, I wonder? I stopped writing poetry after I finished school, and only took it up about 2 and a half years ago when Cassy (Cheeky Girl on Hub Pages) encouraged me to publish some of my old ones.

I'm glad I did. There are other great poets here too. Cassy even wrote some hubs that are great, though not about poetry. Check out blaise25 (Fehl Dungo) on Hubs too. Take care, and have a sweet day, my friend.

Cathy


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atlovesbm 4 years ago from Orange County, California

You're very welcome :) you should write a book about it so I can buy it & read it :) she sounds like a very lucky girl :) i don't know why I stopped writing.. writers block, perhaps. I'll start writing again soon.. maybe I'm not as inspired as I was but as I have said before, reading your poems makes me want to write again. And I'm sure all of your fans will agree when I say.that I am glad you started writing again! I will be sure to read your other hubs along with the writers you mentioned. Have a sweet day as well


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

Oh I am about 4 poems away from my target or my poetry collection and then I will be publishing it on the web. It will be on sale in Amazon and some other places.

Aw, thank you for saying that. Can I ask you what your first name is, or should I just call you BM or something? Just thought I would ask... :)

I can understand when you would stop writing, or if inspiration were to wane a bit. It happened to me, in a way. Wow, my poems make you want to write again? That is a very nice thing to say to me. Honestly it is. You are sweet to say this.

I am glad I took up my poems agaiin. Cassy had lots to do with this. She is wonderful, for many reasons. Maybe you read her "First Encounters" trio of hubs...? They are all about me. *Blushes and laughs*

I just hope you find the inspiration and the thread in your life that leads to more creativity. If I feel blocked wirh writing, I just change my style a bit and add something to the mix. Anything to get those creative juices flowing again.

I read your 2 new hubs, and I loved them. I left some comments. My day is sweet, and thank you :)


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atlovesbm 4 years ago from Orange County, California

Oooh how exciting! :) Can't wait! And you're welcome ! My first name is Anna..hehe Yes, reading alot of your poems inspire me to want to jump back on that wagon and write. I really meant that. Perhaps it's just every day life that gets in the way. When I was in high school and college I used to carry around a notebook and just jot down things and people that inspired me but now, I don't know.. I think I just need that extra push.

I will definitely check out your friends hub, and they were about you? Not hard to believe, you're very talented and sound like a special lady :)

Take Care.

- Anna


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

Hi Anna: thank you for this. Wow, well if I can inspire you at all, then I feel honored. There can be moments in life when we get seized with that moment and that urge to put pen to paper and put our stamp on it. Those big moments or small gestures or tiny events... that all somehow move us to write about them.

That could have been me with that notepad, as you describe it, Anna. I was always doing that. My notepad was my "camera", in a way. I would love to read more of your writing. You write really well, so you already will have an avid audience. Including me. :)

YEs, check out Cassy's "First Encounters" about how I met her, and Blaise25, (Fehl) as she is wonderful.

Okay, tea time here. Take care, Anna.

- Cathy.


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Ah, so beautiful and romantic, you caught me with the title even before I started reading, I just felt that it's magical all over! =) Rhyming like a fine music, awesome!


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

Hi Max, rhyming or non rhyming for me... I am happy with either. That poem is going first place in my new book. It is a favorite poem to me , due to what it symbolises personally to me.

Rhyme is very much a kind of music, yes. Thank you for the nice comments. :)


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michememe 4 years ago

It is something about love poems. I can feel the words as I read them. Poetry is a beautiful outlet, feeled with so many emotions and thought provoking words.


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

Hi Michelle, thank you for the comments. I agree, words can have a power all of their own... and they are perfect for poetry. And yes, the emotions can be expressed to nicely too...


Valleypoet 4 years ago

Felt as if I was floating alongside 'two fleas on a bees back', the lyrics flowed so brilliantly. Thank you for sharing.


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

Thank you Valleypoet for the nice comments. This one has a good flow to it, as you say. I loved writing this for the sweet amazing person it is meant for... and it has a lot of meaning to me. :)


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SiberianWolf 3 years ago from MidWest

blaise sent me this way... and so glad I came... Goodness :) The passion and longing here are like scented flowers and chocolate candy... you just want more of them :) Beautifully done... thank you for the emotional journey


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi SiberianWolf, what an awesome name. Blaise is my baby and this poem is actually inspired by a dream she and I had... Talk about karma... wow... It is a very strange and exotic poem. Yes, passion and so much more. Your description makes me smile. I almost submitted this into a poetry contest, but it's going into my book of poetry now.

Thank you for the kind words.

Feel free to check my other poetry hubs too. :)


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

I recently updated this hub. :)

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