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The spaces in between - Prose poetry

Updated on June 3, 2011

The spaces in between

It is good to have spaces in between, but that depends on what we are talking about... a set of teeth don’t look good with spaces in between, so does your hair, it looks rather sad to have spaces of bald skin showing. Spaces do look good between words or between your eyes. Spaces serve their purpose. All of us love our personal spaces and would like some space in between us and our spouse or partner. Though we are close, spaces makes our individuality stand out and make us look that unique creature that we are meant to be. They help us breathe in peace and save us from that claustrophobic feeling that could envelop us if we were crowded out. I love my space and it is something that I would always like to maintain, to keep some part of my life private. I wouldn’t like to have a life that is open for public view - my space is my own. I like spaces between me and my friends or my spouse. That is sacred ground. Where imagination plays and dream run amok, and I am the master of what I want to reveal, my space is my own. I am sure most of us do feel strongly about our personal spaces.

This phrase has got stuck in my head and would go away until I wrote this :)

Spaces in between

It is the spaces in between,
that make for magic moments,
lending glimmer and sheen,
to an otherwise boring scene.

The spaces in between
Your ears, cause thoughts
To take flights of fancy,
Creating fantasy!!

The love, the longing,
it does increase,
between the lovers,
when spaces tease!

When secrecy shrouds,
the spaces increase
between people,
causing goodwill to cease.

It helps you grow,
in freedom fine,
to stand up for your beliefs,

and in glory shine!

The spaces in between,
let peace reign,
allow thoughts find
their own ground in our mind!!

Spaces in between,
Maces they been!
Traces yet the leave,
Of patterns that we weave!

I'd love to hear from you ............

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    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Timorous, Oh yes people do feel uncomfortable with spaces, there are those who need some music or television on, even when they are not really watching or listening they need to fill up the silences. I love those silences when I can communicate and delve deep within myself. Thank you for adding this dimension to the poem, I love it. I truly appreciate your comment.

    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Movie Master, those spaces are truly needed. Without them life would be too crowed and messy. I am sure we all need our spaces. Thank you for the visit and the comment. I appreciate it.

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      Tim Nichol 

      7 years ago from Me to You

      I love the concept, sD. It really IS the spaces between everything that allows us to notice how things stand out. Much too often these days, many people feel the need to fill up spaces (including silence), as though the emptiness is wasted, or under-utilized. Nice poem, by the way.

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi shimmering Dawn, we all need our space sometimes, but also this 'spaces in between' concept of yours, that wouldn't leave you alone is so interesting and on reflection, totally necessary, great hub enjoyed it!

    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank you, Ruby, writing this has been a different experience for me, it was not as if the words were flowing and yet the phrase 'spaces in between' would not leave me alone until I had dealt with it.

      Thank you for the read and the comment :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Intriguing poetry! I agree. We all need our space at times. Thank you.


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