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Half-Past Midnight

Half-Past Midnight

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

ritten in 12th grade, a love poem to my then-future first husband.


Half-past Midnight


February 16, 1987

I sit by the window
On dark and frigid nights
Wishing that you, dear,
Were here at my side.

Alone with the streetlight
I sit at my vigil
Through all the long hours
Of silent aloneness.

Then my heart smiles
In warmest remembrance
That soon we will be
Together again.

A great, looming mountain
Divides us at nightfall,
But when daylight comes
It shrinks to a hill.

For you I wait silent,
Knowing that you know
That I love you so much,
Even though we're apart.

Sleep soundly and sweetly,
For I am yet wakeful -
Yearning for springtime,
Or at least a new morning.

For Andy.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 17. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Added on November 8, 2017
Last Updated on November 8, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, pledge, promise, love, romance, marriage

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..