My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

January 1, 2011 “thoughts at midnight”



“thoughts at midnight”


outside my midnight door

the darkness is shattered

by gunfire and bombs


thunder-rocked air rattles my floor


stillness and tranquility

vaporized in the flashes

are ringing in my ears…


the travail of two years


the ebb

of the dying old

the possibility

of the infant new

memories and dreams

past and future

for a moment




another explosion




a birth

a death

a beginning…


the end


©tlh 1/1/11





7 responses

  1. a birth, a death a beginning………excellent Tracy…..

    January 1, 2011 at 6:07 am

  2. This makes me think of all those welcoming the new year while far from home in Iraq.

    Nice, Tracy. Happy New Year.

    January 1, 2011 at 9:04 am

  3. This is exactly what was on my mind yesterday night while welcoming the now a day old New Year..
    Very well written..

    Loads of warm wishes Dear One xx

    January 1, 2011 at 10:17 am

  4. I like Patti found this to be a reminder of those far away from home this new year’s day…excellent write Tracy.

    January 1, 2011 at 11:51 am

  5. Tracy, this was profound and haunting. A beautifully lyrical way to start the new year.

    Best wishes…D.

    January 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm

  6. lifeinarecipe

    So aptly worded…that moment when the end and a beginning sit on either side.
    What a teaser to start the new year….I can’t wait to read the gifts you have for us this year!
    Wishing you much health and happiness in 2011 and may you continued to be blessed with that well spring of inspiration!

    January 5, 2011 at 12:06 am

    • Dear Cindy,
      Thank you for your support in 2010, and for all your kindness, both here and at your blog too. I certainly will try to write things you will enjoy reading in this coming year. You are a gem of the North 🙂

      January 9, 2011 at 12:33 am

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