Between Two Worlds: A Poem

Between two worlds

Sits the archipelago known as Hawaii

It is where east meets west

Water meets sky

Myth melds with reality

And the lush lies in contrast to the barren.

We come

From one world or another

Looking for the past and the future

Letting tides ebb and flow at our feet

Until the sun makes way for the moon.

Between two worlds

This isla grows

Where the molten lava

Battles the sea

In a creation mating ritual

And we watch

In wonder.

We come

From north and south

Floating in briny tidepools

Bowing our heads in reverence

Until the wind taps us on the shoulder

And whispers its secrets in our ears.

Between two

We stood

Hands outstretched

Embracing the moment

When we were the axis of both worlds.

(Photo by David Stroup)

Laurie Woodward is the author of The Pharaoh’s Cry,  Kidnapped Smile, and Dragon Sky from the fantasy series The Artania Chronicles,  as well as the middle-grade Forest Secrets. She co-wrote Dean and JoJoThe Dolphin Legacy and was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant, poet,  and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes on the Central Coast of California.

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