Caught In The Middle

Caught In The Middle

A Poem by Emma Marie Taylor

Caught in the middle, quiet, unknown
Drifting by lifeless, forgotten, alone
Remembered watching, waiting, standing  by
Sneaking away from the smiles, still shy

Holding back thoughts, secrets and lies
Deaf to the sound, the music, the cries
Writhing their smiles, unknown to my pain
As if my existence is just a sick game
So I let them laugh, forget whats forgotten
Letting me melt, sit here, rotten
Inside I scream for just one listen

Just one chance
To tell what I'm thinking
 Just a look, just a glance

But for now i sit quietly, my eyes moist with tears

Sitting, pretending for just another year

Watching them smile, existing unseen
Caught in the middle, yet still in between

© 2012 Emma Marie Taylor

Author's Note

Emma Marie Taylor
What does this poem mean to you? Favorite lines? I'd love to hear them! Please review! Thanks for reading!

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I enjoy'd reading this, the rhythm when I read this out loud to myself was superb, though it did falter slightly in the middle. This poem has a good flow to it, and after the second line I had to finish reading it. The desolate feel to this poem was straight to the point, I like. Though the line "writhing their smiles" is the only part that left me confused. All in all, this was fantastic.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Wow, excellent job! The echoeing and slipping sadness within this poem is intruiging, very well written. Nice work :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

You have presented a superb piece with classical structure.
It appears that you can't tolerate the situation located in the middle of your mission!
I am amazed by the charm of your expression.
Most lines may be chosen as favorites.
I pronounce these as the most favorite ones:
"Caught in the middle, quiet, unknown
Drifting by lifeless, forgotten, alone"

Posted 7 Years Ago

What a powerful, personal poem so filled with emotion. It brought me back a few years when I seemed invisible... isolated... alone. Dark days. Fav lines were "Writhing their smiles, unknown to my pain... As if my existence is just a sick game." Excellent write!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Emma Marie Taylor

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much! Glad you liked it!

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Added on November 2, 2012
Last Updated on November 2, 2012
Tags: poem, alone, unseen, middle, between, watching, listening, waiting, sad, story


Emma Marie Taylor
Emma Marie Taylor

Muncie, IN

I am fifteen years old. I am a sophomore in high school, and writing is my passion. I love poetry, books, novellas, short stories, limericks, lyrics, stories, journals, blogs, chapters, etc. I lov.. more..