Lost in the Middle


Baby Kay

I am that child

The child in the middle

The one no one sees

On the outside looking in

Watching others embrace life

Embrace one another

And I . . .

I feel so alone

Lost in my abandonment

Never meeting expectations

Nor fulfilling their dreams

My needs unmet

My desires not considered

And my successes unaccompanied

I am a child of expectation

I am the glue that bonds

How can I be seen

I am the jelly center

They carelessly lick away

Yet I have consistency

When the glue is gone

And the jelly isn’t there

They’ll expect me

©Kay Salady

Image Credit:  Photo of author as a child


About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on November 25, 2013, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Oh, how well I know this feeling and can relate as I too am “Lost in the Middle”. Beautiful poem Kay.


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