Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Quiet One

I'm the one who snuck in,
the nobody in a corner
standing alone.
I'm the one who wants
to be noticed,
yet feels unworthy
of recognition
when it happens.
A has-it-all-together look
with eyes to the floor.
Resale shop gown,
mousy hair once platinum.
Don't tell me I'm beautiful,
I just want to watch
everyone else
having a ball.

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Poetry inspiration:
Tess Kincaid's Willow Manor Ball 2013

17 comments:

ninotaziz said...

I will stand with you for a while, Laurie. It is so fun watching everyone waltz by!

Brian Miller said...

oh i would dance with you laurie...smiles.

Gail said...

So sad. So good.

Truedessa said...

I would gladly watch with you as some of the mayhem unfolds..

Helen said...

Come dance with me ... Never mind the gawking! It's a new day, a new dawn you know ..

Linda said...

Come out to the Pavilion behind the Manor, Laurie and watch the ballerinas practising and performing. Also, you can take a walk by the river and have a look at the Royal Yacht and the Pirate Ship.

Jinksy said...

Sometimes a fly on the wall has the best view! LOL

Tess Kincaid said...

Lovely and bittersweet...thank you Laurie...

Marcheline said...

Balls! I'm going to drag you onto the dance floor and make your head spin. Then we're heading over to the bar and you're going to have a few rose and cardamom cocktails. You won't even remember what a great time you had... 8-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Laurie, I'm right there with you on the sidelines, enjoying watching everyone else - yet wishing I could do the same. My life story!!!!

Mary said...

I know I have felt like this some times in my life. Probably many of us have.

Karen S. said...

Oh shucks, I've been in this spot too, and it's horrible. So, no way am I letting you be all alone. What's your favorite wine? Surely, my other friends will join us over here too! It's a ball, we have to have some fun, right?! Oh yeah, and it's a special birthday party for Tess as well!

Catfish Tales said...

But you simply are, my dear. How could we help not to notice you within and without!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Um, excuse me, miss, but you're standing right in front of me.

Lovely sad poem that I could really understand. Thanks, Mosk

poga poetry said...

thanks for the dance.....having just arrived from Havana....teaching you the my best salsa moves...you learn well

poga poetry said...

thanks for the dance.....having just arrived from Havana....teaching you the my best salsa moves...you learn well

Linda G Hatton said...

I would love to stand with you and watch from the side. Nice poem it seems many of us can relate to.