Monday, April 2, 2018


Second Place Rejected

Of course everyone knows 
What is most important
But what is the second 
(I try to look at that)

And everyone who wants 
The second place
(As first place is already taken)
Crowds to the front of the line

Pushing and shoving
Trying to inhabit the same
Space and time
(Which never works)

And who wants to be second
No one really
Best to move on
Find the place you will be first

Find the person 
Place or thing
Willing to make you so
Hold you in high esteem

April 2, 2018


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, i love this response. Yes, best to find those to whom you are first.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Wow! This is such a wise poem.. Lots to think about in terms of being first or second. Thanks, Annell.

Gillena Cox said...

This is so honest and drives home a deep seated desire in us all. Luv the striving most of all. It is so easy to cop out when rejection hits home. The striving is a dynamic of life itself

much love...

Neeraj Khanka said...

This is so true. We all wish it and makes so much sense - beautiful !

Anonymous said...

love the interpretation of theme and the flow of your poem

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Oh this is beautifully deep and wise!❤️

Toni Spencer said...

Nobody wants to be second place...I love the striving in your poem and the honesty.

Jim said...

No second place with the mate you want to love. Nice write, Annell.

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh, I hate second place... It is wonderful to have someone who loves you into first.

Outlawyer said...

Yes, a true goal of people. Well-expressed. Thanks. K. Manicddaily

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