This is my piece of wk 31 of the Thursday Poets’ Rally over at Jingles. Check it out here: http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/thursday-poets-rally-week-31-october-21-27/
Tug of War
What’s a battle of tug of war
I assure you
It isn’t innocent
When you are using me as your rope
I’ve listened to his side
I’ve listened to hers
But how the hell
Did I get in the middle?
He attacks her
She needles him
Don’t I have a say?
Can’t I protest?
Let me warn you
I’ve been wrung around
This torture wheel before
And I don’t put up with this anymore
24 thoughts on “Thursday Poets’ Rally Wk 31 – Tug of War”
a fun way to highlight reality,
very sense making and enjoyable read.
I trust your participation..
hope that you have fun today.
Wow that was really good. I feel for your situation. Seems very telling
Do you want to give them advice? Wade into the middle of their emotional mess and without taking sides, try to shake some sense into them? I do! (and I did) http://shawnbird.com/2010/10/17/shes-gone/
Shawn in the Rally
Wow! I really like this! It caught me off guard in the beginning when you said you were the rope! Brilliant!
Being in the middle is a horrible place to be! http://suzicatepoetry.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/only-in-the-silence/
Heck yeah! dump it back on em’! great job.
i can totally relate to that…nicely done!
So true, a hard place to be. You did a great job of expressing it.
Sitting in two chairs only ensures your fall in the space between two seats. Ouch.
Oh yeah! I’ve been there.. it’s not a nice place to be for sure, pulled one way and then another! 😦 nicely expressed.
My Rally Entry is Here: http://leonnyes.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/nine-hundred/
You go! Love it!
Bad spot to be in, what a great way to express it.
Ack, I always end up being the middle man myself. Never fun, but if it wasn’t me I suppose it’d be someone else. Great way of showing the feeling.
What a great way to tell your friends to stop using you. This inspires me; if somebody pisses me off, I’ll say it with a poem! 🙂
Lovely piece of work Gretchen – its never nice to be stuck in the middle…
Yikes, being in the middle is a tough place to be. Most of us have been there at one time or another.
ahhhh, i think everyone can agree with you, friend. 🙂 nice one
hope you well,
let me know after you returned favors and finished 18 poets New visiting…
I did not mean to annoy anyone, yet, poets are busy, without pushing, not many people will fulfill the requirement.
loved your support.
keep your talent soaring …
No worries! To be honest, I’ve lost track of how many people I’ve commented on! What with keeping up with comments on my blog and getting to your list every once and a while, I’ve been doing a little everyday for the past week. I honestly can’t tell you how many I’ve hit!
Being the rope is never fun. No one walks away feeling like a winner. And the rope? Sometimes the rope gets burned at both ends. This poem pulled me in with a rope and a twist of reality. Great!