The Wall I Can See Through
I stand on one side
Peering through a wall
Beyond which a party is happening.
It’s a wall I can’t climb over,
Walk around nor crawl under.
I see you having a good time
You interact with others
You are out on the dance floor
While I struggle to find a way.
Even if I could get to the other side
I’m lost as to what I might do.
I stare feeling worse by the minute
As around me, the party goes no.
It’s normal for me to stand alone
I don’t have the skills to communicate as you do.
It’s easier to sit alone and pretend to be interested
As approaches to strike up conversation
End in excuses being made
I resign myself to feeling inadequate
My segregation saving me embarrassment.
I stand on my side of the wall
Looking through, not knowing
What I might do,
If I find the other side.
Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/tale-weaver-213-wall-march-7th/
How often we feel inadequate and unable to join in when others are interacting. Great post
Thanks Sadje, glad you can relate.
You’re welcome. I think we all, of most of can. For some stage of our lives.
It is more than just not being able to dance. Confidence or lack of can be very debilitating. As Sadje said most of us can relate to your post.
Thanks so much, I appreciate your comment.
Wonderful post. Could have been written with me in mind. I was a true wall flower, hugging it for all I was worth, trying to stay out of the crosshairs of hateful people.
Thanks Regina I’m glad you could relate and at the same time sorry it generated such bad memories. Thanks too for adding your thoughts.
Sometimes walls are built to keep us where we need to be.
Yes that’s a good point