She Watches

Standing alone
On the edge of the group
Where the popular girls are
She watches

As they sit and gossip
Laugh and smile
Not including her
She watches

The brashness gone
Vulnerability in it’s place
Not the girl I know
She watches

A flicker of hope
One girl turns to speak
Her face lights up
She watches

She passes her drink
No thanks are exchanged
She’s quickly dismissed
And yet she still watches

As I stand there on the yard
I see her nerves
That she’d hate me to see
And I watch

She wants to fit in
To be part of their gang
But in the meantime
Whilst she’s not one of them…

She watches



  1. June 18, 2014 / 11:34 pm

    thought provoking and sad.xx


  2. Le Coin de Mel
    June 18, 2014 / 11:40 pm

    Such a sad post. I want to go to her and have a chat with her, comfort her… Mel #BrillBlogPosts

    • June 19, 2014 / 6:49 am

      That’s exactly how I felt. For a second she caught my eye and exchanged a very quick smile, I just wanted to give her a big hug!

  3. June 19, 2014 / 12:35 am

    This is brilliant, it really gets across that feeling of watching and waiting and feeling left out x #brilliantblogposts

  4. Mummy Tries
    June 19, 2014 / 4:52 am

    I hope she slots herself in soon and isn’t just a watcher anymore xx #brilliantblogposts

  5. June 19, 2014 / 4:53 am

    Aw this pulled at my heart strings. I’ve got all this to come and worry particularly about my daughter. I know it’s all part of growing up, but it won’t be easy to watch! Beautifully put too lovely x

  6. June 19, 2014 / 5:28 am

    Ah a fantastic poem. Made me think back to my school days when I was young. A super poem of wanting to belong. X

  7. Jenny
    June 19, 2014 / 7:15 am

    What a fantastic poem hunny. I love it. You can picture her standing there outside the group watching and waiting to be included. Greatly written and easy to feel the emotions too. You are great at poems. Thanks for linking up to Share WIth Me. I love a good poem or two!!! #sharewithme

  8. June 19, 2014 / 8:00 am

    Amazing and it made me so sad! Brilliant writing x

  9. redpefferIona@Redpeffer
    June 19, 2014 / 8:37 am

    Oh, I just want to give her a big cuddle. I’ve been there and observed this too-as a mum it’s very hard isn’t it xx

  10. June 19, 2014 / 9:36 am

    This is so sad, I have been here with my daughter and seen this with her friends too #sharewithme

  11. Notmyyearoff
    June 19, 2014 / 10:10 am

    Ahh that’s sad but beautifully written. I hope she finds the perfect welcoming group.

  12. June 19, 2014 / 11:56 am

    Oh god- how heart breaking. Really feel the emotion of the poem. Brilliantly written.
    Hopefully one day in the not to distant you won’t even know that this was ever the case. xx

  13. adriacareyperez
    June 19, 2014 / 12:03 pm

    Oh, this one shot me straight in the heart–it could have been written for my daughter.

  14. debsrandomwritings
    June 22, 2014 / 3:01 pm

    Change she watches for he watches and it’s as if this poem was written about my son. At the age of 17 he still watches.

    Your poem has left a lump in my throat. I don’t know how long it took you to write your poem or where you got your inspiration from, but it really is a good one.

  15. Kate (aka MakeshiftMummy)
    June 23, 2014 / 9:51 am

    Hi *waves* I am new to your blog and wow what a find. This poem is beautiful really well written and so descriptive. I know several people who have felt like this in the school playground – yes the mums. It’s so sad to feel isolated and left out. This highlights my awareness to make everyone feel included. Thanks for sharing xx

  16. June 24, 2014 / 9:32 am

    Made me cry and I related too-aged 11 my group of school friend decided they didn’t want to be friends with me anymore, it was awful, I used to phone my Mum up at break time and lunch so I wouldn’t be alone…a few weeks felt like an eternity until I made new friends but it took a long time to heal from that. Powerful poem. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

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