Rose Marie Juan Austin

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In The Middle - Poem by Rose Marie Juan Austin

Matthew is in a tight spot
Between the funny boy, John
And the serious man, Sean
Everyone is awed of what he does
He could be a kid like John
He could be a grown up man like Sean.

He just entered a new world
A different place
Where he could be anyone
A world of roller coaster
A one hundred eighty degree twist
And turn maneuver.

Years ago
He loved to wear shirts that showed
Big prints of Super Mario
Big Bird and Mikey
Mater and Snoopy
Now he wants his shirts plain
So simple and yet clean.

He is now in Middle School
And he feels it is so cool
Yet sometimes there are fools
Who want to go against the rules
Set by the school.

Middle School is wonderful
And life is colorful
Despite the turns and twists
Matthew's parents guide him
Through the years.


Copyright 2020, Rose Marie Juan-Austin, All Rights Reserved

Topic(s) of this poem: school


Comments about In The Middle by Rose Marie Juan Austin

  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (3/20/2020 7:46:00 AM)

    Matthew, having entered his teens has discarded most of his childish trends and has become mature. In his school he obeys the rules. Even when he is under peer pressure to violate the rules, he withstands all such temptations with the right guidance from his parents. Matthew is presented as an ideal student for all children to emulate. (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (3/20/2020 7:45:00 AM)

    Some children are exceptional. They combine seriousness and frolic in a desirable manner and behave mature even at a young age. They have the prudence and discretion to do things in the proper way at the right age. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (3/15/2020 5:29:00 AM)

    Middle School is wonderful
    And life is colorful
    Despite the turns and twists
    Matthew's parents guide him
    Through the years.

    beautiful poem penned
    on the flowing wave of time the life will be changing its motions
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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/23/2020 7:14:00 AM)

    Throughout the years! !
    Parenthood,
    Schooling,
    Taking care of the children.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (2/20/2020 1:19:00 AM)

    The proper guidance of the parents
    is quite crucial for a teenage child to
    overcome the critical stage of his life......10++++❤️
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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (2/18/2020 6:04:00 AM)

    A nice poem on changing of attitudes as one grows up. He is now in his teens and experiencing the change in his body and behavior. Very nicely crated. Loved it. (Report)Reply

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  • Rosie BourgetRosie Bourget (2/16/2020 5:12:00 PM)

    I command you for your praise and Acknowledgment to Matthew. Students need to know when they are doing well, even if it's just a little pat on the back. Good job Marie (Report)Reply

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  • Rosie BourgetRosie Bourget (2/16/2020 5:12:00 PM)

    Indeed, self-doubt and anxiety are part of the trip, but I believe this young man will make the journey through high school without acute or lasting distress. (Report)Reply

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  • Rosie BourgetRosie Bourget (2/16/2020 5:11:00 PM)

    Based on your poem Marie, it appears that Matthew is well-prepared for middle school. Without a doubt, he has all the confidence in the world to be successful. That’s why he feels it is so cool to be in middle school. (Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (2/15/2020 12:11:00 AM)

    The one in the middle
    seems to play vain fiddle,
    but unless you move to the extreme,
    be it on the side of grim, or cream,
    one remains in the middle school,
    playing a life-long fool...,

    But this is being flippant,
    no doubt the poem's sans any dent,
    and verges on excellent.
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  • Anjandev Roy (2/14/2020 7:11:00 AM)

    Well representation. Thank u. anjandev roy. (Report)Reply

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (2/14/2020 4:30:00 AM)

    A change of place may induce change in behavior also. Your poem shows your ability to observe keenly the life around you. Enjoyed your well written poem 10+ (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar JawadAkhtar Jawad (2/13/2020 9:33:00 PM)

    Life changes with the age, our liking and preferences also change. A beautiful poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (2/13/2020 3:02:00 PM)

    Those early school years shine a light on personality. They say once it is fixed, it stays for life. However, shirt sizes and colours will change. An unusual and delghtful poem. Thanks Rose Marie. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 13, 2020



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