Second Best Poem by paul barnacle

Second Best

Rating: 4.5


What does it mean to be second best?
It is lonely, you always try harder.
It hurts, they always leave you.
The only question you ever ask is “Why? ”
Seconds don't count.


“I really really like you, but....”
“You are so special, but......”
“I want us to be friends”
“If things were different.....”
“Who knows what the future may hold? ”


“It may not work out, but I have to find out.”
“I dot expect you to wait.”
“It wouldn't be fair”
Second best is not a good place to be,
It really isn't for me.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Reshma Ramesh 02 October 2008

lovely............10 for you.....i loved this one.it is something everyone can relate to

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Fay Slimm 22 September 2008

Yes be strong in that assertion Paul and first best will surely come along soon. I wrote a piece called Secondhand Love, dealt with from a different angle. It might interest you. best wishes Fay.

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