Second Fiddle – NaPoWriMo Day 14

But those who hope in the Lord

will renew their strength

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

 they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31 NIV)

fiddling

fiddling (Photo credit: Barbara.K)

Second Fiddle

©2014 Diana Rasmussen

Like a rope pulled back and forth in a tug of war
Like a soccer ball bounced from head to toe
Like a flyaway foul ball in a baseball game
His perfect family’s up in flames

He’s caught in the middle
playing second fiddle

Like a chess pawn sacrificed for the King and Queen
Like a hail mary pass thrown to the end zone
Like a basketball player in a zone defense
He’s double teamed, tackled, or  he’s benched

He’s caught in the middle
playing second fiddle

His folks are sitting on
opposite sides of the fence
all while he tries not to take sides

He’s caught in the middle
playing second fiddle

Life is messy
Just don’t quit
God is greater

About dianarasmussen

Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and Customer Service Rep
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3 Responses to Second Fiddle – NaPoWriMo Day 14

  1. Pingback: Second Fiddle | Prayers and Promises

  2. findingmyinnercourage says:

    This depicts the life I grew up in, evokes some emotions that are so sad even though all five children turned out extremely well. I don’t know why I am the only one who has problems with this. Need to really pray about this. Thanks Diana.

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  3. Beautiful and sooooo true of so many children today.

    Chick you’ve got to vocalize that tune!

    Like

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