Caught

1755 copper engraving showing Lisbon in flames...

1755 copper engraving showing Lisbon in flames and a tsunami overwhelming the ships in the harbor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Caught in the middle
Emotions like tsunamis
Rising all around
Life is a riddle
Seems you need an army
Just to hold ground

Caught in a tempest
Everything extreme
And nothing makes sense
Still you try your best
Rational it seems
At your own expense

Caught by the wave
Of a growing storm
Fear you’ll wash away
Life is for the brave
Chaos now the norm
Close your eyes and pray

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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8 Responses to Caught

  1. Morgan says:

    Thank You for Touching My Life with your Inspiration and Individuality. Your Posts Always bring a Smile to my Day.
    Blessings and Joy~

  2. I so like the last stanza, life is for the brave and washing away my fears, for so much of life , my life, can be seen in this way as I now begin a new phase of my life. Those are the things i now need to do. Great poem Helen.

  3. Strangely, I want to read each line of this poem very quickly, with a long pause between each line. I always wonder about the poet’s intended tempo, which I doubt rarely matches my tendency.

  4. Your last stanza captures well the way I feel about our world. “Life is for the brave.”

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