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Invisible

by Heather Hubler 13 days ago in sad poetry
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what do you see?

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Invisible is how I look to you.

You glance my way and see right through

the smile I crafted so carefully,

fading quickly in abject misery.

'Cuz there's nothing holding you to me,

background noise is all I seem to be.

No matter if I dress to please

or fix my face, sink to my knees

and pray that I might catch your eye;

no recognition as you walk on by.

I blend in with the scenery,

wallflower who can't seem to be

noticed by anyone at all;

transparency the key to my downfall.

Like a superpower in reverse,

it's a never-ending, fucking curse.

And if someone doesn't see me soon

I'll be forced to flee, fly to the moon.

Slowly fading from existence here on earth,

erasing each day back to my tragic birth.

That's it! That works! I'll float up high

in a rainbow bubble with no more lies

that people tell about being fair and kind;

when someone listens and pays me any mind.

My heart will beat, my lungs will clear.

Oh to breathe the air up here!

The sun and stars welcome me as friends,

I hope this moment never ends.

But all things that go up, come crashing down.

All my stifled screams erupt; I start to drown.

You only notice when the red begins to seep,

I lie cold and broken, then you deem to weep...

when a simple difference to your egocentric day,

could mean the invisibility is pushed a beat away.

A smile to start, a nod works too

you smile at me, I'll smile at you.

Doesn't matter if it's face-to-face or virtual, online–

Just make a difference one person at a time.

sad poetry

About the author

Heather Hubler

Coffee/reading/writing/family–my favorite things in life. I have a degree in biochemistry but my split personality loves creative writing just as much!

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  • A.N.Tipton10 days ago

    ❤️❤️❤️

  • I like it!! Very relatable!!!!!!!!

  • Julie Buchy12 days ago

    So lyric and so relatable. Nice work!

  • Novlet Allen12 days ago

    This speaks to many of us. I think this also resonates within Vocal itself. I felt the heart in this story. Hearted and subscribed.

  • This was soooo sad! 😭 This line hit me hard: But all things that go up, come crashing down. It's the bitter truth. Gosh this poem was so heart-wrenching but I loved it!

  • Morgana Miller12 days ago

    Dang, this was visceral and so deeply felt. There’s such a character behind this narrator, too, I can feel them in my mind’s eye—underestimated, on the cusp of a grand explosion—reading this got my own creative juices flowing! Absolutely gripping

  • Dana Stewart12 days ago

    Relevant and beautifully expressed poem about unrequited love. The opening line is GOLD.

  • Lamar Wiggins12 days ago

    Wow! So many great and relatable lines in this one. I found myself saying "Whoa!" when I read -erasing each day back to my tragic birth- and -background noise is all I seem to be- Powerful stuff that makes you think. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is incredibly relatable and just wonderful! Well done <3

  • Gina C.13 days ago

    This poem is amazing and so relatable; thank you for expressing this for us so beautifully. This part really took my breath away: “ I blend in with the scenery, wallflower who can't seem to be noticed by anyone at all;” We all see you here!! ❤️❤️

  • Caroline Jane13 days ago

    Oh my ******* hell. I felt this like s grenade in the face. Blindingly good.

  • WOW...You have described a feeling we all feel but haven't been able to put into words. Please know, if this is an autobiography, we see you, and you are invaluable!

  • Dawn Salois13 days ago

    Wonderful poem, Heather! Even a small gesture can mean the world to someone who is feeling this way.

  • You are not invisible to us. Wonderful poetry

  • J. Delaney-Howe13 days ago

    Wow. Great piece!

  • Babs Iverson13 days ago

    Loving the last line!!! Fantastic invisible poem!!!💕😊💖💕

  • Cathy holmes13 days ago

    This is a gorgeous piece with with a simple lesson. Very well done.

  • That's lovely Heather! I agree! Make a difference one person at a time!

  • Keila Aartila13 days ago

    Great work! Such a simple message, to make a tiny effort to notice others. Why is it so hard to do?

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