The Invisible Woman: She is Me

Walk On By

Invisible Woman

I am the Invisible Woman

With friends and acquaintances galore

But inside you really can't see me

I am dying each day wanting more

Of love I have dreamed of forever

Which disappears and cuts to the core

Starting out with so much promise

Can you tell me is it something I do?

Never mind, it is none of your business

Because it's all about you

You have pressing schedules that call you so often

Computers and phones and associates you adore

That tell you what you want to hear and I don't

You are the hero of their story and their store

They coddle and cajole your obsessions

You give them everything you can and then more

So I become the Invisibile Woman

In the morning as you walk out the door.

And the evenings, well they are no different

Brushing by me as you change your clothes

All that mattered was what was for dinner

As you brush by me three times or four

With never an offered affection

I perform the appropriate chore

Hoping that one day you'll notice

And through somehow a miracle more

So I stay the Invisible Woman

As you advance further down the line

And wonder again when it's over

Why I ever thought you'd be mine.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California.

Hi SGoL, A lonely hearts poem. I am staying with my sister and from what I hear from her this poem fits her to a "T". Very well written. Greg


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SimpleGiftsofLove 4 years ago from Colorado Author

Gregas, thanks for the feedback....tell her someone understands!


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

SGOL, I can really relate to this poem. Me and my wife are living together but we are so far apart. We fell out of love a few years back, but can't leave each other. That is why I write my poems of heartache


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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Simple Gift of Love: A beautiful poem. Thank you.

A wise man one told me that one could be in a room filled with one hundred people, and still be alone. I had to think about it at the time but it is truth.


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago

This is beautiful, sadly it is the reality in many households. I am voting up and beautiful. Thank you for sharing!


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Cre8tor 4 years ago from Ohio

SGOL -It does seem like a simple gift doesn't it? With a heavy heart, I vote this up and beautiful.


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Certainly a sad poem, yet, beautifully written and extolling the concerns that many in relationships deal with. Your poem has so much true feeling within it. Wonderfully expressed!


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SimpleGiftsofLove 4 years ago from Colorado Author

Cleaner3, I am so sorry, and I understand. I want to touch hearts, with the realities of life, because sometimes there are seasons. Others have pat answers to give, but they may not understand the beauty that can be shared in the souls as we reach out to safe places where we may heal. We are all in this together. Be blessed to know that you are not alone in your journey. You have been a support to others, therein is your healing and peace. Pains shared is divided into portions that can be processed. Thank you for your comments, as always.


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SimpleGiftsofLove 4 years ago from Colorado Author

Dave, absolutely. I have been that person more often than not, however I have come to the conclusion that when I am in that space, I can reach out, and often it turns out to another in equal isolation. Our conversation becomes a life preserver as it were, leading back to the shore, relieved from drowning in sorrow or hopeless drifting. Therein always lies the cure to self-absorption. Have a great day and thanks for the wisdom.


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SimpleGiftsofLove 4 years ago from Colorado Author

Lisawilliams, I know by my lifework and experience that this is true. I was compelled and inspired to pour it out of my heart at 2:00am this morning and receive great consolation that it was our Heavenly Father's way of comforting many. Thank you for reading and commenting. Blessings.


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SimpleGiftsofLove 4 years ago from Colorado Author

Cre8tor, It is a simple gift when we consider that we are NEVER truly alone. Thank you for your comments and impressions.


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SimpleGiftsofLove 4 years ago from Colorado Author

Hello Dexter, It is good to "see you" and "hear from you" again. I know you understand, and that you feel compassion and encourage others. Thank you for visiting and commenting. See you soon!


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Tams R 4 years ago from Missouri

Beautiful and sad poem. I've always told my kids, love the one your with or someone else will. It's sad people don't take the time to appreciate what they have until it is too far gone. I hope you work this out for the best one way or another.


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SimpleGiftsofLove 4 years ago from Colorado Author

Tams R, thank you so much for your kind words. It is the love of God, of friends and spiritual companions that fill me with more love than I can contain. Spilling out on others, that's my hope. Have a blessed evening, thanks for stopping by!


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

SGOL,

Your words ring true.

I am so blue

I don't really know what to do

how do you deal with the pain

of heartache that runs through

when the one you love

does not love you

Sorry but I had to get that out of me.thank you for listening.

your soul mate, Michael


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SimpleGiftsofLove 4 years ago from Colorado Author

Cleaner3, As I learn more about boundaries, I have realized that my own fears keep me from saying no to things that are not ok for my heart and soul. My prayer is that you will know how much you are loved through the

One who knows you the best. I appreciate your sensitivity and honesty. Thanks for your words, they are as beautiful as your soul.


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iva dragostinova 4 years ago from Brighton, UK

Loved reading this. Powerful, sad and emotionally evoking. Up and beautiful.


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SimpleGiftsofLove 4 years ago from Colorado Author

Thank you Iva. I am glad it touched your heart. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.


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Bella Nina 4 years ago from USA

OMG ~ that gave me chills. I have been in that place. It's the loneliest place in the world.

Thank you for sharing your heart and this kind of emotion in this piece. Voted up and BEAUTIFUL.


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SimpleGiftsofLove 4 years ago from Colorado Author

Bella Nina, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Your poetry is beautiful as well! It is a lonely place, and it is good that we can transfer our needs to God.

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