A poem about feeling invisible

Every feel invisible?

I bet you have. Whether it's at a party with peers, at home, or in the workplace, it's not a good feeling. Do you silently scream, wishing your voice were heard? Do you huddle in on yourself as if in a corner? Or do you burst out into the open and try to make yourself known?

My hair a full year ago, before I started to cut more and more of it.
My hair a full year ago, before I started to cut more and more of it.

I am particularly proud of this one. An imagist poem, I have made it so that the first letter of each line ends up spelling "invisible" from bottom to top. Backwards! It's as if the acronym can't be seen...

Invisible

even when I smile,
let my lips quirk.

Believe me—I’ve tried.
I’ve overcome how I
sometimes don’t speak.

It’s not enough.

Visibility?
Nobody truly knows what
it means.

Skylar Grey's video for her song Invisible speaks to me.

© 2011 Jennifer Kessner

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia

This is an innovative poem with an inspiring song and an original photo; no wonder it made it to @HubpagesHottest on Twitter. I voted this up and beautiful!


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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Well done! So creative.


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@Ebower: Thanks for the votes! =D It's wonderful to know that I'm justifying in being proud of this.

@truthfornow: Thank you for reading! =)


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Very good, meisjunk! Invisable upside down in a really creative work of art! And so true...you've done such a good job here. Yes, when you (proverbial) make an attempt to communicate and the 'other' acts as if you don't exist, well..it's hurtful, for sure. Your hair in the picture is fantastic...we all wish we had such luxurious locks!!! UP Awesome, Useful, Beautiful and there should be a CREATIVE!!


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@Lucky Cats: Thanks, for all compliments! =3 Haha, I'm glad that you like it so much. =D


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Rhelena 4 years ago

Great poem! I like the acronym.


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Meisjunk 4 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Thanks for reading and commenting! Glad you like it. =)

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