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A poem about feeling invisible

Updated on November 1, 2011

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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    • Meisjunk profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Kessner 

      9 years ago from Pennsylvania

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

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      Helena Reimer 

      9 years ago

      Great poem! I like the acronym.

    • Meisjunk profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Kessner 

      10 years ago from Pennsylvania

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

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      Kathy 

      10 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!!

    • Meisjunk profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Kessner 

      10 years ago from Pennsylvania

      @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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      Marie Hurt 

      10 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Well done! So creative.

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      Erin Bower 

      10 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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