Treasure Island

Karen GonzalezVidela


Invisible


I walk by the road,
I try to say “ hi”
But it seems
As if I do not exist.
I can talk to you
But you won’t care.
I can tell you what’s best,
But you won’t change your mind.
I can show you what I love,
But still to the opposite side we go.
I can say “ no”
But you’ll do it
Just as if I said “ yes”.
I am so invisible,
That you don’t even notice
What I shall or can do.
And I won’t give up,
Though at least if I’m invisible
I can grab your things
And give them to the poor.
I can wait until it’s midnight
Grab your kayak
And simply experience my world.
I can use all your hatred
And transform it into good,
Though you will never notice.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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  • Valerie Dohren (8/15/2013 6:52:00 AM)

    Very imaginative write - and yes, many of us feel this way; I have felt so for most of my life. A good read. (Report) Reply

  • George Price (8/15/2013 5:48:00 AM)

    Great stuff; I love the subject. I often feel slightly invisible (I think a part of us always does) and I set myself the task in life of talking to anyone given the chance, from friends to the stranger I sit next to on the bus.

    At the same time, your language is fantastically evocative; you take us from quite a negative tone to positive very successfully. Literally, you transform it into good.

    Keep up the good work, and please do keep reading! It's all much appreciated. (Report) Reply

  • Lucifera Santez (8/14/2013 10:06:00 AM)

    beautiful words, lovely lines.
    a very worth read.
    I walk by the road,
    I try to say “ hi”
    But it seems
    As if I do not exist.
    liked these lines.
    please read some of mine.
    :) (Report) Reply

  • Nishca Koeries (8/14/2013 9:47:00 AM)

    I like this. I feel invisible all the time. Esp to people who you love and they don't even notice you. (Report) Reply

  • L C Vieira (8/13/2013 5:37:00 PM)

    Karen, are you really so young? I was moved to tears. This is lovely, and as an educator and mom, I feel the person, the experience behind the words. Thank you for giving the option of turning 'hatred to good' - I love the kayak part... Wonderful surprise inside a serious reflection. Thank you for introducing me to your work. You are not invisible. I'll try harder to notice more people I walk past! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/13/2013 3:35:00 PM)

    I can use all your hatred
    And transform it into good
    This is the transformation needed in society. Beautiful poem. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

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