You didn’t see me.
You watched my reflection
turn in a direction
you chose not to see.

You didn’t hear me.
You thought I was sleeping.
In fact, I was weeping.
You chose not to hear.

You didn’t touch me.
You thought I might crumble.
You thought you might stumble.
You chose not to feel.

You didn’t miss me.
You thought I had left you,
came not to my rescue.
You chose to move on.

I vow to be seen,
and heard and respected;
my path self-selected;
invisible no more.

dVerse Poetics: Invisible

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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27 Responses to Invisible

  1. Peggy Lemmer says:

    I really liked this one. It moves emotions and touches all the senses. Very nice. 🙂

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  2. I like the strength and resolve at the end. Good one!

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  3. V.J. Knutson says:

    Been there – the sting of indifference. So painful.

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  4. rosross says:

    Yes, we have a choice if the actions of others seek to make us invisible.

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  5. msjadeli says:

    to be seen is to be validated. i like the empowerment you have at the end of your poem


  6. Gina says:

    a cry to be seen, you wrote this beautifully, i can feel the ache of wanting to be seen and witnessed

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  7. merrildsmith says:

    I like the sense of power that comes through at the end, as though the narrator had to first list all the reasons she/he was invisible to get the courage to become visible. Nicely done!

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  8. sanaarizvi says:

    I love the strength, the courage and resolve at the end! ❤️ Beautifully done 🙂

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  9. I love the skillful rhyming here Maggie, the repetitions and most of all the final rejection…

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  10. The premise may be sad, but it end in full empowerment. Excellent poem, Maggie!

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  11. lynn__ says:

    Reading your poem took me from sad to angry to cheering!

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  12. memadtwo says:

    We all want to be seen and acknowledged. It’s a powerful thing to come out of hiding. (K)

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