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The Invisible Ones MAG

March 14, 2009
By LunaTrifid BRONZE, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
LunaTrifid BRONZE, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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I am the ugly one,
The outlier in skinny-model-land.
You think me stupid and fat,
The duckling that remained grotesque.
Eyes slide past me,
Wishing I would take another seat.
But I stay, cramped and wretched,
Watching the world.

I am the poor one,
The result of unkept promises.
You look at me, pitying, contemptuous
I can’t chase my despair away with a match.
Eyes slide past me,
Longing to pass on the used toy.
But I stay, clinging to dream confetti,
Watching the world.

I am the quiet one,
The wallflower in the corner.
You wonder why I’m here at all
I don’t limit myself with words.
Eyes slide past me,
Wanting the caterpillar to become a butterfly.
But I stay, singing in silence,
Watching the world.

I am the crazy one,
The caged bird of the rehab center.
You scorn me, are frightened of me,
Hate my neon-pink thorns.
Eyes slide past me,
Already judging, guillotine ready.
But I stay, laughing, crying,
Watching the world.

You do not see us,
But we are there.
You do not hear us,
But we are there.
We watch the world,
But you don’t watch us.
We are the loneliest
And yet the least lonely.
We are the Invisible Ones.

The author's comments:
Originally posted on FictionPress under the name "WyndiWingfall" and on PoemHunter under my pseudonym "Sela Wingfall."

This is my favorite poem that I've written so far.

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This article has 21 comments.

J.P. said...
on May. 19 2011 at 12:35 pm
I have the same feeling every day in and out.

lnvo97 GOLD said...
on May. 21 2010 at 6:52 pm
lnvo97 GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
15 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Matthew 5:44

this is amazing!!! !!!!!!! !!!!!      this can realte so so many people, i hope you keep on writing!!!

on Dec. 6 2009 at 12:41 am
drowning-in-sorrow GOLD, Randallstown, Maryland
16 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't make someone a priority if they only make you an option.

this poem spoke to my heart, my soul, every being inside of me. i totally relate to this everyday of my life. keep writin, you have an amazin talent to paint a clear picture of reality

MissRiss said...
on Oct. 18 2009 at 12:14 pm
MissRiss, Grafton, Massachusetts
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly" - Rose Franken

i love it a lot

renk1 said...
on Sep. 2 2009 at 3:37 am
renk1, Beijing, Other
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I love it very much.

Haven't seen such good ones for long..

renk1 said...
on Sep. 2 2009 at 3:33 am
renk1, Beijing, Other
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Great one! Go on to write!

on Aug. 30 2009 at 5:11 pm
Joegirl2418 GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
16 articles 0 photos 15 comments
this is wonderful, really strong emotion. you're not alone.

on Aug. 29 2009 at 12:16 am
RadioShower PLATINUM, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
23 articles 5 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
Emo is imaginary - Gerard Way
Normalness leads to sadness -Phil Lester (AmazingPhil)

HI!im one of the quiet one but i am so loud when it comes to writed words. YOU ROCK!!!! GO PEOPLE THAT LOVE TO WRITE!!!!

Spritz said...
on Aug. 24 2009 at 1:50 pm
Spritz, Newark, New Jersey
0 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:

Heheh, i feel like this sometimes. Great job ((:

on Aug. 4 2009 at 8:02 pm
lightbearer GOLD, North Bloomfield, Ohio
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i love it! you paint such a clear picture, and i can totally relate. you should checkout my one poem, The Outcast and The Artist. i think oyu and i have the same idea.

on Aug. 1 2009 at 9:41 pm
RadioShower PLATINUM, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
23 articles 5 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
Emo is imaginary - Gerard Way
Normalness leads to sadness -Phil Lester (AmazingPhil)

i sometimes feel like that. you are great.... keep going!!!!!!

on Jul. 28 2009 at 4:35 am
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

It is really good and I really enjoyed reading it!

on Jul. 27 2009 at 3:20 pm
RachelEliza PLATINUM, Virginia Beach, Virginia
23 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when theyre right, and sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together -Marilyn Monroe

i love how you just put all of the guilty in their places and just spilled the truth, it was beautiful:)

hahaha id be interested to see your take on love...i know i need to read one about that.

on Jul. 27 2009 at 7:11 am
marquieleelatham SILVER, Bangkok, Other
7 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't worry, be happy"

wyndi wing fall, i love this poem! you really should pursue this - i hardly think any of the poemso n this website is good but this one is awesome.

kudos to you.

Death7396 said...
on Jul. 27 2009 at 1:22 am
Nice poem....make more poems!

on Jul. 26 2009 at 2:16 am
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
71 articles 2 photos 179 comments

on Jul. 17 2009 at 6:54 pm
antisocialbutterfly BRONZE, Marshall, North Carolina
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment
I love it! It's like you got inside my head. Thank you so much for this.

cholita09 said...
on Jul. 9 2009 at 5:33 pm
Finally somebody gets how over looked we are. People dont realize that it hurts. Thank you so much for writting this poem!!

Shannen Huey said...
on Jul. 8 2009 at 6:50 pm
Shannen Huey, Hillsdale, Pennsylvania
0 articles 1 photo 1 comment
Wow. This is really good and it's true to alot of people. Nice job =]

on Jun. 28 2009 at 5:01 am
Erica_Undead SILVER, Addison, Illinois
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I feel like someone finally gets it.