The Invisible Ones This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 14, 2009
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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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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J.P. said...
May 19, 2011 at 12:35 pm
I have the same feeling every day in and out.
lnvo97 said...
May 21, 2010 at 6:52 pm
this is amazing!!! !!!!!!! !!!!!      this can realte so so many people, i hope you keep on writing!!!
drowning-in-sorrow said...
Dec. 6, 2009 at 12:41 am
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...
Oct. 18, 2009 at 12:14 pm
i love it a lot
renkun said...
Sept. 2, 2009 at 3:33 am
Great one! Go on to write!
renkun replied...
Sept. 2, 2009 at 3:37 am
I love it very much.
Haven't seen such good ones for long..
Joegirl2418 said...
Aug. 30, 2009 at 5:11 pm
this is wonderful, really strong emotion. you're not alone.
Tears2Roses said...
Aug. 29, 2009 at 12:16 am
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!!!!
Sara B. said...
Aug. 24, 2009 at 1:50 pm
Heheh, i feel like this sometimes. Great job ((:
lightbearer said...
Aug. 4, 2009 at 8:02 pm
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.
Tears2Roses said...
Aug. 1, 2009 at 9:41 pm
i sometimes feel like that. you are great.... keep going!!!!!!
lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 28, 2009 at 4:35 am
It is really good and I really enjoyed reading it!
raychull1513 said...
Jul. 27, 2009 at 3:20 pm
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.
Marquie L. said...
Jul. 27, 2009 at 7:11 am
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...
Jul. 27, 2009 at 1:22 am
Nice poem....make more poems!
MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2009 at 2:16 am
antisocialbutterfly said...
Jul. 17, 2009 at 6:54 pm
I love it! It's like you got inside my head. Thank you so much for this.
cholita09 said...
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 H. said...
Jul. 8, 2009 at 6:50 pm
Wow. This is really good and it's true to alot of people. Nice job =]
Erica_Undead said...
Jun. 28, 2009 at 5:01 am
I feel like someone finally gets it.
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