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How Visible Are We Really?: A Satirical Rhyme with Food for Thought

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


But most days, I wander around feeling invisible. Like I'm a speck of dust floating in the air that can only be seen when a shaft of light hits it.

-- Sonya Sones

When they talk to us

are we only used for ears

for them to share and to fuss

to express their hopes and fears.

And when they look in our direction

do they see what we know we are

or is it only their interpretation

missing our true self by far.

So many times while we are talking

words change meaning in their head

and that silly truth is almost mocking

for they are hearing their minds instead.

We may be mistaken for our reputation

or some gossips are painting our portrait

and not that we deserve a standing ovation

but what they may see in us isn't really great.

So how visible are we to others, indeed

while we even see only our own small part

but then who wants to be an easy book to read

with our deepest secrets kept invisible in our heart.

© 2022 Val Karas

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