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Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

Peering out as from behind a veil, seeing, but not seen.
Feeling, but not felt.

A faint shadow noticed, yet unrecognized.

As a gentle wind drifts across the shape of a more solid soul, 
Conformed, yet having no form.

Ache though I do to step from the shadow, there it is I remain until 
summoned, 
My existence, my worth, to be bestowed by the one who calls.

Physical form offers fleeting hope of life whole, but to behind the veil I will be 
returned.

Callous indifference the cause of my condition, possibly.
Benign familiarity though seems the more likely culprit.

Unknowing, both summoned and summoner are imprisoned, sedated on the 
monochrome tapestry of rote daily life. Complacent in ignorance, can escape 
be found with captivity unrecognized?

Realization visits but one. Blame not, for what binds one binds the other.

Wake to our state and give name to our bonds. Grieve for our captivity,
Let us then run together as one toward the light.

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  1. Date: 8/9/2014 2:39:00 AM
    oh yeah. btw this line rocks hard... "Callous indifference the cause of my condition, possibly. Benign familiarity though seems the more likely culprit."and yessir I dig the BOND line, Cus WORD IS BOND!~JsL

  1. Date: 8/9/2014 2:37:00 AM
    first rule of Poetry Soup, watch out for Copy and Pasted comments....The vultures come out in droves for new soup blood. They want your blood,,,,and your reads!!!:)they did it to me, they'll do it to YEE! HA>

  1. Date: 7/24/2014 8:54:00 PM
    Hi Steve, I bid you welcome to our poetry soup, with this nice deep poem you have written. I think the only reason we are captive is because want to be. It is only a matter of the inner search that frees one. And each of us is capable of this. I enjoyed your gem of a poem, my friend

    Harris Avatar Steve Harris
    Date: 7/24/2014 10:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Peter? It is certainly much easier not to challenge those things that might give us pain. I hated beets until I tried them :-)
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 9:15:00 AM
    I too have known the feeling of invisibility. This is a terrific first offering, I think you will fit in nicely here. I see you, welcome to the soup.

  1. Date: 7/22/2014 5:16:00 PM
    "Let us then run together as one toward the light" this line can go much anywhere my friend, thank you so much for your comments they have cheered my day xxx

    Harris Avatar Steve Harris
    Date: 7/23/2014 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Comments are an easy gift to give, especially to one so generous with her own gracious encouragement! Thank you my good friend!
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 6:32:00 PM
    I very much like your work and style, you must certainly write more.

    Harris Avatar Steve Harris
    Date: 7/17/2014 11:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! That is very kind and very encouraging. I am new to this, but really enjoy it. One Irishman to another, I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is having!
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 2:03:00 PM
    Wow! Steve!.. You jumped right in with a bang my friend!! Fantastic, powerful write!!.. Keep em coming!.. Hugs.. Arlene

    Harris Avatar Steve Harris
    Date: 7/17/2014 11:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Blushing! Thank you so much.
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 8:15:00 PM
    That's Beautiful. It's risky bussiness trying to free a fellow prisoner. Even harder to do when hiding behind a veil..... welcome to poetrysoup.

    Harris Avatar Steve Harris
    Date: 7/17/2014 11:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Love, humility and a tender touch along with a realization that your own bondage may be more extensive than you know. That's why we walk out together. Thank you for the generous comment.
  1. Date: 7/14/2014 10:16:00 AM
    Hi Steve,, Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will get much delight, in reading and in time become familiar with your verse. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile, others passed, when I first join the soup 4 years ago. I wish you the best when it comes to your compositions. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 7/14/2014 7:38:00 AM
    Hey Steve, welcome to poetry soup, we are all crazy, witty, charming, sweet, or all of the above here, so whichever you are you will fit in nicely. As for you poem mister, I dig it, the line complacement in ignorance, can escape be found with captivity unrecognized, I like that. Keep writing. be awesome and all that jazz. :)

    Harris Avatar Steve Harris
    Date: 7/17/2014 11:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 6:59:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup, Steve. I am glad you discovered this nice community of writers and hope you enjoy the site. Read the work of other poet's and comment if you find something you like; many poets will return the favor. Over time you will get to "know" some of us. You are welcome to visit my page anytime. Enjoy!

    Harris Avatar Steve Harris
    Date: 7/11/2014 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Faye! I read a couple of your recent postings. You are a gifted writer and being new to thing am sure that I will learn much from studying your and some of the other experienced writers work. This piece comes for my own experience. I sent it to my GP Dr. And she asked if I would like to see a counselor :-)
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 9:05:00 PM
    As we trespass the light the boundaries melt away and the universe becomes illumined with our transitory souls, it is in such a state that the soul is awakened, thank you for sharing such precious insight xxx

    Harris Avatar Steve Harris
    Date: 7/14/2014 6:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Than you so much! Introspection is difficult and baring myself before you all is even more so.
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 4:47:00 AM
    - Warm welcome to PoetrySoup, Steve :) - I choose your first great written poem - I like it ! - Nice to meet you :) - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- PoetrySoup Rule1: Be kind and keep PoetrySoup a haven. PoetrySoup is a drama free zone(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/9/2014 7:30:00 PM
    This is great... Tim

  1. Date: 7/9/2014 6:30:00 PM
    Steve, , A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community, as I did when I first join, March 2010. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, in hopes it inspires you to write another poem. I'm looking forward to following you and your poetry ha-ha a special pair:) here's the link to the contest page. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_contests/ <---~Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@