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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.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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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
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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>
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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.
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Date: 7/17/2014 6:32:00 PM
I very much like your work and style, you must certainly write more.
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Steve Harris
Date: 7/17/2014 11:23:00 PM
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!
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
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Steve Harris
Date: 7/17/2014 11:26:00 PM
Blushing! Thank you so much.
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
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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. :)
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Steve Harris
Date: 7/17/2014 11:30:00 PM
Thank you so much!
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!
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Steve Harris
Date: 7/11/2014 8:07:00 PM
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 :-)
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 :)
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Date: 7/9/2014 7:30:00 PM
This is great... Tim
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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 <-@
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