I prayed to be invisible Poetry Slam: I Am... Scholarship Slam - CLOSEDThis poem is about: MeMy communityOur world Comments Login or register to post a comment. jdubnick 6 years ago I prayed to be invisible I prayed to be invisible Shame washed over Like a leaf of dew Or a blade of grass After showers After hours No one is waiting No one cares I prayed to be invisible They used to worry Waiting up, wondering It’s their responsibility they say Now? No one waits No one wonders No one cares I know I disappoint I prayed to be invisible Bypassers surround No one helps Visions, flashes everywhere Move along they say Wait! Where are you going? You’ll never find it Empty skies Empty hearts The void is endless I prayed to be invisible Names are powerful It seeps into people When did humanity die? Find someone new Toss the other aside Added to the growing list Damaged, beaten down They cross the street Only God can save I prayed to be invisible Sinking in, slowly Where are my meds? I can’t breathe I want to die Lord, where are you? I need you Somebody Anybody! Why don’t they help? I prayed to be invisible The smell overpowers Help me I can’t breathe Metallic scratches I’m on fire You’ll burn for this The world watches I’m in agony No amount No love Nothing can change this I prayed to be invisible You’ll be fine Get over it Be normal Everyone turns their backs As if I was a disease No amount of alcohol Therapy helps Gone forever Torn apart Holes of memories Flashes, shades, whispers What happened to me? Concealed in shadows I prayed to be invisible Where is God? HE is relentless I can’t focus Rage, endless rage I smear the red Crimson drips Then nothing Nothing Nothing Now I am invisible.