I feel so invisible
Sitting or standing here
It’s like no one can see me
Even though you are so near
You all smile and are so friendly
But only to each other
I want someone to smile at me
To share the burden of being a mother
I know my kids aren’t perfect
I try and try so hard
But life gets overwhelming
I must admit I’m battle scarred
You all seem to be so nice
But sometimes behind the smiles
The knives come out behind my back
I am wary of this every while
Someone please come and talk to me
I want to scream out loud
I am nice and kind and thoughtful
I am loyal and listen and not proud
But none of you seem to want
To get to know the real me
You keep to yourselves each day
Never wanting to break free
So I stand here invisible
Feeling lonely and unseen
Wishing it was different
Wishing I could be seen
Posted as part of the 2019 New Zealand Gifted Awareness Blog Tour, run by the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education.
Click here to read the other 2019 blog posts.
Photos by Zac Ong, Kevin Curtis, Jordan Whitt, Mehrpouya H, Val Vesa, Oladimeji Odunsi, Duy Pham and Praveesh Palakeel all on Unsplash.com
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