Visibly invisible



I want approval,

So I work to please others.

I seek accolades,

So I put in more time than anyone.

I must be remembered!

So I devote my time to selfless acts.

I make every effort to not offend,

So I don’t speak my mind.

I live to be noticed,

So I won’t be invisible.

In the end

have I pleased anyone?

Is acknowledgment given with rolled eyes?

Are my acts selfless or selfish?

Am I lost in the crowd?

Do I feel used and abused?

Do I ever take a stand?

Am I invisible?


Note: I wrote this after reading a book about women who try too hard and end up wearing themselves to a frazzle. Trying to be all things to all people is a sure road to becoming an emotional and physical train wreck.

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