Cellophane

Cellophane

A Poem by Silent Pacer

I call myself Cellophane,
For obvious reasons that no one can see.
If you look at me,
You’ll see right through me.
I do not seem to exist,
Or at least that is what I’ve come to believe.

 

In adolescents was the start,
Though then I was to naive to realize,
That when people looked at me,
They looked through me rather then at me,
I must be transparent since no one sees me,
Kind of like I was made of Cellophane.

 

Sometimes I do get noticed,
Though they are few and far between.
This is an answer to my prayers,
Since I pray to be noticed,
But when noticed,
I pray to be unseen.

 

When I am noticed, I am a catch all.
I catch everyone’s problems,
And sort them into neat polite piles,
Each problem comes attached with a crafty solution,
Which comes from your’s truly.
I preserve people through their problems.

 

After I fix people,
I go back to being me.
Transparent. no one.
Nothing. unimportant.
Cellophane.

Why cant you see me?

 

© 2008 Silent Pacer


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Wow. I am honestly impressed. The subtle use of rhymes really brought power to this piece. It was very well thought out in the use of words. The first two stanzas were a very well placed build up to the last two. The third stanza was a beautifully crafted transition between the two, still relevant in all ways. The emotional side of this piece really tightened in the last two stanzas, to the point where I had a physical reaction reading the last stanza. When I read the last line, it was as though someone had punched me in the chest. I felt the anger, the pain, the sorrow, the longing, the frustration, the hopelessness, the ignorance, the arrogance, the neglect, all of it. It was beautifully done. Very beautifully done. The last stanza made the entire piece worth the read. Very well done.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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WOW!!! I am impressed with the way you strang you thoughts together was amzing. A lovely read

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well, I can't see you, but I saw this poem.
It is good.
I particularly liked the part that says........
'Since I pray to be noticed,
But when noticed,
I pray to be unseen.
Very cool that.

Posted 14 Years Ago


Very Impressed...Words Cannot Explain The Sweetness Of This Poem!!!

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is nice. Just out of curiousity- have you ever seen Chicago (the movie or on Broadway) I think you'd like the song "Mr. Cellophane" I really like this. (also thanks for adding me as a friend!

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow. I am honestly impressed. The subtle use of rhymes really brought power to this piece. It was very well thought out in the use of words. The first two stanzas were a very well placed build up to the last two. The third stanza was a beautifully crafted transition between the two, still relevant in all ways. The emotional side of this piece really tightened in the last two stanzas, to the point where I had a physical reaction reading the last stanza. When I read the last line, it was as though someone had punched me in the chest. I felt the anger, the pain, the sorrow, the longing, the frustration, the hopelessness, the ignorance, the arrogance, the neglect, all of it. It was beautifully done. Very beautifully done. The last stanza made the entire piece worth the read. Very well done.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was yet another piece with several meanings behind it, another wonderful write.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A very clever poem! I love all the aspects of this. Some have a use for us and when they have none, we fade into the background until a use presents itself again.
I really like your observations, thoughts and feelings and how they attach themselves to cellophane.
"Sometimes I do get noticed,
Though they are few and far between.
This is an answer to my prayers,
Since I pray to be noticed,
But when noticed,
I pray to be unseen. "
I have to admit I agree with so much of your poem in explaining myself. I can be hoping for people in my life and then when there are too many asking too much, "pray to be unseen."
Wonderful poem! I enjoyed this so much and I am saving it to my favorites!



Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I see you clearly and am honored to be part of the audience that watches you grow. You bloom as an artist into one who has power in words. The gift to transform your deep felt emotion into such poetic perfection. Never one to disappoint. Great job.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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