Being Invisible

By Saumoneel Mandal



Being invisible is a superpower I would like to possess

It would put many of my problems to rest


Could get out of socially awkward situations easily

Go to a party, eat the great food without having to dress fancily

Or just vanish into the thin air

When faced with awakard questions by relatives with grumpy old hairs


Being invisible would be such fun

Living in the moment, enjoying it and getting disturbed by none

Acting like a guardian on the night streets, making sure everyone is fine

Protecting the world from the scum of humankind


Invisibly following my favourite actor

Accompanying her to a red carpet or gala dinner


But what I wish for the most

Is if I had this superpower a few years ago, I could have saved a life almost

Could have saved my childhood friend

From meeting his untimely end

He had committed suicide

Maybe he would have lived if had been there invisibly my his side

Looking over him in his darkest hours

Which he had hidden successfully from the eyes of ours


Every night since then

I hear the voice of my dead friend

Speaking to me in the darkness of the night

Making me sit up in bed curled up in fright


Since then I have had sleepless nights

How I wish to be invisible, so that to my friend I am visible

And ask for his forgiveness

For this insomniac nights full of his voice are too much of darkness

I will request him to be quiet

And allow me my peaceful night sleep's diet

This poem won in Instagram Weekly Contest held by @delhipoetryslam on the theme 'My Superpower'


  • Muchas gracias. ?Como puedo iniciar sesion?

  • Superb

  • Strong. Powerful.

  • Serenading


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