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Invisible Man


Frank E Gibbard
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Frank E Gibbard

Can one see an invisible man?

I look so hard but never can.

 

I tried and tried just everywhere,

Above the tiles, under the stair.

 

Up hills, down hills, cross a dale,

Daily my search without fail.

 

In an inglenook every cranny,

Even below a passing nanny.

 

In an old granny's wicker basket,

Gawd she nearly blew her gasket.

 

Was he below that nunly habit?

I spy a shape and try to grab it.

 

Later in court tough one to explain,

Hadn't seen you-know-who again.

 

Temporary insanity plea, heaven-sent,

I swear not to pursue a nun for Lent.

 

On TV I did see Wells' invisible man,

Visualised via Hollywood's cunning plan.

 

All bandaged mummy-style is neat,

But somewhat of a bleeding cheat.

 

Woe this will-o'-the-wisp's obscure ability,

Hidden in his pesky cloak of invisibility.

 

He defied me, denied one view,

I daily searched him out anew.

 

Over sleeping policemen I went,

In many a pub, would not relent

 

No premises passed straight and gay,

Nobody's seen my imperceptible prey.

 

One way or another am really pissed,

“Mr Elusive” had been 100 % missed.

 

An invisible man has never been seen,

Always, in every way, his getaway's clean.

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Hi Frank,

 

You title Invisible Man reminds me of this

 

invisible man

 

 

I like some of the words you used in this poem for example "inglenook ", it has a sense of locality. The poem reads very musically as well.

 

Cheers,

 

Lake

 

Didn't know what's wrong with the titled link, here's is another link.

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Shades of Antigonish here Frank. It's said that small children and some animals have such perception. Interesting thing is we never stop looking. :icon_cyclops: G

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