As if…..

By Kathy Baxter

I sit alone
I am here, ready, waiting…
All dressed up, new clothes, clever make-up, feeling like a million dollars
But still alone…
I am looking at faces, smiling, but no-one smiles back…
They don’t seem to notice me, as if they can see right through me
As if I am invisible…
Why don’t they see me?  I am right here…
I nod and make hand gestures but it’s like I am not here…
People around me are chatting, laughing, as if they are part of some mysterious secret to being visible in this world…
Coming and going, moving on without me
Life seems to go on, pass me by, not stopping to let me in…
I want to join in, how can I get noticed, I want to be enveloped in life…
There are so many of us, invisible people, sitting alone, ready, waiting…
Open your eyes and see us, let us in
As if…… we ARE visible….

Kathy is part of a group of people who are 50 and older and who are helping to develop the Community Navigators Bristol service in the east, south and central Bristol. 

Kathy

2017-10-17T12:09:51+00:00October 12th, 2017|