Tony Howard, a junior here at WHS, was recently chosen as a semi-finalist in the International Open Poetry Contest. His poem, The Invisible Man, will be entered into the contest with the chance of winning $1000. Howard’s poem will also be published in the next edition of Stars in Our Hearts, scheduled for publication in March 2012. Below is his poem:
The Invisible Man
Being invisible to the world… is like vanishing in the eyes of your loved ones.
-Disappearing from the hatred of your enemy-
Loving the fact that you can’t be hated on… Hating the fact that you can’t be loved on.
But that’s my fault! I’m the one trying to isolate myself from the world.
I turn and all I see… is backstabbers, liars and cheats.
Why do I want to be a part of this world? I don’t.
The Invisible man is more than a metaphor… This is my life.