The Invisible Man

the invisible man always liked to pick fights
he challenged all takers most days and most nights
quite quick on his toes and he couldn’t be seen
he never was beaten (and man he was mean!)

he took on weight lifters and boxers with ease
he’d simply evade them and hit when he pleased
’cause they couldn’t see him, they never could win
he’d pocket his winnings and say with a grin,

“no one’s ever beat me
no one ever will
I’m not visible
and I’m loaded with skill”

But then a blind boxer came, his name was Herb
and he said, “I’ll fight you, my ears are superb!”
Invisible man laughed and said “bring it on!
No one’s ever beat me, I’m a fighting Don!

The blind man squared up and he landed his punch
Invisible man nearly lost all his lunch,
said, “I’m invisible, how can I be beat
I cannot be seen, and I’m quick on my feet?”

Then Herb said, “your knowledge of English is poor
you think you’re invincible of that I’m quite sure
the difference in sounds is quite subtle, no doubt
but vincible you are!” and with that knocked him out.


written for dVerse, where the topic today is “invisible”.   I wanted to write a silly little piece about a man who doesn’t quite get the difference between invisible and invincible.


16 thoughts on “The Invisible Man

  1. that is very cool… how the blind man “sees” with his ears and is so much more sensitive to all his moves than those who see are… really coo piece bryan…

  2. this is rather like the fable prompt from last week…i think there is a bit of learning in this one…is it really a benefit when you meet the one that does not rely on it…and the confusion with invincibility

  3. I really liked your approach, Bryan. Quite clever. Yes, misunderstanding of language CAN create all kinds of problems. In this case, a rather major one!! Smiles.

  4. Very clever ~ Humor aside though, I have heard stories of what blind person or in this case, boxer can do ~ Never underestimate them, I say ~

  5. I like this…makes me think of the song “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim.”

    the flowed really nicely. it had a good rhythm and rhyme. and definitely a good story.

  6. Bravo! Well done! Nicely done! 🙂 Just enjoyed a cartoon with our son about the same thing – not knowing the difference between those two words! 😀

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