Rookie - 57 Points (29 September 1970 / South Africa)

I Enter The Lair Of My Lover Wearing A Stainless Steel Mask - Poem by YURI DURAAN

I enter the lair of my lover wearing a stainless steel mask

He waits for me
He is at the mercy of the woman I am portraying,
the mask transforming me into the person of his fantasies.
He submits and worships at the shrine of the goddess
I become when I wear the mask

I order - he obeys
I stroke - he sighs
I leave – he aches

I exit the lair of my lover wearing a tearstained face,
my tears the colour of stainless steel,
shredding my face,
scarring me,
leaving me a prisoner of the mask,
its invisible supremacy established in the moment
of my leaving….

torn in my helpless longing to return to where my lover waits...

Comments about I Enter The Lair Of My Lover Wearing A Stainless Steel Mask by YURI DURAAN

  • (4/11/2008 7:21:00 AM)

    Intrig poem life has many faces a good value read with many questions 10 Chris (Report) Reply

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  • (4/11/2008 7:07:00 AM)

    A very clever poem, initially the stainless steel mask made me think 'clinical' but upon reading I see the poem is full of emotion and not at all like that. It's a good poem and I understand the need for masks, protects the wearer! HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2008 7:04:00 AM)

    The lover behind the mask, why do we wear them one may ask... Andy 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2008

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