Robert Siney

Rookie (16th May 1987 / Lancaster)

Look Beyond - Poem by Robert Siney

Beyond the dead pan face,
Lies a heart that lacks pace,
A mind that longs to stimulate,
A smile that cannot compensate.

What you see is just pretense,
A mask, a shadow, to make amends,
Unintentional but certainly strong,
Too busy playing your own slow song.

Lost and confused without knowing why,
Easier to laugh than it is to cry,
Invisibility is reality today,
Out of the picture, out of the way.

The silence has never been so loud,
Self-inflicted, no fault of the crowd,
Oblivious minds but maybe that’s how,
It’s appreciated and accepted by him now.

Beneath the surface of the sea,
Sits an unbroken sensitivity,
Astride a lonely sense of dignity,
All these things you never knew about me.

Comments about Look Beyond by Robert Siney

  • (7/23/2018 6:18:00 AM)

    Good poem (Report)Reply

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  • (7/23/2018 6:18:00 AM)

    Good poem (Report)Reply

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  • (10/25/2008 8:31:00 PM)

    A reflective poem about personal angst and the thoughts that arise when the troubled mind is takes over. I guess we all wear masks now and then, but it's a pity when the mask becomes the only reality. I sense a generous heart lies behind your words. Good write.
    love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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  • Marilyn Lott (10/23/2008 8:07:00 AM)

    This is a very heartfelt poem about feelings inside oneself. We don't
    know everything about a person for we cannot see inside. Well written
    Robert. A '10! ' from me.

    Best Wishes,

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 23, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 23, 2008

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