Vaughn Bekker

Rookie - 0 Points (26 march 1972 / Empangeni)

My Mask - Poem by Vaughn Bekker

ALL THOUGH MY EYE DOES NOT SHED A TEAR
MY SOUL CRIES A RIVER
AND AS MY MIND FILLS WITH FEAR
MY BODY STARTS TO QUIVER
BECAUSE THE WORDS ARE NEVER SPOKEN
SO NO ONE KNOWS THAT MY HEART IS REALLY BROKEN
AND AS I LIE AWAKE AT NIGHT , WHEN ALL ELSE IS ASLEEP
QUIETLY AND OUT OF SIGHT , THE TEARS ROLL DOWN MY CHEEK
AND EACH DAY BEFORE I SET OUT, TO DO MY DAILY TASK
I QUIETLY COMPOSE MYSELF , AND PUT ON MY MASK
A SMILE I PUT ON FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE
SO THAT NO ONE WILL NOTICE THE TURMOIL INSIDE OF ME
AND AS I FACE THE DAY WITH ALL SHE DOES FOR ME
I FEAR THAT ONE DAY SHE WILL WAKE UP , AND JUST A BUM WILL SEE
AND AS THE DAY DRAGS ON AND STARTS TO FILL WITH WORRY
ALL I WANT TO DO IS REACH OUT AND SAY THAT I`M SORRY
FOR ALL THE TIME THAT HAS PAST , THERE SEEMS TO BE NO POINT
COS ALL I`VE MANAGED TO DO , IS JUST TO DISSAPOINT
I FEEL LIKE SUCH A FAILURE NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY
THATS WHY INSIDE MY BODY , MY SOUL STARTS TO CRY
SO AS THE RIVER STARTS TO FLOW , FAST AND FREE
EVERY DAY I HIDE THE PAIN THAT BURSTS INSIDE OF ME
HOW LONG IT WILL LAST I REALLY DO NOT KNOW
COS I JUST CAN`T SEEM TO STOP THIS TERRIBLE FLOW
SO AS THE SUN RISES EACH AND EVERY DAY
I PUT ON MY MASK , AND BE ON MY MERRY WAY


Comments about My Mask by Vaughn Bekker

  • (6/29/2010 11:43:00 AM)


    you poem 'my mask' is alot better then mine. this is the first one of yours i read but i will look through the rest soon (Report) Reply

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (4/30/2010 4:06:00 PM)


    Liked these lines:
    AND AS I LIE AWAKE AT NIGHT, WHEN ALL ELSE IS ASLEEP
    QUIETLY AND OUT OF SIGHT, THE TEARS ROLL DOWN MY CHEEK
    AND EACH DAY BEFORE I SET OUT, TO DO MY DAILY TASK
    I QUIETLY COMPOSE MYSELF, AND PUT ON MY MASK
    A SMILE I PUT ON FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE
    SO THAT NO ONE WILL NOTICE THE TURMOIL INSIDE OF ME

    your sorry and sense of sorrow is what i liked most.
    it is time to be without mask when we all are really sorry....is nt it
    thank u for sharing ur poems and ides. i wil read more. thank u for ur letter.
    (Report) Reply

  • (4/9/2010 10:17:00 AM)


    I liked this a lot. How sad. =...( (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010



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