Gerhardus Keen


Ode To My Mother - Poem by Gerhardus Keen

I pretended I was strong
And that I did not care
I pretended to be brave
And as tough as a bear
I comforted the others
With jokes and with flair
I walked around and thus
Pretended I was rough
But all of this was
Just to hide my love
 
I promised myself
That I would not cry
I toughened myself
For the day that you would die
I've built a wall around myself
And tried to keep you out
But now that you are gone
I am crying out loud
 
I am glad that it rained
On the day my mother died
So that others couldn't see
The tears that I cried
For they would know that I
Wasn't as tough as they believed
And that they would see
Just how much I really grieved
 
We were soulmates once
You and I
But then things changed
As times passed by
We began to lose touch
And I made you hate me some
Because in my heart I knew
That this day would come

 
Now that it's here
I can't describe the pain
Sometimes I feel
That it's driving me insane
You know that I loved you
With all of my heart
And I can't stand this feeling
Of us being apart
 
I am glad that it rained
On the day my mother died
So that others couldn't see
The tears that I cried
For they would know that I
Wasn't as tough as they believed
And that they would see
Just how much I really grieved

© GK1-5-Dec-09

Topic(s) of this poem: death, mother


Comments about Ode To My Mother by Gerhardus Keen

  • Chinedu Dike (2/23/2017 5:52:00 PM)


    A well articulated piece of poetry elegantly brought forth from the heart with conviction. Losing one beloved mum is always felt as a tragedy of monumental proportion. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem POETIC MASTERPIECE. (Report) Reply

    Gerhardus Keen (2/24/2017 2:36:00 AM)

    Thanks for the review. Will read your poem now.

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  • Tom Allport (2/17/2017 11:47:00 AM)

    tom allport
    a lovely tribute poem that ones mum would be proud of? (Report) Reply

    Gerhardus Keen (2/24/2017 2:35:00 AM)

    Thanks for the review.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 23, 2017


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