Masuku – Intermission Poetry


I traveled to afar

In hopes to fill this empty anguished soul

That has always wanted more

Photo by Tuur Tisseghem from Pexels

I thought I’d found enough

When our eyes met

Our eyes locked into a stare

Underneath there is a gaze

Only meant to be seen

For far off wanderers

To a place I haven’t been

They tell me they are sad

I frown to replicate

They tell me they are mad

I gruffly reciprocate

They tell me they can’t be happy

I knew this to be true

For I’d seen the smiling Masuku


Whenever passing my reflection

I knew just how it looked

Covering over another’s imperfection

For I had worn one too

And wouldn’t dare to ask her to remove

I listen with a smile

Because my mouth easily forms

This mask that’s always seen

It’s the only one I wear when traveling

To places I’ve not yet been


“Why are you always happy?”

I’m asked and nod and grin

You’ve no idea of those things that I have seen

And that is why I’m wearing this mask

Of only one thing

And that one thing, is a “grin”

So, let’s just sit here quietly

Each holding our Masuku

By our chin

It would be a shame to let it drop

And allow another to see what ugliness lies within

You tell me that’s a lie

For a Masuku only hidestrees-surrounded-by-green-grass-field-during-daytime-164025

And a traveler is meant to find

Why else would they claim to search and seek?

That’s when I realized

This empty anguished soul, had been found

And then… released


Hey all, I hope you are having a Good Easter Weekend and enjoying this time of quiet and reflection while self-quarantining and social distancing.  

I had a couple of blogs I was about to write.  I am just not sure which ones to post.  I went with this little poem because I was asked to write a poem about “masks.”  I really didn’t know what to write.  But this just popped into my head.

Thank you for reading this far.

Have a good day of seeking and searching and finding, mi friendos! 

Love you Grace 🙂 ❤ 


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