Keeping Up Appearances – Rory Matier (A Guy Called bloke)

Keeping Up Appearances


Not all of course,
But sometimes …
…. l need to break free of the chains!
The chains that hold me secure into my world!
It’s all too easy…
…. to pretend that life as we know it is carefree!
That there are NO obstacles and challenges,
Set to destroy what we thought we had ………………………………..

Keeping Up Appearances

Sometimes you need to let go of the rage,
…. the pent up angers, frustrations and hurts …
It’s nothing to do with immaturity or age ..
… but still you try to explode only on the outskirts!

So as to not upset the apple cart of life, loves and even society!
…. the fragilities of our peoples,
The stresses and vexations of anxiety …
….. No! You look for somewhere more peaceful!

You pick your time and your place,
Away from the maddening and screeching crowds,
…. somewhere the mask can drop from your face..
And you can scream out aloud!

That life isn’t always as it appears …
…. matters not your skills and social education,
Your experiences collected over the years …
Everything you have learned since your creation!

That place that you can let go, just let go ….
…. of you, your inner and unmasked you!
The place where nobody else knows ..
…. the place where you go to!

Everything is about appearance …. such a broad word…
If you allow it to be …
…. Because it covers everything – said and unheard,
From abc to 123,

But and yet people look at it with blinkered eyes,
… They see only what they think it is!
Not comprehending the fullness of its disguise!
…. Nor how so very often it takes the piss!

I am trying to not come across as bitter,
… after all we all combined make up for appearance,
It is what it is and it is just up to us to consider,
…. how to dictionalise the coherence!

© Rory Matier 2020 online at:

A Guy Called Bloke Banner Well You Prompted Me JPEG

Responding to the following Prompts:


What do you see # 28 – 4 May 2020


FOWC with Fandango — Rage

FOWC with Fandango — Education

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