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In this episode Mark celebrates International Podcast Day, as well as the 8th anniversary of his website http://MarkThePoet.Me. Mark talks about what he loves about having his own podcast, what he loves to talk about and share, and why he loves listening to podcasts on a wide-variety of subjects and topics in general.
People come and people go. People love me and then they leave me (or they say they love me). People think they know me, people have thought that they could take advantage of me. But do you know what has never left me? What has always inspired me? What has never lied to me? Poetry. I have written poetry on planes, on trains, on buses, in beds, in different countries - and though there are some poems I would never choose to write again, poems that I have written for people that I now regret - that is life. Poetry is my voice, Poetry is my escape, Poetry means more to me than I could put into words - and to be honest if I have written a poem for someone that means that that person meant something profound to me, but not everybody understands that about me or perhaps does not care. Things happen for a reason. I am not perfect - but no one is. Choices are made, things are said - but life goes on. People can hurt us and move on from us - but if a poet like me has any magic to them and to their words, then we, I, can never be forgotten; people can try to forget us and make believe that we didn't have any effect on them, but in the end the truth never dies - because it is written into the poetry of life. I don't forget and I never will. Thank god I am a good person and an ok poet - because if I were to write about everything I have done and everyone I have met then who knows what poetic justice I could meet out. But, looking back, now I realise where I went wrong and who people whom I have met truly are. Time and experience is fascinating and inspiring! 😊
I feel like I have just awoken from a ten year long dream... I feel like I have just spent a decade being inspired, inspiring, and embodying the spirit of the God of Poetry... I feel like all the drama that came before has been washed away... I feel like I have stepped through a door and out into the world of a brand new day - but one that does not resemble all that have come before in any way... I feel like I have emerged and arisen from a shell wherein which I grew and I matured into who and what I am now... I feel like I can now be something and someone I could not have been in the past... I feel like I am now unchained... I feel like from now on I will not be mind-tricked by those who see me as a means to an end... I feel like the pieces of life's puzzle are once again moving to create a new picture... I feel like I am traveling towards something that will redefine my life and build the reality of my future... I feel like I can take a step back at the same time that I take a step forwards and at any given moment plant new roots and at the same that I grow new leaves, apples, and flowers upon the branches of my ever-changing muse tree... I feel like I can hear the voice of the divine telling me that everything is going to be fine and that one day once again I will find the inspiration that will add to the life's work of the eternal God of Poetry.
My new poetry collection 'POET of the Multiverse' is Out Now and available to buy in paperback and as an ebook for Kindle from Amazon! This collection of poems, all written by me, is a poetic reflection of myself, of my journey as a poet, as a writer, as an author, as a son, as a brother, as an optimist, as a dreamer over the last 10 years, as well as being a celebration of life, the universe, and the infinite possibilities that can follow after taking a leap of faith, a leap of love, and a leap of imagination into the unknown. You can get a copy of my new book 'POET of the Multiverse' from Amazon.com and Amazon UK! Happy reading! ☺ -Mark
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