A Poem A Day #211: Brilliant

“Brilliant” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘The Sound of Mark’ which was published in 2014 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings

A Poem A Day #207: Rest Assured

“Rest Assured” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘The Sound of Mark’ which was published in 2014 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings

My Poem “The Bad Days”

At twilight hour I throw
my hope for the future into the fire,
as I look back over my shoulder
and I wonder why did it all fall asunder -
why did everything fall apart,
why did I make the mistakes I made,
why did I allow someone to once again
capture my heart and take me
for an emotional ride to a place
from where I now feel disgrace?
Maybe this is my penance for something
I might have done in a past life?
Maybe this is the end that has always awaited me:
a pain in the chest that hurts
like being stabbed by a knife?
It's all my own fault, of course -
I know that it is...
It's always me who finds himself 
on the losing side of a game
that he was never meant to win.
Why does this always happen?
Why me? Why now? Why then?
I thought today was special,
I really did...
I thought today was beautiful -
but I did not see the demon
who was hidden behind the smile
of the face I thought I knew so well
but who in truth was the face of a witch.
As evening becomes night
I look at the glowing light in front of me
and I hope and I pray that I will be saved
from the pain of yesterday -
because I do not believe that I deserve
to feel this way time and again;
or maybe this repeating pattern is my true fate?
As I prepare myself for what awaits me,
after all the lights go out,
I close my eyes still holding onto hope
that tomorrow will be a true new beginning
and a step towards the good
and away from all the bad days.

A Poem A Day #204: Starbucks

“Starbucks” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘The Sound of Mark’ which was published in 2014 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings

A Poem A Day #203: My N.Y.

“My N.Y.” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘The Sound of Mark’ which was published in 2014 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings