A Poem A Day #401: Writing the blues

“Writing the blues” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘The Dreamer and The Dream’ which was published in 2015 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings ● Buy Me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkThePoet ● Check out the merch store on Redbubble: https://rdbl.co/3xWa4Rw

A Poem A Day #400: Here

“Here” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘The Dreamer and The Dream’ which was published in 2015 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings ● Buy Me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkThePoet ● Check out the merch store on Redbubble: https://rdbl.co/3xWa4Rw

A Poem A Day #399: The Book People

“The Book People” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘The Dreamer and The Dream’ which was published in 2015 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings ● Buy Me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkThePoet ● Check out the merch store on Redbubble: https://rdbl.co/3xWa4Rw

A Poem A Day #398: Selfie

“Selfie” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘The Dreamer and The Dream’ which was published in 2015 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings ● Buy Me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkThePoet ● Check out the merch store on Redbubble: https://rdbl.co/3xWa4Rw

A Poem A Day #397: The Fox

“The Fox” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘The Dreamer and The Dream’ which was published in 2015 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings ● Buy Me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkThePoet ● Check out the merch store on Redbubble: https://rdbl.co/3xWa4Rw

My Poem “Stream”

To me there is no better way
to get to know someone
than to talk to them...
to me there is no better way
to find commonalities with people
than to open-up to someone...
to me there is no better way
to find out who each of use are
than to look at the face of another
who might seem as opposite and yet
familiar to us as our own reflection...
to me there is no better way
to lose yourself than to
allow yourself to fall in love.

Life is a much more fulfilling experience
when you choose to have a meeting of minds
with people from different walks of life...
life is always much more interesting
when you look beyond what is familiar
and you seek to see what lies
over the ever-present horizon...
life is much more entrancing to all of our senses
when we choose to not deprive ourselves
of what drives us and what inspires us...
life is always more fascinating and enlightening
when you give someone the time
to hear what they have to say -
perhaps someone who may have been waiting
to tell that which has been on their mind
and on the tip of their tongue for far too long.

When you invite someone to join you,
when you offer someone a seat,
when you make a connection
that might never have happened
if you and another had not chosen
to sit down, to talk, and to listen -
what can follow as a result
may continue to flow naturally
and undeterred for days, for weeks,
perhaps even for years to come,
between you and someone else,
like a constantly evolving stream.

A Poem A Day #396: Everything flows

“Everything flows” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘The Dreamer and The Dream’ which was published in 2015 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings ● Buy Me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkThePoet ● Check out the merch store on Redbubble: https://rdbl.co/3xWa4Rw

My Poem “Write What You Like”

For me writing is my passion...
For me writing is my release...
For me writing is my fashion...
For me writing is my peace...
For me writing is my voice....
For me writing is my road...
For me writing is a necessity and not a choice...
For me writing is how I can reach out
and remind others that nobody is ever alone...
For me writing is a dream made real...
For me writing is what has given me
gifts of experience of perspective
that I might never have known otherwise...
For me writing is the first thing
that I feel like doing whenever
I want to take a serene walk
through an Elysium-like countryside field,
and whenever I want to remember who I am,
or whenever I feel like I need to heal...
For me writing is to a writer
what singing is to a singer -
they have to do what they feel they must;
and just as a singer must love what they sing,
in my opinion, no matter what words
a wordsmith conjures from their imagination,
a writer should like what they write -
especially if writing is what a writer truly loves.

A Poem A Day #395: Free the world

“Free the world” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘The Dreamer and The Dream’ which was published in 2015 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings ● Buy Me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkThePoet ● Check out the merch store on Redbubble: https://rdbl.co/3xWa4Rw

A Poem A Day #394: Where art endows

“Where art endows” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘The Dreamer and The Dream’ which was published in 2015 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings ● Buy Me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkThePoet ● Check out the merch store on Redbubble: https://rdbl.co/3xWa4Rw