My Poem “New Car Smell”

There is always something
exciting about the prospect of ordering,
waiting, and then eventually getting
something you want and have been looking forward to having in your possession...
there is always a rush of blood to the head
filled with the intoxicating cocktail
of both dopamine and adrenaline
that brings a smile to your face
whenever you have something in your grasp
that you wholeheartedly believe
makes all the hard work to do
to get what you want more than worth it...
there is always a feeling of satisfaction
that bubbles up inside of you
when you are given the keys to something
and you know exactly what they symbolise
and what it is that they mean...
there is always a moment of happiness
when you take the steps down a path
that you know with utter certainty
what lies at the end and where it leads...
there is always a way to do something
that is different from how others have done it before
that may seem unconventional to some
but which rings true to you
as distinctively as that of the sound of a bell...
there is always something in the air
that you can sense rising all around you
whenever you find yourself in the driving seat
of a vehicle of opportunity that immediately
makes you feel at home, comfortable,
hopeful, and as invigorated as whenever
someone first inhales the distinctive
and intoxicating aroma of a New Car Smell.

A Poem A Day #258: New Beginnings

“New Beginnings” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘The Eternal Boy’ 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

My Poem “Deus Poetica”

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 Poem “Fresh Faced”

Sometimes enough is enough...
sometimes you have to stop something
before it runs away like a raging bull...
sometimes you have to leave those who you love...
sometimes when the sun goes down
and you are sitting alone in the dark
you have to look within, grasp and use
that which lies within your soul to light your way
to where you should go...
sometimes people are wrong,
sometimes people are right...
sometimes people close their eyes 
because they are blinded by the light
and they miss warning signs about things
and about people that they
might have passed along the way...
sometimes the sun shines and it feels good -
especially if you feel as if you have
been living within the confines of a cage...
sometimes you have to look in the mirror
and splash a hand full of water over your face
in order to wash away the layers of sediment
that have built up over time
on your skin and in your eyes
so that you can see the fresh face
of possibilities that are there
to be found in every moment.

A Poem A Day – Special Episode: Poet of the Multiverse

“Poet of the Multiverse” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘Poet of the Multiverse’ which was published in 2022 by Zeloo Media and which is now available to buy in paperback and as an ebook from Amazon: https://amzn.to/35CgnOH and you check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings

‘POET of the Multiverse’ by Mark Hastings – OUT NOW!

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 

My Poem “Life”

Life is full of many surprises...
life is full of many sunsets and sunrises...
life is full of many contests and prizes...
life is full of many stories of those
whom have never stopped wanting
to reach for something farther
and climbing beyond
the highest of the heights...
life is full of people looking up
to somewhere where the lights
of the heavens shine upon
and guide those who have
always known that they had
a fate to fulfil unconstrained
by any invisible lines...
life is full of those who have always felt
as if they had a goal before them to be achieved,
to be found on the other side of a ride
of ups and downs, of body and mind,
of drive, of faith and belief of every kind,
at the end of which lies a place and a time
where and when a creation
can finally meet their maker
and bring home with them
the dawn of a new world
unlike the one that they
may have known
their entire life.

Mark The Poet – Episode #69: “Life As We Know It”

In this episode Mark reads three of his most recent poems: “It’s A Boy!”, “Frozen Tears”, and “Always”. Mark also attempts to share a message of hope for those who like most of the world are struggling with living their life as best as they can during the challenging times the people of the world are currently facing.