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.
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.
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
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.
On the 21st of January, 2021,
my sister Clare and my brother-in-law Ben
were blessed by the birth of their baby son –
and I just wanted to write something
to welcome this brand new gift of hope
to the world and reassure him that
for all the days of his life
he will always be blessed by love.
Last night there was storm of rain,
but at the moment that my sister Clare’s
baby boy was born the clouds literally parted
and the sun shone upon everyone
brighter than it had done so for months –
and as soon as I was told that my new nephew
had arrived safe and sound
and was in his mother’s arms
I immediately felt this overwhelming
feeling of pride for what my sister had done
and I quietly conveyed my belief
that no matter what happened
my new nephew could rest assured
that he would never knowingly
come to any harm.
The ability to create new life
is one of the greatest gifts in the universe…
the phenomenon that someone
who you have known all your life
can still find ways to surprise you
in rising to the occasion of becoming
something bigger than themselves
is truly an awe-inspiring and a breathtaking
superpower that to me has always
been beyond any words.
I have never been prouder
of my sister Clare than I am today…
I have never been happier for anyone
than I am for my sister Clare
and for my brother-in-law Ben right now
because of the arrival of their new
buddle of love and joy…
I have never wanted to meet anyone
like I am looking forward to meeting
my new nephew…
I have never been more overjoyed
to share any news with anybody
than I am to say that my family now has
a brand new beacon of hope in our lives
in the form of a beautiful baby boy: Milo!