Untitled – Guest Poet spot

Introducing guest poet Mark Clements.

run to the hills and hide in the skies
no more worry no more demise
see you running now see it in your eyes
we are being valued by the enterprise
the price of your life don’t think twice
you’re worth more than that take my advice
just care for nout but whats inside
gotta work hard gotta sacrifice
gotta carry on for the rest of the ride
gotta love hard for the life of your tribe
gotta keep up that high vis vibe
its not black and white it ain’t about sides
just keep loving with the turn of the tide
and reap the benefits of your own pride

Months ago, my eldest Grandson, Mark, promised to submit one of his poems. He’s finally delivered not one, but two raps. He plans to take up a career in music, and is set to begin a specialist degree course in September.


23 thoughts on “Untitled – Guest Poet spot

        1. It’s kind of you to say so. When he first offered to show me his poetry he was about 14 years old, and I warned him that I am a stern critic – I can’t help but be honest if someone asks my opinion on their writing – so if he didn’t want me to hurt his feelings it would be best if I didn’t see his work, but he insisted. As it turned out, I was stunned by the quality of his poems, and he was extremely gratified…
          His father was musical, and though, sadly, he died before Mark was born, that didn’t prevent him from handing on his talent. It’s a good combination πŸ™‚

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    1. He’d better do well – allthough we are an intelligent family, we have a tendency not to fulfil our potential – due to a mix of autism and addictive personalities – but he’s the apple of my eye and he’ll get a good tongue-lashing if he doesn’t change the pattern! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

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    1. It’s not decided. He had a Skype interview with them this morning. He was very nervous. The fact that I look after his baby brother on Monday mornings didn’t help. Little Alex doesn’t like being abandoned by his mum, and he cries buckets. I had to get him out of the house before the interview, but the crying had probably rattled Mark’s brain…

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        1. I know it’s silly of me, but I’m still nervous about him moving away. So’s his mum. She’s always dreaded the moment. She hated it when Mark started school. Maybe this is what happens when one of a child’s parents is dead…

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          1. It’s only natural. He’s still only young, isn’t he. My son’s due to go on a trip to Spain in the summer and we can’t help but fret for him. They’re away from you, out of your control, doing goodness knows what – you’re bound to worry. But it’s also going to be an amazing opportunity for your grandson to do some fantastically creative things and have some brilliant experiences. We have to let them go, don’t we? Terrifying though it might be for us πŸ™‚

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                  1. It is – but let’s not bother. Love them, send them away and live our own lives again, I say. I am looking forward to being able to go out again in the evenings, to go to restaurants and gigs – to go away for the weekened with the other half and not have to have everything centred about entertaining a child will be nice.

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                    1. Believe in it and it will come to pass, given that he doesn’t have autism or any mental health condition…
                      But without a child companion you’ll have to give up those furtive swings in the park, until you become a grandparent πŸ™‚

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                    2. …says the mum who’s always tapping away at hers… πŸ˜€
                      Yeah, well, we’re all doing it, and many of us are trying to achieve something more than Grand Theft Auto mass murder. For good or bad, it’s a fast-changing world.

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                    3. and don’t think he hasn’t pointed that out to me on more than one occasion! πŸ™‚ If I ever earn money from writing, I’ll remind him of his sarcasm – and if he becomes a web designer, I’m sure he’ll do the same with me too πŸ™‚

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