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Aspiring to be a great Poet

My name is Mark Pearson

I remember coming across Spike Milligan’s ‘Silly verse for kids’ at an early age. This was fun and humorous stuff, not like the dull, serious, respectful poetry that I came across in school. He even illustrated his own work. A seed was sown…

The dismal Thatcher years of the early 80’s brought music and protest to the fore. Linton Kwesi Johnson’s became part of the soundtrack to a growing sense of rebellion. Poetry on a reggae beat. John Cooper Clarke, punky attitude and hairstyle. This was more like it…

Many years later and I started hanging out with a bunch of crazy druids, as you do. I stumbled into writing poetry as a contribution to their celebrations. The trouble was, however hard I tried, I could not write serious, respectful poetry that others did. Out went the serious stuff and in came the stuff I liked. The only rules were that it had to be fun for me to read and had to rhyme. That seed, sown decades before, had sprouted…

PS: I’m on the usual social media ‘platforms’ so, if you are too, you might want pop along and say “hello”!

You can get in touch via the form on my Contact page.
Prefer email:   mark@pixelverse.co.uk

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