Friday, 23 March 2018

BFF's - A Poem by Marc D Brown - Taken from The Lost Art of Self


How many friendships are genuinely real?
From the cradle to the grave
Social interaction is forced
And there’s not a great deal you can do about it.

Go with the flow
They are just people to know
To help take the edge off another day.

Take a second to think about it…
Friends at school, friends at work
The ones you spend most of your time with
You’ve been coerced into these surroundings. 
To be with the ones most tolerable.

Friendships of convenience.

From the scenarios mentioned
How many people have moved on?
Promising to stay in touch…
But as time passes by, these relationships fade
Until that person isn’t even a thought in your day.

People just fade away
They dissipate
These friendships are not real
Truly…there is nothing more to say.

The friendships that last
Are from random interactions.
People not forced together in anyway
With no obvious connections found.

The choice is utterly yours.
If you want them in your life or not
It’s yours
But this time you have not been forced into a pen
No more just getting through until the day ends.

With these random interactions
You choose to learn about them
And them about you.
These foundations grow stronger
And as friends

So do you.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Sugar Coated - A Poem

An air of sorrow descends
Leaving the world melancholic
As it harbors a sweet desolation
Nothing behind those eyes
But regret

A wretched mind starved
Of fruition
Intellectual malnutrition
Leaving the world to wither
Before a final sunset

A hint of sweetness
Felt through the sour
To know thine kiss of death
An angel of mercy
and of sorrow
To you
We give our best

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Today I f*cked up!

Today I f*cked up!
I had been attempting to make a mailing list from people that had requested to “friend” me on goodreads (I did have a small statement at the end of my goodreads bio explaining this) but today while I was trying to learn about the subscription section of my blog, I was setting up a potential list to mail out to, in my attempt of learning what I was doing, I had mistakenly sent out the requests of ‘confirmation to subscribe’.
I can only apologies for the inconvenience and  how it may have seemed like an underhanded tactic to promote my work.

To clarify – there will be no more collections of email addresses from anyone, including people that voluntarily “friended” me and all previous email addresses that I did have, have now been deleted.

Again, I apologise for the mix up and inconveniencing you. 

Marc D Brown