Gain Your Independence

I’m just going to push the boat out,
spit some words and mess about.
That’s what I love about writing,
when you start out you have no idea what to talk about.
Then words just appear out of thin air,
with flare, with the power of a prayer.

Single words can lead to warfare
or they can take you from little bear to billionaire.
Most people are unaware of the power they possess,
so they walk around in a mess, or worst still in distress.
Yet they say they want success.
But they cant even control their words,
with any kind of finesse.

“Thats unfair, you know I’m depressed!”

Ok, I guess you need a recess.
Most people say they want to succeed, but have no idea what it takes,
so they sit at home smoking weed.

“It’s ok for you, you had it easy!”

Really?

It took me 20 years to get here.
I’ve got ringing in both my ears.

“You must be crazy?”

Yeah, but like Jay-Z, I’m not lazy.

“20 years sounds like a life sentence?”

True, but now it feels like transcendence.
Self rule is a tool you can use to gain your Independence.

Let Your Hope Shine A Light

Pilot light

We will all need hope in the days ahead
wheres our leaders when we need to be lead.

What happened in China is affecting us all,
it’s time we join together or one day we’ll fall.

We need to rise to the challenge that been layed at our feet,
let our hope shine a light that everyone needs.

If your feeling alone know that everyone is like you,
daze and confused not knowing what to do.

Fear has a way of changing your point of view.
You gotto ask yourself what you gonna do?

There are only two options that you can choose,
So, let your hope light a light that takes everyone through.

Words Flowing Through Me

Word are flowing through me like i never thought they would
and what I have to say will hit harder than I could.
You have been living in a dream world and you know it to be true,
There is noone you will find that will talk the truth to you.

A man came before me that was killed for his views,
and the wisdom that he taught me I will share with you.
His message was one of Love and that has been truly lost,
hidden behind a dogma that only separates us.

Martin The Poet

In the lockdown, I started to write a lot of poetry. I have always been creative, writing and producing music for 15 years after leaving university. But in the from an early age, I would write from time to time, ideas for books, poems, thoughts, ideas.

Then in 2014, I decided to take a year out and travel. That year turned out to be the turning point. I came back a new person. Still very passionate about music but knew that my life was more to do with the written word.

For the last five years since returning, I have spent as a freelance writer, but in lockdown, I started to write poetry. Just waves of poetry came out of me, which I keep in note pads.

One-piece stood out, and by pure accident, I came across some footage on YouTube of a GoPro competition winner and decided to put the words with the video. Was very happy with results so thought id start a blog and share my other poems.

Most are unfinished at present, but that may change as I begin to upload.

My main aim has always been to inspire. First, it was through my music, then my writing now my poetry. When you strip back everything to, once referenced as the pilot light, that inner drive, I found that its to inspire and motivate people.

Thanks for reading. If you would like to watch a video of the first spoken word poem, follow the link. Cheers.

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