Mark Heathcote

(22/03/66 / Manchester)

Stop hiding


Stop hiding in another’s long shadow
And start occupy a new tomorrow…
It’s often seen fallen trees give light
…Enough for seedlings to grow-up right.

Start by casting your own beam of light
Stay true to you. And learn how to fight
Believe in all you do and say, and stay true.
But ultimately, don’t beholden in lieu-

To any self-doubt that harbours your fears.
So let’s strikeout out be like our peers
But let’s not forget we are of a
Different kind a very different sway...

Of that lowly shadow that isn’t wasn’t you
From which you were felled who never grew.
What did you do… or more importantly
What didn’t you, do… not to hide or flee?

Stop hiding in another’s long shadow
And start occupy a new tomorrow…
It’s often seen fallen trees give light
…Enough for seedlings to grow-up right.

Start by casting your own beam of light
Stay true to you. And learn how to fight
Else you’ll step back into the dimness
What we’re reaching for isn’t roofless

That canopy of which we’re all apart
Is our family and together we shoulder
The blame and the glory and then depart.
More than the last we develop braver.

Submitted: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Edited: Friday, April 25, 2014

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  • Claudge Ben-at (4/24/2014 8:52:00 PM)

    man. this was great. it speak me out. like covering this heartache and stopping you from agony and ironies. great job. ill give you 10 my friend poet. (Report) Reply

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