Mark Heathcote

Gold Star - 22,923 Points (22/03/66 / Manchester)

Meeting On The Hill - Poem by Mark Heathcote

A hand up brother, a free man's gift
We can share this summit in a handshake
It's barren; nothing to steal here or take
There's no dividing line, African Rift,
Nothing here to fight over and conquer
'So let us parley with one another
As if we're two kings' and discuss Sulphur
Ore and lumber and who is the squatter?
And spin a revolver; I own Ghana,
You Tanzania, I Mozambique
Whose women are beautiful and mystique
We will fight for Sudan the savanna
One day soon I will kill you, my brother
Steal all your wife and make them my lover.

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Comments about Meeting On The Hill by Mark Heathcote

  • Rajnish Manga (6/17/2017 10:01:00 PM)


    I think this is how man's quest for power started from 'Nothing here to fight over and conquer' to possess everything in sight through the centuries. Nice one. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • Pintu Mahakul (6/17/2017 7:43:00 PM)


    This wonderful gift is of a free man is really very interesting and amazing. There is nothing here to fight and conquer. We have tenseness and attitude of helping each other. We help each other in brotherhood and live happily. Brother a hand is up and handshake of love and relationship beautifies life's feelings. This is not a barren land. There is nothing to steal here. We find love and tenderness. An excellently penned poem is shared and a nice poem to read here as a poem of the day. Congratulations! ...10 (Report) Reply

  • Christina Simmons (6/17/2017 6:05:00 PM)


    Such a wonderful poem. Written with much insight. Found it very positively intriguing. Well done! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (6/17/2017 7:43:00 AM)


    A fulfillment of what the Bible has foretold (2Tim.3: 1-5) ... highest rate of 10+++++
    You may visit my HEARTACHES WILL NEVER LAST... Thanks, Mark...
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  • Tom Allport (6/17/2017 2:55:00 AM)


    a poem of reflection on humanities on going greed for riches and power? ............well penned Mark. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/17/2017 2:13:00 AM)


    African Rift! To lift up the muse of Africa. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/17/2017 1:50:00 AM)


    A fine write. Top mark.

    Congratulations on poem of the day.
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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (6/17/2017 12:59:00 AM)


    Truly, this is the real picture of the course of humanity that had been on. Look everywhere round the globe, this is exactly what you can see. This will continue to happen in the future as well. Thanks for the thought provoking poem and congrats for being the member's poem of the day. X (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 10, 2017


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