It's Me

It’s Me                                               

Now, you see my life
in these words;
I didn’t hide,
i don’t hide
behind some see-through panel;
You see me
standing naked before you;
Watch me grow and change,
from a scary caterpillar, all prickly,
into a beautiful Monarch butterfly, and
ruler of my tiny world;
As you can see, it swirled
daily, weekly, monthly, yearly,
like a hurricane or sand storm;
But I survived, and I thrived;
Let no one, ever, step on your dreams;
I’ve shared mine, with you,
in these written word seams.

Mark Decker

Mark Decker is a retired businessman, who concurrently - and quietly - wrote poetry beginning in 1968 and continuing to the present.  After retiring, in 2016, he decided to organize his life’s work of poetry in order to preserve it for his children and grandchildren.  As a result, he started self-publishing his poetry in 2016 and has self-published several books.  He concurrently started sharing some of his poetry with his family and friends.  Because of the very positive reaction he received about his poetry from family and friends, and through a writer’s group he belongs to in Virginia, he decided that he would try to find a traditional publisher, and poetry journals, for his work, share it with a broader audience going forward.  It is in that spirit that he has begun submitting his work to poetry journals such as Ariel Chart.


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