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eBook or not?

Hey all, my publishers suggested that 'Fallen' be made available as an eBook as well, in order to make it more accessible ... what do you think? Should 'Fallen' be made available as an eBook? Click here to vote!

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Spring cleaning!

Made a few minor changes to the site to give it a more organized and fresher front - without too much going on. Everything is still around though, but it's just in different places ;)

The poetry now has its own page under 'blog', and I've also added direct links to my facebook and twitter pages. On t…

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Fallen - now on Flipkart and Indiaplaza

Fallen is spreading its wings, which means it's now easier to get your hands on it. Click here for details on how you can order your copy of Fallen online today.

It's here!


'Fallen' is finally here and available to order in print at http://www.dogearsetc.com/book_details.jsp?resourceID=35630. I'm working on getting it listed on Flipkart as well, so stay tuned :)

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Third World

Why did they invent the cog?
Why are we clad in this oil?
Standing behind a machine?
Bleeding in sweat and in toil. 

Why are we assembling and fixing?
Will this give us a crumb or a drop?
If we are not putting parts together,
Why are we holding a mop? 

Why is there first world and thir…

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The preview copy


The preview copy was sent to me a few days ago, and I'm super excited! To finally hold years of work in my hand is definitely a dream come true, and I can't wait to share it with you all. There were a few minor changes to be made before the book is available, so it shouldn't be too long now. Click '…

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Fallen ... coming soon


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Rush hour

People rushing, like they're running out of time,
Backwards and forwards, like their life's on the line;
No regard for others, where they want to go -
Moving too fast, while life moves too slow.
No stopping to take in the sounds of the street,
No friendly faces or people to meet;
No breaths o…

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Bombs

They’ve started again, dropping bombs for no good
They've started taking lives for their own;
Their beliefs fueled by ignorance – clouded by rage
Just because they feel they’re alone.
Nobody hears them, nobody cares
So they make it their point to be seen,
To put forth their dogmas through the she…

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Fragile

They are put on this earth, and are taken too soon
To be one of his angels again;
Not knowing the hour when they're called to return,
Now only their memories remain.
Memories of laughter, good times that were shared
Are moments to treasure inside;
Yet so fragile is life, that when our time has come
Those m…

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One

In the spirit of love, you enveloped my heart
And you gave me the wings of a bird;
You dusted the scrolls, and wrote out my past
In the words of a song never heard.

A journey that spanned two decades and five
Was a journey to discover my own;
To start at the end, and go back to the start
Just to find I was…

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Mark Rocha Poetry on Facebook

Though I have my own user profile on Facebook, why blur the lines? So I now have a page. Visit facebook.com/markrochapoetry for updates on my work, and to interact with me as well. If all goes according to plan, my blog feeds should pull up on the Facebook page to make things a little easier.

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Fallen ... coming soon

It's been a long time coming ... and it's almost here. 

A lot of you know that I've been working on my first book  for a very long time now. It's been through a number of changes and revisions, and it's been a very long and exciting journey; but I'm stoked to say that the wait is almost over…

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The desert - by Stephen Crane

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said: "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter-bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."


The prolific Stephen Crane (along with poets suc…

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Silence

This void like a whirlpool turns faster than time
Pulling me - deep in the dark;
The longing, anxiety, weighs on my soul
Cutting deeper and leaving its mark.

Silence surrounds what was once filled with joy
Coloured music of laughter and mirth;
But now pale is the memory that covers the shrine
Where a union…

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Where the hell are you?! - Answered

I know I haven't put up anything in a while now, but that's only because I've been busy - meeting the woman of my dreams, falling in love, getting engaged, starting a venture in the leather business and working a 9 to 5 as well. 

I hope that justifies :)

With regards to my fiance, there'll probably b…

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Unclean

He remains unclean as long as he has the disease,
And must live outside the camp, away from others.
- Lev 13:46

From whence comes this swelling,
This unwelcome, unannounced guest?
Maybe today and gone tomorrow?
But to the elder I must go,
He shall examine it and make his diagnosis.
For six days I am isolat…

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Fallen Leaves

Fallen leaves return to their roots
- Chinese proverb

Crumble under my foot
Dried leaf, fallen to the ground.
Autumn has left you lifeless;
Brown like the bark of which you grow.
In your prime you blossomed
Bright, green – alive.
But bring new pleasure to little ones,
Crumbling and crackling under little f…

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Spam!

Yes, spam catches up with all of us, and recently there has been some spam comments on markrocha.net as well, so I've been forced to use an anti-spam filter and subsequent spam check on all comments that get posted. The only change you'll find is that when posting comments, you'll have to verify tha…

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Of Flames and Frames

Life leaving bodies,
Souls leaving earth;
The wind takes them swiftly
Away from their birth.
The clouds are all scattered,
No sun in the skies;
An old father laughs,
While a young mother cries.

Shadows they dance
To the tune of the flames,
Like a movie through tattered
Old celluloid frames;
And as the light d…

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