by Craig Hartley
Craig and his mum, Pat, have been featured on Yours Magazine’s website.
Here are two of Craig’s poems which he has kindly allowed us to share with you:
Troubles of a Boy
They cuff me and call me names
But one day I will rise to fame
The world is just a game
I’m changing into a man
There are things that I can’t do and can
At school I’m treated like a fool
To be a man you have to be cool
At night when I go to bed
I wish and wish that I was dead
When I waken up I find
I’m still going through life’s grind
Sometimes I wander from the path of life
And find myself on the path of strife.
At every step I take I fall.
But I will get to my true goal.
One Man’s Struggle
I’ll follow my heart wherever it leads
No organisation will sway me
I will stand firm, my honour uphold
Even though I am deterred by those who oppose me
I follow my river of strength
Alone, in the vast sea, engulfed in my own dreams
Will I be dashed against the rocks?
Or will I be able to defy the tide?
But I strike out regardless through the velvet darkness
One man’s struggle to face the odds.