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The Accidental Poet - - -for the What You Say Comp

Been writing poetry since teenage
Teenage angst mostly depressing
Some comedic the darkest humour
Never showed anyone, just for me

Waited until I was fifty, much time wasted
Caught the bug of performance poetry
Ex-actor in rep, prize-wining performances
Always wondered if my work was good enough

In Edinburgh poetry scene built up a fan base
People telling me my stuff was publishable
Searching for a home on the internet
Members of two poetry sites not so good

saw a link by pure accident just trawling the net
Deep Underground - seemed interesting
Joined up there and then became an undergrounder
started publishing made friends, acquired liker's

was flirting with thoughts of morbidity
Bi-polar mood swings and PTSD
Deep underground was my salvation
My connection to a life possible, my Home

Poetry improvement and lots of inspiration
Collaborations, competitions all drivers
Met some amazing people, met some bastards
Conned and fleeced, assisted and supported

Bullied and lied about for a year, not the first victim
It never ends, But I am a warrior, standing tall
I don't take shit now, personal bully-free zone
Now is the time to stick my neck out facing the chop

No intention to go out quietly, gonna expose the truth
As a MOD helping the underdogs, more standing up
I am here to help and support - salvation is here
But there are some that require no saving from ego

The arrogant elite are always on the case
But as the good book says, pride comes before a fall
And if victims stand together, They Will Fall
I am here now as a knight in shiteing armour

There's a new legless sheriff in town
Only the cabal members need be afraid
I once considered leaving deep underground
And leaving this world, I was saved by a woman

I am going to fight for Deep underground
I am going to fight for this haven of salvation
I am going to fight against the bullies and predators
I am going to fight back, the revolution starts here
Written by David_Macleod (David Macleod)
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