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On engineered fraternity

We shared a leaf between us both
Of us it made a kin;
And no one knew -
They knew of you,
Of me they’ll find out too.

Unwilling birds together shared
To bring us both at once;
For us they died -
Who died hath tied,
So blood could claim we lied.

We crushed a seed with borrowed hands

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If you met God

If you met God today
What would you say?
What might he look like?
What might He say?

Would you tell him you’re sorry
For the things you’ve done?
For the people you’ve cheated?
For the lies you’ve spun?

Or would you just stare
And say nothing at all?
Scared that at last
The wic…

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The locket

She gave her a locket
And told her “my girl,
This is precious, hold tight,
Keep it safe from the world – 
Till the day you meet someone,
Not tomorrow, but soon,
Who will promise the world,
With the sun and the moon.
But be wary, for words
Sell for less than a pound
And if your locket …

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Etsy Sale!

So Etsy has turned 13, and I'm taking part in the festivities. Till the end of June, you can grab a copy of Fallen at 10% off - no special code required, and with international shipping. So no matter where you are in the world, you can get yourself or someone special a copy of my first anthology of …

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Babylon

Fortune finds itself surrounded by beggars
Cloaked in the shadow of guilt – 
Wretched bodies of men, thrown to the stones
On which this city was built.
Ashes to dust, your phoenix was slaughtered
By invalids covered in grease,
And through the streets and underground tunnels
You wait for th…

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'Fallen' is on Etsy

'Fallen' is now available on Etsy - right there on the first page of poetry listings! No matter where you are in the world, you can now get a copy of 'Fallen' delivered to your doorstep. Click here to check out my Etsy shop. 

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Empty

Now I lay me down to sleep,
But in my head, I howl and weep.
Tears, like the rain they fall;
Tears, bitter as the gall.
I try to hide the pain, but still
I am hurt against my will.
If I should die before I wake,
What good is there for me to take?
My heart is blacker than the night,
My heart…

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Storm

White light, bright sight, the thunder roars;
People run for cover as the rain pours.
A sign from heaven, absence of the sun;
The Lord is crying for the things I’ve done.
Dripping wet, soaked to the bone;
I come back drenched to an empty home.
Children asleep, silence is dead;
A quick showe…

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Doll

two buttons, on a face plastered white
hair down to the shoulders – dishevelled – nylon
moulded nose
molded chin
one ear missing
quietly seated on unused furniture.
like grandma's antique phonograph,
there is no music
save for the rain drops that make her dance.


I hate dolls, and cl…

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Insomnia

I tried to wake her
But she did not move
Paralysed by a sleep
That consumed her. (Shoes
In a corner, near a chair which at night
Came alive dressed in afternoon wear
By the light) -
So I sat by the window
And counted the stars
With no luck cos they blurred
Into nothingness. (Flowers
That …

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Divide

Yellow

I inhale my yellow paint,
I consume it drop by drop;
I inject my yellow paint,
So the pain inside can stop.
I abuse my yellow paint,
I rub it on my skin -
And when I'm done my yellow paint
Will colour me within.


Everybody knows Vincent Van Gogh. Even if they can't name a single painting,…

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Song of Eddie

A great foreboding shrouds me,
And darkness hides the light;
Demons dance around me,
As I stand here in the night.
Paralysed and speechless,
He suddenly appears;
Robed in spirits flaming,
He looks at me and sneers.

He had a smile across his face,
A crooked blackened line;
He looked into my eyes and…

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Happy New Year!

With 2012 behind us, I look forward to a very productive 2013. In fact, I'm looking forward to working on my next anthology, and maybe even a collection of short stories. Will keep you posted on the progress of that as and when it happens.

For now, Happy New Year 2013 ... Be blessed.

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The NBT Goa Book Fair

Hi all, my first book 'Fallen' will be available at the NBT Goa Book Fair, at the CinnamonTeal Stall, Sanskriti Bhawan Premises, Patto Complex, Panaji from the 8th to the 17th of December. 
All books available are in limited quantities, and at a 10% discount. Make sure you grab your copy while sto…

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Fallen - now delivered in less than a week!

Awesome news everyone; the delivery time for 'Fallen' is now 2 to 7 days from Flipkart and Indiaplaza! If you haven't ordered your copy yet ... click here

Mark Rocha - Now on Goodreads

Hey all, I'm now part of the Goodreads Author Program, and Fallen is now listed on www.goodreads.com. If you're on Goodreads, go ahead and visit my Author Profile. If you've read Fallen, please leave a review and rating.

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Special Offers on Fallen

Now order your copy of Fallen online at up to 30% off for a limited time only! Click here for more details.

Fallen Mini Mobile Site

 

Hi all, be sure to check out the Fallen Mini Mobile site, where you can find out about the book, and buy it directly from your mobile phone! Scan and share the QR Code, or visit the following link from your mobile device: http://plinks.me/pgycqw

Just a word of advice though, the site is …

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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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