They say I’m doing well at school,
Because I made the grade.
“…intelligent and… don’t understand…
Cheer up you
And when I’m off and walking home, they say it’s all my fault;
“…stay in school–and as for them? Just… turn the other cheek.”
They say I’m doing well at work,
“…a real asset to us all.
There’s just one thing… The time off thing…
You don’t look sick, don’t look ill… should be on the ball!”
A darkness has no light;
and when I’m doing well,
I’ll be on time, turn up, take part, be
Everything you like.
But if I don’t, think on it… am I truly well and good?
Sullen-silent I scream alone…
“…I wish they’d understood.”
Blake Rivers © 2016
Blake Rivers lives in the East of England, surrounded by acres of historical countryside, towns and villages. It is from these mysterious places of history that he draws on the fantastical, moulding them into stories and adventures.
For as long as he can remember, writing books and being an author of stories was all he wanted to do. He still keeps his first two manuscripts, one written on an old Royal typewriter when he was twelve, and the other on an Amiga computer when he was fourteen, and although they’d never be published, they are a reminder of the dream and the journey. In the late 2000’s, Blake wrote many starts to books that he abandoned, but it was in 2011 he began to write his first novel to be published, The Assassin Princess. Both this and his second novel, A Step into Darkscape, are available on Amazon.
When he is not writing, Blake enjoys spending time with his girlfriend who is an artist, reading lots, and going for long walks.
Thank you so much for taking part Blake!
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