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They Should Have Made Me Inside Out

© more by Mark Bird

Published by Family Friend Poems December 16, 2022 with permission of the Author.

My face is plain
My eyes are wrong
My brain is big
My heart is strong
They should have made me inside out

My hair's not cool
My clothes are cheap
My mind is sharp
My dreams are deep
They should have made me inside out

My smile is weak
My lips are thin
My hope is huge
Beneath my skin
They should have made me inside out



Mark was born in a cemetery in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England. Honestly! His Gran and Granddad lived and worked there!

He went to school in Uttoxeter; loved school but didn't love all the teachers. There were a few amazing ones though - the ones you never forget. After that, he studied Art and Education at Edge Hill University...

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