Mark Bird

Mark Bird

About Mark Bird

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 and trained to become a teacher - some of the best days of his life.


His parents always told him to leave his little town and see the world. His childhood ambition was to be a singer, actor or dancer. Failing that, he wanted to run away with the travelling funfair and work on the waltzers.


His love of writing began at 11. He would be inspired after watching a good film. As the end credits rolled, he'd dart to his room and write far-fetched adventures about himself and his friends. Mark discovered poetry when he found an old tatty book of poems by A.A. Milne.


Mark writes because he enjoys inventing characters, places and events that never existed before. He loves to write inspirational poems and stories; whether that be humorous narratives or work exploring children’s emotions.


Mark has had his children’s poems published by Gill Education, The Caterpillar magazine and most recently, in Macmillan’s “The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems.” Mark’s poem “Schoolsick” was commended in 2021’s “Poetry For Good” competition, celebrating key workers during the pandemic. In addition, his writing has featured in several of Brian Moses’ online mini-anthologies. He is also the creator of a successful blog and website: dreambeastpoems.com.


Mark works as a primary school teacher in London. “There’s no greater job for keeping you young and hopeful.”


As well as Uttoxeter and London, Mark has lived in Southport, Leeds, Benidorm, Antwerp, Amsterdam and Buenos Aires.


Mark's picture book, Halloween Date From Hell, illustrated by Chris White, was recently published.


You can connect with Mark on the platforms listed below as well as TikTok and Mastodon.

    Poems by Mark Bird

  • They Should Have Made Me Inside Out

    • Published: December 16, 2022

    in Inspiring Poems for Kids

    My face is plain
    My eyes are wrong
    My brain is big
    My heart is strong

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 52
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 9
    • Rating 4.22
  • Four Seasons In A Day

    • Published: May 19, 2022

    in Inspiring Poems for Kids

    A winter’s tree
    is just like me
    forgetting what
    it used to be

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 36
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 15
    • Rating 4.00
    • Poem of the Day
  • Mother Said

    • Published: March 25, 2022

    in Inspiring Poems for Kids

    “Leave this town,”
    my mother said
    These three words
    live in my head

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 17
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 21
    • Rating 4.00
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    The poem "Mother" is lyrical, inspiring, and guiding, written in common diction in which the poet as the central character acts upon his mother's voice as the world is wide and staying only...

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  • A Bag Called Me

    • Published: March 25, 2022

    in Inspiring Poems for Kids

    Be a kid
    Enjoy the ride
    Pause a while
    Step outside

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 31
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 10
    • Rating 4.00
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  • Lie Out Loud

    • Published: March 25, 2022

    in Mental Illness Poems

    I cry alone
    But dance in crowds
    I whisper truth
    But lie out loud

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 58
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 26
    • Rating 4.65
    Featured Shared Story

    I absolutely love this poem. I do like to over analyze some poetry, but this poem could mean so much. This poem really touched my heart. I know how it feels to be there but not actually be...

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