Biography of Randy McClave
I was born and raised in Ashland, Kentucky.
I am a also former Golden Gloves champion, and I am United Steelworker. I write to reflect the life I have lived and the suffering and happiness I have been through. I started writing poetry when I was 11 years of age, I have been to many countries Japan, Spain, Canada, Mexico, Scotland, England and I have studied and learned of writings and poetry of the countries that I visited.
I currently have 4 books of poetry published, I have been inspired by poets of the current and of the past, I see life as a poem waiting to be written..
Randy McClave's Works:
The Works, I Was There Also, Branded Upon My Soul, Everyone Has A Poem To Tell
Randy McClave Poems
Bring Me Flowers
Bring me flowers when I am living Don't bring me them when I am dead, Let me enjoy them in the giving My mother always had said.
Becoming A Man
The father told his son when he becomes a man To always be the very best that he truly can, Becoming a man pertains to wisdom and not of age Don't enter it with simplicity and never with a gage,
I stare out at the cherry blossoms In marvel and joy I watch them bloom Then they burst out with their effloresces As though awaking from mother nature’s womb,
Love is special, Love is kind, Love is joyful, Anyday or anytime.
Knowing Of A Tree
It is a good thing indeed When someone plants a seed And to watch and help it grow So someday, it to be a tree.
Be the way that you want to be Not the way that others have chose Be not your Mother, nor your Father, Because in your body their blood does flow.
So fine a day it is today To the world I send out my hope and care Happy and joyful I am so to all I must say That I will remember you all in my prayer.
Drinking never made me a happier person Nor did it allow me to enjoy my life more If anything it caused my attitude to worsen Then in the end I ended up face down on the floor.
Let's Build The Wall
Let's build us a wall to keep everyone out Let's build us a wall even if they scream and shout, To the heavens it must rise to protect us one and all Then we all will be finally defended, so let's build us a wall.
I Am My Father's Son
I Am My Father's Son That is who I am, Though I am, still his child I am still a man.
Two Sides To Every Story
There are two sides to every story Not just the side of them or theirs, So never judge or hold a grudge And when you listen, please listen with care.
The Scottish Dance
I once had myself a Scottish Lassie She then became my joy and pride Then one-night she gave me Scottish ale Then she became my Scottish bride
You brush and sweep with your broom Upon the kitchen floor and then another room Cleanliness seems to be your fate As you are the one not to delay or hesitate
More Than Life Itself
I love you more than life itself Is that so much of a crime, To say for you, I’d do all I could Even if it meant for me to live or die.
Muhammad Ali Had Died
If I had a flag I'd fly it at half mast
As I just heard I have lost part of my past,
The memories are all that I now have left
Unto our world of life, there was a terrible theft.
I still remember that one man who loved to fight
But, not always with fists, sometimes with poems to recite,
He was never humbled, but he did fate us
And he will always be remembered, as the greatest.
He was a boxer at which he was very skilled