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
- Blessed Mother -new-
- I Am A Republican -new-
- Not Going To Church -new-
- The Day After Tomorrow -new-
- When You're Ninety Years Old -new-
- America - The Holy Empire -new-
- Ashland Tomcat -new-
- Smoking Until The End -new-
- Suicide -new-
- I Don't Have Daughters -new-
- It Doesn't Matter -new-
- Father And Mother -new-
- I Crossed My Fingers -new-
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.
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,
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,
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.
I want to be marchin’ and also yellin’ I want to be part of a rebellion, Beside my brothers I want to fight On the side of the truth, and the right,
We were not meant to make ourselves wealthy; We were meant instead to make our brothers and sisters rich, With love and care, which is normal and healthy Isn't that how life should be? Without a catch or a hitch.
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.
My Home Town
My home town The place where I was born, where I learned of love And was taught of truth
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.
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.
I went to bed the other night
And woke up with a terrible fright
I dreamed I saw Christ the Lord
And I helped nail Him to the board
Pain and agony in his eye
And me a wishing He would only die
For what kind of GOD could he be
If He even couldn't set himself free.