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
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,
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
One More Round
When I hear the bell, I will go one more round When my eye begins to swell, I will go one more round
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.
A Soldier's Belief
A man enlists to serve his nation, Peace and democracy he wants to bolster, He wants to help create a new foundation So, he puts on a uniform, and he becomes a soldier.
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.
Rose For A Rose
A rose for a rose That is all that I can say, As I present, the flower to you. You can look upon its beauty
Empty Picture Frame
An empty picture frame sits upon my desk Where once upon a time a picture in it did rest But now the frame stands lifeless and bare Now it reminds me of a love that once was there.
See Babies Crying
I see babies crying
For their older brothers
And no one will ever know
If they'll be home again.
But babies don't you cry
Dry those frosted eyes
Look up in the heavens and say
We need you GOD today.