He was called neither Joe, Sam, nor Capricorn.
The town of his birth was in Oregon State,
And the ninth of March was the auspicious date.
He had little hair or perhaps was bald,
And around his room he constantly crawled.
He came from a home that was small and poor;
At the age of fifteen, he wanted more.
Thus, he made a decision to run away,
And did not return to this very day.
While working in a bakery,
He finally decided what he wanted to be.
He found the group called Raiders band,
And decided to give them a helping hand.
Paul said to Mark, “If you can play the sax
And the guitar and learn other knacks,
We would love to have you join our gang,
Along with the invincible Fang.”
Mark pretty soon learned these tricks,
And in no time recorded “Kicks.”
To be unusual he grew a ponytail,
And pretty soon received tons of fan mail.
He was so famous that he could never go out
Without security people hanging about.
He never had time to call his own
Or a time when he could be alone.
In spite of his fame, he’s down to earth;
He hasn’t changed much since the time of his birth.
He’ll be tops in my book for years to come,
When I see him perform, I always turn numb.
So Mark, my dear, if you’re reading this,
Keep in mind I want to give you a kiss.
Joni S., Long Beach, Calif.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Once again, we’re inspired to try a poem of our own!
Our readers love a million men…
The Monkees, The Raiders, The Hermits and then
There are Beatles and Stones, The Spoonful, Beach Boys…
The list is unending—they all give you joys!
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