Poem: Cliché by Mark Tulin


Don’t give me cliché,
let the words flow
naturally from the

You have a compelling voice
Trust it, It’s beautiful
without being contrived
or miming the other poets

Let your mind spill
the truth to the page
using your own words
genuine to the ear,
coming from the heart

Help the reader
See your vision—
The stillness of a lake,
the end of a winding road
or the swirling emotions
that paint your colorful sky

Love your self enough
to make your experience
come true.


I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

17 comments on “Poem: Cliché by Mark Tulin

  1. This is beautifully written!! 🙂

  2. Oh! For sure!

  3. I see that thru all your writings helps me make it thru the days

  4. Beautifully crafted! There is purity and clarity in your words Mark.
    And thanks for the like in my blog. Wanted you to know, I appreciate it Mark.

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