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Thanks to Voracious_Steve, I’ll never look at my car the same way again…

For those of you who may have missed this delicious review of Faithful…Many thanks to Biranda and all the very best for her forthcoming novel ‘The city of the Guardians’ – Due out in the Fall.

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Many thanks Biranda, for giving such a great review; I’m so thrilled you enjoyed reading Faithful. Here’s wishing you all the best with your new novel ‘The City of the guardians: Introducing Alex Honor.

Faithful, available for download on Kindle (or PC via the Kindle app), is the first in the series of a ‘Mid-life crisis’ and as you can see, in more detail below, Biranda has said “I found myself wanting to read the next page and the next and the next. I would definitely recommend ‘Faithful’ by Steve Clarke, it is suggestive writing at its best!’

I guarantee you’ll be hooked!

Fidelity, the second book in the series – delving deeply into Steve’s’ past, is due for release later in the summer.

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Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

The rhythm of time inspired my rhyme; Tick tock what’s the time, time to rhyme?

Friends, give my rhyme some of your time as there’s a story to be told, for behold a sad sad tale.

The Rhythm of Time

Inspired my Rhyme…

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Precious time

Ticking clock

Tick tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry it’s quarter to eight

Hurry hurry or else you’ll be late

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Appointment time

Enough to rhyme

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Hurry hurry kids to school

Hurry hurry time to rule

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Click clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry for it’s the boss

Hurry hurry for he’s so cross

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Appointment time

Enough to rhyme

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Hurry hurry put on a show

Hurry hurry and not too slow

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Ticking clock

Tick tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry sandwich lunch

Hurry hurry crunch crunch

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Appointment time

Enough to rhyme

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Hurry hurry work to do

Hurry hurry phew phew

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Click clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry for it’s five o’clock

Hurry hurry for it’s time to rock

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Appointment time

Enough to rhyme

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Hurry hurry time for dinner

Hurry hurry be late or a sinner

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Ticking clock

Tick tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry don’t miss your soap

Hurry hurry tied tight with a rope

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Appointment time

Enough to rhyme

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Hurry hurry can’t take the strain

Hurry hurry for it’s bedtime again

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Click clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry can’t take it anymore

Hurry hurry for life’s a chore

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About time

Enough to rhyme

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Hurry hurry pops a pill

Hurry hurry a drop don’t spill

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Ticking clock

Tick tock

Enough time?

Enough time for rhyme?

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Hurry hurry for the kids are crying

Hurry hurry for their mother’s dying

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So little time

No time to rhyme

Hurry hurry stop the clock

Hurry hurry for there’s a knock

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Quick clock

Tickety tock

Where’s the time?

For you to rhyme

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Hurry hurry the ambulance is here

Hurry hurry for it’s all too clear

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Not enough time

Enough time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry they’re at the gate

Hurry hurry before it’s too late

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Ticking clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry the kids are fraught

Hurry hurry the kids are distraught

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Ran out of time

No time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry prepare for the service

Hurry hurry the choir are nervous

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Click clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry for the vicar’s running late

Hurry hurry for there’s embers in the grate

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And about time

Enough time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry put the body in the ground

Hurry hurry life goes around and around

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Ticking clock

Tickety tock

Where is the time?

Is there enough to rhyme?

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Hurry hurry attending the wake

Hurry hurry give the kids a shake

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That’s about time

Enough time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry answer the phone

Hurry hurry put the kids in a home

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Click clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry for it’s time for their bed

Hurry hurry but nothing’s said

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Short of time

No time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry the orphans are crying

Hurry hurry they remember her dying.

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Ticking clock

Tickety tock

Who’s stolen their time?

No time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry as the world spins around

Hurry hurry for they’re making no sound

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Stopping time

No time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry for the orphans won’t wake

Hurry hurry for heaven’s sake

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Click clock

Tickety tock

What is the time?

No time for a rhyme

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Hurry hurry before it’s too late

Hurry hurry at heaven’s gate

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No more time

As if to rhyme

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Hurry hurry empty their tummy

Hurry hurry their missing their mummy

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Ticking clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Enough time to rhyme

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Hurry hurry as they’re beyond heaven’s gate

Hurry hurry for now it’s too late

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They Ran out of time

No time to rhyme

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Hurry Hurry for time waits for none

Hurry hurry not even the young.

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Written from the heart

© SR Clarke X

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Poetry

 

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Be who you want to be, not who others want to see.

My name’s Steve and in case you’re missing out on my regular tweeting of rhyming poetry, I gather them up, every now and then, and post them up here up on my blog.
I’m bursting with inspiration and creativity, writing poems, lyrics and stories.
If you’ve a few spare minutes, why not browse my blog and if you want to know more; then read Faithful a fun adventure of my mid-life crisis.
Steve X
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Remember…

To reap rewards

Of the seeds

That we sow

The waiting game

Takes hard work

And patience

As we well know!

X

Be who you want to be

Not who others want to see

Cos the person you seek

Like a finger print, unique

Are individuals – you and me

X

Warmth of my breath

Kissing your neck

Sweat on my brow

Foreplay, for now

A cuddle, a tease

Down on my knees

Try Faithful, please

X

Life rushes by

Morning till night

Time flys by

Stops with a sigh

Don’t lose sight

Of what matters most

Family and friends

And egg on toast!

XOX

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© SR Clarke X

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2013 in Micro poetry, Poetry

 

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Are you following your dream…?

Friends,
In case you’re missing out on my regular tweeting of rhyming micro-poetry, I gather them up every now and again and post them up here up on my blog.
I’m brimming with inspiration and creativity, writing poetry, lyrics and short stories.
If you have a few minutes, then why not browse and if you want to know more about me; then read Faithful a fantasy adventure of a middle-aged, fantastical gent.
Steve X
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Am I following my Dream?

Well some say, ‘Yes,’ so it may Seem

Others say ‘pure Fantasy!’

But to me,

It’s my reality See!

My life of Happy Ecstasy.

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Sometimes

A Thorny Thistle

Not a happy whistle

I’d say best not Touch

Or else shout Ouch!

For sometimes I’d swear

When I see you’re not there.

X

Give it a Shout

The truth is Out

For our Social Networking

Is only truly Working

If we count our FRIENDS

And not FOLLOWS,

LIKES or TRENDS.

X

Friends Understand

Like a grain of Sand

Each & every One

As sure is the Sun

Has potential to Grow

Into a pearl you Know

XOX

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© SR Clarke X

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Twas the voices in my head – No, not I but them, they and me…

Dear Friends,

While stretching my craft, I thought I’d step into character; a schizophrenic in Victorian England.

The experience has been enlightening, if a little disturbing, but above all enjoyable, but that’s literacy…

Therefore, a piece of pure fiction – really?  Oh, I’ll let you decide…

Steve

Twas the voices in my head – No, not I but them, they and me

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Twas I a lonely lad

Without a friend – sad

But for the whispering voices

But for their whispering choices

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They whispered steal cash

They whispered rip and dash

Twas the voices in my head you see

Their voices in my bed – not me

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Together we’re a serial killer

Together we’re a real thriller

But twas not me, I cry

Twas my friends, not I

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I recall the day they were born

While I lied, blamed and scorn

The demise of my loved one

Beneath the rising sun

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For as I plead through time

Plead with you through rhyme

“Please don’t let them out,” I shout

For their thought’s be their’s not mine

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May get better my Mother did say

May get better my Father did pray

But as their voices scream out – I sigh

But why can’t you hear them? – I cry

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Tis the voices of the faithful dead

Ravaging, raging through my head

We’ve committed many a murder you see

No! Not I; but them, they and me

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As I awaken beneath the rising sun

Torn flesh, bloody mess and an empty gun

I scream at the voices in my head and cry

Oh dear God, what have we done?

Oh dear God, why oh why oh why?

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Please father forgive our sin

For I truly loved my next of kin

For they committed the murder you see

No! Not I, but them, they and me

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For as I plead through time

Plead with you through rhyme

“Please don’t let them out,” I shout

For their thought’s be their’s not mine

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For as they lied and plotted; I did rue

For I tried to stop, left you many a clue

For I just wanted them caught

Because I was so very distraught

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For twas I wanted you to catch

While bodies burnt wit a match

I feared the faithful raging undead

Feared the unfaithful rage in my head

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And as they made me bludgeon

Spilt blood with his own truncheon

You must lock us away I did say

Within your deepest, darkest dungeon

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For twas not I, but them, they and me

For twas not I, but together you must see

That we’ve been one bloody serial killer

That we’ve been a real dirty evil thriller

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For as I plead through time

Plead with you through rhyme

“Please don’t let them out,” I shout

For their thought’s be their’s not mine

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And finally you found my new clue

Thankfully as our penance so long overdue

And so now we’re all wrapped up tight

I lay here mourning from noon till night

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Lay like tied infants in a cot

Lay awake as more evil do they plot

The voices of the faithful dead

Raging, nagging through my head

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And as I lay awake that night

While others scream and fright

I listen till the early morn

Of other voices of the scorn

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“For tis time to leave nay,”

Two men in white coats say

With their bloodied, torn seams

Dragged beyond other’s dry throats

From a night of such awful screams

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For as I plead through time

Plead with you through rhyme

“Please don’t let them out,” I shout

For their thought’s be their’s not mine

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As we walk beyond the stench

Of the awful grizzling Wench

“Stand there,” He doth say,

“For no last rites you deserve

As no souls did you preserve”

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With no time left to pray

I hear a rasp, then a gasp

And with no slack, a crack

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For the voices I knew would stay

Were it not now for today

As our heavy body does sway

And my mind drifts away

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Father tucks me in and doth pray

And my Mother’s soft voice does say,

“My dear your only real friends

Are those whom Jesus sends.”

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For I now know, heart aglow

As they scream and I do sigh

That today is the day

The day that we will die.

© SR Clarke X

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2013 in Poetry

 

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A Faithful review – ‘Compelling and well written humorous short story about mid life crisis’

Many thanks Lucie, for providing such a great review on Amazon! I’m so thrilled that you enjoyed the Faithful experience.

Faithful is the first in the series of a ‘Mid-life crisis’ and as you can see, in more detail below, Lucie has said, ‘Faithful was entertaining and fun to read. The characters in the story are engaging, clever and funny. I like and highly recommend this book. I look forward to the sequel.”

I guarantee you’ll be hooked!

Fidelity, the second book in the series – delving deeper into Steve Clarke’s’ past, is due for release soon.

Steve X

p.s The image below is Matthew Faithful and Liz (not his wife…)  They, along with other colourful characters, feature in my first Faithful fantasy.

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Posted by on July 20, 2013 in Reviews

 

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Sensually gesturing me into the squeaky tight gap with her flirtatious enunciation

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Friends,

Do you know anyone having a mid-life crisis? Maybe your are…

The following has been faithfully extracted, with pleasure, from:

Chapter 2 of Faithful; the first in the series ‘A mid-life crisis’: Vigorous vibrations.

As I exhale a perfect smoke ring, it’s attracted, like a powerful magnet, towards number sixty-nine with curtains drawn and radiating such pure desolation. The picture postcard property appears well maintained, but is looking so forlorn; emanating such deep sorrow with its red roof tiles frowning and yellow bricks and mortar presenting an upturned smile. Pretty ‘Rose Cottage’ seems unloved and unkempt, with the contents of a fallen wheelie bin: plastic bottles and discarded envelopes scattered across the drive.  The uncut lawn is full of daisies and dandelions swaying in the gentle breeze while unclaimed cartons of semi-skimmed milk and fruit juice are souring beside the porch in the fresh morning sun.

As I pull up alongside a potential parking space, opposite number sixty nine, Rebecca my feisty red-headed parking assistant takes over, sensually gesturing me into the squeaky tight gap with her flirtatious enunciation.  I’m filled with desire, watching her in my rear view mirror, as she sprawls out across the back seat – bleep! That’s close enough and with a sharp tug on my handbrake, I re-check the precision timepiece prised, with such skill, into the walnut-veneer – Fifteen minutes to nine – It’s too early! I know from bitter experience not to rush clients: ruffled hair, sleepy dust and bad breath can be so unpleasant…

Faithful is available for download on Amazon Kindle, dig deep into my blog for some very good reviews and why not purchase a copy for yourself?  It’s enlightening and entertaining.

Fidelity, my second adventure in the series, will be coming soon!

Steve X

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Posted by on July 20, 2013 in Faithful extract

 

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