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Cansa, you’d better watch out – cos we’re coming to get ya!

May God bless a very precious friend of mine; who’s going through treatment for breast cancer. Just to let you know, CG, I’m thinking of you and I’m there with you and will support you every step of the way. X

Steve Clarke's Diary

Dear Friends,

A good friend left a message on the answer phone at work, “Ring me!” I did and after the usual chatter he blurted it out, “I’ve got cancer…I wanted to tell you before you heard it on the grapevine.”

Before I could open my mouth he said, “It’s inoperable, but I’m fine – I’m starting treatment tomorrow.” Well I spent the next ten minutes in a bit of a blur – empathising, sympathising – in shock. When he hung up I couldn’t believe what he’d told me and as I told another friend, I had to question myself; have I made a terrible mistake?

I remember one of our ‘lunches’. I’d not seen him for weeks, he’d been unwell after the chemo – not able to keep his food down, not taking visitors, and boy did he look thin. Of course I didn’t tell him that – instead…

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Posted by on September 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Tick tock what’s the time – is there enough 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 September 21, 2013 in Poetry

 

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5* FAITHFUL Book Review “Saucy, not sleazy. Had me hooked from start to finish.”

HUGE thanks to Karen, for her fabulous review of FAITHFUL on Amazon! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed your reading experience.

FAITHFUL is the first in the series of a ‘Mid-life crisis’ and as you can see, in more detail below, Karen has said;

“I started reading with trepidation.  After all a mid-life crisis from a man’s point of view might not be what I wanted to know about!  However the innuendos, erotic references and well written prose had me hooked from start to finish.  Highly recommended read.

I guarantee you’ll be hooked!

Karen review

Fidelity, the second book in the series (delves much deeper into the mid-life crisis and the fantasy’s that arise) is due for release later this year.

Steve X

p.s This is an alternative book cover and features Matthew Faithful, a successful boat designer – trouble is he’s been working just that little bit too hard…

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Posted by on September 11, 2013 in Reviews

 

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“And just in time,” I moan with a squirt of hand-wash – Fortunately the leather’s so forgiving… “You’re very welcome my sweet,” she purrs.

Hello again fellow readers, authors and fantasists, join me for the ride of your life; on a roller coaster of a mid-life crisis.

It’s probably just your imagination or is it..?

Extracted, with pleasure, from Chapter 2 – Vigorous vibrations

…“We’ve reached our destination,” she groans ejecting the cigarette lighter from the centre console and right on cue.

“And just in time,” I moan with a squirt of hand-wash – Fortunately the leather’s so forgiving… “You’re very welcome my sweet,” she purrs.

As I exhale a perfect smoke ring, its 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…

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

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

Steve X

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Posted by on September 11, 2013 in Faithful extract

 

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Imagine what can be achieved, if you and I just believed.

Friends,

Thank you so very much for all your wonderful support and encouragement which has really fired my creative spirit.

Your kind response to my poetry has been truly inspirational; so much so that I’ve complied ‘Lifetime Rhymes’ a fabulous collection of inspirational poetry and lyrics – featuring both published and as yet un-publised work.

‘Lifetime Rhymes’ is full of passion to take with you on your journey through life, written truly and sincerely from my heart.

‘Lifetime Rhymes’ will be available very soon initially as an ebook in all the standard formats and of course I’ll let you know the very moment it’s published – in the meantime, as a taster, I’ve included some examples below just to whet your appetite.

Bless you all.

Steve X

Lifetime Rhymes

Your eyes,

Diamonds

That Glisten.

Your voice,

Lips moist

I Listen

Your Breasts

Unblessed

I caress

We French Kiss

Such

Passionate Abyss,

Squeezed Thigh

WOW

Our natural High!

X

Imagine what could be achieved

If you and I believed

It’s impossible to fail

Leaving the straight rail

To step on board and sail,

Grow wings and a tail

Step down from the shelf

Believe in oneself

Have faith to move on

Before opportunities gone

Know what we can achieve

When we just believe

Don’t wonder how?

Just do it right now!

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

XOX

And as for those of you who’ve yet to share my fantasy mid-life crisis…’Faithful’ is available for download right now on Kindle;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/FAITHFUL-A-mid-life-crisis-ebook/dp/B00CRMRYGM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369039647&sr=8-1&keywords=steve+clarke+faithful

More information on my thrilling, risqué and fun short story, can be found within this blog – the sequel, Fidelity, will be coming out very soon.

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© SR Clarke X

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2013 in Lifetime Rhymes

 

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But for the whispering voices, but for their whispering choices…

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 September 8, 2013 in Poetry

 

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She’s a vision of loveliness wrapped, like a fancy gift, in a sheer summer dress.

Do you fantasise? Maybe like me, you’re suffering from a mid-life crisis?

Or do you suspect a fantasist?

Do you, all to often, dismiss the excuses…?

Extracted, with pleasure, from Chapter 3 – My first glimpse of Annabelle.

Suddenly, the front door opens, just a crack, releasing gallons of emotions, torrents of tears and pent up frustration – gushing out, over the lawn and smacking me around the face with a soul-stirring tsunami.

As I wipe the Faithful family’s sorrow from my eyes, I catch my first glimpse of Annabelle – not the black widow I was expecting, but a vision of loveliness wrapped, like a fancy gift, in a sheer summer dress. Her dignity saved by a bold print of large crimson-yellow sunflowers, strategically placed over her cotton garment, creased like crepe paper, hugging her mid-term bump and stretched over her enhanced double D breasts. Sweet honey blonde, flowing naturally over slender shoulders and with lips like plums – ripe for the picking and the sweet enticing scent of ‘Euphoria’ carried along by the hazy heat wave…

As you will find out, all is not as it appears in the Faithful household.

FAITHFUL is available for download on Amazon Kindle.  Dig into my blog for some very good reviews and why not purchase a copy for yourself – it’s enlightening and certainly entertaining – a real ‘page turner’.

Fidelity, my second adventure in the series, is coming soon!

Steve X

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Posted by on September 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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