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

Dear Friends,

 

To the heroes who walk among us

Who never complain, or make a fuss

Loss of hair, heads they shave

A dedication, I salute the brave

So if you’re feeling low, or had enough

Never give up, you’re made of stronger stuff

With a collective voice, FIND A CURE, be heard

Never give in, or ever give cancer the last word

 

A very good friend of mine is in remission having battled breast cancer: operation, chemo, radio.  Her hair is now growing back and is long enough for her to discard the head scarf (I’m not sure if she has burnt it just yet, I haven’t asked) but it’s just in time – as the hot, humid weather strikes our sunny (UK) shores.

She has remained positive throughout, despite the sickness, constant needles, drugs, blood tests, hair loss, etc. etc…

Having spent time on the chemo ward (during her treatment) I witnessed bravery, as the patients put their trust in medicine, following the path laid out before them.

The staff at the chemo unit are angels, every single one of them.

 

The human spirit is strong, the desire to survive even stronger.

Together, WE WILL beat cancer

Because we are not prepared to put up with it much longer

WE WILL find a cure

It’s just a matter or time, for that I’m sure!

I’ve been inspired to write the following rhyme (to be read as a rap)  – please pass it on to your friends and family hopefully it can help to further raise awareness. and remember –

cancer-research-ad_0

Cancer, watch out – cos we’re coming to get ya!

We ain’t afraid to say ya name

Cansa

And certainly not hold our heads in shame

Cansa

§

Cos we’re one step ahead of ya

Better watch out cos we’re coming to get ya

§

We know how you start

A simple mark

A lump or a bump

Can take hold in a spark

§

You try to demean so very mean

We know ya wanna friend

But ya just so pretend

And we’re gunna rock ya

Take a trip to the docta

§

But through fear or dread

Hear what they say

And never delay

§

A friend a colleague a child or a spouse

All God’s animals including a mouse

Age, gender or race holds no bounds

Cos Cansa’s doing the rounds

§

Whether you’re a dancer

Whether you’re a chancer

Cansa’s without loyalty

Can even strike Royalty

§

But through fear or dread

Hear what they say

And never delay

§

Whatever Cansa send

Gunna fight to the bitter end

Treatment loss of hair

Others may stare

§

But you’re not gunna shake us

And certainly not break us

For one day be sure

A prevention or cure!

§

But through fear or dread

Hear what they say

And never delay

§

We know someone who’s tried

Someone who’s died

So gather your friends

Against whatever it sends

§

Cos it’d better watch out

As we scream and shout

For we’re so sure

We’ll find your cure!!!

Spoken from my heart

© SR Clarke X

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2014 in Poetry

 

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Following your Dream? – Well some say, ‘Yes’ so it may Seem… *Lifetime Rhymes*

Friends,

Thank you so very much for all your wonderful support and encouragement you’ve given me over the last few months.  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. I hope that you like the book cover I’ve put together.

‘Lifetime Rhymes’ is a book of heartfelt words and images giving you, the reader, true inspiration and love – words to take with you on your journey through life’s ups and downs, and has been 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.

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.

Bless you all.

Steve X

Lifetime Rhymes

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.

X

Sometimes I can be

A Thorny Thistle

Not a happy whistle

I’ll say best not Touch

Or else I’ll shout Ouch!

For sometimes I’ll swear

When I see you’re not there

But deep down you know

That I really do care

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 June 21, 2014 in Lifetime Rhymes

 

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

Dear Friends,

 

To the heroes who walk among us

Who never complain, or make a fuss

Loss of hair, heads they shave

A dedication, I salute the brave

So if you’re feeling low, or had enough

Never give up, you’re made of stronger stuff

With a collective voice, FIND A CURE, be heard

Never give in, or ever give cancer the last word

 

A very good friend of mine is in remission having battled breast cancer: operation, chemo, radio.  Her hair is now growing back and is long enough for her to discard the head scarf (I’m not sure if she has burnt it just yet, I haven’t asked) but it’s just in time – as the hot, humid weather strikes our sunny (UK) shores.

She has remained positive throughout, despite the sickness, constant needles, drugs, blood tests, hair loss, etc. etc…

Having spent time on the chemo ward (during her treatment) I witnessed bravery, as the patients put their trust in medicine, following the path laid out before them.

The staff at the chemo unit are angels, every single one of them.

 

The human spirit is strong, the desire to survive even stronger.

Together, WE WILL beat cancer

Because we are not prepared to put up with it much longer

WE WILL find a cure

It’s just a matter or time, for that I’m sure!

I’ve been inspired to write the following rhyme (to be read as a rap)  – please pass it on to your friends and family hopefully it can help to further raise awareness. and remember –

cancer-research-ad_0

Cancer, watch out – cos we’re coming to get ya!

We ain’t afraid to say ya name

Cansa

And certainly not hold our heads in shame

Cansa

§

Cos we’re one step ahead of ya

Better watch out cos we’re coming to get ya

§

We know how you start

A simple mark

A lump or a bump

Can take hold in a spark

§

You try to demean so very mean

We know ya wanna friend

But ya just so pretend

And we’re gunna rock ya

Take a trip to the docta

§

But through fear or dread

Hear what they say

And never delay

§

A friend a colleague a child or a spouse

All God’s animals including a mouse

Age, gender or race holds no bounds

Cos Cansa’s doing the rounds

§

Whether you’re a dancer

Whether you’re a chancer

Cansa’s without loyalty

Can even strike Royalty

§

But through fear or dread

Hear what they say

And never delay

§

Whatever Cansa send

Gunna fight to the bitter end

Treatment loss of hair

Others may stare

§

But you’re not gunna shake us

And certainly not break us

For one day be sure

A prevention or cure!

§

But through fear or dread

Hear what they say

And never delay

§

We know someone who’s tried

Someone who’s died

So gather your friends

Against whatever it sends

§

Cos it’d better watch out

As we scream and shout

For we’re so sure

We’ll find your cure!!!

Spoken from my heart

© SR Clarke X

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2014 in Poetry

 

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

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 I said a little white lie, “You’re looking well – how are you feeling? How’s the treatment going?” – I could picture the ward – the lovely caring nurses the bright colours, the sunlight – I’d spent an hour or so with him, during his previous treatment, as the drip flooded his system with chemicals to fight the cancer – but the side effects weakened him.

I remember smiling sweetly at the others on the ward – gripping their partner’s hands while the wonderful nurses replenished the clear bags of the wonder drug.  I wanted to say something, but instead I could only smile – they smiled back.

He arrived at the cafe, for lunch, with a new hat – he didn’t wear hats, but this one was quite stylish – covered his embarrassment; he quickly made excuses, hiding the truth – but we both knew…

He interrupted before I could ask, “And how are you, how’s work?” He said totally selfless, a shadow of his former self.

The waitress delivered a tray; two pints of our usual – ‘Peroni’. He snapped, quite out of character, “Can’t stand the taste anymore…Sorry mate, you’ll have to drink mine – can I have a coffee please…”

And that’s when I realised…

Sadly, I had to say goodbye to my buddy – as he lost his battle with stomach cancer. He was so brave, fought it to the bitter end – never made a fuss.

I’ve been inspired to write this rhyme (to be read as a rap)  – pass it on to your friends and family hopefully it may help to further raise awareness.  Remember;

cancer-research-ad_0

Cancer, watch out – cos we’re coming to get ya!

We ain’t afraid to say ya name

Cansa

And certainly not hold our heads in shame

Cansa

§

Cos we’re one step ahead of ya

Better watch out cos we’re coming to get ya

§

We know how you start

A simple mark

A lump or a bump

Can take hold in a spark

§

You try to demean so very mean

We know ya wanna friend

But ya just so pretend

And we’re gunna rock ya

Take a trip to the docta

§

But through fear or dread

Hear what they say

And never delay

§

A friend a colleague a child or a spouse

All God’s animals including a mouse

Age, gender or race holds no bounds

Cos Cansa’s doing the rounds

§

Whether you’re a dancer

Whether you’re a chancer

Cansa’s without loyalty

Can even strike Royalty

§

But through fear or dread

Hear what they say

And never delay

§

Whatever Cansa send

Gunna fight to the bitter end

Treatment loss of hair

Others may stare

§

But you’re not gunna shake us

And certainly not break us

For one day be sure

A prevention or cure!

§

But through fear or dread

Hear what they say

And never delay

§

We know someone who’s tried

Someone who’s died

So gather your friends

Against whatever it sends

§

Cos it’d better watch out

As we scream and shout

For we’re so sure

We’ll find your cure!!!

Spoken from my heart

© SR Clarke X

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2013 in Poetry

 

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Following your Dream? – Well some say, ‘Yes’ so it may Seem… *Lifetime Rhymes*

Friends,

Thank you so very much for all your wonderful support and encouragement you’ve given me over the last few months; on twitter. 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. I hope that you like the book cover I’ve put together.

‘Lifetime Rhymes’ is a book of heartfelt words and images giving you, the reader, true inspiration and love – words to take with you on your journey through life’s ups and downs, and has been 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.

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.

Bless you all.

Steve X

Lifetime Rhymes

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.

X

Sometimes I can be

A Thorny Thistle

Not a happy whistle

I’ll say best not Touch

Or else I’ll shout Ouch!

For sometimes I’ll swear

When I see you’re not there

But deep down you know

That I really do care

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 August 14, 2013 in Lifetime Rhymes

 

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I’m so very blessed that my friends and pals are caring, loving guys and gals…

Friends,
In case you’ve missed my regular-rhyming-rambling words, I gather them up every now and then and post them up on my blog.
I’m so brimming over with inspiration and creativity.  I write poetry, lyrics and short stories.
Please drop by again real soon.
Steve X
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As I took my 1st step

I held a steady hand

As a child, learning about life,

I held a guiding hand

And now an adult

I return a loving hand

X

Remember…

For today you’re stressed

And feeling troubled

But remember you’re blessed

In his wondrous bubble!

X

Friends,

I’m feeling so very Blessed

And so very Impressed

That my friends & pals

Are such beautifully, Caring

And Loving, Guys & Gals

X

For as I tweet

I’m dead on my feet

I’m feeling dog tired

Like I should be retired!

Goodnight friends.

X

Don’t listen to them

Negative Voices

With a Frown

Putting ya Down

For remember

My Friends..

It’s your LIFE!

And only Your CHOICES!

 XOX

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© SR Clarke X

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2013 in Micro poetry, Poetry

 

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Rhythm of Time inspired a Rhyme

Rhythm of Time

Inspired a Rhyme…

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Precious time

Ticking clock

Tick tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry it’s quarter to eight

Hurry hurry or else you’ll be late

§

Appointment time

Enough to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry kids to school

Hurry hurry time to rule

§

Click clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry for it’s the boss

Hurry hurry for he’s so cross

§

Appointment time

Enough to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry put on a show

Hurry hurry and not too slow

§

Ticking clock

Tick tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry sandwich lunch

Hurry hurry crunch crunch

§

Appointment time

Enough to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry work to do

Hurry hurry phew phew

§

Click clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry for it’s five o’clock

Hurry hurry for it’s time to rock

§

Appointment time

Enough to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry time for dinner

Hurry hurry be late or a sinner

§

Ticking clock

Tick tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry don’t miss your soap

Hurry hurry tied tight with a rope

§

Appointment time

Enough to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry can’t take the strain

Hurry hurry for it’s bedtime again

§

Click clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry can’t take it anymore

Hurry hurry for life’s a chore

§

About time

Enough to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry pops a pill

Hurry hurry a drop don’t spill

§

Ticking clock

Tick tock

Enough time?

Enough time for rhyme?

§

Hurry hurry for the kids are crying

Hurry hurry for their mother’s dying

§

So little time

No time to rhyme

Hurry hurry stop the clock

Hurry hurry for there’s a knock

§

Quick clock

Tickety tock

Where’s the time?

For you to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry the ambulance is here

Hurry hurry for it’s all too clear

§

Not enough time

Enough time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry they’re at the gate

Hurry hurry before it’s too late

§

Ticking clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry the kids are fraught

Hurry hurry the kids are distraught

§

Ran out of time

No time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry prepare for the service

Hurry hurry the choir are nervous

§

Click clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry for the vicar’s running late

Hurry hurry for there’s embers in the grate

§

And about time

Enough time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry put the body in the ground

Hurry hurry life goes around and around

§

Ticking clock

Tickety tock

Where is the time?

Is there enough to rhyme?

§

Hurry hurry attending the wake

Hurry hurry give the kids a shake

§

That’s about time

Enough time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry answer the phone

Hurry hurry put the kids in a home

§

Click clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry for it’s time for their bed

Hurry hurry but nothing’s said

§

Short of time

No time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry the orphans are crying

Hurry hurry they remember her dying.

§

Ticking clock

Tickety tock

Who’s stolen their time?

No time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry as the world spins around

Hurry hurry for they’re making no sound

§

Stopping time

No time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry for the orphans won’t wake

Hurry hurry for heaven’s sake

§

Click clock

Tickety tock

What is the time?

No time for a rhyme

§

Hurry hurry before it’s too late

Hurry hurry at heaven’s gate

§

No more time

As if to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry empty their tummy

Hurry hurry their missing their mummy

§

Ticking clock

Tickety tock

What’s the time?

Enough time to rhyme

§

Hurry hurry as they’re beyond heaven’s gate

Hurry hurry for now it’s too late

§

They Ran out of time

No time to rhyme

§

Hurry Hurry for time waits for none

Hurry hurry not even the young.

§

Written from the heart

© SR Clarke X

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2013 in Poetry

 

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A few words – often so hard to say…

A few words – often so hard to say…

I was thinking about how fast life passes us by – maybe it’s my age? – but it really does. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the mundane: going to work, getting the kids off to school, shopping etc etc. And not to stop and say as few important words…

Hi, Hello, single words – so easily roll off the tongue.

Thank you; one word or two? Make no sense unless joined together and should be so easy to say?

We take each other for granted: dinner on the table, dirty washing returned washed, ironed and folded back in the drawer. A hard day at work, money in the bank – the mortgage paid!

Saying thank you is a bit like saying sorry; another word that all too often gets stuck in the throat…”No! they should say sorry first!”… maybe sorry and stubborn should go together like thank-you?

I love you…Now we’re moving on to three words! Again neither word makes any sense on its own, or indeed as a pair. They need to roll off the tongue I-love-you, but sadly they rarely do.

Everyday we should remember to smile and say. “Thank you (for all you do) Sorry (If I’ve upset you) and most importantly I really do love you!”

Steve X

Chapter 1

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2013 in Thoughts

 

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