Monthly Archives: May 2021

So much I wanted

Sunday 9th May
So much I wanted
To hold you close

So much I wanted
To laugh with you

So much I wanted
To see you grow

So much I wanted
To travel with you

So much I wanted
To watch you smile

So much I wanted
To be with you

So much I wanted
To say to you
Goodbye wasn't the word
To the moon and back
Precious Angel son
Porthmeor Beach
Having fun in the surf
A good swell
Breezy but bright
Enjoying a Sunday on the beach
High tide in the harbour
Lots of visitors around

Whether you’re close

Saturday 8th May 
Whether you're close
Or far away
I still think of you
Every single day

And photographs
Show a life filled
With so many laughs
Love you sweetheart
Beloved Angel son
Grey and drizzly
Porthmeor Beach
Not many customers for the Lifeguards
A dull harbour
No pleasure boats going out today

The Alien Blob


Sunday 2nd May

And so it was 
Eight years ago
The Alien Blob
Removed from my toe

I liked the sun
I'd tan my skin
Didn't realise
Problems begin

That changing mole
Upon my toe
Biopsies later
It's cancer, y'know

A diagnosis
Of melanoma
And suddenly
Dark clouds came over

More surgeries
And all those tests
The right path to take
Oncologists know best

It metastasized
Moved through my body
Infected lymph nodes
I felt quite groggy

Now eight years later
I am N E D
No Evidence of (that
Beastly) Disease

But on a trial
Adjuvant treatment
Regular checkups
And scans quite frequent

Now I am vigilant
Protecting my skin
Don't want the cancer
To spread within

Living my life
Enjoy the outdoors
Spreading awareness
To you and yours

And thinking of you
Beloved Angel son
Every single day
Now forever young
Porthmeor Beach this afternoon
Chilly and bright
A much more sheltered harbour
Many enjoying the sun
Looking towards Hayle Towans
Looming clouds above the land

Melanoma Awareness

Saturday 1st May 
Wall to wall sunshine, bodies on the beach
Cooking away nicely, "Sunscreen!" I beseech

Vitamin D is necessary, please don't get me wrong
But frying like a lobster, damage could be life long

So many burnt shoulders, peeling, unsightly skin
D'you know what you've done? What's going on, within?

Melanoma; skin cancer, might not happen today
But a few years down the line, it'll be nothing to downplay

You can't just cut it out, for it's a sneaky beast
Lying dormant, then, like a devil, released

Taking over your life, biopsies, skin grafts
Scans and appointments, normality's in the past

Just always worrying, asking when it will return
Scanxiety, melanoia, a real cause for concern

So slap on some sunscreen, and wear a big hat
Seek shade when it's hot, prevention's where it's at

Melanoma awareness throughout the month of May
But it mustn't stop here, care for your skin everyday

Thinking of you sweetie
Beloved Angel son
I wrote this last year, but wanted to post again as May is Melanoma Awareness Month