Message in the Rhyme by Simon Icke
Simon Icke is an unpaid political writer, campaigner and poet.
This is hisÂ journey in the face of adversity with M.E.
, Diabetes and Amyotrophy.Â Please scroll down to read his
story orÂ Click HereÂ to view his
has also written two contrasting war poems: â€˜War Has No Winnersâ€™, is a very controversial but true observation on the futility of all wars, then his
other war poem â€˜Lest We Forgetâ€™ begs the question of the ultimate sacrifice so many young people made during two world wars; when looking at the state of our politically correct society and the abandonment of traditional values and Christian beliefs and our rich Christian heritage.
The only open verse poem Simon
has ever written is â€˜What Wonder is this?â€™ ...which is another deep and thought-provoking poem.
Simonâ€™s most recent poems are: â€˜I am what I amâ€™ â€˜Young Versus Old in IrwellÂ Roadâ€™ and â€˜Bonfire Night Memoriesâ€™ both about his
childhood memories of bonfire night in Little Hulton, Salford. â€˜I am what I amâ€™ is written for all the people who have tried to work him out and failed!
But this latest poem might at least give them a clue...
now lives in the village of Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, where he
has lived for theÂ last twenty-four years with his
wife Valerie, they have brought up four very sporting and now adult sons; with one still living at home
With limits now on his
mobility due to his
continuing health problems he
rarely ventures far from his
home in Aston Clinton
and has not taken a holiday in more than three years.
enjoys trying to learn modern languages including French, German & Spanish, although he
has never found learning languages easy, in fact the opposite; it is for this reason he
enjoys the mental challenge to try and help his
short term memory problems and keep his
brain active and in his
opinion learning foreign languages, is far more enjoyable and useful than â€˜doing crosswordsâ€™; which he
has never enjoyed, despite his
love of writing letters and poems and use of words in written and verbal communication.
These days, when he
feels well enough Simon
independent â€˜politicalâ€™ campaigning on a wide variety of national and local issues on a whole range of issues; usually writing from a Christian perspective.
was converted to Christianity in 1979 by his
older brother Jimâ€™s testimony and seeing him change from â€˜Hellâ€™s Angelâ€™ to born again Christian; a few months later Simonâ€™s new faith was tested, when his
younger brother Danny was miraculously healed of an inoperable brain tumour; despite being given only days to live.
Through the power of prayer and the brothersâ€™ Christian faith; over 32 years later his
brother Danny is still alive and well.
Despite further health problems in the last three years due to a rare complication of diabetes; known as Amyotrophy, (plus neuropathy nerve damage in both legs and arms, a recent MRI brain scan has also revealed some vascular brain â€˜damageâ€™ including signs of early atrophy, these recent findings are currently under further investigation; they could be the source of other physical and cognitive problems Simon
has experienced in recent years including short term memory and dexterity problems in both hands).
Despite many health problems Simon
continues to write when he
can; always trying to challenge, provoke or amuse and make a positive difference in peoplesâ€™ lives; through his
Especially standing up for the poor, the elderly and the down-trodden; often those who are the most vulnerable in our society and have no one to fight for their cause, including; the unborn child, victims of sex-trafficking, ethnic womenâ€™s equal rights, domestic energy consumers; especially the poor and the elderly and many more worthy causes that others may leave well alone, as they are often controversial and emotive issues.
Considering he is an unpaid writer, his courage, tenacity and his self-less dedication and motivation has to be admired.
Like many controversial political writers and poets; over the last hundred years or more, he
writing will not be fully appreciated until long after he
hopes that some of his
writing will be his
also hopes that he
is making a positive difference in the present toUKsociety; especially when it comes to fighting for fairness and justice for all.
favorite quotation is by Edmund Burke:Â â€˜The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is forÂ good Â people to do nothing.â€™ â€¦despite his
continuing health problems Simon
is certainly not doing nothing; he
is doing all that he
can to try to make a positive difference in this world, through the power of the written and spoken word.
never expects people to agree with what he
writes but if his
writing provokes a reaction, then it has achieved its objective in adding something to the debate on life and our interesting short journey on this earth.
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is always glad to hear from readersÂ and he
welcomes your comments; please contact him atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Click hereÂ to view part two of this article which contains a collection of his
poems.Â Simon's poetry can also be found on the following Websites;Â Forces Poetry,Â Football PoetsÂ andÂ Poetree Creations.