From Suddenly Senior Reader, The Bensonhurst Poet
Hi I'm Cal Begun, the Bensonhurst Poet. I wrote the following when I underwent radiation for Prostate Cancer 2 years ago. I think other seniors will appreciate my message.
LIVING WITH CANCER
By CAL BEGUN
L et's face it, having cancer is never any fun
I t can be a nightmare for almost everyone
V erily, it's the fear of it that will do the most damage to you
I f you can control that, you'll live longer and happier, too
N ever stay with "Crepe Hangers" with their tales of woe
G et together with optimists and keep yourself on the go
WITH God's blessings you're sure to get well
C all on Him, He'll listen to what you have to tell
A nd with the latest technology better cures are always being found
N ow you'll find the one that will get you around
C are for yourself and keep yourself looking good too
E very day enjoy the pleasures that will come to you
R emember, your fondest dreams will be coming true
The Bensonhurst Poet, June 2001
ODE TO WAITRESSES
By CAL BEGUN
W aiting on tables, you've got to be fast
A nd if you're not, you're not going to last.
I don't see how you take all that guff
T hen you catch heck if you bring the wrong stuff.
R emembering what diners order is something I can't do
E ven so, we always expect that from you.
S o, everyone please treat waitresses with some civility
S ince it's apparent that they work at the lowest servility.
E ach time you order now, do it with class
S ay thanks for her service and leave alone her ass!
The Bensonhurst Poet
You can write Cal at GrandpaCal@aol.com
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