Clive Blake

Silver Star - 3,387 Points (01/30/1954 / Cornwall)

I'm Feeling Inspired - Poem by Clive Blake

My heart's pumping,
My brain's starting gun has fired,
Watching Stephen Hawking on TV
Has made me feel inspired.

He's working out the laws of the Universe,
The mysteries of creation to unravel,
I still haven't fully grasped the rules
Of either Monopoly or Scrabble.

He agrees that the Universe is made from string,
As the Super String Theory suggests,
Whilst I thought string was only good
For making fishing nets and vests.

He's trying to work out what happened
Fourteen billion years in the cosmological past,
I can't even work out what happened to myself,
The Friday before last.

He's mathematically calculating what happens
On the edge of a Black Hole,
I'm mathematically struggling with additions,
And my seven times table.

Despite my lack of brain power, I'm inspired
To challenge Stephen Hawking's theoretical Big Bang,
Surely if the Universe is made of Super String,
It would have been more of a Big Twang?

Topic(s) of this poem: astronomy , atoms, cosmology, genius, mathematic, mathematics, science, space, time, universe


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A tribute to Stephen Hawking who died on the 14th March 2018.Stephen was a genius but a genius who also had a great sense of humour.

Comments about I'm Feeling Inspired by Clive Blake

  • A B Faniki (9/18/2019 3:56:00 AM)

    An intresting poem with a lovely twist at it end. Thanks for crafting such lovely piece (Report)Reply

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  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (3/20/2018 6:18:00 PM)

    This amazing, highly intelligent man in a wheel chair was loved and respected so much. A Genius.
    Wonderful poem and the way you have displayed your words with Mr Hawking's Photograph.
    Hope you framed it.
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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (3/20/2018 4:11:00 PM)

    Thanks for your great tribute to the great genius Stephen.
    Congratulations for being picked as the member poem of the day.
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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/20/2018 2:11:00 PM)

    Heel, wheel! To feel inspired. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Ndaiga NgatiaNdaiga Ngatia (3/20/2018 2:08:00 PM)

    He's mathematically calculating what happens
    On the edge of a Black Hole,
    I'm mathematically struggling with additions,
    And my seven times table.

    ...don`t you worry Blake many we share your calamity: -)
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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (3/20/2018 1:07:00 PM)

    The story and life of Stephen Hawking has been a wonderful inspiration to all the scientists and all those who knew his work. Undoubtedly, he was a great genius. Thank you for a tribute to to this genius through your beautiful poem.
    Congratulations Clive!
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  • Jayatissa K.Liyanage (3/20/2018 10:46:00 AM)

    A touching tribute to a great personality in the world of our time. Congrats for the very deserved positioning. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (3/20/2018 10:45:00 AM)

    A great tribute to a great scientist who was physically challenged and still had the courage to travel far off frontiers of the universe.Nice poem. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Wish the great man rest in peace. Congrats on being chosen as POD. (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (3/20/2018 10:38:00 AM)

    A great tribute to the great genius! Congratulations for this fabulous piece of work being chosen as POD! (Report)Reply

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (3/20/2018 10:07:00 AM)

    A very clever and pleasing poem, Clive. The flow is very smooth. A joy to read. Congrats on having it chosen as Poem of the Day! (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (3/20/2018 9:04:00 AM)

    Your poem is a great tribute to Stephen Hawking, the scientist, Stephen Hawking, a person physically challenged, Stephen Hawking who wrote a success story for all of us, inspiring us to challenge the limitations. (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (3/20/2018 8:56:00 AM)

    The physical limitations could not limit his big dream.His imaginations were limitless touching the birth of universe - - - Really a very very inspiring figure that human civilization would remember.

    And you are inspired- - - - -when you say- - - - -

    Despite my lack of brain power, I'm inspired
    To challenge Stephen Hawking's theoretical Big Bang,

    - - - - - - - -
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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (3/20/2018 8:56:00 AM)

    He's mathematically calculating what happens
    On the edge of a Black Hole,
    I'm mathematically struggling with additions,
    And my seven times table.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - What a great genius Stephen Hawking was ! !
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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (3/20/2018 7:02:00 AM)

    Astutely presented. Great tribute to Stephen Hawking. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the POD. (Report)Reply

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (3/20/2018 5:03:00 AM)

    '.... a Big Twang' made me smile. Nice tribute to one of the greatest scientists. (Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (3/20/2018 3:27:00 AM)

    a wonderful poem given like the present all gift wrapped and tied with string? ................well penned Clivel (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony BrahminDrtony Brahmin (3/17/2018 2:24:00 PM)

    Despite my lack of brain power, I'm inspired
    To challenge Stephen Hawking's theoretical Big Bang, .......a great tribute to stephen Hawking. liked it very much. tony
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 17, 2018



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