Steven Cooke

Rookie (01-04-1958 / Sheffield)

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Coming from an inner city estate in Sheffield I never went to school as I was always a bit of a rebel. It wasn’t until I was 36 years that I accidentally went into education. I was lucky enough to have a mentor called Malcolm Simms who channelled my rebellious nature, and taught me to write at an academic level. This culminated in me graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a ... more »

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The Devil Wears Armani

She was eighteen, I was thirty two
She was an unread poem,
I was yesterday’s gift.
Her heart she gave gladly,
Her beauty mine, to enjoy
Given away in youthful sacrifice,
The Guilt was all mine.

But I take this gift,
For business is good,
And I seek many rewards.

What was love for her,
Was ego to me.
This man, her dream,
My dream, the pleasures of the night
Her attraction, my Armani suit, my Aston Martin
My attraction, just another bloom,
Found on the florists shelf.

So follow me, for Chanel number 5 Paris awaits.
Young ...

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