This week’s poem, by Jo Eccles, was read out at an annual charity golf day in Beck Row which raised £1,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.
It may just be the size of a walnut but you’ve got to look after it right
When your man bits go wrong, it doesn’t feel good and it’s so painful weeing all night
We’re all at some risk but especially so if you’re around the age of retirement
And a family history means take extra care - this is such an important requirement
Though I’m not a doctor, I’ll give you some tips that I reckon are worth a go
Some things that may keep this cancer at bay and are really quite useful to know:
There’s a reason us blokes in the West suffer more with the gland that is known as the prostate
‘Cos in the Far East they eat better food and keep more control of their weight
Take a leaf from their book and try eating more veg: more garlic, more greens, more tomatoes
Swap red meat for fish, put less cheese on your dish, eat less fat and more sweet potatoes
Try drinking green tea but if that tastes too bland they say that red wine is okay
But don’t overdo it, too much isn’t wise, just a couple of glasses a day
Be active, be sporty, take the stairs, not the lift, leave the car, walk instead, be athletic
Look after yourself, live life to the full, take up swimming or golf, get kinetic!
And finally sex – that’s right I said sex…have more of it ‘cos it’s beneficial
If that’s not an option just do it yourself…it works and that is official
If you’ve gone a bit rusty just start getting lusty, nip this cancer in the bud
Get it on, get it out, get it up and all over, start acting a bit of a stud
Most importantly though, if you think something’s wrong, please go and see the quack
Get it checked out ‘cos if left too long, this one is a tough nut to crack.