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No. 59

The Trip. By CpSingleton (c) 2014

I’m eating chicken with my fingers,
The day is staggering on outside,
The future is somewhere else and lingers
Do you wanna come and take a ride?

We could follow a bright ley line
Right across the sea.
Feel the wind and taste the brine:
Set the compass free.

Maybe stop a while for maw juice
On the shores of Timbuktu.
Release the lanyard, set the sail loose,
While we gawp in wonder at the view.

We could take a giant bird ride!
There’s a few on the mountain I’m told.
Ask them politely on the cliff side
Before the wind makes us too cold.

We’ll be off above the rain drops,
See the universe and stars.
Beats waiting here at bus stops or
Traffic jams in cars.

We’ll then land upon a warm cloud and
Watch the lives far down below,
In the stratosphere where it’s not loud
And the pace is not too slow.

You can point out the house and street
Where you spoke your first word.
We’ll jabber until it’s time to eat,
Then we’ll climb back on the bird.

He’ll be happy to drop us near
The restaurant on the sea bed.
The food is amazing! You will cheer
At each morsel that you’re fed.

Once you’re bored we’ll head back to Blighty,
Among the castles and the lakes,
Where the nymphs perch, dressed in a nighty
Waiting for the scones and cakes.

They’ll tell us bedtime stories,
Nothing frivolous or mean:
Their joys and past time glories;
Their tone of voice will set the scene.

Then to bed we both will stumble,
Before the failing light
When I will hear your tired voice mumble
That you’ll definitely sleep tonight.


About Chris42

I am a liar! A maker-uper of stories! If this was the 16 (c) I'd be burned as a witch. Fank goodness it is not, eh?! I have four children: two wonderful girls, a fantastic lad and Leeds United. I have no strict genre. I write children's poetry and stories, to edgy, stronger themes. Up until now I have stored them for my own and my family's viewing. Last year i thought bugger it and starred in several short films. One, Playground, which is on the BBC Film Network, used the monologue that I wrote for the audition. You should've seen the face of the receptionist, of the Manchester hotel, where the audition was being held, as I turned up dressed as the psychopath, Gordon. It got the desired effect! I then moved up to Cumbria and wrote and appeared in several live performances on stage. 2012. A local artist, Kayleigh Richardson, commissioned me to write a poem for her to paint a representation. I sent her, The Rise of the Robot Monkey Army. Kayleigh painted a fantastic piece that blew my mind! From that we are collaborating on the Jacob Bear series of stories. Oh and Two's Company is to published, along with seventeen other Sci Fi short stories as part of a collection. Not a bad start to the, so called, last year of the Earth. Now is the time to show the rest of you. I take my themes wherever i see them, whether in reality or dream-world. I hope you enjoy. If not tell me why. If so tell me why. Many thanks and be safe. So far I have published: Jacob Bear's first Christmas,https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007GK872A (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GK872A (USA) Jacob Bear Goes to School https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007JD3OKY (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JD3OKY (USA Jacob's First Words https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007VZWPSC (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VZWPSC (USA) Space Here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007H96M90 (UK) &http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H96M90#reader_B007H96M90 The Rise of the Sponge Cake Moon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007WWZ16M (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WWZ16M (USA) © Madstoffa, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.


5 thoughts on “No. 59

  1. I would buy season tickets!!!!

    Posted by Journey In Rhyme | January 7, 2014, 1:23 pm
  2. Reblogged this on Madstoffa's crunchy house! and commented:

    Re-edited. Wish I had a pic for this.

    Posted by cpsingleton42 | January 9, 2016, 6:29 pm
  3. This is awesome!! You had me at “The future is somewhere else and lingers” – knew right then this was going to be great!

    Posted by ~ Sadie ~ | January 10, 2016, 1:55 am

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