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No. 95

The Universe Smiles? By CpSingleton (c) 2013

The universe is smiling down
Through ancient spire.
Through well trod floorboards.

It passes windows where
Eyes of long ago did peer.
It smiles down onto nature’s glory.

It tickles scattered dust
Into a diamond glittering
Dance of light wonderment.

Its message: a warm smile.
It glides open-armed toward me,
Hushing the negative on my lips.

Is this the new beginning?
Is this the gravity and apple moment?
Is positivity a force I once applied.

Yet, over time and broken mind I
Have allowed the philosophy to
Slip like egg yolk on a hot fork

Down the white shirt of positivity
I once wore only after breakfast?
Recently the shirt has grown too

Uncomfortable to wear as
It wrinkles with lack of care:
The stains mounting to discolour.

I must invest in a new crisper shirt.
One that paints a smile and whose
Aroma I stretch into contentedly.

A shirt that attracts the sun and
In turn brightens other’s days,
No matter the cold wind and rain

That slaps and wrenches at my
Tired shoulder. The universe
Within/without once more to grasp.


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.


10 thoughts on “No. 95

  1. I know my comments are getting generic- but this is another outstanding one!!!!! Love it!

    Posted by Journey In Rhyme | January 22, 2014, 6:51 pm
  2. cheering from the sideline…

    Posted by kiwiskan | January 22, 2014, 7:04 pm
  3. I love the imagery of the yoke ,fork and white shirt. Something so mundane turned inward for such lovely visuals. This is easily one of the best you have written 🙂 Cheers!

    Posted by jessicagartlandn | January 23, 2014, 1:52 pm
  4. I loved this. I have read it several times now…we out grow things as they were, our young skin. We need to change and can then understand what it was others, elders, those who went before understood, but we need to go through. And I loved the quiet reflective style and images, thank you Stanzas three and four especially and the “gravity and apple moment” serious and funny…. I’ll stop now and go and watch some crappy detective programme!!!

    Posted by cheryl622014 | January 22, 2016, 8:50 pm
    • Thank you for that thoughtful comment!
      It’s odd looking back and seeing how I was desperate to understand the position my feet were planted only a couple of years ago.
      Enjoy your crappy detective show and Fanks for dropping by.
      (nearly wrote dick programme then realised how that would read. Oops.)

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | January 23, 2016, 6:04 pm

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