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No. 2041


New Years Eve Thoughts. (1) by CpSingleton © 2015
Go ahead, I’m listening…

Oh, you’ve gone.
Another voice, another face,

Lost to another year.
No worries.

These days I’m like Odysseus carving a horse from driftwood for his son, Telemachus, during that decade of adventure. I whittle away those who seek to harm the final outcome, until the finished article stands tall.
Each new year I’m grey. Until I realise that I don’t need many friends: just good ones.
I used to sit and stare as shadows spread across white walls and wonder why…

Why am I not in a big group of laughing fools?

Where are my band of brothers?
They are lost to the beaches and were never my brothers.

They have their own private boats and I’m not invited on board.
IT’S ME! I used to cry, as I sink into the soft sand, with misery stroking the back of my head.
It took many a battle and several gaping, oozing, septic wounds to realise…

I chose badly and no longer need to.
I will never stop offering a hand.

It’s an impulse. I’m friendly.

But bite it and I hide it forever after.
The carving is coming together nicely, thank you.

Your help is welcome, but not really needed.

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.


6 thoughts on “No. 2041

  1. Just wanted to thank you for the time and efforts of all the words you share with us. They are like acquaintances whose visits I look forward to and which lighten my mood . . . except for the ones which darken it a bit, but that’s okay, because we angsty artists must stick together. Hugs.

    Posted by Justice&Humanity | December 31, 2015, 4:06 pm
    • I’m really well and truly touched by your words!
      That is the most beautiful thing any one has ever said! Thank you so much. You’ve made my new year!
      My apologies if I have darkened your day, but I can only throw out what’s inside. Keeps me clean and regular! 😉
      All the very best to you and yours for this coming year and the many many more. X

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | December 31, 2015, 4:29 pm
      • It wasn’t a whine or complaint, not really. It’s all about balance, after all. We must keep ourselves grounded in the realities of the human condition even when embarking on our flights of fancy. Saving what little sanity we have . . .

        Posted by Justice&Humanity | December 31, 2015, 9:12 pm
      • I didn’t take it as a whine. 😊Sometimes I do veer into the dark areas sometimes.
        I agree totally. Well said.
        Happy new year to you and yours.

        Posted by cpsingleton42 | December 31, 2015, 9:28 pm
  2. This is beautifully profound

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | December 31, 2015, 4:07 pm

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