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No. 2046

Underneath Richard III By CpSingleton © 2015

I met him on the staircase,

Underneath a portrait of Richard III.

He looked up as I was set to pass him and

Smiled as if I knew him.

As if we had unfinished sentences to share.

He bade me to sit.

I had nothing else to do; I was only going to layer my lung with tar,

So I sat.

He said 

“Boy, you’re too tied up.

Too tied up in yourself to see the bigger picture.”

He didn’t tell me this with fury.

No, no fury at all.

He didn’t pass this to me out of disappointment.

He told me like he was giving me a gift.

Like an uncle giving a selection box at Christmas.

A selection box filllllled with chocolate

That I had never tasted

Out of ignorance.

He asked me

“Do you see?”

And do you know

I saw.

“You need to reach forward with your mind,” he told me. “Reach like I never could. Because, boy, life is over before you even begin to taste it on your tongue. You got to leave your heart when your gone. Don’t let them bury it with your bones. You hear?”

I heard.

He bowed twice and thanked me once;

A genuine thank you, like the words he’d shared had relieved him of an eternal burden, before

Laughing lightly and then fading into the stair carpet.

Life can be a funny old thing can’t it?


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.


3 thoughts on “No. 2046

  1. Reblogged this on Hear Know Evil and commented:
    From one of my favorite blogs. I loved this so much just had to reblog:

    Posted by Justice&Humanity | January 3, 2016, 2:27 pm
  2. Absolutely love this. Reblogged on

    Posted by Justice&Humanity | January 3, 2016, 2:28 pm

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