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No. 2048


Early to Bed, Endless the Wander. By CpSingleton © 2016

Back to front and inside out.

Thoughts muffled like

A small boy cried under

A bully’s fat, farting arse.

Yesterday, today and tomorrow 

Mixed and curdled

In a bowl of constant yawns.

Hands dithering over letters,

Hoping that suitable connections 

Can be wrestled into

Coherent sentences.

Eyes wide slits, tingling,

Searching for inspiration

To float to the top 

Of the muddy sediment, like

A beard-matted gold panner,

Dreaming of that one shiny nugget

To make the endless night ahead


Cursing the mind for giving in

To Hypnos’ strong, 

Persuasive song, yet 

Thankful for the 

Tiny lullaby offered.

What now, when 

Night is endless long?

Should I slump to the kitchen and

Find sustenance that 

Will keep my eyes from 

Ever closing?

Or lay, neck stiff,

Stomach groaning and

Hissing with bubbles,

In faint hope that I may hear

Another gentle song?

The heavy beat of silence

Thumps behind thick walls.

Cradles of children scream

For milk.

Cerberus stomps in the distance:

Barking furiously;

Growling threateningly;

Whining pitifully.

Gaia revolves and I lay


My god!

Why won’t the voices talk to me.

Within the gyre that now 


Drawing thick cloud to its 


I see smiling eyes.

My eyes.

“To hell with searching,”

A voice giggles.

“What is time, but

An artificial insignificance 

With malicious intent?”

The kitchen calls me…


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.


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