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Poetry, poetry

No. 2059

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Please note that this was NOT supposed to be set out this way: WordPress is being a dick and won’t let me set as stanzas of six. My apologies if it ruins the effect!! 

A Day Out/In. By CpSingleton © 2016

Mary sat, painfully, in the hard 

Chair. Because hospital beds 

Were too lumpy, she said. It did 

Also give her a better view 

Of those other folk who

Constantly came and went.

The bay’s beds were full of 

Similarly tired looking ladies in 

Different states of ill-health.

Mary’s symptoms were 

More from old age and Stubbornness than life threatening.

Saline feed in right arm to

Combat the high potassium,

Round plasters on the left.

“I think they were playing

Darts on me,’ she whispered,

As if not to encourage more pricks.

Every few minutes she would 

Set the drip machine into

Its migraine inducing alarm

By the merest act of

Bending her cheddar cheese arm.

She would then tut quietly at it.

Within the vacuum of noisy silence

On the ward she was lulled

Into performing impressions 

Of a nodding donkey: tired

Smiles offered at the return of

Each gentle flop of her soft head.

“It’s meant to be,’ she stated later,

Pointing to the far wall.

“The paintwork matches 

My purple dressing gown,”

She told me with an odd,

Resigned shrug of frail shoulders.


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.


2 thoughts on “No. 2059

  1. It doesn’t

    Posted by cheryl622014 | January 7, 2016, 9:45 am
  2. Good, because toys were nearly thrown from cot!! 😉
    Fanks. Hope you are super.

    Posted by cpsingleton42 | January 7, 2016, 3:19 pm

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