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No. 2061

I know I said I would not be writing anything new, as I’m concentrating on Merlin…but…

(What’s the bet that WordPress doesn’t set this as I intend. Ah well, here goes anyway…)

Farewell to Aladdin. By CpSingleton © 2016 

Who knew that a cold day in January 

Could become much colder at the news.

We don’t need any gentle word play to

Announce your name in lyrics you wrote.
You were the rock chameleon who kept

Everybody guessing when you appeared 

On stage or screen. Straight as a tent pole and 

Stick thin: you regal alien; Jean genius.
Shit, even Bing Crosby couldn’t resist 

Your pull, despite the Christmas jumper and cords.
I remember driving the kids to school,

Them arguing and griping in the back.

All I needed to do was slip on the cassette and

You would brighten them up with Starman.
The irony of the lyrics not lost on me,

As they dropped their angry masks and became

Enraptured in the chorus that blasted

From tiny speakers: played again and again.
So, we say goodbye: the heavens have

Quite an ensemble of the brightest stars

To welcome you to their band of legends.

Goodnight T. W. Duke. Never to be forgotten.


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.


14 thoughts on “No. 2061

  1. Even Classic FM and R3 had tributes such is his wide appeal and use of music – genius hard worker

    Posted by cheryl622014 | January 11, 2016, 1:25 pm
  2. Beautiful tribute.

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | January 11, 2016, 9:23 pm
  3. I’ll let you into a secret: she’s my gran!

    Posted by cpsingleton42 | January 12, 2016, 3:30 am

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