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No. 2063


Image: Unknown.

What Lies Behind. CpSingleton © 2016

I can see in the dark.

No need for carrots or 

Military grade drugs.

People appear out of the

Pitch black. Some with

Kind eyes and warm, sweet tea.

We walk along river banks,

With honey flowing by our side,

Talking of summer dances.

Sometimes we stop to

Arrange delicate daisies 

Into shapes of tomorrow’s hope.

Other times the lightning 

Forks behind horror houses.

From the woodwork maggots grin.

Folk bitten by hatred’s teeth:

Wounds festering yellow and

Green crawl forward.

They whisper stories of

The damned, rhyming my name 

With history’s dirty deeds.

Without the one:

Spine-melting or loving,

I wouldn’t appreciate the other.

Therefore, when fatigue calls,

My mind will throw a coin 

Before I see what lies behind.


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.


7 thoughts on “No. 2063

  1. Warm sweet tea? What madness is this? Sweet tea should be cold and full of sugar.:) 😉 Now as for the rest, I like how you start out all light and airy and then switch to dark and dreary. The imagery really conveys the two sides of life. You’re right, the dark is needed to make the tea even that much sweeter (and colder)

    Happy Sunday.

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | January 17, 2016, 12:12 pm
  2. Loved it.
    The image is amazing ! 🙂

    Posted by Pratyusha | January 17, 2016, 12:17 pm

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