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No. 3016

Onwards n Upwards. By CpSingleton © 2016

Are we just predestined losers 

Trying our hardest to succeed:

Deluding ourselves because others

With the correct genes have 

Told us that if they can do it

Then why the hell can’t we?

Are our futures set in the torn,

Empty pockets of Grandad’s 

Weathered Sunday best?

The stains of beer and gravy

Melding with the bitter stench

Of lost pride and false hope.

Are we to look back on our lives,

Whenever Death glides purposefully 

From the shadows to drag us 

To our dreamless, eternal sleep, and

Sigh at the doors we pulled when 

The glued on signs read “push”?

Is this the fate that is already spun?

Are we the jokes the gods giggle at

When we strive to find that one

Brighter path to stride proudly along,

Only to find the gold that glistens 

Is merely bloody stage paint? 

Fuck that! 

So a voice I do not know sends

Consolations and regrets to my

Eager awaiting email account,

Stating that my work is 

“Not what they are looking for.”
Does that mean I should sit,

Resigned that I will never be,

Because one voice says no?

Tomorrow it may be joined by

Another with no time to read.

Will that stop me moving forward?
I think you know the answer.

As do I. 


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.


15 thoughts on “No. 3016

  1. Onward you go champ. Cue Rocky music.

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | February 25, 2016, 3:45 pm
  2. Dann the fucking torpedos, full speed ahead.

    Posted by robertlarrywhite1313 | February 25, 2016, 4:56 pm

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