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No. 3039

  
The Fears of Statues. By CpSingleton © 2016

They stood imperfectly still,

Almost like the statues of

Ancient Greece or Rome,

As the world revolved,

Dizzyingly, 

Around them.

Eyes: white, wide, fixed and 

Staring ahead.

Not in hope, but,

In fear.

Each strange accent,

New food,

Funny clothes and

Religious outlook

Took their minds back

To the days

When everyone knew

Their neighbour and

A stranger was warned

Where the lines where drawn, or

Faced a kicking.

Now, the statues grumbled,

The line was in chalk,

Rain poured heavy and

The stranger brought 

His whole old town.

Soon, if it didn’t stop,

The statues 

Would only know that

They were home

Because

Of the listed landmarks

That crumbled around them.

Evolution was not their 

Stewed cup of tea.

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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.

Discussion

7 thoughts on “No. 3039

  1. Nice work! I’m not a big Dr. Who fan – but this makes me think of the “Weeping Angels” from that show – saw it by accident and it was pretty cool.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Posted by Bill Chance | March 11, 2016, 3:29 pm
  2. Wait! That’s a statue?/I thought that was just the way all Brits looked. I’m sorry is that rude? Cheers

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | March 11, 2016, 3:52 pm

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