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No. 3061

To Seethe and Savour. By CpSingleton © 2016

I am a buzzing. 

The kind that irritates an insomniac into more waking hours. 

Within and around each tick and tock a mineral thought will surface and glamour me into movement. 

But it’s merely iron pyrite that winks back at me through the silt.

I try, of course, to dredge the canals and rivers of my mind, yet only find rotting bags full of words with single syllables jumbled up at the bottom, amidst the septic water.

I arrange them as best as my tired mind is able, like a drooping Bowie, on to the table of my spirit. 

They sometimes tell a tale.

They sometimes set a tiny mirror for others to see themselves in.
You, however, you true poets, are a SYMPHONY already in concert!

Fingers dancing and shimmering over your notes: adjectives pirouetting across your stage; verbs acknowledging the god-hand gift you have with an appreciative nod.
I sit at the back of the swelling auditorium, knees tucked into chest, rapt by your virtuosity, jaw swinging, wishing that I could play your instruments.

Praying to the universe and beyond that one day soon I will lay down my thoughts in such a manner that even a quark of a comparison could be made.

Until then I will sit, spar, admire, seethe, savour and bow to your brilliance.


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.


6 thoughts on “No. 3061

  1. For an insomniac you write like you’ve had a solid eight. This poem is a ten. Tucker the rock star cat gives it two paws up!

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | March 22, 2016, 5:19 pm

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