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No. 3104


Questions of Mortality. By CpSingleton © 2016



So many questions.

They bounce and rage, slouch an ponder around the brain

Like a drunk in search of keys,

Or a stoner in search of the last slice of pizza that

He just knew he had in his grasp a moment or two ago.


Ecclesiastical and metaphysical revaluations appear and

Wave from the doorway with

Little certainty in their demeanour.


I turn,

With my face masked in compassion,

To the bed and see such strength.

Such golden humility behind those heavy eyes.


Three months from marathon runner to

Exhausted skeleton, yet

Not an utterance of complaint or fury at

The fallen position she finds herself.


When the darkness sucks the sounds of day and

Hides them in a lead-lined box,

With the light,

Does she, like me, ask the ceiling

Why such plans are set in place?


If we are created in another’s image

Are they also laid prone and diseased, with

Tubes leading to stinking bags?


Are they in an alien room, lost and furious.

All memories of glorious childhoods and

Sweet, exciting teens erased?


Do they endure the looks of sorrow and sadness

That greet them every time a new face comes to visit?


Is every single one of their minutes filled

To the septic brim with torturous pain and

Dignity quashing probes?


I hear Metaphysics cough, but

I know their theories and arguments,

It still doesn’t help lift the pain from

The shoulders of the kind.


It won’t stop me trying.

I shall offer her a joke and a warm hand.

I’m certain she would do the same for me.


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. 3104

  1. This is thought-provoking, sad and intense, but the closing is uplifting and speaks to devotion, I love it.

    Posted by busymindthinking | May 15, 2016, 3:55 pm
  2. This is really touching and heartfelt. You pose some deeply philosophical questions too. My love to you and this dear lady.

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | May 15, 2016, 4:41 pm
  3. Lovely.

    Posted by annkantx | May 15, 2016, 9:28 pm

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