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No. 3116

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Pardon My Past. By C.p. Singleton (c) 2013

 

Pardon my past, but,

It did shape me now.

Not in paths followed:

In roads avoided.

 

 

Sign posts directed me

To dark houses where windows

Framed

Spirits black,

Beckoning with fingers gnarled and

As sharp as spite.

 

 

I approached the rotting garden gate,

Placing

Tentative fingers on cracked blue paint.

The pallet fence looked

Frighteningly familiar.

 

 

From the dark clouds above,

Rumbling with painful thought,

The rain lashed against my

Bare back and on to the

Tarnished brass 68 tacked to the

Rickety wooden door.

 

 

I hear pain

From behind the shit-

Covered pebble-dashed wall.

 

 

Cries that drive frustrated keening

From panicked throats.

Pain that accepts

That red, seeping lines are

Common practice.

 

 

I come close to pushing

At the forlorn front-door.

So many times.

I resist.

 

As I sit, examioning the grey hair of

Age and experience,

I know

Time will melt the memories flat.

 

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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.

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3 thoughts on “No. 3116

  1. Pardon your past…yes..
    Your face..
    No!

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | June 3, 2016, 7:00 pm

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