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No. 3132

Don’t You Dare. By CpSingleton © 2016

Divided by the lies of fork tongues,

You on one side of the river, waving, 

Seventies Mexican moustache hiding your sorrow.

Me on the other, 

Seeing similarities during birthdays and Christmas.

We swapped swift sentiments as 

We thanked you for your gifts, but

We didn’t know you and vice verse.

The painful tales about you, 

Which we heard as honesty,

Told from 

A mouth we were supposed to trust,

Piled up;

Swaying like a stacked pillar of pullovers.


We were placed in your house for a year and a half,

Maybe two, yet,

That’s not time enough to fill in the cracks

When a young mind doesn’t have the correct tools.

I then returned across the river

To more pullover lies.

Up they rose!

Desperately vicious,

Terrifying in

Their lack of footings.

Spiteful sentences

Designed to 

Severe heartstrings and

Pollute hope.

Sad questions filled my mind,

Diluting the memory of your smiles 

To sneers,

Bending any act of kindness to

Bitter cruelty.

Years limped on this way.

I turned my back to shield myself.

You probably had no idea.


Time has its own agenda.

It must open its curtains one day

To reveal a new, kinder light.

Just as a killer thinks,

Thirty years on,

That his secrets are buried,

A lie will meet her foe and

The stack will fall:

Revealing skeletons.

We’ve ironed the crumpled clothes

That were once strewn,

You and I.

We’ve even placed them carefully into cupboards,

Before locking the doors.

We, giggling like giddy kippers, have sifted through the silt 

To see that there are golden nuggets to share.

Don’t you dare leave me to pan alone now!


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.


4 thoughts on “No. 3132

  1. Such a strong resemblance and such a wonderful piece of poetry

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | July 4, 2016, 9:25 pm
  2. Don’t you be sweet to me, it unnerves me! 😉 x

    Posted by cpsingleton42 | July 6, 2016, 5:19 pm

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