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No. 3141

Uncertainty of Thought. By CpSingleton © 2016

Inside her bed, covers 

Pulled up tight to 

Quivering chin,

She wastes the day 

In concerned thought.

No chicken soup sits

Steaming in a bowl 

By the side of her bed.

The chef, like her,

Is on sabbatical.

She knows that some 

Had it too good,

With their big screens and

Bursting fridges, yet

Now a rancid cloud appears.

From all corners,

Voices can be heard 

Crying out in shame and

Fascist filthy fear

That uncertain change is here.

She remember these games

Being played before, yet

Younger minds 

Have no basis in which

To compare the dark and light.

The only trenches that 

Muddied their knees were

Made by plastic spades and

Giggles of excited laughter:

Not war lost worried eyes.

The only rationing to

Be imposed on them 

Was when told,

“You can have one sweet now

And one before bedtime.”

They didn’t look to a 

Creased brown card,

With empty belly and

Wish for one more egg or 

A slice more of meat.

Their tables were laden.

Their bellies full.

Their eyes glued to

The latest shiny fad.

Their greed accepted.

Now, a new wind blows and

It’s chilly to the touch.

Summer’s not almost gone:

It’s been replaced by

One long season of uncertainty.

She pulls the cover tighter,

Wondering whether 

This era can produce

It’s new messiah

To prove The Stranglers wrong.

She sighs…

It must.

Because darkness would 

Become bored without 

Light to annoy.


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.


5 thoughts on “No. 3141

  1. I don’t know why but I feel myself singing the tune from Oliver while reading this. Brilliant poem

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | July 25, 2016, 3:29 pm

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