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Poetry, poetry

No. 3145


Between the Shadow Lines. By CpSingleton © 2016

How fleeting a moment is.

From smiling sun where clouds once concealed,

It’s golden rays lifting mouth’s corners,

To heavy legs,

Like every ounce of fluid is drained through aching toes.

Microbes that dance, invisible, wherever 

Air directs their ballet,

Collect until boulders fit for burial chambers 

Loom above the heavy mind,

When slowly they press on fragile crowns,

Bending knees and rounding shoulders.

Bubbling intestines, delicate to anxious feelings,

Twist and coil in fiery groans,

As if a giant’s spaghetti fork as been 

Inserted through the navel;

It’s vile intent to slowly torment.

The throat replies to the cruel pull by closing,

Capping breathing; instilling fear.

But wait:

Relax the monkey mind,

Look between the shadows on the wall 

To the rectangles the evening calm projects,

Allow your speeding thoughts to slow,

Along with heavy breath and

Realise that it, like darker days, are

Merely moments in a bigger movie.

Like searing pain of a stubbed toe, 

Or a dicky tum,

The sensation will pass,

Leaving giggles and a lighter frame to

Walk where zombie Johnson once trailed his feet.

The next moment may just be a bright new sun,

If you calmly wait for the dark clouds to pass.

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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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2 thoughts on “No. 3145

  1. Like the darker days, movie part.

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | July 30, 2016, 7:43 pm

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