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No. 3146

What is Going On Today? By CpSingleton © 2016

What is going on today?

Can people hear the words they say?

Still spouting things like “black and white,”,

The world is flat and to kill’s alright.

That they deserve more than the other guy,

Without using their minds to question why.

What is going on today?

When I was younger we’d research a thought,

Not blindly accept what we were taught.

We’d pick up a book, not one with a face, and

Then compare it with another, just in case 

That initial tome was fatuous drivel.

Oh, my, this world makes my head swivel.

You see, people accept the strangest truth,

Without so much as a scrap of proof:

A shouting voice says it so it must be fact,

Then it’s to the keyboard pitchfork to go out and act.

Venting spleen in the most despicable way.

Oh, what is going on today?

We have trolls in bedrooms running amok,

Guns and ammo going off half cock,

Bizarre facts and blatant lies:

Blood then spilt and louder cries.

Is this techno age an enlightened one?

I beg to differ, dear daughter and son.

We must question and then return to the start,

Use our brains as well as our hearts.

There’s nothing wrong with stating a case,

Just please remember that we’re all one race.

Our blood’s the same when said and done

You don’t need that proof with knife or gun!

Let’s question, yet stand tall and say

That we’ll learn from a sorry yesterday.

Alas, I’m not sure that will ever be,

While some stay chained and 1% are free.


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.


10 thoughts on “No. 3146

  1. It’s all gone to Lancashire!!!

    Posted by Trenton Babbage Enterprises | August 1, 2016, 2:32 pm
  2. Excellent question. I like the imagery too

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | August 1, 2016, 4:56 pm
  3. FANKS!! X

    Posted by cpsingleton42 | August 4, 2016, 7:37 pm
  4. Done!! Lol

    Posted by cpsingleton42 | August 4, 2016, 7:38 pm

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