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No. 3148

Silence?! By CpSingleton © 2016

Despite what others sing,

There’s no such concept as silence.

Not in my world.

Allow me to tell you why…

The cool, July breeze,

Confused by its own appearance,

Fiddles with the palm tree below the window,

Creating a gentle, tinkling meditation.

The constant throaty sigh of

Far off traffic drags the ear further away, until

A straddler breaks free of the snake and

Enters the street with loud intrusive clatter.

Then the 1430 train pha-dum, pha-dum, pha-dums to 

A cold, piercing stop twenty yards away, before 

Angrily revving it’s troll-holler engine and 

Pulling away to nowhereville.

The irritation of a moped leads in 

Several loud, laughing foreign accents.

Another four-wheeler;

This one with a squeaky spring eeeks by.

The clatter of a gate been thrown closed with a tinny echo.

A songbird tries to add its gentle melody, but

Another vehicle bounces over its tender tone,

With its tappits rattling like joke teeth.

There is no silence.

However, I’ve grown to be comforted by it.

I can grasp the tiny calmer moments in between,

Like sweet berries, pluck them and

Taste the honey juice from the centre.

There is no such concept as silence, but,

Now and again

There is an idea of peace that gently steps inside.


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.


9 thoughts on “No. 3148

  1. Wonderful poem! 🙂

    Posted by bjgaulton | August 4, 2016, 2:09 pm
  2. I like this which makes me mad ha

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | August 4, 2016, 7:50 pm

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