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Poetry, poetry, Uncategorized

No. 3220

Only Happy When It’s Cold! By CpSingleton © 2016

Is there a chance that we may 

Have a winter this year?

There’s a definite difference

To the sounds of Nelson.

The air isn’t filled with insects and

The ear wilting shrills of kids.

It’s got more of a hissing quality

That pushes through the smallest 

Cracks in the windows and doors,

Like sinister ectoplasm, come to

Wrap its benevolence around any

Open skin and freeze it tight.
Even the cars shiver about the

Streets they usually glide along;

Speakers blasting out killer tunes,

But not today. Today they must

Get home quick to fling their 

Blue bodies on to a radiator, or 

Under a thick, inviting quilt.

Today is hot comfort food day.

It’s stews and soups; curries and

Homemade Spotted Dick, 

Drenched in piping hot custard.

You can keep your trifle today.
Yet, despite the misery for some,

I love the cold! It somehow sends

The blood around my body with

A damned good smile in its cells.

I wonder sometimes if my 

Ancestors weren’t seals.

It would make perfect sense, as

I have a strong aversion to being

Chomped on by a killer whale and

I do love a good Yo Sushi.

Or there again I could just have

Some Scandinavian blood in me.
So, in short -or in fact very long- 

You can keep your summer sun;

Your heavy, stifling pullover of

Humidity that slows my wit and will,

I prefer to brrrr than pant any day.

You can always slip on another

Woolen layer if it’s too cold, but

Wander out, as bare as the day you 

First fell blindly between your

Mother’s knees, and people frown,

Laugh or, like nervous nellies, 

Call the Peelers in to arrest you.

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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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