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Poetry, poetry

No. 3301

Silver Spade. By CpSingleton © 2017

He was born to the world with a silver spade in his hands.

He could dig through the solid floors into far distant lands.

It saved him during times other minds didn’t understand.

The spade was his shiny silver saviour.

As he became older the spade dug down too deep.

It left holes in the fabric of the company he’d keep.

Down into the dark places that dwelt in his sleep.

It soon tore and blistered his hands.

Then he realised the problem was the depth of the holes.

They were too deep for the sun to shine down on his goals.

They were deeper than Sartre, Descartes and most moles.

They sucked all the light from his smiles.

Therefore, after a while of been down so damned low,

He knew that there was only one direction to go.

Onwards and upwards where the cold things can grow.

He’d find a different perspective.

If you’re wanting an ending like so many do,

A fresh person emerging to offer you new,

Then I’m afraid to tell you that his digging’s not through.

Life just isn’t that simple.

He was born to this world with a silver spade in his hands.

He’s digging through dunes of shifting mountainous sands

He’ll count each tiny grain until he at last understands.

And he doesn’t need help from your kind.

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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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