Stereophonic Apocalypse

I had a dream last night
that Kelly Jones and the band
were the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
riding over the hill on giant motorbikes
Have a Nice Day blaring from the exhausts

they stopped and signed my cd’s
as dark clouds roiled in the distance
everything was smiles
until I realised the end of the world was nigh
and they had gone

and I never got the chance to tell them
about my great unpublished novel
how Richie, Pete, Dave and Stu
all got killed in a car crash on a Welsh hill
Local Boy in the Photograph playing

as their wheels stopped turning
only the lovely Stace crawled from the wreckage
but I won’t tell you the rest of her story
you’ll have to find me a publisher quick
before the end of the world starts dawning

and I am left holding a stack of signed cd’s
watching the dark clouds come rolling towards me
on top of a Welsh hill where Neolithic men
left standing stones for me to hide behind
and write my god awful poetry

4 thoughts on “Stereophonic Apocalypse

  1. I’m not familiar with Kelly Jones and his band but ‘m guessing you were at Arthur’s Stone?
    I remember going in search of this monolith and successfully navigated to what looked like a large black circle on the map, thinking it was the monument itself. Sadly it was the large O in GOWER on the map!!
    This brought back memories Colin, good ones.
    ps: Can the end of the world dawn?

    Keep ’em coming and best regards,


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    • Actually we have a standing stone on the top of the hill up the road from us which is where my mind had wandered. Glad it brought back memories of getting lost on Gower. As for the end of the world dawning, I was probably thinking of the tipping point beyond which we won’t be able to fix climate chaos. I’ve just spent two days on motorways and the current volumes of traffic don’t inspire confidence that we are collectively capable of changing our ways any time soon. Cheers Graham. Always good to read your thoughts.


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