FTMT's Favourite Five Top Tenets

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sooner or later

Every so often a bird falls from the sky. Lone members of the great armies of birds, squadrons of feathered warriors, falling from the sky, in a slow, skinny , silent rain. We never see them fall, we never hear them land. All that remains is the decayed evidence of their soaring lives found in fields, hedgerows, wasteland, in tree branches, in the great stone plains and at the bottom of the rivers, seas and oceans.

There lives are unrecorded, their history unwritten and their magnificent and terrible journeys are forgotten and blown away. Their routes and plans, what they have seen, what they have done and the families they raised and lost make up millions of untold stories that stretch back to their dinosaur descendants.

We look up occasionally, we crane our necks to watch the weather, mask our eyes from the sun, rage at winter moons or puzzle at the cloud shapes. Outside of our narrow view they soar and dart like our own stray thoughts, never quite at rest, never quite getting anywhere. Staking a strange curved claim or forming a zig-zag geometry across the blue and then back to earth. Tiny souls searching, feeding and posting messages on wires, towers and steeples, tree branches and windowsills till the call comes to them, to fall back to earth.

Sooner or later we all fall back to earth.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Magnus Robot Fighter

When I was a child
I wanted to be many things
At times they conflicted
As if I could care
So it came to me
That Magnus Robot Fighter
Was who I'd like to be.

The result of some comic bought
Without much plan or thought
The steel hands of Magnus
Chops robots down like trees
In North Am 4000 AD
The diversion lasted
Till we got a colour TV.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Personal Space

A virtual female defines her personal space - as one might expect.

In the universe territory is important and it's useful that you learn, at an early how to define and control it particularly without having to urinate. It's quite simple really, just extend your elbows sideways till they form a 45 degree angle. The space that you now occupy in the X and Y axis, horizontally and vertically is all yours. It is in the true sense all that you will ever own but by the universal laws of time and personal space it is yours and no-one else's. Enjoy.

The male version, simple, similar and to the point.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Grand Hotel

In The Grand Hotel
Grand people dwell
Or so one assumes
By the size of the rooms.

But when the glory fades
And the thin paint peels
The grand walk away
With a click of the heels

So I drink a toast
To those Grand Hotels
Ne'er do wells
That scans with nothing
And their numbered days
And their numbered doors
And celebrity lives
All gone in an eye sparkle.

Thursday, November 05, 2009


fly if you want me to
fly if you want me to
fly if you want me to

going to greenland via the moon
going to greenland via the moon

fly if you want me to
fly if you want me to
fly if you want me to...

Fly, if you want me also.