Friday, March 21, 2008

Poem from Jon McFarlow

3 times sectioned
by Jon McFarlow


Mobile

In the future
folk sent back into the past
have ended up in Bedlam.

As a means of communication
they took mobile phones back
in time with them.

The locals thought them bananas
and had them sectioned.


Thinker

If one of the walls in your lounge
exploded
& a friend you hadn’t seen in months
appeared from the rubble & smoke
with a mobile phone in one hand
& a lump of coal in the other
screaming
I’ve come from the future, no time for questions
You have to come with me
Would you go?



Mobile

In the future
folk sent back into the past
have ended up in Bedlam.

At stool so long her skin grew around the seat

As a means of communication
they took mobile phones back
in time with them.

A decade of nuptials ended when he dissed The Boss

The locals thought them bananas
and had them sectioned.

Jon McFarlow: born in 1980.
Favourite memory: Finding a cat in a hat. No, really!
Motto is: "Mad is bad. Bad is good"
(from Kingdom Come by J G Ballard)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey John, good to see Jon here.
Hey Jon, nice poem.

Did you really?
Did you really find?
Did you really find a cat in a hat though?

And if you went back in time with your mobile phone how would you transmit from one to t'other?

There would be no transmission microwave tower thingys back then!!

I like it though.

4:02 pm  
Anonymous Billy said...

I left a comment, it disappeared. I said like this:

Is this called science fiction poetry or something like that? I don't know much about poetry but I know what I like. Isn't JG Ballard a science fiction writer? I think it's good. I mean, I got a mobile phone...

Now I bet my first comment appears and I look like a ...

9:51 am  

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