1 this poem is a movie man walking Dale Street in Liverpool three girls pass and turn their heads like they recognise him walk away giggling looking back one with hand over mouth laughing (close up) see man walking towards camera looking annoyed glancing around man walks into a building camera stays on doorway pans to sign “County Court” pans to man selling papers, shouting “Echo” poster on board leaning against wall advertising the paper. headline “Penis man in court today.” 2 this movie is a poem camera looks out across prairie in the distance the gray shapes of mountains cue music Beethovens 6th symphony grass gently moving as a breeze passes slowly pull back revealing frame pull back further black outline of chair with top of a persons head just showing hair moving gently noise of door opening, light floods in screen goes blank music stops click of switch light comes on person dressed as nurse turns the chair round reveals old man sat in it nurse “Time up. I hope you enjoyed your western experience.” the man in the chair says nothing stares ahead nurse “Oh God not another one.” she turns and leaves the room camera moves solely in to close-up on mans unmoving face starring eyes his head gently rolls forward, 3 this is neither poem or movie when doctors said the end was close his family brought him home lay him in his bed next to the window looking out over garden and lawn the well established conifers lilacs and hydrangea in full bloom he smiled at the familiar sights watched shadows pass and fleeting birds picked the place where he would have his ashes lay someday next morning doctors came started to remove drips and medication began to manage death to ease him to eternity told everyone be ready he looked out into his garden watched petals fall while buds started to open saw a lily’s flowers golden in the sunlight and as the sunlight touched his face felt a new bud start to open while his life fell away like petals this one moment he realised he had been preparing for all his life now how do you capture that with a camera or a pen?
Proving that God existed on a train to Southport
as soon as I proved that God existed I thought he might have popped in to say hi well you got me or something instead there was nothing then he takes it away from me becomes His omnipresent self and does that disappearing act again it is easy to prove that God must exist in one of two scenarios but it depends upon I[infinity because that is where God hangs out infinity is a funny thing after all it goes on for a long time for ever in fact and if it does then in a universe were anything is infinite then the universe is also infinite so if the universe is infinite then the possibilities within it are also infinite somewhere everything you can imagine is happening those monkeys are pounding away producing libraries of crap and Shakespear and every other book you can imagine so they will have produced this poem and I can sue them for plagurism an infinite number of times and win an infinite amount of cash in an infinite number of courts but getting back to God and it is a bit like this in this infinite universe then God exists somewhere because everything imaginable can happen in infinity if He can be imagined then He therefore exists a bit like Descartes ontological argument but just a little less silly then he is a spirit and a force and a old man in a beard a saviouer on a cross and a baby In a manger and everywhere it is Christmas and sometimes it is every day and sometimes not but one of this Gods properties in being infinite and therefore He must be everywhere in an infinite universe. if you say god does not exist that does not make it true or likely it is just another possibility and in infinity it will also be true but it is not non existence more an absence because that is what you imagine however if the universe is not infinite but is part of an infinite number of other universes popping into and out of existence like bubbles and god exists in an infinite number of those universes or outside of them if such a concept can exist and if infinity exists outside of those universes then it does but then the number of universes will not be infinite unless there are enfolding dimensions hiding all of this field in infinite shapes we can see only as numbers He must therefore exist in ours and if he is not in our Universe then our Universe is finite and part of an infinite number of finite universes and where there is infinity and these infinite possibilities, then there too is God and in every possibility He is an infinite God in an infinite place so it is really confusing and my head hurts and the third bottle of wine was the one that did it anyway then god hid himself in a confusion of science and maths that was a good trick because then you are just left with belief and no facts no wounded hands to do the Thomas thing no evidence other than a thought experiment or whatever it is and God is tucked away with Schrödinger’s Cat and may be there or not alive or dead but anyway as long as 1+1=2 then God exists I know that for a fact I got that much from Descartes
the greatest poem in the world
landed just outside of Edwards airforce base in Nevada where area 51 was built to contain it but the poem escaped swam the length of Groome Lake eventually hitched its way to California where it appeared dissatisfied in silent movies later in England (no one knows how it came to be in England) it walked to Aldermaston shouting Ban the Bomb and other treasured lines of honoured rhetoric rewrote das capital inspired Private Eye hung out with the Beatles and Donovan (but that was a mistake as it thought it was Dylan) it presented rhyme time on Children’s TV then guested on Blue Peter appeared occasionally in the newspapers pursed by paperattsi before they were called paperatssi pursued by literary agents pursued by the US Government who still wanted it back