Sounds of the future


My thoughts are not my own

My life is not my own

All sense of taste has long been abandoned

Pain has long been forgotten

Illness eliminated

Poverty non-existent

There are no crimes

No greed, no jealousy

No wars, not even the sound of guns

Children are born adults

The time of death anticipated

Love forgotten

Marriage programmed

We, the inventors of machines, have become machines

Time has become nanoseconds

Years simply denote a lifetime

Even nature’s seasons have disappeared

We live in buildings shaded from the light

We see no sun

We feed on paltry pills

There is no joy, no sentiments

We have removed all conflict

Even the color of our skins has become the same

White with translucent veins

Conversation reduced to bytes

There is no need for tears

The sound of laughter is never heard

Towns and cities empty

Slowly we are dying for want of human warmth.


The machine in its haste to create the perfect world forgot the animals

The leopards still have their spots

The elephants roam the savanna untouched.

Crocodiles lazily swim in the swamps

Peacocks strut, proud to be alive


As the years pass man slowly disappears

The machine breaks down

In the after life all we hear are the animals’ cries.


David Nutt February 2005




short stories
An Unusual Request
Bewitched and be wildered
A cry from the heart
Fate played a devilish hand
Frustration with a capital F
A roll of the dice
Living in the shadow of death
A lesson well learnt
The wedding
A pleasant ride, a pleasant talk
Sweet revenge
Drum beat, heartbeat
Skin deep
They came, they left no trace
The window cleaner
A delayed meeting
Hold on tight
In the name of my parents
Strange events
Sequel to Frustration with a capital F
A strange and beautiful love affair
The doll's dilemma, a chage of style
The poster hanger - It had to happen
They had nothing in common
A misplaced letter
Life's mysteries
An ode to cheese
The marshes
Waiting in vain
Day follows day
Sounds of the future
The dream of flight

writing in Paris, copyright 2005