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Monday, 20 August 2012

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling writes: "Thom the World poet, is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearences with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied with in seconds!!!
Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not? why not indeed!!"

AGAINST GREAT IDEAS(mice against the elephant Empires)

Illusion individualism.We are never alone-we come from parents,place,ancestors,history,race
and when we wake,we have the spiderweb of yesterday on the face of today.
Yet choice is always for one.Starts with one.Abdicates to Great Leaders
Bows down when Emperor or President or Caesar or Kaiser or Pop Star deigns to lead
We do not die alone then.One million dead of starvation after the Russian Revolution
45 million in China's GREAT LEAP FORWARD.More in Kampuchea's YEAR ONE
Millions in The Great War.More in World War 2.and all those "little wars"that invade us.
One death is too many.GREAT ideas lead to GREAT wars-on us.Crusades,Jihads,7 year plans
Someone is forced into line.Punished ,deported,exiled,imprisoned,shot.Part of us dies then
Yet still this need for "leaders".This aura of Presidents.Monica knows.That Blue Dress with white stains
Her bowing down for the "Great Man".Every Emperor is Naked.Wears Naked Power.
Tyrants seek to be popular-we allow them(like police)to infringe upon our free will/our free choice
Until fear means silence.And we are silenced again.Sometimes censored.Sometimes droned to death.
Until freedom of Assembly.Until Free Speech.A Bill of Rights is due.Who will pay for past tortures?
Who will bring back our glorious dead and dying?Who is responsible for mass obedience?
Individuals?Mere mice under the elephants.The circus is in town.Every town.

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