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!!"
On not being able to ask for help
i did not make it here alone
i cannot stay without assistance
i am part of family ,friends-networks
that sustain via positive inputs
if i were to pretend uniqueness
my sisters would laugh because they know
my mother wants rhyming poetry
and i cannot supply her-so
i ask them for assistance
they supply the stated need
she is brave in asking
i both cede and concede
without others-there is no point nor purpose
in communicating who we are and why
this very artform demands shared audience
and you know why...