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Sunday, 28 October 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!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)


SPEED CRANK COFFEE EDIT

National drug caffeine (speed on heat) affects our metabolism
85mph when you can do F1 200. Where went time?
Grandfathered! Digital and blinking! Defuse the bomb of death
on a bus (SPEED) - or inside a body (CRANK)
or on a plane (DIE HARD, AIR FORCE ONE)
or in a building (World Trade Center, Twin Towers)
Disaster is a movie in production with special effects,
max edit, cut like advertising for tired minds and eyes.
Epics used to screen for three hours (with an intermission)
Who has time? Who has a life? Cinema attendances drop like bodies
falling from the skies - in that space where fiction fails us
and fact is a documentary black and white.
Armageddon happened - Iraq,Afghanistan
Came home as wounded veterans. Ignored them -
made movies of fictional heroes, while the hospital bills mount
and who has the time to say?

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