Tuesday, 30 October 2012


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)

and we have police

...because we are Independent and will not obey easily
They do not obey, and shoot too easily
ending the lives of young, black and independent Texans too easily
They get paid too much, though unprofessional enough
to demand pay raises when others are suffering pay cuts
We do not need them blinking @road constructions
nor wasting time with two cars at every intersection
hassling our only homeless, disabled citizens
Overstaffed with an unnecessary helicopter 
a horse division not needed at all - expensive videos unused
and demanding digital self-surveillance
as they cost us millions in lawsuits because of rebel attitudes
We do not want them infiltrating OCCUPY
nor instigating violent crimes. We do not want outlaw bad apples
ruining the bunch.In fact, we have too much policing
and not enough crime. Is that because they have
too much money and time on their hands?

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