Monday, 28 January 2013


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 appearances 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)

Bad News Bingo

Fuel pump in her truck went out
so she cannot get work
so she cannot go to the funeral of her 22 year old cousin
who hanged himself in his room
because he could not relate
so her family is giving her a hard time
and her back is out from hard work
and her world is falling in on her
so she brings a christmas card in january
and she smiles ruefully-releasing everything that happened
before love season in february
i almost believe her(after all-we all love stories
the happy ending to this one?
she is creating better moments
separating sheep from goats
editing her own home movies/so she
can sing of love in february!

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