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)
"YOU ARE WHAT YOU...."
HATE!" wrote Agnes Meadows of London
She who journeyed to Palestine and all points foreign
to seek peace through poem script/and she revealed this.
I meditated upon this reaction ,and posited more lines
"YOU ARE WHAT YOU LOVE!"(based upon Ronald Reagan
who(when asked how he survived to 92 said-"I look for things to like in this world")
Neither are full truths.We are more than our emotions.More than past hurts/joys
In fact,we are more than mere words-chants,affirmations,prayers,anthems,songs-
all fail to flow with that dynamo art beating drums in our pulse.
We are more than all of this .You are more than all of these!
No spell can limit nor define you,defy or deny you
Praise and blame distort your choices.Your singular voice rises
and we will listen to your version of your stories..