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Sunday, 3 March 2013

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 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)

GIGANTISM

Bigger is not better-
stretch limos,ROUNDUP in your food,
giant plagues,epidemics,strip TVs

Logos,brand names-
Giant prawn,pineapple,sheep,National Debt
Offshored unemployment

On TV-everything larger-
Jay Leno,Mick Jagger,Hitler,Napoleon
Up close-Willy Nelson is a midget

Billions on space program
Yet look at all the spaces
between us!

Sequestration frustration Nation-
cannot we forgive our debts
as we forgive the Third World's?

Deficit credibility
Large ideas need small success
to be applied universally!

Looking UP to better example is a tall tale
Looking eye to eye is equality
Can we look in to this?

Small is beautiful
Tiny seeds over Monsanto Corporations
Gulf Spill victims over BP


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