Sunday, 16 June 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)

EVERYWHERE, VILLAGE

gossip,washing,conversations sotto voce
here the water is bad-there the water is none
here sodas and colas rule-there bread and the bun
poverty a carpet for burglars /vandals
fences,security,cameras.Criminal colleges graduates.
CCCTV ex post facto./document and file
while behind brick walls/future criminals hide
All that money just to make sure Thatcher is dead!
All those cameras in London-still criminals(in Parliament!
Secession over Charles succession/Independence for Scotland,
Ireland,Wales,Cornwall-all regions,languages,cultures fall
when there is no leadership @all.Every village/an idiot
wants to austere instead of profit.Politics' bad art
makes worse choices.Now is the time-
Sharpen Your Voices!


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