Tuesday, 25 June 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)


Your presence on FACEBOOK is forever
or at least until MYSPACE displaces that phenomena
Despite myths to contrary,your hair and nails
do not continue to grow after your demise
but your Facebook photos remain in all their verite glory
un-PHOTOSHOPPED ,digital,stored in memory
Your email address will continue until evidence of your passing
is found and presented to YAHOO-who may or may not delete you
You will be forgotten-first by friends,last by family.
Folk will assume you have moved-to a new address in hyperspace
You will be displaced in attention by some new birth or visitor non-virtual
(Citizens of SECOND LIFE still rely upon these FIRST LIFE folk for projection-
you may morph into a new avatar when your computer company sends a bill for services
and your credit card balance is its first mortality!Virtually,you are already one of 7 billion bytes
Whether you ever reach tetra-has as much to do with others responses
as now,so Zen.You will be forgotten.(unless re-programed!

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