Sunday, 22 September 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)

LITTLE UMBRELLAS

LIKE COCKTAIL PARASOLS
we were protected /from a  feral world
where the young were seen /as meat for the old
Rose we/to be/elderly..now we,see ..how little umbrellas fall
in these wild winds of changed whirlwinds.Climate change
means Budget breakdowns/Congress shutdowns
brinkmanship and bearbaiting.It would be funny
if we were not affected.Food aid stopped.Benefits blocked
Ball dropped-on our feet.No longer can we
trust elder wisdom.They abdicated into bickering.
One tiny world.Like an ants nest.Blessed if our children
will trust /that we will protect their best interests



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