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Wednesday, 16 October 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)

SUCH A LITTLE THING
TIME(GRAND FATHERED,CLOCKED,BLOCKED
Ancestors  in chains of family plots
Photographs stacked away in vaults
Slim thin images of memories locked
within the skin of survivors/lots are lost
even within harbors of healing/young come
to walls of denial/authority irrational/challenge
until they become the wall/bricked golden Pink Floyd
wizards and wishes wilted/wizened by dull passages/shriveled/shrunk
until all desire is commodified/product BUY!/denied /deified/destroyed via
limits/laws/imploring change yet lifelines remain a cage/golden retirement
ends confront us/limitation when/we reach out -only to find our dreams left
just before dawn stormtroopered Inquisition.Out of uniform
we are still undercover/waiting for moon and night and stars to illumine further
to make more time to uncover and discover mysteries of imagination
Pirate Treasures buried in gardens-wild flowers,colorful and disobedient

bending in the wet weather winds yet never ever being broken...

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