"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)
MY LIFE HAS BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED
I WILL NOT LIE(i exaggerate!
Hyperbole has always been BIG with me-
I love stories-particularly tall
Will not wait for short @all!
When you spin spirals in sound
Like Art,most good things are found
to be homeopathically close to those
my life matters more than my death
fiction matters more than fact
stories matter more than journalism
(one can always use exaggeration)
So if i use a BRAG,a yarn,a BOAST,a toast-
You know i am still alive-so-SPIN ANOTHER ONE!