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Monday, 25 November 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)

PERMISSION GRANTED
PERMISSION GIVERS
First we start with ourselves-
give ourselves the right to be wrong
pig and bullheaded,formic acid forming
Bite cynical selves if wayward dreams ambush
Go beyond borders,visas ,passports,security zones,safety nets
Wear no uniform,carry no weapon,drop all fears,open eyes ,ears and heart
Stand as private souls in public spaces(Tibet,Nepal,North Korea,Syria-
with only our body shell as armor/amour.To embrace the impossible
as close intimate,companion,companero
Others fall in love with Fear ,graduate to Pain,then Death
each moment frozen Indecision,Two Roads Diverge-and they take both
Matrix Plum and Red Wheelbarrow.You have a Right to Be Here
So saieth DESIDERATA(as created via advertising agencies

much like DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS.-So-GO!

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