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Thursday, 17 April 2014


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)

Believe if you choose in wisdom of living elders/ancestors
Why then do we repeat repeat the same mistakes?
If child is father to the man/who drives the tractor?
Every language a secret for the blind.SPEAK!(said Michelangelo
yet marble is rock pure stone silent.Stories are for children
to enchant /for adolescents to entice/for adults to recant/recount.
Use dictates.Form follows function.Imputing wisdom to Baby Buddhas
or 9 year old opera singers is a TV fraud.Exceptions prove no rules.
All ages errors,omissions,faults,mistakes,teardrops
All cultures kill.Lack of knowledge as much a murderer as intent.
Murder a beer or a sandwich.Kill for a Coke.Masticate madly
in a Fast Food Restaurant.You saw YOUTUBE McDonalds Chicken Nuggets
That is not hunger.It is failure of language.Sing gently,young choirs1
Red Armies are massing on Ukrainian borders
And they are not playing banjos-nor bagpipes!


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