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Thursday, 22 May 2014

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)

I WANT THE OTHER THING!
that squeaks and squawks and has big wings
that will not be made silent or live in small rooms
that sings outside cages,where fat are fed and content
but never happy/and they wish to be freed
yet still believe someone else will save them.
Wild of wing are no dragon slayers/nor saviors
Open skies have no chemtrails for them
They do not pay insurance on missing jetliners
"The price of liberty is eternal vigilance"
Who but you will monitor NSA,CIA,FBI,FCC?


WHY SO MANY?
teardrops,lines,petitions,placards,songs?
the world's wounds are scars-deep as fracking
hated like forests,cleared for mining
When we can love again-and see
everything as extension,reflection,consequence
We may gain humility -and offer respect

Until Zen-these are my prayers to you..BE!

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