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Friday, 18 July 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)

ONE TEARDROP
FOR EACH CHILD WHOSE LIFE IS STOLEN
Another for those disabled blasted away
If you can spare one more for the women (most mothers)
more for the their sisters and brothers.They were lovers
of life and not privy to strife/born into walls and divisions
If tears melt concrete,make yours acidic please
so all walls can fall like all violence


LITTLE
She meets illegals in her school daily
She knows of 12 million invisibles
She also knows of children kept in cages
who traveled thousands of miles across borders
Whether they were told of PERMISIO
or whether they simply sniffed freedom
Like whales on our beach

these tiny sardines -are here now-
Love,compassion,freedom


SMALL
So many Buddhas -@every Texas intersection
Hands outstretched in supplication.So Neil taught me-
wrap a dollar bill around a protein bar


Hand it our with a bottle of water

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