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Tuesday, 29 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)

BROUGHT UP BY THE ENEMYPEACE CHILDREN/INDIGO CHILDREN
Holders of that Woodstock 60s promise
that we can gather without murder
and that LOVE and PEACE are not reliquaries
Well-they called our fathers THE GREATEST GENERATION
we grew up in their shadows
men of fist and violence,prepared for war
but never weakness.Decisive and death dealing
We grew up with and under them
Now we are elders ,aware of worlds of war
yet not subscribing to violence
We send pulses of footprints and videos
from peace demonstrations.We walk streets for peace
@core of all,we wish life not to cease.Call 4 CEASE FIRE!
Our friends-forests ,water,earth have been defeated
Fracking,mining,slash and burn are military terms
We love water too much to exchange for oil and gas

Love multispecies too much to bar refugees
We Do Matter-as much as elements and elementals
Spark of Life in Art shines -match stick or effulgent
As long as there is life-we can live in peace.


"Our only enemy-is a military culture"

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