Friday, 15 August 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 HAD A DREAM
WHILE WATCHING A VIDEO
of another young black male shot on our streets
i dreamed that a first responder
lay down his weapon /and kneeled
and began to pray.Others lifted the DO NOT CROSS lines
and gathered in a circle around him/holding hands &wailing
ululating in true grief @the loss of our world in one soul
More came,until circles upon circles rippled out
in an expression of emotion /necessary and purgative
Voices were raised in hymns,songs,prayers and cries
Witnesses,allies,accomplices,neighbors all poured out

to circle and spiral and moan a way for that one spirit to glide
I felt the crowd 's emotions rise/not against but for his passage into Light
When walls fall,we are all naked in skin.There is no hiding


Ritual and dream is a life journey.It includes sudden endings.

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