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Monday, 22 September 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)

FOCUS

YOUR LIFE IS LIKE
a straight line(even if it bends @ the end
a pizza(every body wants a slice)
a punch line of a joke for one
a novel you will never finish
a cartoon strip recycled/repeated
a taxi rank that does not pick up
a Smart Phone with a low battery
a photograph you cannot remember
a footprint of an imaginary creature
an ocean in a coffee cup
a needle in a ca(ra)mel
a record that plays over others
a movie you cannot predict
some famous person who left before you
a box of hard toffees (replacing chocolates)
a rumor of a Legend you are hero/ine
another dimension (depending on where you are sitting...

the beginning of a wonderful adventure!!

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