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)
WE RARELY TALK ABOUT
possibilities of personal extinction
via car accident,poor health,a sudden decision to leave
your skin behind you as you speed towards a future
we are not yet Blessed enough to know.
We do not focus upon Ferguson nor that Austin gunman
knowing just how close bullets come to civilians
We do not wish to live in a war zone.
Despite our best intentions,news screams loudly
Today will be a documentary.People talk like witnesses.
Shots ring out on YOUTUBE .Media Grand Jury guilty!
Our emotions engaged,evoked,elicited-sympathy&empathy
Crying in silence.Walking in protest.Standing up for justice
in a free fire zone.This is why we rarely talk about....