Wednesday, 17 December 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)

WHEN I HAD CANCER
C VISITS
i ask"what type?"
"Pancreatic"-"O"
Gone within a week
Yes=men get breast cancer
Learning the alphabet of losses
One breast @a time
Chemo.Radiation.
Sun burn.Skin cancer
Melanomas.Hole in the ozone layer
Climate change deniers
need just stand outside
We huddle together.
Apparently,we all have C
white blood cells.
Red blood cells.
Balance.Favor.Fortune
.Deb wasted away.
Susan went faster.
Metaphor civilization?
Now every part of our body politic
can waste away.

STAY!

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