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 will ride with you"the Tweet went out
Social media compounded this compassionate outreach
Hundreds offered to make sure that innocent people
were not targeted by hate and rage.All good,proper,helpful
Also an autonomous action that may have protected others
Laws did not protect those cafe innocents
Tweets may well have .What happens next is unknown
It is amazing how singular postings may save lives
Is this why governments shut down Internet when demonstrations occur?
or why we are not shared black budgets,but are monitored in private ?
Something good happened,ex post facto-but still salutory,healing,effective
I guess the next Tweet,FB posting,blog entry of compassionate outreach
is up to you!
In the aftermath of the heart-wrenching scenes from the Martin Place siege, a heart-warming initiative took the world by storm. The #Illridewithyou campaign took off when a stranger offered to accompany a Muslim woman in public to...