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)
CHRIS KYLE FUNERAL
@ THE FUNERAL OF W B YEATS
@ THE FUNERAL OF W H AUDEN
@THE FUNERAL OF DYLAN THOMAS
Lines written,not lines of limos
Lines remembered,not shots fired
Books treasured(not just one book of murders)
Warriors Rest for Bards &Messengers
Silence from the silencing gunfire
War Never Brings Peace/Every Warrior a Pacifist
"There are no atheists in foxholes"
Crosses over crossfires.Grave faces over graves.
Let words praise peace-not instruments of wars.
May we be alive/not shot by police nor armies
May our only arms hug and cuddle,not fire death sentences
May we live to see all borders fall,so we can be together
No guns,no drums,no uniforms-just us.Justice.No capital punishments
No barking marksmen made dead via friendly fire.