Wednesday, 21 January 2015


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)

D is for diagnosis
C is for cure
Will you do what is required to heal?
Radiation?Chemo?Home help to hospital to hospice?
or will the compounded love
find answers in a thinner you
a wire that bends/is malleable
applies energies to the cleansing
without a need for war or conflict metaphors
If this were simple/all would be cured
If civilization-there is no going back
Radiation -skin cancer
Prostate cancer for cyclists
The variety calls all of us to address
our state of being .Will we do what is required?

Here we are-we present ourselves.Diagnosis?

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