Friday, 9 January 2015

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)

Oh Paris
ANOTHER SPECIES
has asserted its reptilian regression upon art
Anything that offends results in murder
This is the price of brave art.In fact,witnesses thought
it was Anti-Terrorist troops ,as they were "so professional"
A cartoon is not a death sentence.Neither is selling cigarettes on New York streets
There is a war on peace.Ancient,accelerating
Music was used as a loud torture  as "enhanced interrogations"
Capital punishment (suicide by police)happens daily
A pen in the hand will not stop automatic rifles
Some body trained these men in the art of murder
Perhaps more drawing classes are needed
Perhaps more Grace.Beauty.Art
To make our world Softer.Gentler.
So we can all live together
with only pens as weapons..
 

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