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Monday, 16 February 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)

CHALLENGED
WHEN FOLK GATHER,ISSUES ARISE
Often depression,sadness,anger,guilt-all unresolved
Tears in words,red fire songs-angst and anger shooting sparks
So it was when he shared it is a year since his daughter died
and every day he remembers her alive/and cries
and it is a righteous wrath-@god and human folly
that kills the best of us and ignores the rest of us
When i attempt to placate via resolution-he demands
"Exactly WHY would you think i wish to resolve this loss?"
His fire is fed with pain and sorrow.His tears are fuel.
He despairs that peace will ever rule this world.
I wonder if his art abates his anger.He does not believe it assists.
"But look @us(i protest)this makes a difference to us!
And whether it does or not,he admits he is here 
in some tiny trust in truth-that it might expiate sorrow

But then again-he will still be crying tomorrow

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