Wednesday, 11 March 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)

MY PURSE MADE ME DO IT
ONCE UPON A TIME,IN THE 1990s
There was a Clinton Presidency
Which survived impeachment proceedings
with many unanswered questions
History loves Dynasties-Kennedys,Bushs
and now the distant prospect of a Hiliary
(always remembering why she lost to Obama-
and why we may not wish her as Commander
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders seem the team to beat
but they have no desire for power (pity!-
they would transform the Presidency
into a service model-not a divisive split

between what we need-and what we have..

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