Thursday, 23 April 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 and 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)

Spawn of the selling machine
Your job?Lip gloss on the product pig
You see the writing on each Banksy wall
Know that demand is shrinking
and constant production is no solution
Nor is assisting the expanding marketplace to Third and Fourth Worlds
Consumption is a disease,and every glossy ad compounds the felony
So you start OCCUPY  in Zucotti Park,and it spreads like a virus
EVERY BODY wants to occupy!Public Squares fill -in Egypt ,Libya,Australia
Young are energized into action,and link  so a fragile solidarity strengthens
But undercover infiltration and imported violence makes for police busts
An idea is only as good as its Tai Chi on the ground.
Now you ask for $$ for memes-to stand up to the Machine
But the machine is made of media and million dollar Super Bowl ads sell dreams
no one person can afford nor deny.David vs Goliath.But David is in denial .
Rocks against tanks.Palestine stillborn.Refugee Nations.Drowned illegals.
Advertising will not bring them back to life.You ask the young to rise again.
Have we not learned by being burned?Revolutions kill.New ideas are needed
This is why i write this petition-so every eye that drinks ideas in
might activate in their chosen aphorism.We need new cliches
This is not one.

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