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Thursday, 28 May 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 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)

THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE
This has happened before
Floods have come(before and after 1981)
to break the banks of creeks
flood stores/destroy stock and take lives.
So/We build again-in exactly the same positions
knowing full well this will happen again
This will happen again.And when it does-
we will say"Told You So!"And Insurance Companies
will refuse flood policies,and owners of businesses
will cry and complain ,or stoically sneer@Texas weather
And they will clean and clear and build again-the same
in the same spot/trying to forget(but they cannot!
Unpredictable as weather is-we are perfectly predictable
We will do the very same things again
We will repeat the same patterns again

We will build our future disasters in the same flood plains

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