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)
"OUR ONLY ENEMY IS A MILITARY CULTURE"
kill the best of us/then the rest of us
cower in fear/told the "Sheriff"will protect us
High Noon.Clint Eastwood.Lone Ranger.
Cowboys always shot Indians.Guns over bows and arrows.
Gatling Gun over rifle/revolver.Machine Gun Civil war.
All the flags you drape your corpses in
All the gun rights ,gun collectors,gun nuts
All your suicides,homicides,mass murders,school shootings
Media saturating police shootings."Today we will have the naming of parts"
Funerals.Mourning.Grief rituals.Repeated teardrops.STOP IT!
Direct your attention&energies to life &art &love &peace
Quakers and Shakers are right.Einstein is right-
"You cannot simultaneously prepare for peace and war"
Prepare for peace.Sing peace.Walk peace.Speak peace
There is a silence for life&respect .Not that stolen life silence
you know this.Culture means nothing in a battlefield.SING!