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Monday, 10 August 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)

RAGE
Some fires go underground
They smoulder like September 11
Truth may cool those embers down
but the termite  C4 planted via war
lasts many arguments.PTSD
is shell shock re-packaged.
Domestic violence a buried IED.
Long time after,he explodes.
For no obvious reason.Just does.
Like Al-Anon,inner circle suffers
Speechless and numb-from the shock
of intimate explosions/from buried bombs
Peace is what we want.Wars are what we get
Broken people and damaged psyches seek healing

Each with a short fuse coming out of them..

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