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Tuesday, 4 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)

NOW OUR WORLD IS A WAR ZONE
and all displaced are refugees
always it is civilians who suffer
women and children abused by armies
So the young are stolen and given weapons
and forced to fight  in proxy wars
Gangs of youths ,feline and feral
live in the toxic womb of wars
Steal them back?and orphan out?
Send to where adoptees can heal?
or watch as they advance in years
numb as stone/they cannot feel
Your children in gang colors?
Your children on these streets?
When the war comes to your home
what will your children need?
Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)
miff.com.au|By Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)
 

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