Thursday, 6 August 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)

TO LIVE (is to live forever..
one breath @ a time.One bullet @ a time.
Walls around flowers.Force over justice
It is our young on the front line.Fantasize
that this infanticide ceases.That our children
are not made by murder.Gunned in cinemas.
Beaten in streets.Protest and project a safe passage for all young
that they might come as innocent as when they began
into a world weary of wounds of wars older than all.
Let youth pass through this gauntlet/labyrinth
not in a Maze -but Amazed and Delighted!
with every bird,bee,flower,tree that grows in gardens

Unfenced and free,let our children BE!

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