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Sunday, 27 September 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!!" 

EVER SINCE CAVE & FIRE=WARS
TERRITORIALITY ENCROACHES WITHIN
To break/divide down/immune systems
Since documentation,we have named some conditions-
shell shock or concussion it was called in The "Great"War
Those quivering were called cowards /and were punished
Modern war is endless,total and anonymous.
Surgery stitches limbs but not psyches
Tore within,we call it PTSD/extend to rape victims,assault  victims
sufferers of domestic violence.It took decades
to recognize the effects of Agent Orange/Depleted Uranium ammunition
upon the troops who dispersed defoliants ,white phosphorus,napalm on others.
Broken warriors question their own loyalties/seek healing from the war within

which is ongoing,internal and deeply,deeply personal.

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