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Sunday, 11 October 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!!" 

FUKUSHIMA SUSHI
Radioactive tuna
Contaminated shrimp
Mass harvesting
Throw away all that will not fetch a profit!
Seagulls peck at blood and guts discarded
Once,we would go down to the jelly fish pier
Throw in a line and wait for poetry to appear
Lee Marvin used to seek marlin
from our Great Barrier Reef
where rainbow fish are protected
until commerce makes coal ports
dumps detritus /Crown of Thorns starfish
Once was a Norman Rockwell /now Jackson Pollock
Ask where your seafood flies in from
Frozen from Chile/China/Taiwan?Fresh from the Gulf?
BP pays billions to bribe our food chain

Birds cannot eat oil/again..

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