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Friday, 30 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?" 

EMOTIONAL OVERCOATS
"IN AN AGE OF SUDDEN STORMS"-
when we are building stick figure fleets
launching them like paper lanterns under a moon night sky
Wise to eat future fish that is not Fukushima
Avoid the hot dogs,sausages and salmonella
Stay away from the bacon and caged egg chickens
Stay as FREE RANGE as vegetarians might wonder
what food has to do with future(we eat too much/we waste too much
We have a DIET problem,a WEIGHT problem-in a starving civilian free fire zone
Fossickers in rubbish dumps in Manila have no vocabulary of vampires
It is psychic soup/indigestible guilt and greed  that makes mutants and monsters,Doctor Frankenstein!
Projectors of an unsettled psyche parade in Death masks to assuage ancestors
Horror movies and worse Reality TV shows dull and deaden our aliveness
we WAKE THE DEAD on many levels.Words enchant,declaim,denounce,aspire to and evoke
either that fragile paper boat Japanese lanterns @Hiroshima and Nagasaki
or some Robert Frost realisms,which say we will probably stumble

when it calls for holding Heavens in our burning paper hands..

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