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?"
REMEMBRANCE & RESPECT
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG,WE SOUGHT EXEMPLARS
Those who embraced impossible ideals-
confronting Death ,Despair,Dread (those Old Imposters
with Life,Joy and Harmonies.That battle still rages
only now it is a Dance of Age(not Rage)-
and we have come to be Elders in our own time.
Children ask us ,adolescents question us,other adults laugh
at ideals still held in homage since our own growing
We still move,talk,dance,laugh-only now with awareness
of the passing of our Elders-those over 60-from the Original 60s
Each leaving is an Original Loss.Their like will not return
So-homage bands,karaoke,tribute concerts-to evoke that Original Magic
But Alchemy is specific-and even when the Sons of 60s Musicians
embrace their parents lifestyle/we smile,remembering origins..
STAY ALIVE!Tomorrow is an unwritten song,a tree planted
from seeds sown so very long ago.So..remember and respect
This is no space for death.Do Not Forget...We Are Living,Yet..
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