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Monday, 4 January 2016

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?" 

IN PARIS @ THE MILITARY MUSEUM
EYE SAW A FULL SUIT OF ARMOUR
standing insiode a glass case.
Looking closer,in the heart area-one bullet hole
Advancing technology had made
old armor redundant.Like Polish horse troops
against German tanks in World War One
Like State Borders against terrorists in 2016
Like kamakazi pilots morphing into suicide bombers
Life is not death.Military is not culture
All wars are on civilians.We need no armour
We need no weapons-apart from free speech,
freedom of assembly,freedom of movement
and free entrance to Military Museums!
The world's first revolver was designed to injure people, but not to kill them:
At Maihaugen Folk Museum in Lillehammer, there is a treasure hidden in the basement: An over 400 year old German-made revolver in perfect condition. The revolver was produced in 1597 by a weapons s...
thornews.com

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