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Monday, 1 February 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?" 

HE HAD BEEN A MARINE IN VIETNAM
DID 6 MONTHS COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE
Turning South Vietnamese into spies ,informers,infiltrators
When the war was concluding,General Giap sent a THANK YOU letter
which tended to leave him with a cynical Trump twist
in despair at honesty in politics ,war and personal loss.
The remains of his long gray hair reveal a past hippydom
He enjoys our peace vs war conversations
but says he is for "mischief,mayhem and no survivors"
I applaud his mischief -making but retort"we are ALL survivors"
Every one taking breath today is very lucky to be incarnate
Rusted cynicism and negative defeatism are luxuries we cannot afford
Naive idealism now morphs into a conditional trust
that we may be here tomorrow/even knowing

some may not...

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