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Monday, 7 March 2016

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, 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 within 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?" 

PAINTING IN MUD
BOB SAID WE WILL NOT CHANGE
until we can deal with what comes from us-
junk emotions,detritus,excreta dreck and dross
feces,urine,revenge,anger,bad blood-we dump
toxic waste and radioactive debris,even knowing
it will end up in our bodies water supplies.
What makes you think plastic disintegrates
as quickly as our health systems?Where will
all this space junk fall?and Fukushima?Beached whales?
We are all in this.Closed System Earth.Before we blame the Trumpet
look @all these discordant orchestras,crying pain as anger
They want to BLAME somebody-blacks,the poor,mosquitoes,refugees
They want to PUNISH some body-with wars,blockades,jails,death
They make weapons of words and set flaming ships Viking style
All this in our little world of burning borders and dying children
All this while science promises and business preaches
All these angry tears and so few Medecine sans Frontieres
Soon they will be bombing hospitals and schools.Soon it will all return
until we learn to limit loss and damage,to recycle hurt and horror
until we heal.Until we love.Until we see the devil and the angel

are both in our mirror.And  they are smiling

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