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Thursday, 14 April 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?"

ON THE BRAVERY OF LIVING
SAY YOU ARE IN PAIN
and the wounds are endless
Emotionally depressed
in a Trough of Despond
You consider self-termination
so there is an end
Something brings you back
to breathing gratitude again
Whether it be friend or dream or family
We are linked and attached indefinitely
Community calls us to respond with life
Even in a war world of continuing strife
You do not need a reason to live
You still have so much more to give

 
Oliver Sacks on gratitude, the measure of a life well lived, and the dignity of dying – such luminous wisdom
“I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
brainpickings.org|By Maria Popova

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