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Wednesday, 27 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?"

AMY SCHUMER&JENNIFER LAWRENCE
MARILYN MONROE&JAYNE MANSFIELD
Names change yet the fame game continues
Self-selecting females as fashion icons/celebrities
Photo shoots ,gossip columns,interviews
Banal and cliched ,no matter how intelligent
This process kills both audience and actor
Deadens the link between performer and masses
Makes a false sense of intimacy between strangers
Leads to the DARK KNIGHT and TRAINWRECK slaughters
where folk seek to appropriate celebrity status
by shooting John Lennon,or Ronald Reagan
All relationships are personal and private,
and massed media pumpings of Hiliarys and Trumps fixate
folk on a CELEBRITY Fame Game.Name is empty and changes

Relationships(if they are loving and personal)/sustain us.

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