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Sunday, 24 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?"

EMOTIONAL HOMEOPATHY

NOT EPIDEMIC PARANOIA
not even conspiracy theories
more a wisdom that evil exists
and one need not be a victim
One need not be afraid of death,nor pain
yet seek antidotes and panaceas
aware of and taking precautions
via salutory Fables ,Fairy Tales,Parables
When young,we are told to be afraid
of those who may bear us evil intent
"STRANGER DANGER"-while the real horror
might well be family ,close relations,friends
Update your fear levels/whether color coded
for TERRORIST ALERTS,or storm warnings
or even NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH bulletins
A little dose of caution/fear assists
while too much may cripple and even kill
Self-harm is the worst murder.Why do young men
kill themselves so often?Were they not told
that fear may stop attacks,and most certainly helps
prevent them..
 

The Importance of Being Scared – Polish Nobel laureate Wislawa Szymborska on fairy tales and the necessity of fear
“Andersen had the courage to write stories with unhappy endings. He didn’t believe that you should try to be good because it pays … but because evil…
brainpickings.org|By Maria Popova

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