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Friday, 7 October 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?"

WHY YOU ARE IMPORTANT
THIS IS NOT A MATTER OF EMPIRES
Pop Festivals bloat as they steal public parklands
McMansions bloat as they make tiny new slums
Newspapers slim as an iphone as forests go online
Economies do not grow with austerity guidelines
Police are not occupying murdering armies
Free speech has become an endangered species
Bibles are not dropped like Bombs in North Korea
Censorship means we need both Wikileaks and Wikipedia
Politics still stuck between DIVIDE and CONQUER
Bicycle lanes and pedestrian precincts.Positive solutions
mean we negotiate .Lay down arms and hug and cuddle./civilians
Release all the innocent writers from solitary confinement
Let TRUTH BIRDS sing each uncensored morning in
Bookstores on every corner.Libraries and public transport 24 hours
All you need to remember-your dreams have power..


Iran: Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraeea, a young female writer and activist, was sentenced to six years in prison for writing a story about the act of stoning. What’s even more frustrating about this form of censorship is that she didn’t even publish the story: a draft of the fictional story was said to have been found in her home.

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