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 Thom'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?
IT CAN COME AT ANY TIME
GRIEF IS A WOUND
that can be partially healed via release
So he cried at the death of his first girlfriend
regretted that cancer that stole her from life
and then,when another friend also died,he began to write
Lightning flash fiction hiding facts and faces
He wanted to exorcise the pain of loss
by tossing words into the hungry white page space
Lines filled until he stopped.Like rain
I will not say his tears .Just the urge to write it out
Left like a thief in the night.Leaving him lighter
less concerned with material things,when tugs of tides
pulled him into contemplation.Meditation.Upon endings..