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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

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 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?

TWO HUNDRED TO ONE
JUST AS LAS VEGAS BODIES FALL
And shock and horror replace awe
We see domestic terrorism applied
by proliferation of guns without love
Shaky YOUTUBE videos and memes
direct our attention to irrational violence
directed at innocent people(like a hurricane..
Sucker punch then to hear Tom Petty passing
even before he had left his body of music behind
How do we mourn 200 injured/one musician gone?
Attention is selective and linear.58 bodies gone/one singular musician
200 people injured/one musician with a heart attack.
BUT WE KNEW HIM!We did not know those people
Strange how the death of bees seems less than one beached whale.



Music video by The Traveling Wilburys performing End Of The Line. (C) 2007 T. Wilbury Limited. Exclusively Licensed to Concord Music Group, Inc. http://vevo....
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