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?
ALWAYS WRITTEN BY SURVIVORS
Sitting Bull a photograph.Same with Geronimo.
Standing Rock a streaming video.LIVE!DEATH!
Water in the middle of all this.Bones beneath us
Several concepts alien to invaders-
1.that custody beats ownership
2.that paper does not make permanence
3.that stories are Sacred and define us
This is how we lost the Sacred Path-
1.by silence when others were made less.
2.by not knowing how to restore Autonomy&Independence
Until we lost it when the same tactics were imposed on us
as WACO,RUBY RIDGE,OCCUPY &STANDING ROCK
Roxy Gordon knew who was a 'Real Indian"
Like the bison and indigenous,no real chorus sings
And teardrops stain that blood-soaked paper Treaty
that stole land from under feet/and sold it to those who could not see
the WHY of HOW,nor the WHO of NOW!