"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?
In Japan,there is a Suicide Forest
15.4 of every 100,000 Japanese attempt suicide
Depression is epidemic.Rational or not,it occurs and reoccurs
with astonishing depth ,ferocity and frequency.They who lose
their only life.They for whom life has no meaning
They who suffer (or feel they suffer)too much to endure.
They who contemplate ways and means of self-extinction.
Happily,many fail.Happily,there are those who will listen and respond
Happily,life lives despite the exigencies and challenges.
Happily,YOUR life continues,within a forest of lively souls
all of whom find threads of hope to cling to
in the flying carpet of our challenging days(and nights...