"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?
EATING OURSELVES TO DEATH
WHEN THE "PROGRESSIVE"DEMOCRATS
somehow"overlooked"the poetry and music component of their program
and filled their borrowed Gatsby stage with endless Democrat candidates
i left .The band came on and lifted the volume.No one danced.
I had wanted to share Carl Sandburg ,Walt Whitman ,Susan Bright and Albert Huffstickler
and what they added to little Austin.But The Mayor was there ,and Jim Hightower
and their speeches and time meant elections were in the air,and they were talking
only to activists and potential demographics.So i ate the last pizza slice ,drove home
and opened up the TRIPLE CHOCOLATE.Empty carton later(a metaphor for political promises)
i dwelt upon the best and brightest moment-when my friends asked me why no poetry?
and i pointed to the band,and they were prepared to fight for poetry to be heard
But peace is rarely found in politics,and poetry means pacifist
So i ate my triple chocolate,and opened my heart to new art.