Thursday, 13 September 2018

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?

THEY TAKE YOUR PASSPORT WHEN YOU WORK
They refuse to give it back when you leave the job
You become automatically stateless.If you are poor,
you cannot afford the right bribes,lawyers,political influence
that allows millionaires to choose their state of residence.
There has always been this demarcation.Bribery is for the rich.
The law is against all poor,all refugees,all "illegals"..
To have no passport makes you less a citizen.Unable to travel,
you seek other documents to prove your identity.Soon it will be
iris scanners,biometric readings,computer tracking.Your body will be your passport.
Yet,as Tom Cruise proved in MINORITY REPORT-even iris scans can be scammed.
Control is the game.Each country plays the same.Some harsher than others.
Borders demand passports.Either get rid of Borders,or identity documents.

Instead,we have millions of stateless refugees,outside our walled cities..

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