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Sunday, 28 October 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?

PROMISES PROMISES
WE TRUST POLITICIANS-TO LIE TO US
Same with clergy and businessmen
We lie to ourselves first-then the world outside
There are even rituals based upon promises-
marriages and property settlements/alimony /maintenance..
New Year's Eve Resolutions and New Age Affirmations
share the same short-term fate(to be made then unmade simultaneously)
READ MY LIPS-NO NEW TAXES!I BRING YOU -PEACE IN OUR TIME!
We remember promises made and broken.We do it to ourselves-
promise to lose weight/promise to exercise/then watch as our waistline denies us..
Promises are promissory notes on the future.You can not cash them in
until the proper investment of time and energy is applied.
"I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger on Monday "Wimpy says to Popeye.
Our National Debt is a promise to pay our children's children's children.

Who trusts that?

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