"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?
THE POOR WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US
LIKE REFUGEES,THEIR PRESENCE AMONG US NOW OBVIOUS
Hence Crusades to "END HOMELESSNESS"/computer algorithms
soaking up personal statistics/treating human beings as computer models.
There are as many "solutions"to homelessness as there are homeless.
We are half a paycheck away from eviction.Property Taxes rise in waves,
and indigenous are dispossessed (also in waves).So many reasons-
PTSD,divorce,mental issues,emotional issues,medical costs,business failures-
leading to repossession/dispossession of all ages.Children on the streets.
Outlaws camping in the Green Belt,hiding from the Park Police.
Poverty is no crime,yet street people are treated as criminals.
Many i know will not go to shelters(fearing arrest ,or controls,or religion)
Shelters alone cannot soak up nightly casualties.Same with Tiny Houses.
Tent Cities arise when homeless control fails.Controlling homeless is wrong.
Supplying dispossessed like refugees-with access to shelter ,water,food,clothing and medical care.
These are OUR refugees.No computer programs knows their needs.
Simple-feed the hungry.Shelter all dispossessed.Love everyone.