"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?
TAKING THE TV OUTDOORS FOR A WALK
DROPPING MY COMPUTER OFF A CLIFF
Throw my Smartphone in the crik
Wanna get back to personal contact
The way we talk/we listen
No longer third party contract
Telephone sales people
Wanna do some product placement
"THIS IS ON A RECORDED LINE"
Somewhere,the DO NOT CALL list
becomes a casualty list/a listing ship
a lisp/a whisper of a voice too coddled by radio mics
to raise the volume and the amplitude
While stories flow like flooded houses down the stream
We learn again the ancient power of dreams-
to place us back within the living
while the Virtual world (batteries Down)freezes
and we awaken to a circle of singers
ushering in altered perceptions
of the way things really are.