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Thursday, 31 January 2019

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?

TO DO IS TO CHANGE/
TO CHANGE IS TO DO
TO ASK THE YOUNG TO FIX ELDERS PROBLEMS IS WRONG
They have entered a world of diminishing expectations
with most resources depleted ,diminishing or defunct.
Coal is dangerous,yet still championed.
Energy needs to be renewable,not just a pious aspiration
Laws and regulations designed to protect rivers and forests need to be enforced
How?(you ask)..By active application of naive idealism and energetic activism
We are aware of this earth dying from our occupation
It is not our children's problem.It will be a poisoned gift to their children
Now is never too late.Earth awaits.Our future is hers.Her future is also ours.



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