Friday, 26 April 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?

PRIORITIES
CHILDREN?OR A CATHEDRAL?
Stones?or a rainforest?
Endangered species?or global warming?
Political causes?or cultural literacy?
Opera in a desert.Symphonies in an asylum.
What is most needed rarely finds a home.
Homeless Yellow Jackets.Little Greta Peace Prize.
Energies are needed-to restore Earth as Gardens.
Robots do not care.Billionaires disperse.
Notre Dame will never be as it once was
We will never be who we once were
It matters.Spirit over matter.
Human beings over church buildings.
Peace.Power.Prosperity.

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