Monday, 29 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?

TRUTHINESS
FAUX NEWS&ADVERTISING
Brainwashing us with false beliefs
that we cannot afford a life without oil,gas,plastics,growth..
while the true costs of carbon growth are never taxed
Once,all bottles were 100% recycled.Deposits ensured beer/milk bottles came back.
Now cans get minimal amounts,and become mountains of detritus.
What happened once can happen again.Plant based diet.No flying.Wean away from cars.
Think DEPRESSION when everything had to find multiple uses.Think string,sisal,hemp.
Think walking,cycling,scooters,skateboards.Think pedestrian precinct.
Feel the growth of forests and gardens absorbing carbon emissions
Germany closes down her coal mines.Applies renewable energy sources.
Japan makes all trash bags transparent.Shaming trash makers.
In our lifetime,we have seen smoking controlled,car safety belts universal..
In the interests of health,it is time to wean away from the past/to love our future
so much that our children's children will have a better world
than the mutant mess we make ,when we fail to think
outside of the box.


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