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Thursday, 27 June 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?"

BABY ON A BEACH
DROWNED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Whether coming from Libya or Syria
Images of orange life vests (and their failure
opened our eyes to this death of innocence.
Now it repeats ,in the waters of the Rio Grande..
another child drowned.Another life.Another name.
Meanwhile ,in cages,children sans soap or showers
Worse than Concentration Camps-because volunteers
who donate essentials are not allowed to do so.
Civilization relies upon humanity behaving well.
Deaths and deportations we have all seen before
And we do not desire any more.

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