"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?"
YOU ARE NOT A TEST TUBE BABY
You came through a mother's womb
Possibly with a father present and responsible
And medical staff to facilitate your emergence..
You are never an island,nor a mere solitary "self"
You had brothers and sisters,friends,peers ,enemies
All of whom dedicated time and energy to your specific existence
You worked,so you have workmates who acknowledged you
And you have a history of knowing people,who knew you
Even if they are no longer around to contradict you
I will do that in their names.Even if i do not know them.
You are not merely a solitary "self".Never have been
And this response shows and shares the illusion
of"lonely planets" as irrelevant.Planets are not human.
They do not have emotions.They are not"lonely"
And you are part of a human matrix.Get back into it!