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?"
WHEN MARGARET THATCHER CLOSED DOWN COAL PLANTS
Thousands became unemployed with no alternative employment
BUT the air became clear and the water almost drinkable
Seems the dinosaurs still have coal seams on their minds
while trading carbon offsets for their coal project expansions
If this were not an issue of your life and/or death
I would rhyme a light verse (that rhymed with hearse)
but those melting icebergs elevate coastal water levels
and floods persist as do chaotic weather patterns
and we know this ,so events like Glasgow COP to it
with video of extreme weather events and resulting casualties
WE KNOW what is wrong-our lifestyle.Renewable energies might assuage
but not avoid chaos.In our lifetime=results of words over actions.
NO MORE WORDS.