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Friday, 28 March 2014

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem


Rob Ayling 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 Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth 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 with in 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? why not indeed!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)

DEATH BECOMES HER
ALWAYS,EVER,BEFORE,DURING&AFTER
Flora & fauna have high toxicities-it's a bloody wonder we make it to 18!
Snakes and spiders and sharks,crocodiles,cane toads,cassowaries
can bite,attack,wound,poison ,strike and kill
You do not need to go Outback!Cities and suburbs provide habitat
Each year-another surfer bitten by sharks
Every so often,a tourist attacked by crocodile
Far too often-snakebites,ant bites,tick bites and sores,wounds and lesions
caused by indefinite miniature creatures reclaiming their traditional hunting grounds
We have few land animals larger  than humans-Big Reds and Cassowaries
Yet,we are an island-surrounded by waters,in which live
poisonous jellyfish,cruising sharks,stingrays,many varieties of crocodiles
hungry enough to not see us as competition.Older than us-this desert in blue waters
Longer than our little lifetimes,with poisonous powers stronger than our antidotes
We are in deed "The Lucky Country!"Crikey! These politicians!


Let's count the ways Australia is trying to kill all the Australians.
BuzzFeed|By Simon Crerar

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