"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?
Syria,Aleppo.Silk Road Trade Route
Bombed into oblivion.Drone footage shows ruins
Civilians wrapped in Mosul show casualties anonymous.
Footage also shares THE LAST GARDENER of Aleppo
and THE MAN WHO MADE TOYS FOR CHILDREN
both living examples of life among death/green among gray.
Both dead.Still,the innocent must live.In war zones.In their own homes.
Life must live among death@all times.Our elders creak,cannot speak,fail to respond.
We acknowledge them,and must move on.The LONG MARCH is everywhere.YEAR ONE is now.
Once Lebanon was the Paris of the Orient.Then civil war.Then invasion.Now a tentative truce
with so many refugees clinging to thin camps.Even threatened species live-until the last wing.Our last prayer