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Thursday, 2 August 2018

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?


CULTURAL APPROPRIATION 2018
Your dreams might end all homelessness
Might feed millions of hopeless/helpless
Those with no status.In cages/enraged.
Each one silenced by Authority(which censors us
and makes all PC  that which offends
You might go to a Sun Dance
Apply Reiki ,Shiatsu.Learn Kung Fu,Karate.
You might apply/ like Ezra Pound/many languages..
as a political editor once sang "USURY!"
Perhaps you support Tibet against China,
wish to release all political prisoners.Start with language
Before it disappears into rants,cliches and polite white speech
 

(It’s about time poets learned that even they are not exempt from the PC thought police.  That’ll lern’em, dern’em.)


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