"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 THE LAST RAINFOREST WAS BULLDOZED
First for a Cathedral,then a Supermarket/finally a military base
to protect the Cathedral and the Supermarket from Revolutions and Looting
(No one knows how to build a rainforest.Cathedrals for billionaires.Supermarkets for Yellow Jackets.
But homeless want rainforests to disappear into.Their Cathedrals the bins outside supermarkets.
Their nemesis Authority-Church/State.Uniforms.Obedience.Censorship.
When the last rainforest fell,coal industry futures went UP
As did THE RIGHT TO POLLUTE.Beauty is a tree/removed for supermarkets.
They were here-before we were here,and chopped and cleared for houses and Navies
(forests were friendly and green.A New Green Deal may not bring back original forests
but it will remind all homeless that some Cathedrals allow them shelter overnight.