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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

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?

"FORGETTING CAN BE AN ACT OF WILL"
"BUT ALSO CAN REMEMBERING.."
For you will walk in Tiananmen Square
but no one will talk about June 4,1989.
It is 2019,and nothing is forgotten
but no one wants to remember.
Those young voices who called for change
have been suppressed,jailed,executed.
To raise your individual voice in China today
makes you a target  for punishment.
To learn the details of what happened is hard.
There is suppression of data(censorship)
and the Official Party Line is silence.
That which we cannot speak of
will return /louder and longer,
deeper and braver than before
We do not know when.

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