"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?"
IN THE NEXT VILLAGE
they know not of this one.
Same with the town up the road.
Each Vietcong did not know the names of his others.
Thrown from helicopters for their virgin silence
Tortured into victory /Bicycles over bombs.
So many silences-of broken and blissed and blown away..
Other languages hide our body dialects.Hunger,need,politics.
How kiss the killer?Heal the horror?Survive Agent Orange children?
So many wars of occupation.We lose track of losses.
Some countries are bases.Others refugees.Selective loyalties.
Walls grow up.World close as a fence.Children only know camps.
Some day we will learn "temps/vierge"