Thursday, 7 November 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?"

I KNOW WHO YOU ARE
I do not need software to confirm
When i do poetry in your schools
they photocopy my license and give me an ID badge"VISITOR"
That record is not kept forever.This system works
To accede to Universal I D is unnecessary
and expensive,with no guarantees
that your identity will not be accessed by other entities..
Plotinus said it best"KEEP IT SIMPLE"
And,once your identity is compromised
all other personal and financial details follow..
Unnecessary,intrusive,expensive,untrustworthy-
why use face scanning technology
when i know you face to face
as you know me and mine..?

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