may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Saturday, December 31, 2011


Nobody predicted the Arab Spring-nor its many repercussions
Nobody predicted the OCCUPY movement-nor its universal longevity
"Democracies"are increasingly being defined militarily instead of economically
as recessions and depression mentalities follow offshored jobs
Military dictatorships still defend themselves via force
Alliances still militate against independent sovereign entities
Whole economies fall and rise again overnight
and "bail-out"now becomes less of a metaphor
New factors include emergent social media-
the use(less)role of GOOGLE,YOUTUBE and TWITTER
to connect with ,empower and communicate processes of change
It did not work in Syria ,China ,Russia nor Iran
It did assist in Egypt,Libya,Algeria and Morocco
and no body can tell us why change is so selective.
Poets of the past are replaced by hiphop verbal insurgents
Poets @OCCUPY sing their alignment with ADBUSTERS
Poems on placards ,tweets,Facebook,blogs and websites
become instant slogans for an unfinished work
Whether it will be called'democacy"or "demogogery"
is unknown.Read the writing on the wall?or yr txt messages..

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