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

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Apple's suppliers in China have had workers poisoned via hexane
Some workers are under aged .Most have poor working conditions
To make art out of journalism mixes fact and fiction
What we want to believe is that Charles Dickens"HARD TIMES" is fiction-
that New York sweatshops and Mexican border factories
are old stories/history.That all workers are treated with equality and respect.
This is pure fiction,and bad art.Whistleblowers are punished and sacked
for speaking truth to power.Journalists killed in Syria.FACT. Verifiable.
Reporters shot in Mexico's drug wars.Headless mariachis learn corridos.
Bradley Manning in solitary confinement.Alan Pogue ignored.
Storytellers persist in awakening us to the world we all live within.
We prefer airport headline fairytale fiction-Navy SEALS assassinations
rather than slaughter of women and children in Afghanistan.
Rescue missions where the hostages actually are living to Black Hawk Downs syndrome
Somali pirates hijack our Walter Raleigh Walter Mitty syndromes
When they defend their territory,we kidnap them.
Terrorism is a territorial term.Benjamin Franklin was to be hung by the English.
Now we raid Third World countries with Little Britain as our last ally.
Check your stories!A grain of truth is still food for thought...

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