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As the Sun Rises

From out of the smoke we will rise
The weight of these chains we will break
From his face we will rip the deceitful guise
The spirit of our brothers and sisters we will wake

My blood flows free yet I do not weaken
My feet clothed in blisters yet I feel no pain
For my children’s lives I will not bargain
Though my anger burns my calm will remain

From beneath his foot our people we will remove
The hate he has implanted we will unbind with fire
The lies he  feeds  the blind  we will disprove
We will watch him drown in desperation’s mire

With only a stance we will shake every plain
With only a look we shine with the force of the sun
My feet clothed in blisters yet I feel no pain
My blood flowing free yet I will not weaken

~FJ Thomas
….we are not of only one race in this family

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Squashing Annoying Little Gnats

Oh what a cheerful piece! I'll leave a comment below 
Hm, this person thinks 'it lacks depth,' but why say so

Amazing; all the words you used yet you've shown about as much expertise as a stick
Is it possibly because you're a shallow person simply looking for attention; basically a prick

The piece was a creation of their own; meant to bring a smile to any friend
But I suppose you would have to have one to understand that in the end

You go around on other people's poems leaving nothing but a disparaging remark
Criticizing like a child when your own work reads as if it were written it in the dark

Since simply acknowledging that each person is different seems to escape you
Perhaps you should take your childish behavior and go back to junior high school

~FJ Thomas 

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As The Wind Blows - Chan's Memory

Removed by author upon realization that this site gives permission for use of poems to anyone with the option of removing the author's name.

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A Woman From God

A Woman from God

I do not cover my eyes because God gave me sight; just as he did man
I do not cover my face because God made the sun to shine on it; just as it does man
I do not hold my voice because God made it beautiful; just as he did man
I do not hold my thoughts because God gave me sense; just as he did some men
He gave me a mind that I may know one day I will see a better place than this
…that I might hold on to the hope of living where life is no longer ruled by the arrogance of man

He told me I was a complement; that I balance the one for whom I was made.
….because I too was made in His image.

                                                             ~FJ Thomas

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A Poet's Peace

A Poet's Peace When there are feelings so deep that you cannot express I will bring them out with words that embrace When there is anger that would only manifest through violence I can bring release without a drop of blood shed As your heart leaps for joy from the love coursing throughout I magnify its value and prolong its affects I can take your soul and give it wings I can take your heart and render it in two With only words I will make you desire With mere syllables I can make you climax I am the keeper of every domain I am the wielder of every emotion I AM Poetry
~FJ Thomas

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Pastel Reflections

As I close my eyes - I can feel your heart beat
Resting on-my chest - the scent of you - so soft and sweet
Every strand of hair - every per-fect line I me-mor-ize
Each tear that left - your lovely eyes

Every day I pray - on bended knee - I beg - you’ll return
This life - I can-not live if you’re away from me
With your heart’s last beat - my spir-it died
My heart – now-only burns
---- Dear God please – return - my love - to me

Pictures on the wall – your face so - en-chant-ing
Your hand on-my cheek - I can’t hold back – the tears it brings
Fall-ing to the floor – emptiness rests deep inside my soul
With-out you I’ll ne-ver be whole

Every day I pray - on bended knee - I beg - you’ll return
This life - I can-not live if you’re away from me
With your heart’s last beat - my spir-it died
My heart – now-only burns
---- Dear God please – return - my love - to me

Every strand the same – eyes that pale the new dawn
No more tears of pain know-ing that you will soon be gone
As I close my eyes – I can feel your heart beat-Fin-a-lly 
he’s heard now in your arms I’ll-always sleep

(speaking softly) As I close my eyes – I can feel your heart beat……

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Lost Treasure - A Family's Story

Among scattered stones the sisters liked to play
Mommy finding rocks in pockets day after day

But beneath a leaf a treasure one little girl found
A rock like she’d never seen, beautiful and round

So off to her sister she ran to show her prize
They danced in circles letting out delighted cries

No matter how they looked they only found that one
So they decided to share; showing it to everyone

Each day they played with that stone and had fun
Loving its beautiful green and how it shine in the sun

After time the sisters came to adore this pebble
Taking it everywhere; never letting it get dull

Then one day the neighbor down the street was passing by
Daddy always said stay away from him; he’s not a nice guy

The girls were so happy in the yard they hadn’t noticed him
Wondering why they were laughing so, he had seen them

You see, old Mr. D was a very slick and greedy man
Wanting what wasn’t his; stealing from every hand

So Mr. D snuck closer to see what made them glow
His eyes got big when he saw them dance to and fro

Taking turns with their friend; their own little rock
Never setting it down; so he continued to gawk

Now Mr. D knew something precious when he got a look
This was no regular stone, but rare Jade just like in books

A lovely rare stone the sisters shared between them
Never knowing its worth, but still loving this gem

Mr. D stood up straight and put on his nicest smile
Then asked “dear girls, may I sit here a while?”

The girls always listened to daddy; so in reply they said
You have to ask dad before you open the gate ahead

Mr. D was no longer smiling, as they had foiled his first trick
But he wanted that Jade, so another time he would pick

It was late now and mommy was going through pockets
Soon she found their pretty stone nestled in some blankets

She thought “I’ll set it on the sill while the blanket dries”
Not knowing Mr. D had seen her with his greedy eyes 

As soon as she went inside he tip toed beneath the sill
Knowing he’d make the girls cry he laughed a loud shrill

Mom ran outside and could not believe what she saw
The precious stone was gone; it had to be that outlaw

Momma cried all night because of her carelessness
Wanting to fix it; hoping her girls loved her no less

Some time had passed and Mr. D did not care for the stone
It was now always by garbage, in the dirt, or just left alone

So one day having used it enough, he left it on the side of the road
It was dirty and scratched not being given the love the girls showed

People passed by and never noticed the gem on the roadside
Thinking it was like every other rock they continued their ride

The girls were a little older now; but had never forgotten about their friend
The pebble brought them so much joy their hearts would never quite mend

The family decided to take a walk and look at pretty flowers growing
To take in some of the fresh air, warm sun, and feel the wind blowing

But as they were walking a small flash of light caught the girls eyes
And they froze as they could not believe what just under the dirt lie

It was their treasure, their prize, the friend they'd always kept close
A beautiful green rock that shone bright and kept them on their toes

They run to their parents and say “she looks different, but can we keep her please”
Daddy looked and momma and smiled; she looks at the girls but does not tease

“It’s only the outside” she said; “the inside will still be as pretty as ever”
“Just need to wash the dirt and rub the scratches and she’ll be even better”

So home she went, that precious stone, right where she belong
The three back together, they danced in the yard all day singing songs

All cleaned up and shining bright, the neighbors now admire that Jade
Never realizing all its hidden qualities; happy that too far it hadn’t strayed

Mr. D sees all the commotion and wants to know what is going on
Then he saw all admiring the stone he wanted to be forever gone

If he couldn’t have it he didn’t want anyone else to enjoy its beauty
But Mr. D lost this one; that little Jade was home, loved and happy

~FJ Thomas

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Hearts Converse

Hearts Converse

....husband to wife...
Sometimes if two trees grow close to one another they start to entangle. Even intertwine! This can be a very beautiful thing.....especially with two beautiful trees. 
But, if something happens to one of the trees after they've grown together, and they are separated....
The one left standing, if it can, will look very disfigured to all those passing by. 
I feel BEAUTIFUL with you!
I'd be disfigured WITHOUT YOU!!
I want to continue growing together......
I love you

...wife to husband...
...right now one tree is breaking and doing nothing more than adding weight to the other.
It's roots were strong at one time, so deep in the soil it could not be killed; but the soil feels shallow now. Holes have been bore through-out the tree and it is weak; even the sunlight makes it retreat to a more hidden place. So much weight the other tree is carrying; how does the weak tree know when to let go before it takes them both down...before it takes the whole garden down?

My husband, I appreciate that you express your feelings to me in a way that I frequently express my own; most would not even try.

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The Kingdom of Ghali

The Kingdom of Ghali

Welcome to our peaceful home
Where cotton candy clouds and free thinkers roam
Meet jester Jack who keeps a smile on all
Reinforced by Sir Drake with his radio wherewithal
And don’t miss maidens Becca and Charma
Who keep the Queen’s peace with their shining aura

Oh the Queen? Who is she? you ask

She will warm your heart but do not cross her
For I hear to one she decreed “I Hope You Suffer”
But here she rules fair over the azure seas
No, there is no other like Queen Eileen of Ghali  

Her admiring scribe,
FJ Thomas

My apologies Highness; this should have never been removed when I left.
It is, after all, for you ;)

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My mind can spin a thousand tales, yet not one that measures to you
My words can turn a thousand heads, but cannot express my hearts view

I watch the beauty you display through the strength and love you have shown
Taking my heart further, lifting my thoughts higher than they’ve ever known

Yesterday’s loss I lament, as it is no longer time that can be spent with you
Begging today lingers and tomorrow delays; its own endeavors to pursue

While life has worn me down, eroded the walls that have kept me strong
You fortify my spirit, saying do not lose my heart because to you it belongs

When earth’s final revolution claims all that is, all that breathes, all that lives
It will have failed in its attempt; as time will still be partaking of all that you give

~FJ Thomas

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