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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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'Hidden In The Rain' An Adult Storm

The Rain Storm Trilogy 
Hidden in the Rain
The Storm's Reclamation
Surge of the Tempest

“Why?” he asks, “Why do you love the rain so?”
“Why do the darkness of the sky and the sound of thunder set your face aglow?”

 She turns back from the window, a small smile playing upon her lips
She takes in the view of this freshly showered man with only a towel on his hips

She leans in with a kiss and catches the single drop of water running down his chest
“Shh” she finally says, “listen” she whispers as his neck she begins to caress

“Close your eyes, hear the song” she says as she reclines him onto the chaise
He listens as the rain plays on the roof; when the thunder hits his senses are ablaze

His eyes open to see her above him, his hands on her hips, her taking in all that he is
“It’s the rhythm” she breathes, “It’s the power;” his grip tightens on that which is his

Placing his focus back on the rain he finds the song again so as to join in her dance
Her head now back slightly, droplets sliding down her belly; the storms advance

He sits upright as the thunder roars and her back arches in pleasure and pain
Her head swings forward and he sees the lightening in her eyes; he can no longer 

His mouth just where it needs to be he gently bites and with his tongue pulls, changes sides and begins again
Her storm has reached its full strength as she encompasses him and his girth feels her own warm rain

No longer able to withstand the force of her gales or the power of her sway his own storm has come through
She finds the side of his neck and latches hard; a low moan he releases when she breathes “give me all of you”

She takes what belongs to her as the rain quiets in the background
His tense body relaxes and once again he hears the rainsong all around

As he looks at her he smiles to see her power, her beauty, her glow
And kissing her gently says “never again will I have ask why you love the rain so”

FJ Thomas
Copyright © 2013 by FJ Thomas

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As The Wind Blows - Chan's Memory

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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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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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Lost Treasure - A Family's Story

Removed by author

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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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I Am Sage - Contest 'Flower'

With purples and lavenders I pull you in
My scent you may catch when passing a kitchen
My colors a vibrant hint of my royalty
As I am among the largest in my family

Though soft to the touch I’ve proven my power 
Never wilting for the sun or a summer shower
I show my diversity by enhancing the human palate 
And my wisdom when for medicinal herbs I am cut

My name borrowed to mean good judgment and prudence
Often bestowed upon  the  women of pure conscience 
Within my kingdom I am commonly highly sought
A Sage being that from which all others are taught

                                       ~FJ Thomas
Sage: Great respect, Wisdom, Female fidelity

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All of Me

He holds me when I’m crying and warms me when I’m cold
Takes my hand when I’m lost and guides my heart to find its way
When he’s not with me I can’t breathe; he’s the air that gives me life
Within my tears lay his laughter and his pain; his love and his hate
Within his heart lay my spirit and my soul; my center, my essence
All that I am belongs to him; because he gave all that he is to me
Riding skylines and crashing tides we’ve formed our universe
He’s the gravity that keeps us in rotation; the water that refreshes
He’s all that I am; my sun, my moon…the sky my stars rest upon
My anger could not be suppressed, yet, he overcame
My  mind  not  comprehended,  yet,  he understood
All that I am belongs to him; because he gave all that he is to me

                                                                 ~FJ Thomas