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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:51:00 PM

    I see the world as it is and the people in it as they are. All Beautiful. Strong and passionate words. Don't let the people who don't understand you ever pass judgement, for their eyes are already blinded and their minds already closed.

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 11/13/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree Thomas, and I am glad there are still people like you here.
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 10:39:00 PM

    Hi FJ. I saw your contest posted so I came to read the poems you mentioned... and wow, I'm impressed! I've only written one or two poems even remotely like this and not even close to this good! I love the power in your words :)

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 11/13/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Becca; not sure how I missed you but sorry for the delayed response. And ma'am I've read some of your poems so I disagree! LOL
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 11:31:00 AM

    What a lovely surprise! I absolutely love this poem, FJ! The fourth couplet is so powerful. Im still trying to understand what trash talking is. Lol. Great write!

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 11/3/2013 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Don't worry Ruben; I gave a better explanation on one of your other comments :D
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 11:14:00 AM

    Brilliant , beautiful,, confident ,,,real are just a few words to describe this amazing poem.... love every word I wasn't dark enough to be amoung your people, so me you try to disown But that call isn't yours to make, I haven't given you That throne....powerful, inspiring & honest. Tyfs:0) Fj~ Cherie:)

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 11/3/2013 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Cherie; I was on my soap box that day lol. I'm glad you liked it; thank you very much.
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 8:31:00 PM

    Wow, I'm proud of you Flo, you really know that you are strong and you loved being who you are, and I loved to read all this writes :) thank you for your lovely visit before, you made my day :D hug, Yanny

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 11/1/2013 8:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awww thank you Yanny; I am very glad you liked it. I look forward to reading more of your poems.
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 11:54:00 PM

    This is one great read. Self acceptance is really the only thing that matters. we are all unique and the centre of our own Universe. I love your poem...peter

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 11/1/2013 8:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Peter thanks so much. Someone had pushed the wrong button on the right day lol
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 1:27:00 PM

    I absolutely love this..it took me back to a time I was on a bus , and loudly someone said " she is the Cheerleader type " we love to hate .. It hurt me, I see your beauty inside you and out !

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 10/30/2013 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sadly we do; but some of us rise above it :) I'm glad you enjoyed this poem Shanity.
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 11:23:00 AM

    Beautiful and proud of it. No one can ever take away what we will not allow to be taken. favorite lines "I wasn’t dark enough to be among your people so me you try to disown But that call isn’t yours to make; I haven’t given you that throne!" fabulous

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 10/30/2013 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for feeling me on this one Karen; I'm afraid I'm a bit iron-willed when it comes to certain things. This happens to be one ;)
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 2:14:00 AM

    "Wow! this is awesome and so beautiful...i love your style and thank you so much for reading and enjoying my poem:) take care"

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 10/30/2013 5:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm glad you enjoyed it Priyanka! Thanks so much
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 11:02:00 AM

    Such confidence is rare. I am impressed with your attitude and ability to tone out how others view you. I love: "Let me clarify so you misunderstand nothing..." Very clever word play!

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 10/29/2013 1:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm glad you liked it Allie; the feeling of strength in our poetry is mutual I assure you :)
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 8:55:00 AM

    Brilliant !! Love your assertive and confident style here. Great write xx

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 10/29/2013 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Kim; was in a mood and had to put it on paper lol.
  1. Date: 10/28/2013 7:27:00 PM

    There surely is not hate coming from here... only admiration for standing up with great strength and conviction! I am so sooooooo impressed with this write dear dear friend! I am also so impressed by your strength. If you will have me... I would like to be your friend! It would be an honour! Big warm hugs, Jack xoxox BTW what is your nme?

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/29/2013 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like Florestine!!!
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 10/29/2013 6:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jack, always making me smile; thank you for such kind words. And my name is Florestine, but most simply call me Flo :)
  1. Date: 10/28/2013 7:25:00 PM

    "You asked me the other day, my friend, who I am, I replied: I am you in another body! Yes, it is true Look how much the same we are, No matter what the color, the creed, the race, the status" From my poem: COME MY BROTHER. My dear F.J. Thomas, You have all the wonderful ingredients the Good LORD intended you to have in order to be a perfect human being! HE knows much better than any mortal! Your beautiful poem touched a sensitive chord in my heart! YOU ARE GREAT AS YOU ARE! Thank You!

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 10/29/2013 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That was Beautiful Demetrios; Thank you. That means a great deal from someone who writes with such depth as you.