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  1. Date: 12/4/2013 9:02:00 AM
    You point out that all poets have their bad days - which is a good point. As you seem to be saying poetry comes form inside each writer. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 12/4/2013 9:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is one point :) But I'm kind of more aiming at those who feel their poetry is superior merely b/c they have it formatted; that has no leverage to me personally when it comes to a truly good poem. But that is also a point; to remember that it is THEIR opinion, just as mine is only my opinion regarding another's work.
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 7:32:00 PM
    Very nice, makes me want to just be more of who I am, which is me. nice poem

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 12/3/2013 8:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad you feel that way Scotty; that's pretty much what I want to see when I read another's poetry, who they are :)
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 3:53:00 AM
    Listening is a weapon, and some people hate carrying their weapons when they are given an opportunity to listen...

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 12/2/2013 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes. The bad thing is, let them tell it and they're good at everything!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 3:49:00 AM
    True that Flo, i know what you mean. You have the rights words prepared for the wrong hearts lol...

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 12/2/2013 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks M. Just back from vacation...job drove me nuts so they'll see exactly how I feel about that when I go back tomorrow.
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:54:00 AM
    So true! We are all different and special in our own way, which is why we post our work here. I enjoy all of your words because it allows me to catch a glimpse into your world :)

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 12/1/2013 9:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I knew you would understand the feeling I was conveying here :) Thank you Greg.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 11:56:00 PM
    Nice thoughts on your own muse, FJ

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 12/1/2013 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ram...hoping you're doing well.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 11:18:00 PM
    You can also do this in prose. to me if there is no rhythm or flow, then it is prose. Enjoyed your words....peter

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 12/1/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Peter; I have read some prose that flowed and some that simply read as a story; but that would simply be my opinion, so in that case I would simply not leave a comment :) That is the point I am trying to make; helping me make a poem better is one thing; but detailing how you have such talent based on formatting, metering, and other such grammatical tangibles is not poetry in itself.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 8:05:00 PM
    I so agree with you, we are part of our poetry, we move as one, thank you for sharing luv xxx

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 11/30/2013 8:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Always appreciate when you give me some of your time Mystic Rose :) I'm glad you get it ;)
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 7:48:00 PM
    This poem sounds like you're talking directly to me. If so, I can guarantee the same thing. I truly like this one, it's very bold.

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 11/30/2013 9:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL oh no! I appreciate the poet who may choose to try different formats but not the ones who feel that MAKES them a poet...let alone one who's better than others.
    JT Avatar Honestly JT
    Date: 11/30/2013 9:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I understand now. For a second I thought I was getting slammed and wasn't sure why.
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 11/30/2013 8:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    PJ that was directed at a type of person but I never saw you as fitting in there :) There are those who forget the meaning behind poetry when trying to remain within a format and would put themselves above another's for something as simple as that format.
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 11/30/2013 8:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    cont...Something than can be taught, whereas true poetry, poetry that can reach into another's heart and mind, cannot. I have never pictured you as such.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 7:19:00 PM
    When you peel back the layers a friendship exists of words and rhymes and utter bliss

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 11/30/2013 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Not all understand past mere words on a page; but you do :)