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04/26/2016 Upon a Deaf Heart 239 Rhyme
04/26/2016 Among Broken Pieces 130 Free verse
03/06/2016 Nighttime Musings 3 148 Verse
01/06/2016 Envy of the Downtrodden 325 Free verse
12/23/2015 White Power 652 Free verse
12/22/2015 Watching Your Step - For Contest 363 Limerick
12/11/2015 Discovering the Realm of Writing 308 Prose
12/10/2015 Binding Echoes 278 Quatrain
12/05/2015 Nighttime Musings - 1 510 Free verse
12/05/2015 These Spoken Words 409 Free verse
12/04/2015 The Mirage - Do You Want to Ride 403 Personification
10/19/2015 The Last Architect 466 Rhyme
09/07/2015 Serenity's Reign 441 Free verse
08/24/2015 Sequoia Tears 470 Personification
08/19/2015 Now We Are Free 599 Free verse
08/17/2015 Tainted By Love 407 Rhyme
08/12/2015 Infinite Chaos - A Voice for the ADD Afflicted 374 Free verse
08/08/2015 Squashing Annoying Little Gnats 799 Rhyme
07/17/2015 As I Breathe 483 Rhyme
07/10/2015 Ascending 488 Couplet
07/09/2015 In Jehovah's Arms 432 Free verse
07/07/2015 The Danger of Beauty - Brevity with a Twist 457 Rhyme
07/01/2015 Sunkissed Copper - 'Waltz Wave' 590 Verse
06/30/2015 A Husband's Love 875 Free verse
06/29/2015 Haiku - tears of time 520 Haiku
06/19/2015 Silent Death 1142 Free verse
06/16/2015 When the Moon Descends 502 Rhyme
06/08/2015 The Anti-Archibald - A Play on Ars Poetica 372 Couplet
06/01/2015 'Bite Me' Contest 1964 Rhyme
05/28/2015 Pharaoh Hatshepsut - Contest 'Cleri-who' 696 Clerihew
05/27/2015 Poetic Manifestation 547 Rhyme
05/26/2015 Haiku - old fire 556 Haiku
05/21/2015 Bedlam I Became - Contest 'Pantheon of Gods' 528 Rhyme
05/20/2015 Birth of the Poet 736 Free verse
05/19/2015 Moment of Truth 553 Blitz
05/01/2015 As the Sun Rises 2451 Quatrain
04/25/2015 A Woman From God 802 Free verse
04/22/2015 Moonlit Growth 927 Sapphic stanza
04/20/2015 Spoken Climax 722 Rhyme
03/02/2015 The Kingdom of Ghali 750 Couplet
11/09/2014 As The Wind Blows 1135 Couplet

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Quote Left Poetry will always be a matter of perception, perspective, and personal taste. No amount of education or fame can ever change that. -FJ Thomas Quote Right
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Quote Left ...you can't burn fire! I'll always blaze! -FJ Thomas Quote Right
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Quote Left To conquer your flaws you must first accept them. -FJ Thomas Quote Right
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Quote Left Never think you know all the facets of what it is to be me. I'll only reveal another and blow your mind. -FJ Thomas Quote Right
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Quote Left If the only thing that can be said about a poem is that 'it is perfectly formatted' then it is not poetry. -FJ Thomas Quote Right
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Never think you know all the facets of what it is to be me. I'll only reveal another and blow your mind.

....you can't burn fire! I'll always blaze!

 

I do not write my biographies in third person because I want you to feel as if I am speaking to you personally; because if you are reading this I am.

I have recently completed my first solo poetry book and have had several poems published individually and in multiples in/on various publications, websites, and books. What does this mean? It means that I sent the right piece in at the right time for the right person to like it ...basically, I was lucky!

Being published is a great accomplishment for many but in no way makes them any more talented than poets on the various sites I have visited. I say this because I have read countless published works that had no more depth than a doorstop! Never think that because someone has published poetry or books that their work is better than yours!

If the only thing that can be said about a piece is that it is "perfectly formatted" then it is not poetry!

Be your own individual! If you can see where you can learn from a person then take advantage of the opportunity. If you feel you have nothing left to learn yourself then continue sitting in the alternate universe in which you currently reside.

Poetry will always be a matter of perception, perspective, and personal taste. No amount of education or fame can ever change that.

~FJ Thomas (Red Sayg)