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My Angel in Disguise- Tribute to FJ Thompson

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She saw my pain and gifted me a crown and named me Queen when I felt like a clown She sent her gift cross the many miles And wreathed my teary face in rainbow smiles She knew what words and rhymes all mean to me And so she gifted joy to poetry A chance to add an image to my rhyme And write of life and what makes it sublime She left this place for she could not abide discrimination’s sneer; it touched her pride But she came back for me in time of need When others brought me down, my heart she freed In every line she writes my heart can trace The beauty of an angel filled with grace For Silent One's Tribute Contest Revised August 6, 2015 F J (Flo) Thompson is a woman I admire with my whole heart. Some of you may know the story of how she named me Queen and wrote a poem about my kingdom here on the Soup. Knowing the sensitivity of my heart, she sent me a tiara and hair decorations in the mail all the way here to lift my spirits. She gifted me my first Premium Membership and now….a year later, she gifted me the second one along with a Lifetime Membership. I discovered that she anonymously gifted others Premium Memberships as well. Friends like this are so rare and precious. I’m overwhelmed as I write. I love being able to add photos to my poems and being able to blog. People don’t know what joy I find in writing. FJ knows. She’s my angel in disguise. I’m forever grateful. I love her poetry because of the strength of passion and conviction with which she writes.

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Date: 8/17/2015 9:34:00 PM
Eileen.. I salute you for your fabulous winning tribute to FJ!
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Date: 8/10/2015 3:04:00 PM
Beautiful, beautiful tribute dedicated to a great friend and patron, one who is so deserving of this great honor! Congratulations on an excellent win, my friend and a 7! Warmest regards to you. Pandita
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Date: 8/10/2015 12:19:00 AM
Lovely tribute to a great poetess my dear Eileen! Congrats on big win!
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Date: 8/9/2015 5:37:00 AM
a lovely tribute to an amazing woman and poetess Eileen congrats on win hugs 7*
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Date: 8/8/2015 10:12:00 PM
Eileen, congrats on the tribute win. :) SKAT
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Date: 8/8/2015 5:28:00 PM
Oh Eileen what an amazing tribute - it wasn't until she left last year that I discovered my PM had also been gifted by this wonderful lady - it spurred me on to write and that her gift was used to the best of my ability all I ever wanted was to make her proud:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 8/8/2015 9:25:00 AM
Eileen, you penned have heartfelt tribute to your friend. Congratulations on your well deserved win:-)Alexis
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Date: 8/8/2015 9:07:00 AM
A moving tribute and a deserving recipient. Congratulations to you both. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 8/8/2015 8:10:00 AM
Wow Eileen a beautiful tribute to FJ...congrats
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Date: 3/1/2015 8:30:00 PM
An angel in disguise is a hope when the heart cries, and a beauty ready for battle..."And wreathed my teary face with rainbow smiles..." Poetry, the ultimate gift. It is so important to acknowledge and celbrate our inspirations, this tribute has put the talent of ypur heart on full display Eileen, proving that you merit an angel's touch...FJ. is very beautiful. The two of you are real Titans of brains and beauty...J.A.B.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 7/29/2015 1:03:00 PM
Thank you for this post, Justin. I don't know how I missed responding to yours and others comments below. FJ is an angel to me. She has been a support when my heart has failed me. Though this is late, thank you for the visit and the compliments for both of us.
Date: 2/28/2015 6:25:00 PM
wow, this is probably the best tribute i have seen done with this theme, dear. VERY nice!! I did not know her well, but I have heard so many amazing things about her. Hope this scores high.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 7/29/2015 1:04:00 PM
Hey, Andrea....this is an old poem. I'm not sure how I failed to comment on the responses. FJ is here...and as ever, she is a guiding light. Hugs
Date: 2/28/2015 12:13:00 AM
Fabulous tribute to Flo my dear friend, I miss that gal!
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Date: 2/27/2015 6:29:00 PM
Beautiful. May God bless this angel.
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Date: 2/27/2015 6:10:00 PM
My dear lovely enchantress how wonderful you are to write this for your marvellous friend. I can see the joy that your friend has given you in your tribute. I can also see why she would make you the queen of a poetry Kingdom, it seem so natural. This will go into my favourites as a reminder of your gentle loving heart. Always so kind and true to your friends. Your friend forever Shane xxx
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Date: 2/27/2015 1:10:00 PM
I am touched by this lovely sonnet, Eileen, and by the kindness of Flo; who said that angels do not exist?!!! Hugs // paul
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Date: 2/27/2015 8:34:00 AM
An awesome tribute to a love that seeks to build-up, encourage, to recognize the beauty in another . . . that is passion! A precious gift that we all have the capacity of giving to others -- generosity! May we be inspired to follow her example. Love the avatar !! Much love and light LO . . .
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 2/27/2015 9:28:00 AM
I tell them, "See this tiara. You don't see it when you see me come to class everyday, but it's there. It's there because someone made me feel like a Queen, and when I'm down....I feel that tiara on my head." I'll never forget her kindness...and now with these PM Memberships...I'm just overwhelmed. I'd hate to lose the opportunity to post photos and blogs. She's an angel. :) Thanks for visiting me and the comment on my avatar....I like playing around with colors. ;) Hugs
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 2/27/2015 9:25:00 AM
David, I'm honestly blessed with FJ in my life. :) I'm in touch with her all the time, but it broke me when she left here. She is such a fantastic poet. It takes so much thoughtfulness to PLAN something like sending a gift overseas. She first asked me for my address to send me a "card". When the package came, there were messages from other poets here whom I love, along with the tiara and air combs. I cried when I saw it. I sometimes wear it to class and tell the kids the story...
Date: 2/27/2015 8:16:00 AM
FJ rocks! This is a wonderful tribute to a fabulous woman!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 2/27/2015 9:42:00 AM
She sure does, Richard. She sure does. You know who else rocks??? YOU!
Date: 2/27/2015 6:49:00 AM
I can feel your heart in thisEileen.Flo was one of the sweetest spices of the soup.I wish foe her return.Maybe one day She would Eileen.This is an amazing tribute of what true friendship should be like..Lovely!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 2/27/2015 9:43:00 AM
Thank you, Charmaine. Thanks for sending me your note along with her package. I love you all. True friendships never die. I so hope I can return the favor somehow someplace. Thank you, sweetie...for being one of my soul sisters. HUGS
Date: 2/27/2015 6:34:00 AM
A sincere tribute Eileen, where she is she must be smiling from molar to molar because of this!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 2/27/2015 9:45:00 AM
I send her the link, and yes, she is happy. It's but a small thank you for all she's done for me. :) Thanks for the visit, Grace.
Date: 2/27/2015 2:06:00 AM
A tribute that honors her and you at the same time! If only we had more angels like you two ladies, the world a better place would be, Dear Eileen! Bravo!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 2/27/2015 3:13:00 AM
Thank you, My dear sweet poet. I appreciate your words of commendation. I am in need. I'm not well....I had three classes to teach and no must teach one more before I can go home to rest. This lifts my spirits. Blessings to you.
Date: 2/26/2015 11:29:00 PM
A wonderful tribute! Just a small detail of the misspelling of Angel in the title of your poem.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 2/26/2015 11:39:00 PM
Sure thing :)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 2/26/2015 11:34:00 PM
LAURA...I'm ever grateful. Bless you, dear. Thanks!