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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."

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, it's currently 2014, 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 (RedSayg)

 

 


FOR MY HAIKU FRIENDS


Blog Posted:1/5/2017 6:12:00 PM

lol ...enjoy your evening! 

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  1. Date: 1/9/2017 2:45:00 AM
    Very cute one, Flo:)

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 1/9/2017 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jo ;)
  1. Date: 1/7/2017 12:20:00 AM
    Love it!

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 1/7/2017 12:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol made me laugh to.
  1. Date: 1/6/2017 2:47:00 PM
    Cute one! Hope all is well with you. love and hugs, catie :)

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 1/6/2017 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Catie Rose :) it's going lol.
  1. Date: 1/6/2017 2:07:00 PM
    - :))))) .... - Best wishes for a happy weekend, Søster :)

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 1/6/2017 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :* heellooo Søster!!!
  1. Date: 1/6/2017 12:35:00 PM
    :) :) Very inspired! I bet it has 17 gears, too! ...and the 'ah' moment arrives on the back seats.

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 1/6/2017 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lolol yes!!!
  1. Date: 1/6/2017 12:19:00 PM
    olympic action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . symphonies and cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . motion poetry

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 1/6/2017 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hmmm... you may need a larger vehicle!
  1. Date: 1/6/2017 11:59:00 AM
    : )

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 1/6/2017 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ;)
  1. Date: 1/6/2017 6:31:00 AM
    Hahahaha...poetry in motion...great to see a fun post in the blogs section :D

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 1/6/2017 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol thanks Nicola ;)
  1. Date: 1/6/2017 1:52:00 AM
    Ahhahaha, this cracked me up this morning :D

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    White Avatar Darren White Date: 1/6/2017 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Morning my ukht al-kubra :)
    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 1/6/2017 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Morning al-akh al-asrar!
  1. Date: 1/5/2017 11:54:00 PM
    Then there's the SUV Sonnet Volta. A great ride but every 120 feet or so veers in a turn of thought!

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 1/6/2017 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lolol I think I've been in that one!
  1. Date: 1/5/2017 9:05:00 PM
    but how many cup holders does it have???? Thanks for the chuckle

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 1/5/2017 10:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lolol probably 4!
  1. Date: 1/5/2017 6:49:00 PM
    LOL this is so funny :D

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 1/5/2017 7:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's what I thought ;)
  1. Date: 1/5/2017 6:41:00 PM
    ha ha ha am keeping my mouth firmly closed on this one!!!:-) hugs jan xx

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 1/5/2017 7:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol a FB connect who enjoys the Haiku form posted this.

My Past Blog Posts

 
Concrete Crush Finalized
Date Posted: 2/3/2017 1:49:00 PM
FOR MY HAIKU FRIENDS
Date Posted: 1/5/2017 6:12:00 PM
--ONLY RULE REMINDER FOR CONTEST--
Date Posted: 12/25/2016 12:00:00 PM
Concrete Crush - Difficult Contest Open
Date Posted: 12/23/2016 9:59:00 PM
Toxic Contest Fin AND VIEWPOINTS ON PLACING Wanted
Date Posted: 12/23/2016 12:39:00 PM
FLASH Contests - Your Thoughts??
Date Posted: 12/9/2016 4:00:00 PM
I know I've been gone a while but where is Bindu Vijayan :(
Date Posted: 12/5/2016 11:31:00 AM
TOXIC STATE - Contest Open
Date Posted: 12/1/2016 1:34:00 PM
Music and Poetry - Perfect Bedfellows
Date Posted: 11/30/2016 8:30:00 AM
Thoughts on Getting a 'Pronunciation' Head's Up from Contest Judges
Date Posted: 11/23/2016 12:25:00 PM
Do You Understand 'Spoken Word'
Date Posted: 11/21/2016 1:24:00 PM
'Within' Seasick Judging lol - Within contest judged
Date Posted: 11/16/2016 6:33:00 PM
The Piece Many Just Didn't Get
Date Posted: 10/18/2016 10:05:00 AM
When Your Muse Has Fallen Into A Coma
Date Posted: 10/7/2016 2:19:00 PM
Jaw Dropping Contest UPDATE
Date Posted: 5/27/2016 4:07:00 PM
CONTEST UPDATE - Making Their Jaws Drop - Moving Forward
Date Posted: 5/11/2016 4:44:00 PM
Site has not fixed contest saving issue so contest on hold.
Date Posted: 5/6/2016 5:41:00 PM
Making Their Jaws Drop - New Contest Open
Date Posted: 5/5/2016 8:02:00 PM
Soooo I've done it again and am apologizing!
Date Posted: 5/3/2016 2:47:00 PM
Why do you prefer "new" poems in your contests?
Date Posted: 4/26/2016 1:34:00 PM
Thanking You All
Date Posted: 3/6/2016 2:55:00 PM
My Sincere Appreciation
Date Posted: 2/14/2016 1:04:00 AM
Hoping for a Poetic Resurgence; but asking for experience
Date Posted: 12/28/2015 7:55:00 PM
Nighttime Musings Finalized
Date Posted: 12/28/2015 1:09:00 PM
There Are Ways to Avoid Bullying on PS :)
Date Posted: 12/22/2015 1:25:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
1/25/2017 The Burdened Woman Narrativeabsence,abuse,confusion,l
12/30/2016 The Heart of the Lowly Rhymebible,forgiveness,people,
12/25/2016 When Seasons Speak Quatrainautumn,imagery,seasons,sp
12/23/2016 Cutting Words - Contest Example Concretemetaphor,slam,words,
12/23/2016 The Monarchy Continues Rhymebeauty,friendship,
12/11/2016 To My Al-akh Al-asrar Rhymeappreciation,arabic,broth
10/13/2016 Stone Rose Pantoumbetrayal,change,endurance
10/12/2016 Traveling Ignoramus Limerickcolumbus day,history,nati
6/29/2015 Haiku - tears of time Haikuappreciation,life,nature,
5/20/2015 Birth of the Poet Free versepoetess,poetry,poets,
5/19/2015 Pain Beyond Alone Blitzlife,
5/1/2015 As the Sun Rises Quatraincorruption,courage,discri
4/25/2015 A Woman From God Free verseappreciation,discriminati
4/22/2015 Moonlit Growth Sapphic stanzachange,seasons,spring,
3/2/2015 The Kingdom of Ghali Coupletbeauty,tribute,
11/9/2014 As The Wind Blows Coupletabsence,death,loss,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Figure it Out Versefunny,imagination,on writ
Give Me Dramatic Versepassionme,me,
WHO AM I Free versedark,
TROPHY TEARS Rhymeintrospection,psychologic
Inner storm I do not know?emotions
Go With The Flo Quatraintribute,
Right Now Free verseabsence,dedication,feelin
The Poet Sonnetpoems,
Queen Eileen Remembers Rhymefriendship,remember,thank
Unspoken Words Dramatic Versefriendshipdance,dance,lif
No Apologies Senryupoems,poetess,poetry,
Has it been a year already-I added a few more Clerihewdedication,funny,
The Little Things She Doesn't Do Romanticismcelebration,dedication,fa
Let Me Be Free verseangst,
Devil's Dance Free versedepression,relationship,
Lost at Sea Free verseallegory,emotions,sea,
The Hidden Woman I do not know?how i feel,identity,woman
Please, don't call me your 'Friend' Free versefriendship,life,
Spaces Free verseintrospection,
I confess Coupletfaithme,
Let Me Write Enclosed Rhymeinspiration,introspection
- I am dealing with it - Versewords,
Trails of Melody Free versefor him,inspirational,
A Special Thank You For My Premium Member Gift Rhymethank you,
Street People Free verseart,poverty,
A String of Pearls Free versebeauty,moon,mother,nostal
I Choose Free versegod,introspection,love,
Dear FJ Is Back Limericktribute,
You gave me wings Free versebeauty,love hurts,
THE JEWELER'S LATHE Free versebeauty,
Common Sense Limerickword play,
Mirror mirror Free versehate,image,mirror,
Between the Lines Tibute to F J Thomas Rhymeinnocence,inspirational,
I WILL REMEMBER YOU Free verseappreciation,giving,poetr
Wanted For contest Rhymeallusion,future,romantic,
The Gift Tankaappreciation,giving,
My Angel in Disguise- Tribute to FJ Thompson Sonnetangel,friendship,tribute,
Poems Coupletappreciation,poetry,
If I could write Blank verseblessing,celebration,chri
Tears from My Soul Sonnetintrospection,
above the gray Rhymedestiny,
Pain Felt Soul Tears Verselonging,pain,
My Cyberspace Angel Rhymededication,
A GIFT OF A LIFETIME - TO END ON SATURDAY MARCH 20TH 2077 Limerickappreciation,giving,humor
Crimson Etchings Versewriting,
Muse Blues Lyricblue,friend,fun,missing y
CASH COW Limerickfriendship,thank you,trib
FOR MY UKHT AL-KUBRA Prose Poetryfriendship,inspiration,lo
Ashes I do not know?anger,death,fire,grief,ha
To My Benefactor Monorhymeappreciation,thank you,
THE QUEEN OF POOP ON POETRY SOUP Limerickfriendship,humorous,me,po
Anonymous Rhymeblessing,

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