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Hello All. I'm here because I love writing. It allows that quiet voice inside me to be heard across a wider audience. WOL allows my ideas to connect, relate and pollinate. Although I'm a newbie poet I have accepted that no writer ever reaches her/his full potential. To me words makes heroes and villains, poets and prophets... it opens an amazing world of people with different hopes, desires and aspirations. They even have the potential to take us to a higher ground. I believe words have the power to shape worlds. Love&Light Raj


Who are you? Who am I? Separate but one. All connected. One universal tribe Intertwined Connected Sharing pain. Sharing abundance. You are never alone. You are deeply bonded with everyone What the other is giving us only opens up the possibility of going beyond the separate self. I am You. You are Me. Our place is here in the universal oneness of which we are all a part. From which we were all born, and to which we will all return. Come, let’s dance the infinite dance of life.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 16th Jan 2020 12:08


Are you still on line? I have seen nothing for weeks. I have always enjoyed your imput, so I'm being bold enough to ask if all is well with you. You have been much in my thoughts.


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Raj Ferds

Fri 6th Sep 2019 21:42

Tommy glad you see it that way.

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Tommy Carroll

Fri 6th Sep 2019 17:19

Raj your comments on "We've each got different partners now..." is most welcome and points a literary "think" that I appreciate.


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Chrystel Roberts

Tue 3rd Sep 2019 20:40

‘stay on higher ground'

I hear you Raj. Thanks for the sage advice!

Keep smiling

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Chrystel Roberts

Mon 2nd Sep 2019 11:28

Hey Raj,

‘A wonderful tribute to our tribe of scribes'

It's a wonderful tribe, Raj. I meant it in all sincerity, when I said ‘I can be me'.

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Chrystel Roberts

Thu 22nd Aug 2019 09:13

Hi Raj,

Thank you for your commendation.

I particularly like your poem 'F**k the Forgive and Forget Mantra'.


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Fred Nicholson

Mon 19th Aug 2019 17:33

I thank you for commenting on my work Raj.


Mon 12th Aug 2019 14:08

thanks for reading my poem
"kids on a Beach"
I hope it did not hurt too much
like sunburn, it will go away after awhile.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 4th Mar 2018 10:57

Like one's heart, yes?

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Laura Taylor

Wed 21st Feb 2018 11:17

Hey Raj

Thanks so much for your note on my Valentine poem ? maybe I'll do that haha ?

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Sun 15th Oct 2017 06:14

RAj thankyou for your comments I don't think It will happen in my lifetime but let's hope Wendy x


Wed 4th Oct 2017 22:28

Hi Raj, thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment on my poems, I'm just coming back to it after a long time of disconnection, so feels both fantastic and a bit "clunky",

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 2nd Oct 2017 12:59

I so enjoy your comments on all WOL works. I'm sure you know that, but I'm saying it anyway. Cheers.

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Marianne May

Tue 22nd Aug 2017 16:29

Hey, there! Thank you for your comment on my profile. Working on my pieces each time. Thanks again! :)

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 29th Jul 2017 11:50

Raj, will you please check out my poem 'The Question', (not too far back). I so want to put 'wolf' as the final word, as in 'we so need an alpha wolf', not 'star'. Whichever word I choose, it is the ultimate 'impact of intent'. I had 'wolf'; I want 'wolf', but I'm being pinched by some kind of argument of what is 'worldly' and what is 'lordly'. Or fact versus fantasy. I'd like your input. For me, the poem 'hangs in my head', because I feel phoney about the ending.

You're a thinker. Why did I change it? This is a serious question.

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Tue 27th Jun 2017 18:24

Hi Raj we are in Spain at the moment during the day it's like having a full orchestra sat on the wiring during the day I would not miss it for the world thankyou for your comments love Wendy x

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Sat 17th Jun 2017 10:41

good morning and goodbye Mr Ferds.One is getting on ones Asda bound bike asap.

cheer's m'dear.

Rose x

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Sun 11th Jun 2017 12:55

Hi Raj thankyou for your comments I love to listen to the birds singing I also try talking back you might think I'm mad but who cares at least they answere you . Regards Wendy .

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 3rd Jun 2017 16:06

What do you mean you remember my 'encounter with a sheik' many moons ago. The hair rose up the back of my neck! Did I actually make mention of him before? If so, I've got to watch my mouth!

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Thu 25th May 2017 08:21

Ta Raj for the advice re 'my participation..etc.I'll work on it and get back to you.

Cheers dude!


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Tommy Carroll

Wed 17th May 2017 10:42

Cheers Raj for your crisp and constructive comments;- ) Tommy

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 13th May 2017 12:34

Perhaps 'worlds' have the power to shape 'words' too, when you think about it.

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 25th Apr 2017 12:39

re "Inductive and deductive Logic tutorials." aaaaaaaaagh! (runs out of the room) ?

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Tommy Carroll

Fri 21st Apr 2017 21:09

Ta Raj on 'Sin'. Your comment is most welcome. Tommy

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keith jeffries

Sun 16th Apr 2017 10:08

Hello Raj, thanks for the comment on Mushroom Picking. The mushrooms were huge, bigger than in any shop. Thanks again. Keith

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Thu 16th Mar 2017 17:28

Thank you for your comment on 'happy tears'. And definitely it opens the door as you put it for more. ?

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Sun 19th Feb 2017 19:24

Hi Raj thankyou for your comments it's taken a long time but after a lifetime of being quiet seeing sleaze and listening to it i have found my voice at last . Regards Wendy .

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kishore karunik

Sat 4th Feb 2017 16:16

you are a very fine man.

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lynn hahn

Thu 12th Jan 2017 20:26

Such a positive hopeful poem...thanks

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Raj Ferds

Sat 7th Jan 2017 05:59

I sensed Zen Hazel. I feel connected. Namaste.

Only yesterday I finished a little book on Mindfulness by Anna Black -- filled with beautiful, bite-sized practices.

I have watched Tara Brach before. I feel drawn towards her and her belief in radical acceptance is rather endearing.
When she mentions the 'awakening heart' my mind delves deep into my earlier classes on kundalini yoga where we worked on the awakening of the sleeping serpent within us (mula badha).

My journey continues Hazel and I'm in the final stages of completing my first book on managing smoking addiction through staying in the "now" and watching the cravings come and go. Wonderful.

I'm keen to know more about your mental health charity, MBSR and MBCT.


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