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Fri 20th Mar 2020 23:06
The Sandman - thanks Tom. Will eventually get around to reading your file of promising material. Blessings. P. 👍
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Original item by Tom
Thu 19th Mar 2020 22:53
I could if I wanted to
write a poem about that photo
the beached boat
the blue water cove
and that lone figure leaning
on the boat as if he stopped to
watch the time go by
or wait for the sunset
i could write a poem about it
but i'll leave that up to you
paint a poem!
Thu 19th Mar 2020 22:50
you are too flattering.
I hardly know what to say.
thanks for the kind words and
for that beautiful photo.
or is it a painting?
Blue Sea, White shore.
Wed 18th Mar 2020 10:46
am proud you responded to "Some"
not all, but some.
also glad you got out of those wet sneakers
and now are up on dry land.-
get in that boat and sail away!
Sun 15th Mar 2020 04:58
Hi Tom Thankyou for your comments my mind is like a whirlwind if I don’t write things down I forget as soon has I start writing memories come floating back . Good or bad I just hope I can keep on writing love Wendy .
Mon 17th Feb 2020 11:25
In the photo, are you checking your watch?
you still have time to turn your life around.
I am back. Now that wasn't so bad, was it?
Sun 16th Feb 2020 15:56
Tom - I appreciate your kind response to my comment on DB's recent poem. In an age that appears to indulge in negativity of various
sorts, I like to recall an old song from way back that has the line
"If i can help somebody...". Not a bad thing to bring to mind at times
Good luck to you !
Sat 15th Feb 2020 02:29
I'll be gone for two days.
Thu 13th Feb 2020 18:00
News about shoes Tom - thanks for such a quick response. Encouraging. P. 👍
Mon 3rd Feb 2020 19:58
Thanks for the comment on my first poem! I'm very new here. Used to write a lot of poetry as an emotional teenager but I sort of lost my way with it.
I like 'Why Poems', it's very relatable!
Mon 3rd Feb 2020 11:36
Thank you for your comments on "Nut & Bolt".
what a wonderful thing to say.
Mon 3rd Feb 2020 11:34
Glad you liked "Retirement Village"
which was not really a poem
but more a rant with satire in mind.
Somehow I got away with it,
it was not deleted,
and I am still logged into this site,
a site for sore eyes!
Thu 23rd Jan 2020 17:16
2025 - thanks Tom - glad you liked some turns of phrase. P.
Sat 11th Jan 2020 13:17
These poems are only scavenged
it's all that I can manage,
some of them make you grimace
most hope that they 'are finished!
Tue 7th Jan 2020 12:34
Thanks for reading my Honking poem!
We need more Honking poems.T
there are just not enough Honking poets!
Sat 4th Jan 2020 22:18
In the attic of your mind
in dark corners find
a hidden spot,
but be careful with
what is recalled
there's things up there
just as soon forgot!
Sat 28th Dec 2019 11:35
Hello Tom. wink.
Tue 24th Dec 2019 12:20
Thanks Tom of the Sea,
I am flattered.
Tue 24th Dec 2019 10:29
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas Tom, Enjoy yourself!
Fri 20th Dec 2019 05:12
thank you Tom with wet shoes
for reading "Men In Homes".
It might be depressing
but we will all be there
sooner or later.
Wed 11th Dec 2019 22:58
very good Tom.
You saved a book!
now leave another
for someone else...
Sun 8th Dec 2019 03:03
enjoyed "Why Poems"
Sat 7th Dec 2019 12:33
'Why Poems?' - Lovely work.
Thu 21st Nov 2019 04:37
Thanks Tom for reading
"You left before I could say Goodbye"
i think it could apply to many situations
and many people.
Haven't we all expressed that sentiment
at some point in our lives?
Thu 14th Nov 2019 10:22
Liked your poem
thought it was neat,
don't step on your
Blue- toed feet!
Mon 11th Nov 2019 15:11
must be soaked
do you have another pair
and dry socks?
Mon 11th Nov 2019 15:09
"through 7 year old eyes"
my cousin's dad
Wed 6th Nov 2019 20:38
I have been on sabbatical and am so pleased to see new friends commenting on my poetry and as well as old friends.
There are no such things as strangers, only friends I have not met yet.
I adore sentimentality.... The more mawkishness I find appearing in my poetry.
I do need to balance the ying and yan.
Some of my doggerel can be a tad on the dark side.
Thank you for dropping in
Thu 17th Oct 2019 12:38
Grand-kids are our reward
for suffering through kids.
Wed 16th Oct 2019 07:19
It's funny but before I'd even read Graham's comment I thought how lovely and refreshing your profile writeup was. A poet who's actually interested in how other people think and create. Not everyone is and you meet many on the poetry scene who aren't there to listen at all.
Thanks for commenting on my poem Tom. I very much enjoyed your Cooling Towers poem - a relationship poem with some depth and originality.
Wed 9th Oct 2019 17:23
Hello Tom, I hope you don't mind but I've set your request to learn how other poets write as a new thread in the discussion section.
Let's see if it catches anyone's attention.
Sat 5th Oct 2019 10:28
Why are you standing in the water?
in those new sneakers?
Thu 3rd Oct 2019 12:11
Thank You for your Kind Comments Tom I appreciate you reading some of my poems too. Happy National Poetry Day!
Cynthia Buell Thomas
Mon 30th Sep 2019 13:10
IMO, you are one of the 'shining stars' on this site, warm and wonderful, caring and curing. And still participating! Exactly why WOL exists.
Sat 21st Sep 2019 03:32
for reading "Put Some Clothes On"
a spoof about celebrity selfies
Sat 14th Sep 2019 00:53
Thank you, Tom, for leaving those kind words on my post about coffee. The autoreader function says 'hot beverage' on the emoji and it adds a bit of digital-millennial feel to the reading, Good for a laugh in the least. ?
Sun 14th Jul 2019 08:21
Thank you for posting a comment on my profile. I have had numerous conversations with various people on the subject of writing. I use a pen as I feel it is an extension of who I am in a physical sense. From my mind, through my arm and to my hand I write what is within me. There seems to be an innate connection which I find difficult to describe. I find computers and their keyboards quite impersonal as one is always concious of making typographical errors and therefore the natural flow of writing by hand is somehow interrupted. We spend a good deal of time peering at screens which flicker and after a while can irritate the eyes, whereas the printed word on paper is less invasive.
I enjoyed your poem "You are my Priest". An interesting poem.
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Sun 14th Jul 2019 03:05
Tom. After further review (I listened to all of your audio tracks) I noticed that "Anatomy of Longing" did not load completely and thus did not play to finish. All of the other tracks played fine, for me. I liked the tracks with background noise and music a lot. Are you a musician also? Did you create those background tracks? Just curious. Hope this helps with your technical issues. ?
Sun 14th Jul 2019 01:21
Tom. Unsure about the audio player difficulty you have experienced as I have not messed with it (besides putting a buzzing sound on my front page). Maybe leaving a few seconds of dead space at the end of your original track may help? Good luck!
Sat 13th Jul 2019 20:25
Hi Tom. Thanks for the like on "My World Within Another World". I appreciate it. I've been checking out your work and am impressed. I dig the audio, too. Cool to hear a voice with your written work. Looking forward to more. Take care.
Wed 10th Jul 2019 21:04
Martin - thank you, yes it has its point ? but I guess you guessed that!
Tom - and thank you for your point and comment? It's most wellcome.
Mindy - and thank you too, I did'nt feel thepain till you nudged me. -so to speak.
Ta folks xxx
Mon 8th Jul 2019 09:42
I love your sample poems, particularly 'Eccentrics'
I shall look forward to reading more of your work
Tue 25th Jun 2019 16:07
I hear where you're coming from Tom. You wonder why something you think is good is 'ignored'. Then I say, hey? who cares, I enjoyed creating it. And yes, it is a 'creation'. Not just a collection of words.
Have just come across you. Gosh you've been around a while...... I liked 'Eccentricities'
Sorry Leonard was out.
Mon 11th Jun 2018 22:19
Your style of writing fascinates me as it touches upon the soul, the inner self of who we feel we are and in relation to others. There is something sporadic in the way you hold a subject and then attempt to explore it. Two lines which are repetitive work well with the way you write.
Alison Mary Dunn
Sat 14th Feb 2015 15:29
Hi Thom, I've not been on WOL for a long time and felt curious to see what you've written recently. Really like 'ECCENTRICITIES', it's the very reason we All find ourselves lured here, eventually. Feeding our addiction to that deeper other self ;) Never stop x
Sat 24th Jan 2015 13:11
This past week has been very busy. I really look forward to reading more of your work. Unless you have an inexhaustible back-up supply (which you well may do) take care not to post too many all at once; your interested 'audience' may not be able, or choose not to, keep up with your output. And some very good stuff will go unacknowledged.
But I'm definitely coming back for more. I should have been more alert in years past. Or was I?
Thu 8th Aug 2013 18:24
I don't really know what you deserve. May be more, may be less...but... I am sure that only chess will confess where you were less.
Mon 5th Nov 2012 16:08
Thanks for your feedback Thom. The beauty of Small Talk was that I didn't have to rack my brains for too long about what I wrote - it just plopped out onto the page - if only they were all like that - brevity can be a blessing :)
I really enjoyed the dentist - I've never thought of the dentist in that way before - or God. If I were a God I think I'd whittle mouth back to gum in some places.
Tue 30th Oct 2012 14:56
Tx Thom, it's a great feeling to see a comment from you. I've just this minute listened to the track by Kath Bloom and I hadn't heard it before. I don't know her at all and probably should but I do now so there's still time.
Tue 23rd Oct 2012 13:50
howdo .. enjoyed your videos and pics on website .. very good ..
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