#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — Thank you! ^_^

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I’ve had this blog for a while now and it’s gone through and is going through a lot of changes. Through all that you have been here and even some of you new people have chosen to join in… so to that I say:

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Thanks to all the people who follow and extra thanks today for the new people!

UsefulSoul
http://jameswadmanblog.com
Kurt
http://survivingthedoom.wordpress.com
fredcolton
http://fredcolton.com
Dennis Cardiff
http://dcardiff.wordpress.com
Alis Jusic
http://bosnianbeautypic.wordpress.com
Tokoni O. Uti
http://beautifulinsanity.wordpress.com
abhinavmajumder
http://subduedflamboyance.wordpress.com
Daniel von der Embse
http://danielvonderembse.wordpress.com
Ngobesing Romanus
http://successinspirer.wordpress.com
Sheila Sea
http://sheilaseapoetry.wordpress.com
pmitsuing
http://www.PatrickMitsuing.com/Blog
Elan Mudrow
http://tricksterchase.com
thewolfhowlsatnight
http://thewolfhowlsatnight.wordpress.com
facetioussoup
http://momentarylapseofsanity.wordpress.com
Brian Moore
http://successlabtv.wordpress.com
Name Not Important
http://namenotimportant86.com

 

Speaking of Appreciation…

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One thing that I used to do much more consistently when my life was less complex was to thank each and every person who took the time to click “like” on my posts here and on facebook (tumblr and twitter aren’t as conducive to that).  I am trying to get back to that as much as I can.  So… if you liked a post in the past week or so… I probably commented on the post thanking you! :-)

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OH. EM. GEE. I have not done Follower Appreciation!

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Füllfederhalter mit Schrift Thank you

I have been so focused on the blog for the sailing trip that I haven’t been doing the #FAF posts over on this one! SO SORRY ALL YOU WONDERFUL AND LOVELY PEOPLE!!!

So… THANK YOU to ALL of you!  Special shouts out to the newest members of this online family!

 

UsefulSoul
http://jameswadmanblog.com
Kurt
http://survivingthedoom.wordpress.com
fredcolton
http://fredcolton.com
Dennis Cardiff
http://dcardiff.wordpress.com
Alis Jusic
http://bosnianbeautypic.wordpress.com
Tokoni O. Uti
http://beautifulinsanity.wordpress.com
abhinavmajumder
http://subduedflamboyance.wordpress.com
daniel von der embse
http://danielvonderembse.wordpress.com
Ngobesing Romanus
http://successinspirer.wordpress.com
Sheila Sea
http://sheilaseapoetry.wordpress.com
pmitsuing
http://www.PatrickMitsuing.com/Blog
Elan Mudrow
thewolfhowlsatnight
http://thewolfhowlsatnight.wordpress.com
facetioussoup
http://momentarylapseofsanity.wordpress.com
Brian Moore
http://successlabtv.wordpress.com
Name Not Important
http://namenotimportant86.com
movingtowardsthelight
http://movingtowardsthelightdotcom.wordpress.com
words on a blackboard
http://wordsonablackboard.wordpress.com
Khawaja Hamad
https://twitter.com/KhawajaHamad
mycleaneatingexperiment
http://mycleaneatingexperiment.com

 

#FAF = #FollowerAppreciationFriday

thankyou

 

I have been DEEPLY neglecting my poetry blog other than New Tricks and Throwbacks!  I want to be sure to appreciate ALL of you who take an interest in my work so today I post a great big THANK YOU to ALL of you!  Special shout out to the newest people in the little online family! ^_^

abhinavmajumder
http://subduedflamboyance.wordpress.com
daniel von der embse
http://danielvonderembse.wordpress.com
Ngobesing Romanus
http://yoursuccessinspirer.com
Sheila Sea
http://sheilaseapoetry.wordpress.com
pmitsuing
http://www.PatrickMitsuing.com/Blog
Elan Mudrow
thewolfhowlsatnight
http://thewolfhowlsatnight.wordpress.com
facetioussoup
http://momentarylapseofsanity.wordpress.com
Brian Moore
http://successlabtv.wordpress.com
Name Not Important
http://namenotimportant86.com
movingtowardsthelight
http://movingtowardsthelightdotcom.wordpress.com
words on a blackboard
http://wordsonablackboard.wordpress.com
Khawaja Hamad
https://twitter.com/KhawajaHamad
mycleaneatingexperiment
http://mycleaneatingexperiment.com
Awkward Girl.
http://alaine.wordpress.com
calamitiespress
http://calamitiespress.wordpress.com
PIPA Fine Art
http://pipafineart.com
Bullsh!t Wiki
http://bullshitwiki.wordpress.com
vonj productions
http://vonjproductions.com
Notes From a Peaceful Soul
http://camillesymoneblog.wordpress.com

 

#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — THANK YOU ALL! ^_^

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I had intended on doing a new follower appreciation post every Friday, but since I don’t get access to internet on a regular basis, the last time I posted one was back in July! :-/   So sorry for not showing you all the appreciation you deserve!  So… to somewhat make up for my slacking, I am doing this post today.  All the additions for the past two months are listed below. THANK YOU ALL! ^_^

FeedTheFeesh
http://feedthefeesh.com
darkyblue
http://darkyblue.wordpress.com
Caroline
http://beautifullifewithcancer.wordpress.com
John White
http://doubleupoet.wordpress.com
chester maynes
http://chestermaynes.wordpress.com
being wordy
penelopedreamweaver
http://penelopedreamweaver.wordpress.com
bdhesse
http://bdhesse.wordpress.com
projectlighttolife
http://projectlighttolife.wordpress.com
poeticallyspoken
http://poeticallyspoken.wordpress.com
natalieslovelyblog
http://natalieslovelyblog.wordpress.com
Morgan Bradham
http://mebradham.wordpress.com
Dr. Heather
http://www.DrHeatherGollnow.com
I of July
http://htmm.wordpress.com
1 SIGFRIDSSON
http://1sigfridsson.wordpress.com
mindset
http://ultimatemindsettoday.wordpress.com
baldbrainsboldbeauty
http://baldbrainsboldbeauty.wordpress.com
Cnawan Fahey
Eric Carlson “The AwolSurfer”
http://www.SurferGoneAwol.com
Simply Xtreme
http://julie-weaver.com


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#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — Thank you! ^_^

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I got a notification that I have been on WordPress for FOUR YEARS as of today… how time flies! ^_^

THANK YOU SO MUCH to those of you who have been with me since the beginning and to those of you who have joined me recently! :-)

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#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — THANK YOU ALL! ^_^

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I had intended on doing a new follower appreciation poem every Friday, but the last time I posted one was back in November of last year! :-/  I haven’t even done a group shout out since the middle of last month! So sorry for not showing you all the appreciation you deserve!

So… to somewhat make up for my slacking, I am doing this post today. Going forward I will at least post a weekly shout out to the newest additions to my WordPress family on this blog. All the additions since May are listed below. THANK YOU ALL! ^_^

Jade Gregory
http://gregoryjade.wordpress.com
 
Kushite Prince
http://kushiteprince.wordpress.com
guyhugo
http://www.confessionsofahollywoodnobody.com
Jarosław PlayWithLifE
http://www.playwithlife.org
heartbeatapp
http://thefickleheartbeat.com/
Jodie
http://jodieritchie.com
lala1bay2
http://bayleeann04.wordpress.com
fentonbruitt
http://fentonbruitt.wordpress.com
cpsingleton42
http://cpsingleton42.wordpress.com
Frausto
http://urbanpoetrees.com
Brian Marggraf
http://indieheroblog.wordpress.com
bayzi62
http://lyricz4impact.wordpress.com
sunnysleevez
http://sunnysleevez.wordpress.com
MuseBoxx
http://www.shaunfurman.com
Beautiful Brownalogue
http://beautifulbrownalogue.wordpress.com
Timothy Pike, host of Dream, Play, Write!
http://theimportanceofbeingedited.wordpress.com

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#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — Thank you Captain Phil Morris! ^_^

This week’s follower poem recipient is:  captainphilmorris
who started following my blog 1 year ago. Thanks for your support, Captain! ^_^

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SOME OF US ARE DRAWN TO THE SEA

Can a land-locked soul ever truly understand?
A life that rides wind and waves beckons
Pirate dangers be damned
The oceans are calling
Amid the blue on blue of sea and sky
In the midst of the everything and nothing
Next to the middle of being

Play the fool stuck in the irons if you want to
Happily I will learn the secrets of the breezes
I will roll with the adventures that lead me
Lead me into the ever changing waters

Many have traveled this route
Only my story is my own as is yours
Ready to take this chance
Ready to dream this dream
Is there anything more worthwhile
Someday I will know

#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — Thank you daqueensays! ^_^

This week’s follower poem recipient is:
daqueensays  (http://thecityfrommyeyes.wordpress.com)
who started following my blog 1 year ago. Thanks Danielle for your support! ^_^

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OF ANGELS AND ROCKY SKIES

Distance brings the story that makes a life
Another day to experience

Quietly shrouded in thoughts at the days end
Until the morning when it all gets done again
Every city has its own dream
Every traveler has their own journey
Needless to say paths sometimes cross

So this is why we reach out
And look to others for their sight
Yearning to be what we desire
Solving our souls problems with wisdom

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The skies can be cold
Heaven is so high
Even the angels fled west to the sea

Crying the ocean
Intimate with spectacle
This land and water
Yearning for more

Fly free from the snow capped tips
Reaching for the bottoms of God’s feet
Only you can make this happen
Make blue for blue by your wings

Make the sun shine in your favor
Yes, even the sun bow to your will

Eyes can only see if open
Yet so many walk as if blind
Etching the sand with sticks
Seeking only their own darkness

#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — Thank you divinedirtclod23! ^_^

Thanks so much to all of you for following my blog! I really appreciate your support and feedback! ^_^

Shouts out to this week’s new followers!
dmwlewis
jamesrevelsthecomposer
poemsandpeople
Ingrid D.
Bill Johnston

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This week’s follower poem recipient is divinedirtclod23 (http://divinedirtclod23.wordpress.com) who started following my blog 1 year ago. Thanks for your support, Demetrius! ^_^

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WHEN BLACK IS MORE THAN A COLOR

Divisions are ingrained into our subconsious
Internally wired from generations of indoctrination
Visceral images haunt our souls
Inviting us to perpetuate the madness
Never seeming to realize there is another path
Even in this deep rut, we have choices

Divinity is what we all claim
Internally made from pieces of what we call God
Resting in the surity of this thought
Thinking this is all that is needed

Cluttering our minds with multiple facets of reality
Littering our souls with prideful falsehoods
Only the spirit can decipher these codes
Delving more deeply than the mind can

Twisted perceptions presented as the norm
Worm their way into our collective psyche
Even when logic tells otherwise
Never getting its proper hold
This lie that we have been told
Yet another cog in the wheel of society

This is how we define our being now
Hovering in attempts at balance
Reeling in the wasteland of ignorance
Everything can be found if one looks
Everyone can be loved if one tries

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#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — Thank you Patrick Latter! ^_^

I’m up to FORTY-FOUR followers on this blog! Thanks so much to my new followers this week!
Shouts out to:
amiblack2012
Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger
Charlotte Hoather
Jason Kirin
matt at shadow of iris

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST IN MY BLOG!

This week’s follower poem is for Patrick Latter (http://hikingphoto.com) who has been following my blog for one year! Thanks so much for your support Patrick! ^_^

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THE BETTER PATH

Peaceful journeys are best in places of nature
Attributing the serenity to the air and voices of animals
This modern world we live in makes us twisted sometimes
Ripped away from oneness with the earth
In our souls we long to be balanced
Clinging subconsciously to the idea
Knowing that modernity is at fault

Loving our steel life and hating it at the same time
Always moving and striving and hoping
To see the perfection on the horizon
To reach that seemingly unattainable goal
Every day is another step in the journey
Rolling on a road to bliss

#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — Thank you klvnhrpr! ^_^

As of Thursday 10/17/2013, I have FORTY followers on this blog!
I know, for most bloggers that probably doesn’t sound like a lot but for me that is big news! :-D

New follows from Friday 10/12 through Thursday 10/17:
ianblackpoet (http://ianblackpoet.wordpress.com/)
Shawn L. Bird(http://shawnbird.com/)

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST IN MY POETRY! :-)

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This weeks follower poem recipient is klvnhrpr (Kelvin Harper) who has been following my blog for 1 year! Thanks Kelvin! :-) 

UNEXPLAINABLE

Kindness is the way of the should
Even in the face of the cruelty of the is
Leaving our souls open to our minds’ interpretation
Vying for the attention of our hearts
I am only one light in a galaxy of stars
Now I know that you shine too

Happiness is another word for abomonation
At least that is how some see it
Really the absolute is a mystery
Person to person we are examples of imperfection
Examples of the slight sideways lean
Relative to the nonexistent upwards of the universe

#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — Thank you XenitH! ^_^

I FORGOT TO POST THIS ON FRIDAY 10/11/13!!! :-/

This week’s Follower Appreciation Friday poem is for XenitH who started following my blog 1 year, 2 months ago!  Thanks for your interest in my poetry XenitH! :-)

SIMPLICITY AVERTED

Xerox copies of intricate systems
Each one claiming to be the true answer
None really different than the existing
In this life we take what we can get
To get more being the ultimate goal
Here and now bowing under capitalist pressure

#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — Thank you thesoapboxxradio ! ^_^

FYI… thesoapboxxradio is my VERY FIRST FOLLOWER on this blog! So I should have done this poem LAST week for my very first FAF poem… I hope you can forgive me!

THE SOAP BOX RADIO

Time marches on
Hell and high water abound
Everything around us has meaning

Some days are brighter than others
One leading into the next
Another day to give thanks
Perservering in spite of trials

Because we are one in this life
Our souls cry out when we lash out
X-ray vision into the present future

Rarely seen and yet
Always noticed
Did we fall so far away?
I think we have
Or perhaps in the end there is still a chance

#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — Thank you doctorbipolar! ^_^

Well hello there! :-)

As you may know if you’ve been following this blog for a bit, I like to appreciate those who take the time to add me to their blog subscriptions. For this reason “Follower Appreciation Friday” was born. I want you all to know how much I truly do appreciate your support!

I was posting images of a list of who is following me but I decided to go back to what I used to do on tumblr. I have an ongoing project where I am writing a poem for each of my followers. Each poem is an acrostic of their screen name and if possible the poem includes aspects of whatever their blog is about.

This week I am starting on my WordPress peeps since they are currently the smallest group. Then I will move to twitter, back to tumblr, and then to the big list on facebook. If I get any new followers during the week, I will acknowledge them and then do the next poem on the list (on WordPress it appears to be in alpha order)

This week the lucky winner as it were is doctorbipolar! Click the name to see the blog and Doc, I hope you enjoy your poem! :-)

 

Mental Journey

dealing in the mind
one can only imagine the inside
care for the many, care for the few
today is the time to deal with it
or face the consequenses of neglect
realities of end results

brains are magical and wonderful things
inner space seemingly infinite
possibilities are endless
only the self can know for sure
leading one way and/or another
and/or another
rolling along in this simple habit

 

 

#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday

THANKS FOR FOLLOWING MY WORDPRESS! ^_^

WordPress.com User Following Since
Opinionated Man
http://aopinionatedman.com
1 week, 5 days ago
urbanwallart
http://urbanwallart.wordpress.com
2 months ago
Shimky
http://wonderfulcinema.wordpress.com
2 months ago
phoenixzeitgeist
http://shoppingwhilehungrydotcom.wordpress.com
3 months, 1 week ago
hdgearns
http://haikubyharrison.wordpress.com
5 months, 3 weeks ago
regionauts
http://regionauts.wordpress.com
6 months, 4 weeks ago
angeliemeehan
http://angeliesarchive.wordpress.com
8 months, 1 week ago
Attila Ovari
http://www.attilaovari.com
9 months ago
tripperspot
http://www.tripperspot.com
10 months, 3 weeks ago
beginningfarmerdirt
http://itshiptobeclaire.wordpress.com
10 months, 3 weeks ago
jshepWrites
http://jshepwrites.com
10 months, 4 weeks ago
onelightworker
http://onelightworker.wordpress.com
11 months ago
Demetrious O’Neil 11 months, 1 week ago
icastel
http://icastel.wordpress.com
11 months, 1 week ago
captainphilmorris
http://captainphilmorris.wordpress.com
11 months, 2 weeks ago
daqueensays
http://thecityfrommyeyes.wordpress.com
11 months, 2 weeks ago
divinedirtclod23
http://divinedirtclod23.wordpress.com
11 months, 2 weeks ago
Patrick Latter
http://hikingphoto.com
11 months, 3 weeks ago
klvnhrpr 11 months, 3 weeks ago
XenitH
http://usedandfedupnomore.wordpress.com
1 year, 1 month ago 
thesoapboxxradio
http://thesoapboxxradio.wordpress.com
1 year, 4 months ago