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Thomas D. Jones commented on Thomas D. Jones's blog post Malala Poem
"Dear Professor Thomas Jones,Many thanks for sending your most touching and moving poem about Malala Yousafzai. You have expressed your sentiments with great feeling, and with all the finesse that only a poet can bring to bear on a literary…"
Dec 22, 2012
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"'Tis!"
Dec 5, 2012
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"It is soul-stirring, this post."
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Thomas D. Jones commented on Thomas D. Jones's blog post Malala Poem
"Thank you."
Dec 5, 2012
lorianne commented on Thomas D. Jones's blog post Malala Poem
"first - i love that you chose this subject for a poem. she is a powerful force. second - this has such a great rhythm to it overall, and i really liked the feel of this line: the great ah-ha, the source of Allah, nicely done"
Dec 5, 2012
Thomas D. Jones commented on Thomas D. Jones's blog post Welcome to My Blog
"You're welcome Marlene. Hope you like the post at Litlover. Did you take a look at it? Any problems, let me know."
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Marlene Dunham commented on Thomas D. Jones's blog post Welcome to My Blog
"Hey Thomas.  Welcome.  Thanks for publishing my poem.  I will also promote it to my friends here at Our Salon."
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"Welcome to Our Salon. You are among some really talented writers when you are here. Well, except for me, I just write stuff about my little farm."
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Thomas D. Jones is the author of two books of poetry, Voices from the Void (2009) and Genealogy X (2000), published by The Poets Press (www.poetspress.org) out of Providence, RI. His poetry last appeared in Beyond the Rift: Poets of the Palisades (Anthology), Language and Culture, an on-line journal, and in Appleseeds, an anthology about the American experience. Other publications include Raintiger (raintiger.com), The Surface, Scrivener’s Pen and Write-Away on-line journals, and his work has also been published in numerous print magazines throughout the country.

Originally from northern New Jersey, he has a BA in English from Seton Hall University and an MA in Publishing Studies from New York University. After twelve years in the publishing field in the New York/New Jersey area, he changed careers and now teaches English as a Second Language and developmental reading and writing in Rhode Island. He is also former publisher and Poetry Editor of Wings Online Magazine www.geocities.com/wings2002/, now defunct.
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The Pope is Fallible

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 8:04am 0 Comments

The Pope is fallible,

he's a human being.

The Pope is malleable,

he's a creative being.

The Pope is flexible,

not tyrannical,

not a dictator

or absolute despot.

The Pope is deniable,

he's voted in,

he's like anyone else,

just look at his skin!

Beyond Education

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:07am 1 Comment

Beyond Education

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Sandy Hook

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Quietly, parents stuff them like elves

in the back and front seats

of the car, kissing them gently.

Other folks wave as little ones

wave back from the school bus seat

off to a fate scarcely imagined.

Not long ago in history,

the Maya wrote of a change

in the world order, the root uprooted,

earth turned on its pole, a tilting

of axis, scarcely imagined magic.

Skip to the present wished for fantasy

of peace everlasting to rule the race,…

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Malala Poem

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:07am 5 Comments

We are Malala 

A small girl who took one small step

but made a great leap forward exposed

on a hospital bed after taking the mouth of a gun

to the temple of her head, the shrine of reason

which radiates love and peace

to willing participants in the play of fate.

 

This body stands the test of time,

outlasting any scripture her Father ever wrote,

given in sacrifice, payment for the price

of ignorance and brute…

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At 2:50pm on December 1, 2012, Pam Malone said…

Hi Tom, Welcome to Our Salon.  I look forward to reading one of your blogs.

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Welcome Rhode Island

At 6:35pm on November 23, 2012, lorianne said…

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