Tom Foster

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Tom Foster Biography

Born a small wooden boy Tom was sent to school, but got distracted and joined a traveling show instead.
Becoming disalusioned he left the theatre and ran with the wrong crowd eventually becoming a real ass.
Later he was swallowed, then escaped, from a whale.
As of late he works helping other wooden people find thier place in the world.
He still dreams that someday he'll become a real boy

Tom Foster Poems


I’ve lost better poems than this
Boxes crammed
Notebooks full abandoned
Under rapid retreat

Words Like Rain

Like rain
Water her words
I drink them
Like poetry

In And Out Of My Hands

It’s early November
Late evening and I’m just leaving work
Another ten hour shift behind me
Walking across the parking lot

I Got Monkey's On My Back

I got monkeys' on my back
But I’m not gonna send ‘em packing
It’s comforting to have them there
It’s nice to know that someone cares

The Gift

He handed me the
Chocolate doughnut

Tom Foster Comments

Don Jackson 15 August 2020

Are you the same Tom Foster who read at Portfolio with Tom Rush and Gary Tomlinson in '92?

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Bob Fletcher 15 October 2013

Loved in and out of my hands, made me laugh out loud

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Derek R. Audette 30 October 2004

Hi Tom! I just wanted to say thanks for the kind comments that you left on my poetry page. I’ve read all of your above poems and enjoyed them immensely. Excellent work! Although, there are only 5 of them posted right now. I hope you have plans to Post a few more in the near future. Take care, and keep up the good work! -Derek

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