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On The Edge

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Below is the poem entitled On The Edge which was written by poet Richard Lamoureux. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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On The Edge

You left me sitting on the edge of a cliff
As I sat waiting, I wondered where you were 
I became worried lost in the world of if
All of those what ifs that cause my mind to blur
I wondered if we were really meant to be
Perhaps if I jumped I could set myself free
I turned to glance back and see if you were there
Thankfully I watched the wind blow through your hair


First attempt at a Rispetto.
Inspired by Russell Silvey

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  1. Date: 4/6/2014 12:36:00 PM
    WOW, I LOVE HOW ONE LINE CALL FOR ATTENTION TO THE COMING ONE. LOVING THS WRITE

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/6/2014 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Patrick.
  1. Date: 3/14/2014 7:29:00 AM
    An intersting form of poem I am reading today. Soupmail.

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 5:07:00 AM
    What a cage we build for ourselves with 'what if'. Your first attempt at this form is fantastically well done.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/9/2014 9:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, I enjoyed the challange. Eleven syllables per line presented the greatest challange.
  1. Date: 3/6/2014 9:18:00 PM
    Mission accomplished. This is a good example of this type of poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/7/2014 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robert.
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 8:28:00 AM
    You nailed it in every way Richard--form and substance--love the "If"

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/5/2014 9:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Craig.
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 6:37:00 AM
    Ow fee..you kept me on the edge of what's going to happen till the end..Tnks God for the wind and its seven breezes in the last verse.A wonderful ending to an intriguing post.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/5/2014 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Charmaine, cool glassess.
  1. Date: 3/4/2014 2:11:00 PM
    I love all the comments here and love the poem as well. Beautiful one indeed. Do have a splendid day.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/5/2014 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks AO so nice to have your visit.
  1. Date: 3/4/2014 12:43:00 PM
    "Rispetto"?? Educate me please. It flowed nicely and cliff/mind/freedom theme. Different and interesting Xx~Xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/5/2014 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    8 lines 11sylables each ababccdd. Let me know if you give it a try.
  1. Date: 3/4/2014 9:04:00 AM
    excellent Rick I also love the last line hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/4/2014 9:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shadow.
  1. Date: 3/4/2014 4:59:00 AM
    Wow Richard, what a stunning ending to this gem! You have done very well with your first attempt at this form...Good stuff! - Tim

  1. Date: 3/4/2014 2:36:00 AM
    Nice... I enjoyed it... but hey I would never count the lines ... I just like the poem a lot ...esp when you glanced back.

  1. Date: 3/4/2014 12:02:00 AM
    Hard to believe this your first attempt at Rispetto,neatly arranged and well compacted,the message clear in delivery.A great work Richard.

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 11:43:00 PM
    Lovely!!!

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 10:18:00 PM
    This is quite beautiful my friend, such a gorgeous write! I love what you have done with your inspiration...and what a harmonious Rispetto! I loved reading this amazing poem this evening...Great Work!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/4/2014 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the encouragement Russell, also thanks for the inspiiration.
  1. Date: 3/3/2014 6:40:00 PM
    an inspiring rispetto. So sweet how you ended it. I love the imagery of that last line. I think one of the better rispettos I have read.

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 2:03:00 PM
    Very nice, Richard. Now if I am to follow the forms you have used today, LOL, I will have to look this one up! :) I made some corrections on my eariler post, if you'd like to take a look. hugs, Catie :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/3/2014 2:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    On my way.
  1. Date: 3/3/2014 10:26:00 AM
    Beautiful...now pls, get up and walk back...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/3/2014 12:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Paul, fortunate for me I have my happy ending.
  1. Date: 3/3/2014 9:21:00 AM
    Lovely.....you rock any form, Rick. I have a question on this.........so gonna soup mail ya.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/3/2014 11:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Pretty pretty pretty