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As I read the words of a skinny girl
My tears fell to the page
Pain and hope interspersed
A woman who wanted change

I saw her reflection in my mirror
She was most certainly there
A spirit of substance
Calling from a distance
I could not help but be aware

I ran my mind
Through her words
I danced along each note
Her spirit gifted with distinction
Raised a lump inside my throat

I reached across the ocean
Of the tears that had been shed
Thankful for such honesty
In the words that I read
Images of substance
That made me so aware
She is not invisible
I can see her standing there

We humans all struggle
In our own different ways
We live in broken moments
Trapped in our yesterdays

Heading towards horizons 
On the wings of pain
Sometimes flying in circles
Over and over again

Still Within life's dance 
We struggle and we strive
Grasping for pieces of happy
Music to make us feel alive

We are partially broken
Desiring to be whole
Reaching out with our words
In hopes of healing our soul

When we get weary of trying
Jesus holds out his hand
The One who knows and formed us
is the One who understands

He desires to protect 
and remove us from all harm
If like a child we run to Him
He will wrap us in loving arms

After Reading Katie Pukash's poem "Skinny Girl Wants More" that She entered 
in my Girl Rising Contest I had to find out who wrote it. This is 
an exceptional and expressive piece of work. Normaly I would 
not comment on a piece or look up the author but this poem 
demanded my attention. Thanks Katie for this honest and emotionally
relevant piece of work.

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  1. Date: 8/12/2013 12:04:00 AM
    Oh I see! Well I wish her luck in her practice. Thank you for all the appreciation. It really is wonderful to know that I have inspired you. You have inspired me too. Your poetry is amazing.

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 10:47:00 PM
    Im sorry to hear that your loved one suffered so greatly. Ive been struggling for seven years and im only 18. Ive been in recovery for three years and it is still a battle everyday. I wish you and your family love and light.

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 10:45:00 PM
    NPS is the National Poetry Slam. I am also competing in the Individual World Poetry Slam in October. I leave tomorrow for NPS which is in Boston. So exciting! I am on the Boise team. Each team consists of 4-5 members. There are 72 teams competing at Nationals this year. You should google poetry slam and look some up on youtube. I have three videos of me on youtube performing but there will be more of me next week. If you want to check out my videos just youtube my name!

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 1:01:00 AM
    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! I am so honored by this poem and by the words you have said. I am glad I am inspiring people with my work. Hopefully I will inspire people in Boston at NPS!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/19/2014 7:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    How did you do in the contest Katie?
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 10:05:00 AM
    Amen and ever so truthful! Thank you for sharing this inspirational message with us all! God bless U!...Milt

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 1:38:00 AM
    That is wonderful to get so inspired by another poet This is good work ,Richard. I hope more of us get inspired in your contest., a very worthy topic.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/19/2013 6:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I was hoping that would be the result but so far there has been little response.. Maybe people are just contemplating what they want to write.
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 11:29:00 PM
    you are amazing... SKAT

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/19/2013 12:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm blushing SKAT
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 3:15:00 PM
    Great work honoring another writer..Enjoyed reading your work..Thanks for the visit..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/19/2013 12:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Sara, goodnight.
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 2:54:00 PM
    now this one makes me reel, rich.... poignant and filled with emotinal response... i felt you here; stuning work!..:)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/19/2013 12:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Nette your visits always make my day.
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 11:19:00 AM
    Awww, Richard, your caring side is once more exposed in this beautiful write, kind person. Daily I'm more and more impressed by your writing skills. Write on, my friend. Licia :-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/18/2013 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Licia
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:04:00 AM
    I read this poem you speak of. This was a very, very strong response & tribute to her. Very commendable sir!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/18/2013 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Re-read....even better than it already was before. You provided additional light to things. Excellent, again! =D
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/18/2013 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Drake, I have read a number of her poems now. She is a talented and emotive writer.