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Soaked in Sadness

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Below is the poem entitled Soaked in Sadness 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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Soaked in Sadness

I went to my tub
Turned on the tap
Watched as my sadness
Filled it to the top
The worries of many days
In the water crystal clear displayed
Deep beneath the surface layed
Summoning to me
Please come in

I stripped down
To my essence
The discarded garments
In a pile on the floor
The yesterday man 
I didn't need anymore

I climbed in
Sunk into the sadness
Allowed it to caress
Warm
Somehow comfort
As it washed over me
Invigorating my complacency
Calming 
Saving 
Staving off
My insanity
This was my attempt
At C'est La Vie

Layers of yesterday's regrets
The calls of unpaid debts
The reasons I choose to be upset
All caught in liquid suspension
Relieving my built up tension

Once I was fully cleansed
I was able to begin again
Pulling the plug
I watched it all go down the drain
Extricating
Relieving the pain

I lifted myself
Dripping on the floor
Done with the sadness
I didn't need it anymore 
I stepped over the clothes 
On the floor
Left them behind
Walked out that door
Ready and willing
To face the world again
A brighter
Cleaner
Version of me
An empty tub
Happier
And free
C'est La Vie


Inspired by Eileen Ghali's poem
"Maddening Rain"







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  1. Date: 11/14/2014 11:59:00 PM
    Richard, you are a master at sadness.. You know how to covey the suffering heart. Your readers get drawn into your stories. Arrested by the characters you portray. It all adds up to excellence and another fine win!

  1. Date: 11/13/2014 3:31:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Richard.

  1. Date: 11/13/2014 9:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win,

  1. Date: 11/13/2014 12:23:00 AM
    Loved it Richard, great story - the last lines rock! Congrats

  1. Date: 11/12/2014 6:56:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Richard, this is quite the write my friend.

  1. Date: 11/12/2014 4:04:00 PM
    Beautifully penned Richard - cleansing our mind body and soul - many congrats on your win:-) Hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 11/12/2014 3:38:00 PM
    Congrats on the win Richard.

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Such a creative and eloquent way you have of speaking. I could never have my fill of your words. I love the idea of washing away the sadness. I have always imagined that rain is God's way of bathing his children, like any loving parent bathes little ones. (except it would take a pretty big bathtub to get everyone in!)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/5/2013 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha, ha, I guess that is why God went with the flood. In my mind I am faving this comment. You are very kind.
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 12:02:00 AM
    Great stuff Richard, there is nothing like a bath or a shower to make one feel better...peter

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/5/2013 7:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Peter, I appreciate the thoughtful visit.
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 11:42:00 PM
    Creation at its best! I could read this poem every time I need a moment like that, this reads like wonderful healing work! Thank you!!! I'm favving this...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/5/2013 7:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bindu, that makes my day.
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 8:05:00 PM
    Very well penned my friend, it makes me think this is how we will appear before God when our time on earth has come to an end, enjoyed the write, xxxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/5/2013 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    If we know Jesus we will be clothed in white and be declared innocent. Halliluia!
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 5:14:00 PM
    Wonderful poem, Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/4/2013 7:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ndaba.
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 2:27:00 PM
    awesome write, Rick - so glad to read your footnote after that!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/4/2013 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jack, I have been in a good place for a long time now.
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 11:31:00 AM
    whoo.. using water as a creative tool makes this piece utterly inviting, healing.. a breathless artword, rich.. huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/4/2013 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a great comment, thanks!
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 8:28:00 AM
    :) What an amazing poem, RIchard. It's been a while since my writing has inspired.....I'm glad. So glad because this is simply beautiful beyond description. So deep, meaningful. One way to understand pain....Yes....afterwards....when understanding has come, cleansing is complete.....it can all go down the drain. Thank you....There is an F missing (myself) in first line of last stanza...Going to my favorites. I need a bath! ;)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/4/2013 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad you are the first to comment. Thanks for catching my typo.