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Step Back

Richard Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux - LIFETIME Premium Member Richard Lamoureux - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Step Back 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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Step Back

Lines crossed cannot be uncrossed
For this no eraser exists
You read my words and imagine yourself there
You there in her place
Yet her place is my place
We are inseperable
Where she ends I begin
When she cries 
tears fall from my eyes
When she smiles
my teeth are revealed
As she breathes
my chest rises and falls
My words not meant to cause pain
so I step back
I do not want you to step too far
I do not wish you to fall
Please step back
before you cross the line

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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 11:30:00 AM
    Strong message, Richard. A very powerful message. There is much revealed beauty in this piece.......and some hidden pain.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/15/2013 11:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, this was a hard one to write. I did not want to lose an important friendship.
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 9:44:00 PM
    a nice way of telling them, to step back... when all is crossed.. good one Richard . Enjoyed stopping by this evening. Thank you for sharing, ~Always & Forever *LINDA

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/12/2013 11:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 8:03:00 PM
    Sad, and yet powerful, Richard ........this has an intensity that one can feel.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/12/2013 11:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carrie