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Tethered To My Happy

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Tethered To My Happy

My inner child
That silly self
My mischievous one
The one, who tethers me to my happy

I languish in his joyfulness
He sprinkles stardust in my eyes
I laugh with his exuberance
He says what he thinks
His is the voice of my honesty
Sure, sometimes he gets me in trouble 
Occasionally, bursting a bubble
Yet with him, my world is double

He knows how to have fun
I'm getting older but together we run
He sees no limits 
So neither do I
He's the reason, I want to try
His imagination, helps me fly

So, I thank my inner child
My portal to happy, my source of wild
He is the very essence of me
The truer part, who sets me free
He does not think, he let's me be

So if you see, a glimmer in my eye
It's most likely, my little guy
He'd love to meet your inner child 
The one who's happy, a little wild
Together they have games to play
Don't keep him or her
Locked away


This poem was inspired by a comment I left for Michael Clarke.
Check out his work he is a talented poet.



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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 3:31:00 PM
    I'm back Richard, got the new laptop. My Friend, we should all hang on to the child within us and keep the magic alive. I Love this write. I'm with you, don't lock away the best of what we are. I'm glad I'm not the only one who held onto his inner child. This is both a fun and yet inspiring write Richard. To tell you truly, If I didn't have my inner child, after reading this piece I would be searching. May golden words ever run from your pen my friend. Have a good day. Your Friend always..MIKE.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/23/2014 10:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Congrats on the new computer, I just picked up a surface tablet, getting used to the new operating system. Thanks for the great comments.
  1. Date: 1/16/2014 6:27:00 PM
    You wrote this poem so well Richard, I read it two times because I liked it so much. A fun topic to write about....Roger

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/16/2014 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I had fun writing it Roger. Thanks again!
  1. Date: 1/15/2014 3:49:00 PM
    I am very close to my inner child, too, and I'm not sure if I have ever grown up! I loved this poem, Richard, it is fun and so carefree. Wonderful work! You might enjoy reading my poem titled, "A Kid At Heart"...Thank you very much for the kind comments.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/15/2014 6:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My Pleasure Kelly, I will check out your poem.
  1. Date: 1/15/2014 10:33:00 AM
    I have to keep a leash on my inner child....he's a nut...haha. Love the idea of this poem. Good stuff, Richard!

  1. Date: 1/15/2014 5:53:00 AM
    A very philosophical analysis of the subconscious which is our primal self and from which the conscious draws all ideas! Beautifully written! A majestic verse of poetry!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/15/2014 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Demetrios, I appreciate your vist as well.
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 6:45:00 PM
    now this is AWESOME, Richard. and using happy as a noun ROCKS in this kind of creative poetry!!! Love it.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/14/2014 8:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea, I'm pleased you like it.
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 6:04:00 PM
    The inner chid... the topic of many hours of therapy. It's wonderful that yours is doing so well... Jack

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/14/2014 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Jack, for the most part he is well adjusted just a we bit neurotic.
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 6:03:00 PM
    Absolutely wonderful! Cherishing the good around us...this is how it should be. Excellent.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/14/2014 6:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Drake, fortunately there is much to be cherished.
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 12:15:00 PM
    Rick marvelous pen very inspiring write Shadow x smile hug

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/14/2014 4:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shadow a hug and smile back to you.
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 9:18:00 AM
    Hmmmmmmmmm...........wonderful, Richard..........Yes, my inner child would like to make your acquaintance.......actually, she is will me all the time and sometimes......steals the show from me. HA HA! Lovely!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/14/2014 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, of course she has...........long time ago! :)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/14/2014 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thought she had already. Have a great day Eileen.
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 8:00:00 AM
    Love it! We must keep the joyful abandon of youth alive. I heard somewhere that we don't give up our toys because we grew old, we grew old because we gave up our toys. And it is so true.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/14/2014 8:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree Monterey. A big child like hug for you and your inner child.
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 4:28:00 AM
    This is a delight to read, dear Richard:)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/14/2014 7:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bindu.
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 9:20:00 PM
    great title for a wonderful poem! i love the way you've described your inner child here and thoroughly enjoyed reading this...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/14/2014 7:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ilene, I think when we lose the ability to play is when we really start to age.
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 7:13:00 PM
    Thanks for sharing enjoyed reading. Be a child while you can if not be a man

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/13/2014 7:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like your humour John.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/13/2014 7:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cheri, good luck with your computer.
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 5:17:00 PM
    Thank you for your wonderful comments tonight i will stay on the roll as you say hopefully lol enjoyed reading about your inner child also. i have to make my comments short i am getting my computer worked on tonight. cheri

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/13/2014 7:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    See message above.
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 4:50:00 PM
    Love it Richard! In particular, I think the title itself is brilliant and perfect for this poem. Sometimes, I think my inner-child takes over completely and has me tethered to his happy! I enjoyed reading this poem and - in my minds eye - that is what poetry is meant to be ... enjoyed. Thanks for sharing. Joe

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/13/2014 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a great comment Joe, a big thanks!
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 2:33:00 PM
    Hi Richard, We always have that child ego within us..We should embrace it.. Ken

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/13/2014 2:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the visit Ken.
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 1:55:00 PM
    Rick, what a sweet and delightful write. All of us would be more happy if we set our inner child free more often. Your poem made me smile. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/13/2014 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad to make you smile Cecilia.
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 11:26:00 AM
    I'm adding it to my favs Richard...My inner child seems to be lost today but reading this post I'm sure She'll get back andplay : )

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/13/2014 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You honor me Charmaine, thanks for coming back and reading my finished poem.
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 8:48:00 AM
    May your inner child be free for many years....cause its the best quality of each being... Lovely...lovely!!!: )